Dear postdocs and late-stage PhD students,

Welcome to the November issue of our monthly GAUSS Career Service Newsletter. We provide you with information on events and courses organized by the GAUSS Career Service (and other providers on Göttingen Campus), funding calls, and job opportunities. If you require a 1-2-1 career counselling session or CV/Application check please book your appointment via email.

On the GAUSS Webpage you will find COVID-19 relevant information and measures taken by GAUSS and GGNB. Furthermore you will find a guide to "Corona-test positive? What happens next" by the university.

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to your peers who might be interested in the information but are not yet on our mailing list (register here). If you do not want to receive the newsletter anymore, please let us know and we will remove you from the mailing list.

All the best,
the GAUSS Career Service Team


Career Workshops and Events

GAUSS Career Service Workshop Program 2023 now online

We are happy to inform you that our Workshop Program for 2023 is now online available via this link. Feel free to scroll through and check out which courses might be of interest for your career development - either in acedmia or industry. If you already want to sign up for a workshop, please check out the specific details and … Read more...

GAUSS Career Impulse Session with Dr Ina Klusmann, MBA (Evonik): "Signalling networks – from p53 to corporate culture", 18 Nov 2022, online

We’re happy to announce our next online GAUSS Career Impulse Session with Transformation Management Officer Dr Ina Klusmann, MBA (Evonik).

Date: Friday, 18 November 2022
Time: 14:00-15:30 (appr.)
Location: online via Zoom
Registration:To sign up please send an email to


GAUSS Career Impulse Session with Dr Debsankha Manik (MOIA GmbH): "Physics of Complex Systems to Data Science in Mobility Industry", 2 Dec 2022, online

We’re happy to announce our next online GAUSS Career Impulse Session with Senior Data Scientist Dr Debsankha Manik (MOIA GmbH.).

Date: Friday, 2 December 2022
Time: 14:00-15:30 (appr.)
Location: online via Zoom
Registration:To sign up please send an email to


GAUSS Career Workshop: "From a Successful Job Application to the Job Interview" (5 Dec 2022; online)

We are happy to announce our next GAUSS Career Workshop "From a Successful Job Application to the Job Interview" by Barbara Hoffbauer. This workshop is intended for those postdocs and late stage-PhD students who are already informed about various professional perspectives outside academia and have reflected their own suitability for different career paths.

Date: Monday, 5 December 2022
Duration: 1 day (9:00-17:00h)
Location: online workshop via Zoom
Trainer: Barbara Hoffbauer

Registration: Please register here and send an email to including a short statement on your motivation to attend the workshop.


GAUSS Career Workshop: "How to find your postdoctoral position" (12-13 Jan 2023)

We are happy to announce our first GAUSS Career Workshop in 2023 "How to find your postdoctoral position" by Dr Dagmar Sigurdardottir. This workshop is intended for early postdocs and late-stage PhD students who are looking for their first or next postdoctoral position.

Dates: Thursday, 12 January 2023, 9:00-17:30h and Friday, 13 January 2023, 9:00-16:30h
Location: GZMB building, large seminar room 0.232, ground floor, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11 (map)
Trainer: Dr. Dagmar Sigurdardottir
Registration: Please register here and send an email to including a short statement on your motivation to attend the workshop.


Dorothea Schlözer Mentoring and Career Coaching (apply by 30 Nov 2022)

The University of Göttingen is offering again the Dorothea Schlözer Mentoring Program and the Dorothea Schlözer Career Coaching Program for female postdocs and in case of the mentoring also for female doctoral candidates (in their final year) at Göttingen Campus, designed to accompany young female researchers through this phase of their development. It represents a contribution to increasing the number … Read more...

Virtual Excursion to the reinsurer Hannover Rück (15 Nov 2022; apply by 14 Nov noon!)

SNIC is organising a virtual excursion to the reinsurer Hannover Rück on 15 November 2022 at 2-4pm. With more than 3,000 employees at nearly 30 locations worldwide, Hannover Rück is the third-largest internationally operating reinsurer in the world and an exciting employer. Via Zoom, an alumnus of the University of Göttingen will provide insights into his career start and professional … Read more...

Information Event on the "Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz" (16 Nov 2022, online)

The Human Ressources Department of the University is organising an information event on the Wissenschaftszeitvertraggesetz on Wednesday, 16 November 2022 at 12:00-13:00h. Please register via this link if you are interested in the event. Read more...

Jobvector Career Day for natural scientists, physicians, IT specialists, and engineers (8 Dec 2022) online

The jobvector career day is Europe´s biggest career fair for Natural Scientists, Physicians, Engineers, and Computer Scientists where you can receive valuable information for a successful career! Be inspired by talks of top companies and recruiters. Seize your chance and personally contact them at the fair! Read more...

Recruiting Dinner (24 Nov 2022)

The University of Göttingen is organising its first RecruitingDinner for students, alumni and postdocs as well as companies to offer them the opportunity to get to know each other over a good meal in a relaxed atmosphere. Be part of it on 24 November 2022! Take the opportunity to present yourself and your company to a selected group of highly … Read more...

Online Workshop "Your Online Pitch" (22 Nov 2022)

The Founding Walls Foundation is offering the online Workshop "Your Online Pitch" on 22 November 2022 from 9 am to 1 pm. You want to be prepared for your next networking event, research presentation or elevator pitch? In this workshop, you learn and practise how to convince supporters or investors of your vision and personality. Develop your pitch storyline and … Read more...

"From PhD to Innovator" Online Workshop (23-24 Nov 2022) for postdocs and PhDs

How much of an entrepreneur is in you? Find out in our intensive two-day online workshop tailored to PhD’s and postdocs of all disciplines! Learn how to turn your PhD into a startup idea, meet real-life innovators & train your pitch story in front of the camera. Discover your hidden potential together with other high-calibre researchers, led by professional innovation coaches. Participation grants you a personalised certificate and exclusive access to our online network for scientists. Read more...

Two workshops on Transfer and Start-up topics (14 Feb and 14 March 2023)

The Research and Transfer Services of the University of Göttingen in cooperation with the Falling Walls Foundation are organising two workshops on Transfer and Start Up topics next spring. Both workshops are aimed at PhD students and postdocs and will be held in English lasting for 2.5h. For further details please see below. Read more...


Funding Opportunities and Prizes

ERC Consolidator Grants (apply by 12 Jan 2023)

ERC Consolidator Grants (up to 5 years and € 2 million) are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or program.

Researchers of any nationality with 7-12 years of experience since completion of PhD (Extensions are possible under certain circumstances — see the latest ERC Work Programme), a scientific track record showing great promise and an excellent research proposal.

Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal. Read more...

Workshop "ERC&EIC - Sharing experiences: Transforming research results into innovation" (30 Nov 2022, online)

FFG, Kowi and Euresearch, supporting the D-A-CH community, cordially invite to an online exchange on first experiences with the new possibilities of transferring results from basic research projects with help of the ERC Proof of Concept, EIC Pathfinder and Transition programmes in Horizon Europe (in English).

The event will take place online on 30 November 2022 10:00-13:00h. Please register via this link. For further information see below and check out this webpage. Read more...

UMG Webinar "ERC Funding Opportunities" (8 Dec 2022)

The Research Management of the University Medical Center Göttingen will provide a concise overview of the Funding Opportunities of the European Research Council (ERC), including the different PI profiles for the Starting, Consolidator, Advanced and Synergy Grants, the proposal structure and necessary steps until the submission. The presentation should serve as an introduction about the ERC funding and will take … Read more...

Book your online MSCA Consultation today

Are you considering to apply for a Marie Curie Fellowship and would you like to book an online MSCA consultation? Here you can easily book a consultation appointment with the KoWi MSCA advisors. KoWi advises you as a scientist, EU officer or administrator of a German university or research institution on all MSCA funding schemes. We advise you in German … Read more...

Funding support for women in science with children - apply to the Christiane Nüsslein-Vollhard Foundation (deadline 30 Nov 2022)

The Christiane Nüsslein-Vollhard (CNV) Foundation is aiming for the advancement of science and to facilitate the progress of highly qualified women with children. We especially aim to support excellent graduate
students and postdoctoral fellows by providing them with funds to be used for additional childcare and domestic help (1 year, monthly 400 €). The Foundation intends this contribution to enable young mothers to gain greater flexibility and time for their scientific work. We hope, by way of our Foundation, to contribute to advance more highly qualified women in Germany's leading scientific research.

DFG Research Career Series "Prospect" - new dates and topics for 2023 announced

The DFG is offering a variety of funding opportunities for all career stages between doctorate and professorship. To learn more about schemes suitable for postdocs join their online talk series "Prospects". Some talks are more like an overview and other talks are quite specific focusing only on one funding scheme.You will also get advice on how to prepare your proposal for the review process. PhD candidates and postdocs of all disciplines are welcome to join. Some talks are in English and some only in German. Check out the list below for the upcoming talks: Read more...

DFG Communicator Award (apply by 5 Jan 2023)

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) just opened the next call for the "Communicator Award - Science Award of the Donors' Association". The Communicator Prize is awarded for outstanding achievements in science communication and comes with a prize money of 50,000€. The prize is awarded by the DFG and the Donors' Association to researchers from all disciplines for making … Read more...

DFG Postdoc Funding - the Walter Benjamin Program

The Walter Benjamin Program enables researchers in the postdoctoral training phase to independently conduct their own research project at a location of their choice for 2 years. The project can be carried out at a research institution in Germany or abroad, with the host institution providing support for the project. Applications can be submitted at any time.

Please see below for a detailed description on the purpose, eligibility, type and extent of funding as well as useful links. The Flyer of the program is available here. Read more...

Postdoc opportunities offered by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has two postdoc research funding opportunites, which might be of particular interest for you. The Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship supports postdoctoral researchers who want to join a lab outside of Germany to do their own research project with a duration of 6-24 months. You are eligible to apply 6 months prior to your PhD and … Read more...


Job Opportunities

CureVac is hiring: Scientist Process Development Downstream Drug Substance

CureVac AG is a global biopharmaceutical company researching and developing novel drugs based on the natural molecule Messenger RNA (mRNA). Currently, all RNA people are striving to achieve our main goal: To bring multiple best-in-class mRNA drugs to market. If you want to join this exciting endavour then check out their latest job opening at their site in Tübingen near Stuttgart: Scientist … Read more...

Bioventure is hiring: Bioscientist (m/f/d) for life science technology analysis in a permanent or freelance position

Bioventure is looking for candidates with a PhD to fill an open position as a Bioscientist for life science technology analysis (permanent or freelance position). The original job advert is in German and availabe here: Stellenausschreibung Biowissenschaftler. For an English translation see below. Read more...



Göttingen Campus Postdoc Committee - applications are welcome by 16 Nov

The Göttingen Campus Postdoc Committee is looking for new members – this time also from the mathematics, natural and life sciences. If you are interested please read the Melissa Sollich’s message below. Read more...

GZMB Lunch Time Seminar Series (18 and 25 Nov 2022)

Join the new GZMB lunch time seminar series, where group members from research groups of the Göttingen Campus have the opportunity to present their research in short talks (30min) followed by 5-10min discussion. The talks will take place on five Fridays in October and November from 12.15-13.00 in the large seminar room (-1.101/2) of the Schwann Schleiden Research Center. If … Read more...

Göttingen Science Slam (21 Nov 2022)

On 21 November 2022, it's time again: Clear the stage for science! After a successful start in spring, the popular Science Slam will take place again in the central lecture hall building of the University of Göttingen (ZHG010). In just 10 minutes, young scientists give an exciting insight into their research - with equally entertaining and instructive presentations. The presentations are aimed at a general audience - no previous scientific knowledge is required!
The program includes both natural science and social science topics. Read more...


Dr. Stefanie Klug
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