Postdoctoral Training


Graduate Centers for CRC 1182 members

The Postdoc Centre of Kiel University combine all available offers for postdoctoral researchers. For a period of up to two years after finishing their doctorate, Postdocs can still take part in courses of the Graduate Center (GZ) at Kiel University. The Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN) has its own academic mentoring program for its postdoctoral researchers. GEOMAR has the newly established Postdoc Academic Career Support Center (PACT). The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology at Plön offers also many workshops. Postdocs at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf combined information for postdoctoral researchers at the page below. Courses can be taken at the Junior Scientist and International Researcher Center (JUNO).


Professorship Advisory Committee (PAC)

The Professorship Advisory Committee (PAC) is inspired by the Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) for doctoral students. The idea of the PAC is to accompany a Postdoc on his/her way to become a Professor.

It allows a close supervision of the Postdoc from different angles of faculty specializations and will consist of:

  • the Postdoc´s immediate advisor,
  • a faculty member from the institution where the Postdoc is employed,
  • an external scientist (at least from another Institute, but preferentially from another Institution).

The PAC should meet with the Postdoc at least once per year to review progress towards the agreed scientific and career goals, provide suggestions and support for any problems that might arise.

The minutes of the meeting should be taken and send to all members of the PAC and the CRC 1182 office.
The Postdoc has to report to the CRC 1182 office the members of his/her PAC and when the PAC will meet.
The Postdoc is responsible to organize the PAC meeting.

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