Postdoctoral career planning

Our offers for postdoctoral researchers

After successfully completing your doctorate, it is now time to set the course for your future career – as a researcher or even outside academia. Expand your (academic) profile with our workshops as well as career and networking events.

Work out strategies for dealing with the challenges of your further research activities with the support of professional trainers.

All workshop dates for the summer semester 2024 are online. 



The Karriereforum will provide comprehensive information about the career path of a UAS professorship and give space for your individual questions. The invited experts will give valuable perspectives on the application and appointment process as well as the appointment procedure. In addition, experienced UAS professors will provide subject specific insights into their work. Moreover, participants can clarify their individual career issues with experienced coaches in short group consultations.

Next date: 18 March 2024


Where do we go from here after the doctorate? Ask your questions about your career and discuss with representatives from the private sector, industry, public service, foundations, and non-profit organizations in a casual atmosphere during this annual exchange.

Next date: 11 November 2024


We are bringing together early career researchers from all research fields and different career levels. No matter if local, international, guest, or fellow – join this special event!

Discuss the importance of international research experience, meet peers, and broaden your network.

Monday, 24 June 2024 | 16:00–18:00 h | Ruhr University Bochum Veranstaltungszentrum, floor 04, room 2a



Benefit from the close exchange with experienced professors, from a customized seminar program and from networking with other female postdoctoral researchers during this two-year program. You will broaden your understanding of the academic world and your ability to act accordingly. A tailored and subject-specific program for female postdoctoral researchers in the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering starts every two years.


As part of the Postdoc Appreciation Week Germany 2024, we are offering additional workshops, some of which are also open to postdocs outside the UA Ruhr. You can find the events offered under the umbrella of the Research Academy Ruhr on the websites of the local graduate institutions and can register there:

The local graduate institution at your university

The individual graduate institutions of the three UA Ruhr universities offer a versatile workshop and event program for their early career researchers on-site beyond the joint offers on RAR level.

They are also your central point of contact for advice on individual career planning and advancement: