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.

Flyer: Joint offers for postdoctoral researchers (PDF)

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

The summer semester 2023 program is currently running.


Whether you already have a specific career aspiration or are simply curious about what opportunities are waiting outside the university, at the Karriereforum you can learn about various topics in discussion groups and address your individual career questions in one-on-one meetings with experienced coaches.

Next date: 25 September 2023


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: 20 November 2023


Get in touch with your peers from the three UA Ruhr universities and international postdocs. An expert talk or a panel discussion will provide impetus on career-relevant topics.

Next date: Summer 2023


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.


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: