Personnel Development for Postdoctoral Researchers
Within the Excellence Initiative, Heidelberg University supports postdoctoral researchers (postdocs, junior research group leaders, junior professors) with a variety of services in the following areas:
- personal career planning
- development of relevant academic skills in non-subject-specific fields
- interdisciplinary networking
Additionally, researchers can take advantage of the comprehensive range of courses offered through the University’s internal advanced training programme.
Management Programme "Towards a Professorship"
The management programme “Towards a Professorship” prepares researchers to take on responsibilities in leadership and management, it provides support for their personal career planning and helps them to develop an interdisciplinary network. Postdocs, junior research group leaders and junior professors are eligible to participate in this programme. [More...]
Coaching is an individual, confidential and professional advising process for dealing with issues in the work context. We cooperate with qualified coaches who have many years of experience working with researchers in academia and will match you with the best coach to suit your needs. [More...]
Orientation Day "Welcome!"
Newly-arrived Postdocs are introduced to the University, they receive an overview of the support services on offer and have a chance to meet and talk with other researchers. [More...]
Career Talks provide an informal setting in which to talk to University professors and representatives from industry about subjects such as daily life in academia and industry and career planning. They are also a good chance for networking with other researchers. [More...]
Heidelberg University’s internal advanced training programme offers a large number of courses tailored to the needs of researchers. The spectrum of topics ranges from acquiring non-subject related professional skills to personal career planning or the acquisition and management of external research funding.