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Academic Career

Information and support for the PhD, the postdoc phase and the start of a professorship
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FAQ for doctoral candidates and postdocs

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The measures to contain the spread of the corona virus can in some cases interfere with regular research activities. Therefore, we have compiled the most important questions and answers that are relevant for doctoral candidates and postdocs on the following page.

FAQ for doctoral candidates and postdocs


Career phases, institutions and funding opportunities

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Research-oriented Studying
Academic careers already start within bachelor and master studies
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Doctoral Phase
Welcome service, advice, qualification and networking
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Postdoctoral phase
Information on career steps, general conditions and offers of the...
University; Law; Professor
Becoming a professor
Tenure track, appointment procedures, new appointments
Structure, Organisation
Contacts for all matters around your PhD and postdoc phase
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Funding schemes of Jena University
Scholarships, material and travel cost support as well as mentoring...
Welcome and Service Desk for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs
Welcome and Service Desk for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs
Service and advice for doctoral candidates and postdocs
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Qualifications Portal
Workshops and more to further your professional qualification
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Announcements & Job offers
Job vacancies, scholarship announcements & scholarship databases

Upcoming events

Welcome for postdocs
7 Dec 2021
14:00 · Informationsveranstaltung
Welcome Event for Postdocs
Welcome Event of Jena Graduate Academy for postdoctoral researchers at Jena University
Career Service lecture series on career orientation
5 Jan 2022
16:15 · Informationsveranstaltung
Wissenschaftliche Karriere als Option
Typische Karrierewege und (langfristige) Berufschancen in der Wissenschaft.
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20 Jan 2022
11:00 · Informationsveranstaltung
PhD Day 2022
Welcome to PhD Day 2021! Here you can catch up on important subjects and offers for the PhD phase


2 Dec 2021
Limited availability of the Welcome and Service Desk
Welcome and Service Desk closed again for personal contact and information on closing times over the turn of the year
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Welcome and Service Desk for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs
25 Nov 2021 · Life
Alexander von Humboldt Professorship awarded to Prof. Bas E. Dutilh
Germany’s most valuable research award was awarded to the new professor of Viral Ecology
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Prof. Bas E. Dutilh
17 Nov 2021
Election as Vice-President of German Rectors’ Conference
Prof. Walter Rosenthal will be responsible for Research on the Executive Board of the German Rectors’ Conference from 1 ...
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Prof. Dr Walter Rosenthal.
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Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC)
The JSMC is not only an Excellence Graduate School, but also a lively network of scientists from a broad variety of natural & life sciences institutes and an umbrella organization for three Research Training Groups in Jena.

Social Media for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs

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