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Postdoctoral & Research Opportunities in Germany

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 from 13:00 to 14:00 (GMT)

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Are you interested in pursuing a research career in Germany? Or do you want to advance your career and take on a new challenge in 2016?

Universities and research institutions in Germany are among the best in the world and in terms of investment in research, Germany stands out from all other European countries. Germany has numerous prestigious and well-equipped research organisations plus private companies, especially in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.  

An array of exciting career paths are open to early career researchers and newly qualified PhDs including postdoc positions, visiting researcher opportunities and even research group leader posts. 

With a wealth of other benefits including a rich and diverse culture, beautiful countryside, comparatively low cost of living and excellent transport links to the rest of Europe, Germany is a destination well worth considering.

To help you explore the opportunities in Germany, is holding a FREE 60-minute live video event via a Google+ Hangout called “Postdoctoral & Research Opportunities in Germany.”

By attending this hangout you will learn:

  • What options there are for researchers including benefits and salary
  • How to compose a good application
  • Where to find postdoctoral and other research opportunities
  • How to find funding opportunities and grants for research
  • What the reality is like for researchers in Germany including living costs, relocating tips and support networks

What is a Google+ Hangout? Google+ Hangouts on Air are live online video events of Q&A sessions with a group of expert panellists. By following us on Google+ you will be able to watch the live online video and gain real insights, top tips and also have an opportunity to get involved in the conversation.

We want to hear from you - our video hangouts are a two way conversation between our panel of dedicated experts and you. You can submit questions before the event on the Q&A app, via Twitter using #JobsQ or when you register.

Register your place now (click button on the right.)

This event is open to anyone and is completely free of charge. Register your interest now and we will send you more details of how you can access the live video hangout nearer the time.

We’re looking forward to having you involved!

If you are unable to watch the live event please do register and we can email you a copy of the recording so you don't miss out.

Meet the panel

We have picked a panel of experienced, passionate and friendly experts all keen to help answer your questions.


Anna Boehme

Anna Boehme is a programme officer at the German Research Foundation (DFG). Her main work areas are Research Training Groups and research careers. Anna studied English and American Literature, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Spanish and German Philology at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. She received her PhD in English Literature from Giessen University and the University of Bergamo, Italy, in 2012. During her PhD, she was a member of the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) and the European PhD Network “Literary and Cultural Studies” and worked as a coordinating assistant for an international PhD programme.


David James LambDavid James Lamb graduated from University of Reading with a BSc in Pathobiology and went on to study for a PhD investigating biochemical mechanisms of lipoprotein oxidation at the University of Reading.  He subsequently held post-doctoral positions at University of Reading, University of California San Diego, University of Surrey and University of Leicester studying topics including lipoprotein oxidation, effects of immunomodulation on atherosclerotic plaque formation and platelet function.  He next moved to Pfizer, Sandwich, UK, spending 8 years leading a team of scientists in the Respiratory Department.  Four years ago David moved to Boehringer Ingelheim, Biberach, Germany as a Research Project Leader and Laboratory Leader, again focusing on Respiratory Diseases.


Dr Katja LaschDr. Katja Lasch is Head of section International Research Marketing“ at the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD). She coordinates activities within the national campaign “Research in Germany” including consultation on PhD and Post-Doc opportunities in Germany. Katja graduated in East-European-History, Political Sciences and Romanian philology from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and holds a PhD in modern history. After graduation she worked for several institutions in the field of cultural and educational management. Between 2008 – 2014 Katja was director of the DAAD Information Centre Bucharest (Romania). 




Belinda PlattBelinda Platt studied for her PhD in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and moved to Munich with her German partner in 2012.  Motivated by the desire to live abroad and learn German, Belinda has been working as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the LMU University Hospital in Munich since 2013. She co-supervises three PhD students on projects investigating the role of parental depression in adolescent emotional development. Twitter: @BelindaJPlatt


Simon Scerri

Simon Scerri is an internationally-oriented European researcher who underwent undergraduate studies in his native Malta, followed by postgraduate studies and a first postdoc in Ireland over the course of eight years. He is now a Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Fraunhofer IAIS and the University of Bonn, since moving to Germany in early 2014. Having worked intensively with German project partners ahead of his move, Simon had a good understanding of the German work ethic, modus operandi and expectations. As a non-native speaker who can only understand basic German, Simon can share his experiences of the resulting opportunities and limitations.



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