A doctoral graduation is an investment into the future, because it is a requirement for many positions in academia but also in the non-academic sector. No later than shortly before the end of the doctoral studies doctoral candidates have to answer the question which professional path they will take after graduation.

After the doctoral graduation a lot of career paths are open to young scientists. They can find a job in universities or colleges, in research institutes, in economy, and in society.

Extensive information about job opportunities for young scientists special job portals of various European and national providers are offered:

  • EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion is a unique pan-European initiative providing access to a complete range of information and support services to researchers wishing to pursue their research careers in Europe or stay connected to it.

    EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion offers also a Jobportal for young researchers.

  • In in cooperation with EURAXESS the Jobbö is one of the largest and most well-known job markets in Germany. It provides information about current jobs and job offers nationwide and internationally.

  • The network of German scientists in North America GAIN (German Academic International Network) gives an overview about support opportunities of all large research and funding organizations for the transatlantic co-operation and for a return to Germany. It too gives information about job offers.

  • About jobs in the field science and research the career portal Karriereportal für Wissenschaft & Forschung von DIE ZEIT informs.

  • Jobvector - the science career center - is the specialized job market for scientists, physicians and engineers in all stages of their careers. Specialists or managers from the scientific, medical and technical fields can find vacancies at their employer of choice at the website of jobvector.

  • AKADEUS is a professional website exclusively dedicated to careers in Business Schools. Job offers you may find here.

  • A Job Market University and Science Management is operated by the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück.

  • Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR) (Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources): Within this overview the current vacancies of the Geozentrums Hannover (BGR, LBEG, LIAG) are listed.

  • Bundesanstalt für Strahlenschutz (Federal Office for Radiation Protection): Current job offers

  • Please inform about vacancies for professors and academic staff of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg here.