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Doctorate - and what's next?

Iris Brune | 7 May 2018, 14:00-18:00 | X-E1-107

After completing their doctoral studies young researchers do not only have the academic title as Dr or PhD, but have also acquired skills which allow them to pursue different career paths in science, society and industry. Postdocs have lots of options - and are thus spoilt for choice: Which new pathway do I want to take now?

The event "Doctorate - and what's next?" will give you valuable insights into the wide variety of career paths after your doctorate and wants to support you in discovering you own career aspirations.

In short keynote speeches postdocs, who work in different fields today, will tell you about their career paths and about the challenges that shaped and influenced them: What was the added value of an occupation in the industry for a later job as professor? Can I combine a rich family life with a successful career in science? Which kind of further training can I attend and qualify for the competitive job market?

The speakers are:

  • Dr. des. Alissa Dahlmann, doctorate in ancient history, now management assistant in the chemical sector
  • Prof. Dr. Christiane Fuchs, doctorate in mathematics, now professor for data science at Bielefeld University
  • Prof. Dr. Michaela Hoke, doctorate in business administration, now professor in the department economy and health at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences
  • Dr. Marina Vemmer, doctorate in biology, now marketing manager in the biochemistry sector

After the keynote speeches there will be an open panel discussion with the postdocs, Julia Koppmann (Career Service) and Iris Brune (Service Center for Young Researchers). You will have the opportunity to ask our guests about their career paths. We want have an open discussion about career planning and professional aims: How much can I influence my career by my own decisions? How much is determined by blind chance?

At an informal get-together after the panel discussion you will have the chance to engage in a casual conversation over a cup of coffee with those people, whose career paths you are especially interested in.

Target Group:

The event "Doctorate - and what's next?" aims at doctoral students and postdocs from all disciplines. The keynote speeches and the panel discussion will be in German, you can ask your questions in English.

Kontakt & Anmeldung


Iris Brune, Service Center for Young Researchers
+49 (0)521 / 106-67624

To register please click here.