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Career Events & Networking

Building your own network is essential for your career development!

Geo Postdoc Session - GPS

The Career Center organizes regular get-together meetings named GPS - Geo Postdoc Session to support the networking of young researchers at GFZ. This one-hour session includes short expert presentations and time for discussion in a relaxed atmosphere in Café Freundlich.

Topics in 2020: Is there a hidden jobmarket for geoscientists? | The Emmy Noether experience | Mentoring in science: Why does it matter?

Topics in 2019: Successfully applying for DFG “Eigene Stelle” I Jobs in Research Data Management I Successfully Applying for an ERC Starting Grant.



Career Day

The annual Career Day is a communication format that brings together expert knowledge of seniors on career development with open questions from 80 to 100 early career scientists. The Career Day is an opportunity to gather information, to present one’s skills and ideas and to network.

The Career Day 2019 was about considering research-based job opportunities close to academia. Experts gave an idea how those careers in data science, innovation policies, research-based consulting … can look like and what is required for a successful career move to these new fields of work.

Career Day 2019