All about the postdoc phase
Do you have questions about the postdoc phase or a junior professorship? If you were or are working as an academic at any of our member institutions, feel free to contact us. We offer individual advising sessions, refer you to suitable events and put you in touch with other contacts and service providers in Hamburg. We can help you with the following or similar matters:
The academic system
- What next steps are important for my career?
- My personal situation in the academic system
- I have questions about organization and administration
- How do I properly handle research findings? Who owns these and what can I do in case of conflict?
- What support services are available if I am an academic and have a family?
- I’m looking for support with issues such as finishing my degree, dealing with anxiety, or handling conflicts.
- What scholarships and grants or funding programs are available for postdocs?
- What do I need to pay particular attention to?
- What steps are important for my personal career planning?
- How can I gain further qualifications?
- What alternatives are there to an academic career?
We are happy to refer you to career coaching at the HRA to help you navigate and plan your career path. Career coaching is offered by Universität Hamburg’s HR Development.
- What networking opportunities does Hamburg offer doctoral researchers?
- How can postdocs support each other?
- How do I finance a short research trip abroad?
- Where can I find funding for travel to conferences and workshops?
- Which external funding providers fund longer research trips abroad?
- At which stage of my career does it make most sense to go abroad?
- How can I gain teaching experience abroad?
New to Hamburg
- What services does the HRA offer specifically for international postdoctoral researchers?
- I have organizational/administrative questions about doing postdoctoral research in Hamburg/Germany.
- Which server providers lend support to international researchers (e.g., with their residence permit, family concerns, or employment for spouses)?
- What networking opportunities does the HRA offer and how do I establish contact with other researchers?
Please use our contact form for enquiries. We will get back to you as soon as possible.