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Postdocs / Junior Research Group Leaders

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Leipzig University supports its postdocs in two scientific qualification phases after their PhD with the extensive "Leipzig Researcher Development Programme" (LRDP). It is aimed at postdocs in an early phase directly after their doctorate (year 1-3, "classic" postdocs) and at scientists with already far-reaching experience and increasing independence (year 4-8, e. g. junior research group leaders and Junior professors).

The programme includes measures for the extraction, integration and development and support of the R2 / R3 scientists. Its goal is to prepare for the diversity of career paths within and outside of science and accompany postdocs. In doing so, ways to professorship, including the "Leipzig Tenure Track Program" as well as the identification of possible ways outside science or science-related activities such as in science management are in focus.

Support and advice

The "Leipzig Researcher Development Programme" bundles a variety of consulting and information services offered by the Research Academy and other university institutions. It includes, among others:

  • Workshops and seminars to acquire key competences
  • Advice and training offers, for example to attract third-party funds
  • Funding opportunities for networking (i. a. via the LEIBNIZ MOBILE Programme)

These are presented on the following pages.
You will also learn how to register as a postdoc at the Research Academy Leipzig and thus in the "Leipzig Researcher Development Programme".