Career Development Program

Definition of different German postdoc organizations: ‘The postdoc phase is not a qualification phase but a career development phase’

The JSMC has implemented a Postdoctoral Program that aims at highly ambitious scientists, who already received their doctorate. Our goal is to equip early-career scientists who are committed to promoting their career development with the necessary tools to sharpen their professional portfolios.

Therefore, we established the JSMC Career Development Program together with unique Mentoring Programs and Grants.

JSMC Career Development Plan

The program is structured in four elements. The first important element is career coaching(s). The JSMC is working together with professional external career coaches specialized in supporting postdoctoral researchers. Career coaching is offered in individual as well as group sessions. To strengthen Communication, Leadership, and Professional Skill sets we designed in-house seminars (e.g., Good Scientific Practice), a Symposium, several Mentoring Programs (coming soon…) and workshops (all around ‘job hunt’).