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Support in the Postdoc phase


The career opportunities for postdoctoral researchers are diverse. Unfortunately, the requirements in the postdoc phase are also diverse and range from the development of a research strategy to the challenges of doctoral supervision, or the question of how to reconcile all of this with your private life.

Contact person

If you have any questions about the challenges and topics of the postdoc phase, please contact Dr. Maria Verena Peters.


Our counseling is oriented towards your needs. We are happy to provide you with information on the framework conditions of the acdemic system and strategies for making your own research as successful as possible; you will also find counseling on supervision and management issues, or the structured reflection of your further career planning. All counseling is of course strictly confidential!

Frequent topics of counseling are for example:

  • Transferable skills training for the postdoc phase
  • Development of an interdisciplinary research strategy (e.g. for third-party funding or professional networks)
  • Career orientation (also outside the university)
  • Compatibility of family and career
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Further advisory services

In addition to the advice and support provided by the Graduate Center, the TU Dortmund University offers further contact points to assist you in your concerns:

Further services postdocs