Our mission

We are a couple of enthusiastic postdoctoral researchers at the Research Center Borstel, representing the interests of postdocs and providing a plattform for exchange of experiences. We want to raise awareness of the critical career stage that postdocs find themselves in and be the voice of this professional group within in institute. We are actively supporting career developments by organizing general as well as tailored coaching programs.


What we do

We raise funds that are kindly provided by the CEO Stefan Ehlers, but also seek to gain financial support externally, e.g. the Leibniz community. Therefore, we are able to offer several different trainings fostering each postdoc's career. Such trainings include hard skill courses like statistics courses, soft skill courses like professional personality tests and subsequent recommendations for fields of work and future career steps, as well as a tailored personal coaching program together with Dr. Paul Charlton that spans over one year. Furthermore, we invite leaders of professional postdoc career develeopment centers like Liz Elvidge from the Imperial College London, we organize an annual alumni meeting to hear from former postdocs where they ended up nowadays. Currently, we seek to connect with other such postdoc associations and organize a nation-wide meeting.


Join the Initiative!

We are an open council / association. Everybody is invited to join and to contribute with his/her own ideas. Help shaping the postdoctoral landscape and careers at the Research Center Borstel.
Take your career into your own hands!


Get involved!

  • We meet every first tuesday of the month at 11am in the seminar room of the Reflektorium. Join us!
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