‘The Future Ocean’ and IMAP aim at establishing structures to support the individual career development of postdoctoral researchers working in Kiel Marine Sciences. Together with Kiel University the Cluster is also involved in elaborating measures towards more stable employment schemes for young scientists within the German academic system.
Our efforts require continuous adjustment to newly emerging issues within the postdoctoral group and to modifications in the legal framework of the German academic system.
- Postdoctoral issues are regularly discussed with the Scientific Advisory Board seeking expert opinions from leading academicians in marine sciences and internationally recognized experts working in related but non-academic settings.
- The IMAP Advisory Panel assembles Cluster PIs, postdoctoral researchers as well as staff of the administration of Kiel University/GEOMAR and advises IMAP on its efforts to initiate measures in human resources development and to address emerging structural and strategic aspects of postdoctoral status in Germany.