06. May 2014 Career paths after PhD in Germany and their legal ramifications

An event targeting early career scientists at Kiel University

In Germany academic career tracks are, for the most part, based on non-permanent employment contracts. This employment situation often lasts for many years and usually involves a number of consecutive contracts. There are several legal provisions regulating this employment situation, leaving the scientists affected unsure of how these regulations may impact their future career paths. Profound knowledge on career options and the respective legal framework is necessary to make the right decisions and to plan for the long term.


At the information event on May 14, Dr. René Krempkow, staff scientist at the Institute for Education and Socio-Economic Research and Consulting along with the lawyers Dr. Vanessa Adam and Dr. Sven Hendricks, legal advisors at the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV), will highlight possible career paths for scientists after PhD including the various paths leading to a professorship position in Germany. They will also inform participants about the legal regulations relevant to this career track and general legal aspects of non-permanent positions in science.

The event is organized by Kiel University and the Cluster of Excellence 'The Future Ocean'

Information event for early career scientists
Date: May 14, 2014
Time: 9 am to 1:30 pm
Venue: Norbert-Gansel-Hörsaal (Alte Mensa), Olshausenstr. 40, 24118 Kiel
Event language will be English. No registration necessary, participation free of charge.

A more detailed program can be found here (pdf)

Postdoc-Network IMAP

Contact and further information:

PD Dr. Gesche Braker
Coordinator of the Integrated Marine Postdoc-Network (IMAP)
Cluster of Excellence ‘The Future Ocean‘