Career Development

Postdoctoral researchers are challenged with a multitude of tasks: Research, teaching, supervision of students, publication and grant writing, and presentations. In addition to excellent scientific performance, an array of additional skills contributes substantially to success on an academic career path, e.g. networking, self-marketing, management, and systematic career planning.


‘The Future Ocean’ offers diverse measures to provide postdoctoral researchers with an attractive working environment in Kiel and to prepare them for their future careers by supporting their individual career development.

  • Workshops/Courses to improve professional performance in soft and hard skills
  • Mentoring to empower female researchers on the academic career track
  • Coaching to individually strengthen young researchers by addressing their personal demands
  • Trade Fair Marketing/Mentoring aims at facilitating contacts with the private sector