Postdoctoral Research Jobs and Fellowships
Researchers who come directly to Germany after completing their doctorates can gain research experience at a higher education institution or a research institute with a research fellowship or job. Industry also needs junior researchers.
Teaching and researching at a university is the next logical career step for many researchers after completing their doctorate. Thousands of postdoctoral scholars work as research assistants, teachers, assistants and lecturers in German higher education.
Non-university research institutes conduct top international research – from basic research to applied industrial research.
German industry is an attractive employer for outstanding junior researchers – not only in its development departments. German industry offers some 330,000 jobs in the research and development sector – far more than half of these are for scientists and engineers. The automotive industry alone employs roughly 100,000 graduates.
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