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Scientific qualification and orientation

Studying focused

After completing the doctorate, the postdoc phase begins. It serves as a period of further scientific qualification and reflection about the future career in or outside science. A post-doctoral phase at KIT can begin directly after the doctorate or after a first postdoc phase at another university or a non-university institution. It has a maximum duration of three years.

The development of competencies and networking in the scientific community are critical to a career both within and outside of science. Here, early career researchers at KIT experience extensive support from the Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS), eg. through help with financing a stay abroad.

When applying for third-party funds for research projects or researching and applying for a suitable junior research group, postdocs are broadly supported by KIT's Research Office (Forschungsförderung, FOR). Here, early career researchers also receive information about the framework conditions on the path to professorship.


Protecting Good Ideas: Patents at KIT

The KIT Innovation Management Service Unit counsels and supports inventors.

Research with the Best: Laureates at KIT

Post-docs cooperate closely with top researchers.