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.