Postdoc Academic Career Support (PACT)

Career Support at GEOMAR

GEOMAR offers a variety of support measures through various committees:

Scientific Coordination, Helmholtz Mentoring, Helmholtz Advance

Research Funding

WEB (Women's Executive Board), Baltic Gender, Equal Opportunities

Technology Transfer


This page is still under construction. Shortly we will present offers and measures for your professional development here.

As part of our internal training programme, we offer language courses on an ongoing basis as well as target group-oriented coachings and trainings as required.

The support services offered by the University of Kiel can be accessed via the PACT Center. If you would like to take advantage of them, contact us in advance.

  • via:mento & via:mento_international will start in December at Kiel University. The WEB supports the application of GEOMAR female scientists.

    Both mentoring programmes are designed for female postdoctoral scientists who wish to pursue a professorship or another permanent scientific employment.

    The new via:mento_international programme will be in English and it will target female scientists who have either only recently arrived in Kiel from abroad or plan an extensive stay abroad.

    Further information including the application forms available at  

    All GEOMAR female Postdocs  are invited to participate in an informative meeting via Zoom on Tue, 25th August at 11 a.m. The login details are available on request.


  • The virtual annual conference and talent fair of the German Academic International Network (GAIN) is taking place from 28 and 29 August 2020 from 15:00 - 19:00 (CET). It adresses  the German postdocs who work in the US, but with the virtual format you now have the opportunity to participate as well.

    It is an opportunity to find out about funding and work opportunities in Germany and the international science landscape in the virtual workshop hall, the virtual auditorium and through other virtual networking activities.

    The virtual Talent Fair offers the opportunity to establish contacts with representatives from various universities, research institutes, science and funding organisations as well as with representatives from politics and industry.

    You find a preliminary version of the programme here and you can register for the event here until July 31. Usually the event takes place in the USA (Boston or San Francisco) and

    Event: Virtual GAIN20 
    Date: 28. - 29.8.2020
    Time: 15:00 - 19:00 hrs (CET)
    Location: Online event


  • Postdoc Academic Career Support (PACT)
    GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel 
    Wischhofstr. 1-3
    D-24148 Kiel

    Head of PACT
    Dr. Christel van den Bogaard
    Tel.: +49 (0)431-600-2647

    Assistent PACT
    Franziska-Maria Kristandt
    Tel.: +49 (0)431-600-2622

    Contact us any time via email: