GEOMAR - Information for Doctoral Researchers

The doctorate is the starting point of any scientific career.

It is the only degree that is recognized worldwide both in the academic sector and by industry. Offers for doctoral students are therefore an important component in the promotion of young scientists at GEOMAR.

Here you will find job offers as well as opportunities for established supervision in multidisciplinary networks.

To be member of the mailinglist, please contact Young Talents Support ( See also GEOMAR-intranet.

Foster Young Ocean Researcher Development (FYORD)

Foster Young Ocean Researcher Development (FYORD)

With the FYORD program Kiel Marine Science (KMS (CAU)) and GEOMAR support the development of young marine scientists by enabling young researchers from master students to postdocs to take the next step towards a successful career in marine topics.

As a bridging qualification phase between student and postdoctoral researcher, the education of doctoral candidates plays a special role within the FYORD program. During the doctoral phase, candidates are given a framework of supervision that ensures scientific mentoring, equip themselves with scientific and transferrable skills and are supported in orienting themselves for life after the doctorate.

Course program

Courses and events are shaped specifically to the needs of doctoral researchers in marine science, with a mix of scientific training, transferrable skill training and support in addressing career opportunities after the doctoral degree. Courses are created on demand and with input from doctoral representatives from the CAU and GEOMAR.

Register via FYORD-Contact resp. via email FYORD-Info.