Postdoctoral Scientists

The postdoc phase plays a key role in the careers of scientists, because it is here that the course is set for further professional development. Be it through the acquisition of essential scientific qualifications, the sharpening of one's own scientific profile, the establishment of networks or also the acquisition of core competencies for a career in industry.

At GEOMAR, about 170 postdoctoral scientists from 40 different countries work on temporary research projects.

Postdocs are scientists at GEOMAR in the first 6 years after their doctorate. They are in the start-up phase of their career.

Associate Scientists are scientists with more than 6 years of scientific work experience after completing their doctorate.

The Postdoc Plus Team represents all postdoctoral scientists in temporary contracts.

The PACT Postdoc Center offers support to postdoctoral scientists in planning their career.


New at GEOMAR? First information for a successful start at GEOMAR is available here. We at the PACT Center welcome you and offer support for your start in Kiel. Please contact us in time!