Excellent, innovative, open-minded – research in Germany enjoys an outstanding reputation around the world. And not without good reason: its innovative spirit and scientific curiosity have made Germany one of the most agile actors when it comes to developing and patenting products and processes.

The country is one of the world’s leading research nations, especially in future-oriented fields. No small part in this is played by the superb research infrastructure and broad-based research at universities, non-university research organisations, research-based companies and the country’s federal and state research institutions.

Interested in starting or continuing your research career in Germany? Join the „Research in Germany“-Online Talk Series and chat with experts about PhD and PostDoc opportunities in Germany, 7-10 June 2021 at 2pm (CEST).

Online Talks : 7 -10 June 2021


Monday, 7 June 2021, 14:00-15:00 CEST

The German Research Landscape

Who does research in Germany?

Hosted by Dr. Georg Krawietz, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)


Dr. Bettina Wagner, Managing Director of Ingenium – Young Researchers at TU Darmstadt

Sieglinde Wilkes, M.D., Research coordinator at Robert Koch Institute (RKI)

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Gamer, Research Team Manager “Networks & Information Security”, ABB AG, Corporate Research Center Germany

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 14:00–15:00 CEST

Doctorate Opportunities in Germany

How to find a supervisor, write a proposal, find funding opportunities.

Hosted by Anne Knab, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)


Silke Hell, University of Konstanz, Staff Development and

Promotion of Doctoral Researchers

Dr. Johannes Freudenreich, Helmholtz Association, Promotion of young and early-stage researchers

Magdalena Matyjek, Doctoral Candidate at the Clinical Psychology of

Social Interaction group, Berlin School of Mind and Brain,

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 14:00–15:00 CEST

Postdoc opportunities in Germany

How to find a position and funding opportunities.

Hosted by Caroline Becker, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)


Dr. Ina von der Beck, German Research Foundation (DFG), section for graduate colleges, graduate schools and promotion of young researchers

Julia Küchel M.A. (tbc), University of Bonn, Team Leader Human Resource

Development team for research staff

Dr. James Lightfoot, Max Planck Research Group Leader, research center caesar

Assoc. Prof. Aviv Gibali, University of Haifa, former postdoc at Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 14:00–15:00 CEST

“Ask a professor”

…and get insights on selection criteria, how to address a professor successfully and everything you want to know about research!

Hosted by Cécile Jeblawei, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)


Prof. Dr. Stefan Wanke, Chair of Plant Cell and Molecular Biology, Institute of Botany, TU Dresden Prof. Dr. Kristin Bührig, Professor of German linguistics with a focus on “German as a second and foreign language”, Universität Hamburg