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PhD & Postdoc Office Team

Contact persons for career paths in science

Pia Ortwein

Julia Berges

Dr. Martina Pauli

Contact persons for career paths in business and society

Dr. Julia Koppmann

Dr. Roda Niebergall

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Career advice in the PhD & Postdoc Office
PhD & Postdoc Office Team © Universität Bielefeld

Dear PhD candidates, PhD students and postdocs,

the PhD & Postdoc Office accompanies you in all phases of your scientific qualification. Our well-trained team will be happy to advise you on all questions of professional orientation and career planning. From the identification of your individual competencies, interests and needs to decision-making and the development of individual career steps. Both in a scientific context as well as in business and society. Our consultants have a wide range of consulting experience in the university context. In addition, you will find specific competencies and qualifications in the area of academic career paths as well as close cooperation with central actors within and outside the university. All requests for advice are treated confidentially.

Please feel free to send us an e-mail to arrange a personal appointment:

Contact for doctoral students and those interested in doctoral studies:

Contact for postdocs:

In addition to the central advisory and workshop services, the PhD & Postdoc Office also regularly organises subject-specific career events with the faculties and graduate institutions of Bielefeld University. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Career planning and development events

26.04. - 21.06.2023 Individual Career Portfolio for PhD students and postdocs (ICP PhD) - Strategies for career planning (presence) Details

15.05.2023 Application document check for doctoral students and postdocs in the humanities and social sciences (online) Details

02.06.2023 How to continue after your PhD (formerly known as PhD career stories) (online) Details

16.06.2023 Application document check for MINT doctoral candidates and postdocs (online) Details

19.06.2023 How to prepare a job application for career paths outside of academia for PhD students & postdocs (online) Details

03.07.2023 Application document check for doctoral students and postdocs in the humanities and social sciences (online) Details

Information for:

Humboldtⁿ Award for Sustainability

Under the patronage of Dr. Jörg Mittelsten Scheid, sustainability projects in research, teaching and transfer will be awarded. With an award for sustainability, the 16 NRW universities that have joined forces in the sustainability initiative Humboldtn want to make outstanding as well as promising sustainability projects from science visible and promote them in the future.

Further information: Call for entries: Award for Sustainability - Humboldtⁿ (

To the announcement: 20230206_Announcement_HumboldtN.pdf (



ELFI - Service Centre for Electronic Research Funding Information

In the database of the Service Agency for Electronic Research Funding Information you will find fellowship programmes, research and mobility funding programmes of large as well as small subject-specific institutions in German-speaking countries. We recommend that you create a (free) account in order to be able to use all filter functions.

Information event Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship

25 Apr 2023, 14:00 to 15:30

Conduct research abroad through the Humboldt Foundation – as a visiting researcher with members of the worldwide Humboldt Network!

Click here.

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