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Your Postdoc at the University of Bonn

As a postdoc at the University of Bonn, you have every opportunity to achieve academic independence, pursue your career path and reach for the stars. The Argelander Competence Center offers you a comprehensive range of qualifications, funding opportunities and further support to make the best possible use of your time at the University of Bonn. Find out about the offers that are available to you in the Argelander program for early-career researchers.

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Orientation

Regardless of whether it is at the beginning or at the end of the postdoc phase, the University of Bonn offers researchers from postdoc level a wide range of advisory and coaching services for personal assessment, career planning and career development.

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Qualification

As a postdoc at the University of Bonn, we accompany you on all career paths: in research, in research management or in business and society. Training, mentoring and coaching programs offer you a wide range of opportunities to develop your interdisciplinary skills.

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Support

The University of Bonn supports postdocs in various funding lines and provides individual advice on external funding opportunities. Whether it is material for carrying out your own research projects or travel grants as part of a conference participation.

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Latest News
Euclid delivers first scientific results

Today, the Euclid Consortium publishes the first scientific publications on observations with the Euclid space telescope. In a first early observation phase, some scientifically spectacular results have already been achieved. These give a glimpse of the unprecedented capabilities of the telescope, which is expected to produce over the next few years one of the most accurate maps of the evolution of our Universe. All fifteen publications will be available on the arXiv preprint server from tomorrow on. Once the peer review process is complete, they will also appear in a special issue of the journal “Astronomy & Astrophysics.”

Podcast: How museums are still perpetuating colonialist notions today. With Dr. Julia Binter

Junior Professor Dr Julia Binter investigates cooperative research on cultural assets from colonial contexts in museums. She accompanies the restitution of cultural assets from Germany to Namibia with the question: How can knowledge creation in museums and cultural heritage be made more sustainable and fair? German colonial history still characterises our understanding of Namibian art today. The returned cultural artefacts tell their own story.
We also spoke to an expert from Namibia, Golda Ha-Eiros, who impressively explains the value of these cultural artefacts for her ancestors, for herself and for the next generation.

Roots are a key to drought-tolerant maize

Maize can grow successfully in very different local conditions. An international study headed by the University of Bonn has now demonstrated the important role of the plant root system. The researchers analyzed more than 9,000 varieties in the study and were able to show that their roots varied considerably – depending on how dry the location is where each variety was cultivated. They were also able to identify an important gene that plays a role in the plant’s ability to adapt. This gene could be the key to developing varieties of maize that cope better with climate change. The results were recently published in the prestigious journal Nature Genetics.

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The University of Bonn has been home to excellent researchers for 200 years. Embedded in the UN location Bonn and a dynamic science region, it is one of the strongest research universities in Germany with international appeal. Our mission is to offer early-career researchers a high level of support and to guide them into scientific independence.

Scientific Integrity

Find out more about scientific integrity and responsibility in research at the University of Bonn. Here you will find the regulations for securing the Good Research Practice as well as your contact persons.

Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Would you like to make the research results of the University of Bonn available for the benefit of society? Let us advise you on the subject of patent registration or start-ups.

From all over the World to Bonn

The Welcome Center offers international researchers advice and practical support in planning and during their stay in Bonn.

Transdisciplinary Research Areas

Our Transdisciplinary Research Areas (TRAs) form spaces for exploration and innovation in which central scientific, technological and social challenges are addressed. Postdocs are cordially invited to become members of the TRAs!

Working in Research

Here you can learn more about the University of Bonn as an employer, the tenure track-procedure and the reconciliation of family and work life.

Contact

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Julia Küchel

Leader Human Resource Development team for research staff
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Clara Kaminsky

Bonn Graduate Center

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Equal Opportunity

At the University of Bonn, advancing equal opportunities in teaching, studies and research is a key field of action.

Working Healthily

We offer various opportunities to make everyday life at the university healthier and more mindful, as well as creating the best possible working atmosphere.

Living in Bonn

There is life outside the lecture hall and laboratory— and what a life! The City of Bonn and the Rhineland region has much to offer; the University also makes its own contribution to this mix.

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