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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
Flash mob in the nucleus

The nucleus is much more than a storage compartment for chromosomes: It also contains the complex machinery that produces transcripts of the genes that are currently needed and releases them into the cell body. Some of the proteins involved herein are not evenly distributed in the nucleus, but cluster at specific sites. A study by the universities of Würzburg, Heidelberg and Bonn with the help of Evotec SE at the Martinsried site now shows how these "flash mobs" are regulated. In the long term, the results could also yield new therapeutic approaches for spinal muscular atrophy. They are published in the journal Cell Reports.

A tapeworm drug against SARS-CoV-2?

Researchers from the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the University of Bonn have examined the way in which SARS-CoV-2 reprograms the metabolism of the host cell in order to gain an overall advantage. According to their report in Nature Communications, the researchers were able to identify four substances which inhibit SARS-CoV-2 replication in the host cell: spermine and spermidine, substances naturally found in the body; MK-2206, an experimental cancer drug; and niclosamide, a tapeworm drug. Charité is currently conducting a trial to determine whether niclosamide is also effective against COVID-19 in humans.

Breaking ground with the "Graduation Walk

The University of Bonn is inviting the graduating class of 2020/21 to a "Unifest" again this year - in a new format due to the pandemic. The University of Excellence is breaking new ground with its Unifest, which holds digital offerings as well as a "Graduation Walk" around the Hofgartenwiese park for the future alumni.

Further Topics

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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+49 228 73-68772

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Clara Kaminsky

Bonn Graduate Center

+49 228 73-60140

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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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