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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
Alliance calls on G7 to improve access to higher education

“Inclusive Education for Inclusive Societies” was the title given to the latest summit of members of the U7+ Alliance of World Universities, which now includes the University of Bonn as one of only five German representatives. They are demanding tangible action from the G7 to improve access to higher education worldwide, including by investing more in the university system in low-income countries and simplifying the visa process for researchers from conflict-hit nations.

AI to improve cataract surgery in the Global South

While the adequate surgical treatment of cataract is guaranteed in high-income countries, the surgical results in the Global South are often inadequate. Video recording can be used to analyze possible surgical errors, improve training and demonstrably optimize surgical results. However, this has been very time-consuming up to now. There are now promising approaches to automating surgical video analysis using artificial intelligence (AI). However, no deep learning algorithms have yet been developed for video analysis of the surgical method commonly used in countries of the Global South. Researchers from the University Hospital Bonn, the University of Bonn, the Sankara Eye Foundation India and Microsoft Research India want to change this and develop a corresponding algorithm. The aim is to improve the results of cataract surgery in the Global South in the long term. As a first important step, they have compiled an overview of previous AI approaches for analyzing cataract surgeries. The results have now been published in Translational Vision Science and Technology (TVST).

Günter Mayer Awarded an ERC Advanced Grant

Which signaling pathways are disrupted by the development of tumors and how can they be addressed effectively? Professor Günter Mayer from the LIMES Institute at the University of Bonn is investigating these questions. The researcher has been awarded a coveted Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for this project. The European Union is providing some €2.5 million in funding over the next five years.

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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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