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Career Events & Training Courses

In order to plan out your career, the Career Center offers various events and training courses. Tailored training programmes will prepare you for the various career pathways within or outside of science, help you gain transferable skills, and equip you for complex leadership and management tasks.

Our multitude of career events will inform you about career options, encourage networking, and introduce you to valuable new networking partners.

Have a look at our calender for upcoming events!

Jülich Career Day

During the Jülich Career Day, experts from all fields of academic science, science management, industry, and entrepreneurship talk about career opportunities and their own experiences.


Alumni Talks

Take the chance to have a lively discussion about careers with former scientists of Forschungszentrum Jülich. The Alumni will talk about their career paths, explain what their every-day working life is like, and answer your questions about your own professional futures in a relaxed setting. Please have a look at our calender for upcoming events.


Career Prep Seminars

Career Prep Seminars are focusing on different career related topics, such as application know-how, entrepreneurship education or career options in industry. Topics always are closely related to your needs when it comes closer to the next steps in your career. Due to small groups and lunch time sessions the seminars also wants to encourage intensive networking among each other. Please have a look at our calender for upcoming events.


Advanced Talents Day

Get ready for a Professorship! Application and Self-Marketing
in Times of Corona (16 - 17 June 2020)

The virtual program focused on career planning on the way to a professorship, with a special focus on the current challenges due to the corona crisis.
The Advanced Talents Day is a cooperation event between RWTH Aachen University, Forschungszentrum Jülich and University of Cologne.


Company Visits

On 5 September 2019, around 30 early-career scientists from Jülich embarked on a trip to Marl – the home of one of the largest chemical parks in Germany – to get an impression of what it's like to work as a researcher at a chemical company. Evonik’s strategic innovation unit, Creavis, was the focal point of the visit. The whole trip was organized by the Career Center & Postdoc Office.

Is there a company you would like to visit. Just let us know.


Mentoring Programmes

Mentoring programmes can help yout to develop your potential and to strategically plan and shape your career at universities, non-university research facilities or in industry. They include one-to-one mentoring, a training program for advancing professional and personal development, as well as information and networking events devoted to career related topics.

Helmholtz Advance (Intranet)

Programme for doctoral researchers (Judocs)

The doctoral researchers’ programme teaches you valuable key qualifications both for your doctoral degree and your further professional development.

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Additional Information



Pia Warczak
Career Center & Postdoc Office
Phone: +492461 61-85357


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