Working and Doing Research in Germany as a Young Scientist

Working and Doing Research in Germany as a Young Scientist

This event provides young researchers with multi-faceted information on the conditions of working and doing research in Germany. Particularly young scientists from abroad will extend their knowledge on the working conditions at German research institutions as well as on their rights and duties associated with research positions or scholarships.

The event will also deal with questions of social insurances and regulations on the work-life balance of young scientists.

Specifically, the main topics of the event will be:

  • Rights and duties of young researchers
  • Differences between the employment as a researcher and the funding through scholarships
  • Renumeration and social insurances for young scientists
  • Work-life balance of young researchers
  • Representation of interests by young scientists
  • Working in Germany after leaving the university or research institution (Germany's job market for young scientists, immigration, labour law, right of residence etc.)

Target group:
young scientists (doctoral and postdoctoral researchers) from all disciplines and advanced students who are interested in working as a scientist.

Organizers: GradUS (project "GradUS global"), Staff Council of the Academic Staff, and International Office (project "STIBET")

Information on the event

:  Friday, 8th June 2018

Time: 14.00-17.00 hrs.

Venue: Graduate Centre, Building C9 3 (see location plan)

Fee: none

Registration: see information in the top-right corner

Please note

further information on the GradUS credit and participation in workshops


Alexander Egeling, trainer and coach for young scientists, currently working at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada).

Further experts:

  • Achim Dürschmid, Agentur für Arbeit, EURES
  • Katharina Kempf, Zentrale Ausländerbehörde Saarbrücken
  • Sina Kraus, Welcome-Center of Saarland University