Postdoc information hub

Hard to keep track of further postdoc offers at iDiv, our affiliated universities & institutions or funding opportunities?

The information hub will assist you in keeping the overview with presenting handpicked offers, which are relevant for you and support you in creating and achieving the postdoc career you target.

Current funding opportunities

Volkswagen Foundation: Freigeist-Fellowships

A 'Freigeist' fellow: for the Volkswagen Foundation this means a young researcher with a strong personality, a creative mind, an ability to identify and use freedom, dedicated to overcoming resistance.

The main focus is on junior researchers (up to 4 years of postdoctoral experience) working at the borders of neighboring fields or disciplines. The 'Freigeist' initiative offers freedom for creative thinking, whilst at the same time providing security for at least 5 years and in the long run the opportunity to establish a career within a scientific research organization or university in Germany.

Deadline: 1 April 2021

Further information:

For female postdocs

For postdocs employed at Friedrich Schiller University Jena

For postdocs employed at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

For postdocs employed at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ

  • Career center: Information hub for all postdocs at UFZ. It supports UFZ postdocs in all questions and decisions about their careers. Individual consultations help developing career goals and strategies. Training and events designed for postdocs offer guidance and information on career options.

For postdocs employed at Leipzig University


Ulrike Krumrey
Postdoctoral Programme Coordinator 

Room: A.00.19
Phone: +49 341 9733267

Johanna Müller
Administrative Assistant

Room: A.00.19
Phone: +49 341 9733126

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