The most sensitive stage in a researcher´s career is the one following the completion of the PhD. In this phase, researchers face a multitude of challenges in their professional and private lives and typically pursue additional research, training, or teaching in order to improve the skills useful in academia or industry.
The Leibniz Postdoc Network was founded to provide a communication platform for all postdoctoral researchers in the Leibniz Association, thereby creating a distinguishable and united voice of an important group of researchers.
The overall aims of the network are to:
Two spokespersons, Sabine Bartel (FZB) and Elena Martellato (MfN), and 12 section officers have been elected to represent this network. Section officers serve as contact persons for postdocs of their respective section and also as representative of their interests within the network.
Additional information on spokespersons and section officers can be found in the Spokesperson and Section officers section.
In addition, six working groups focus on current topical issues within the postdoc network, suggest and implement concrete next steps. The core topics covered in the working groups may change over time, new topical focusses can be suggested at every annual meeting and will be voted on. Working groups are open to all postdocs in the Leibniz Association. So please join a working group by contacting one of the spokespersons. (Organigram in the download section)