Dorothea Schlözer Postdoctoral Programme for Female Postdocs

The Presidential Board of the Georg-August-University Göttingen – Public Law Foundation – offers support for young academics in the form of 2 positions (TV-L 13, 100%, term of 2 years) for female postdocs.

The positions are awarded on the basis of a project proposal and aim to provide the opportunity to further develop independent research and prepare future third-party funding. The development of an individual research profile and relevant academic skills is considered part of this process. The successful candidates will be supported in professional orientation and career development through appropriate offers.


Those eligible to apply are female postdocs, who are planning to conduct or are already conducting a research project at the Georg-August-University in one of the following faculties:

– Faculty of Agricultural Sciences

– Faculty of Biology and Psychology

– Faculty of Chemistry

– Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology

– Faculty of Geoscience and Geography

– Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

– Faculty of Physics

At the time of application, the doctorate must have been completed successfully. Preference will be given to candidates in the first postdoctoral phase, whose doctorate has been completed no longer than three years ago. However, application is also possible if the doctorate has been completed more than three years ago. If this is the case, the applicant should state the reasons why she is still to be assigned to the first postdoctoral phase. Periods of childcare and/ or care of relatives will be taken into account.

The Dorothea Schlözer Postdoc Programme is part of the Dorothea Schlözer Programme. The programme was set up by Göttingen University in April 2009 to promote equal opportunities and diversity amongst the staff at the Göttingen Campus. The positions will be awarded by the Presidential Board. There are options for part-time positions and contract extensions for scientists with caretaking responsibilities (for children or relatives).

Application and further details

For a list of documents which are to be provided please visit their website.

Please submit your application with all important documents in one document summarized until April 15th 2021 exclusively via the application portal.

After submitting the application, applicants will receive an automatic confirmation-email. Applicants will be informed about the board’s decision by the end of July 2021. The positions are scheduled to start on October 1st 2021.

By accepting the position, the position holder commits to reporting on her research progress regularly, taking up offers of further training opportunities (especially the Dorothea Schlözer Career Coaching and Mentoring Programmes), and participating in evaluation procedures. The position also includes teaching responsibilities amounting to four semester periods per week (research-oriented teaching as well as teaching that complements the teaching portfolio). here

If you have any questions about the Postdoctoral Programme, please contact the programme coordinator at the Equal Opportunities and Diversity Unit: Dr. Michaela Dölle,

All information is also available on the programme’s website.

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