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The University of Bremen supports the career development of early-career researchers in the postdoc phase. BYRD offers its own range of information, advice and workshops on career orientation, personal development, and networking. In addition, you will find the university-wide support offers for the postdoc phase on our homepage.

News for Postdocs

Please register here to receive updated information on our program and events.


Our goals are:

  • To assist you in clarifying your career goals either inside or outside the University and provide support in implementing accordant measures.
  • To provide you with interdisciplinary skills that will enable you to perform excellent teaching and research as well as to contribute your research findings to society.
  • To give you an overview of funding opportunities.
  • To make postdocs of the University of Bremen more visible as a distinctive peer group and to network with one another.


Please see our page for Early-Career Researchers to find general information regarding the options and prerequisites for postdoctoral research.

Our offerings for postdocs


To support postdocs as well as advanced academics on their way to a professorship or a career in business or civilian society, BYRD organizes a workshop program with a focus on the topics

  • career orientation
  • networking
  • personal development
[Translate to English:] Menschen vor Pinnwand


We will be happy to advise you in a personal meeting on questions of orientation after completing your doctorate, on funding and support offers by the University of Bremen and on career paths within and outside the academia.

Feel free to arrange an appointment with Imke Girßmann:
Phone: 0421-218-60329
E-Mail: imke.girssmannprotect me ?!vw.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de


We invite you to take part in our regular Postdoc Forum to share experiences and ideas with peers beyond your working group and to get in touch with guests from industry or science.

Please see our Events page for the next dates and topics.


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Individual coaching

With our Coachingpool, we want to give all postdoctoral researchers who are in their training phase and have a temporary contract at the University of Bremen the opportunity of professional consultation and support. We work in cooperation with professionally trained coaches in different areas.

The program will start in mid-February 2020, detailed information coming soon!

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Support in the postdoc phase

BYRD, the central point of contact for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, bundles the offers of the University of Bremen for personal advancement and further development. You will find the areas of competence that the University of Bremen has defined as core elements of career development in the post-doc phase here (some of them only available in German):

  • BYRD workshops offer coaching on career paths outside the University as well as training with regard to university appointment procedures.
  • As an employee of the University of Bremen, you can participate in personnel development offers for career development.
  • The website Academic Career provides more information on tenure track professorships and for the mid-level positions of Senior Researcher / Lecturer.
  • The program "plan m" - mentoring in science offers female doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers professional mentoring in career planning on their way to a professorship or a leading position in science.
  • The career coaching program "navigare" supports female PhD students and postdocs of certain institutes, graduate colleges and special research areas in matters surrounding career management.
  • Research in Germany: Infoservice, jobs and funding opportunities
  • The University of Bremen, together with the other universities in Bremen and Bremerhaven and the Bremer Aufbau-Bank, pool their activities in the area of “Start-ups from universities” in the BRIDGE network.
  • Information on the topic of knowledge and technology transfer at the University of Bremen

Bremen Early Career Researcher Development

BYRD is the support center for early-career researchers at the University of Bremen. We are the central contact point for doctoral candidates, postdocs as well as advanced researchers for further training, networking, information and consulting.