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Career Day 2014

If you’re considering a career in academia after graduation, you will find a broad range of different options. But what are the differences between those options? And where can you get funding for a postdoctoral position? Our GGL Career Day is here to guide you through the academic career maze.

GGL Career Day 2014

13 March 2014
9:00 - 17:30
University Main Building, Aula
Ludwigstr. 23, 35390 Giessen


Have you started thinking about what you will do after graduation?

Even though you currently spend considerable time in the lab, planning your future career is an extremely important step during your studies.

Every year the GGL picks one topic out of the multitude of options that you will have after obtaining your doctoral degree. This time we will look into the academic career path, starting with the options for post doc positions and major funding organisations who might pay for that. We will also look at different job profiles in universities and other German research institutions. 

Our 5th GGL Career Day is your chance to gain valuable information about academic career paths and will help you to make your own career decisions.

The guest speakers, some of them holding positions at the JLU, all have a background in the life sciences and started an academic career after their doctorate. Each of them will be sharing their experiences on entering the workforce as a postdoc and their further way into academia. 

The successful career path into academia often starts with a successful application for a research grant or postdoc position. Therefore, the GGL welcomes guest speakers from major funding agencies.

Join us to discover the fascinating world of academia!

The GGL Career Day is open to all faculties of the JLU, and external guests are also welcome to attend.


For GGL Members: The GGL Career Day is part of our Doctoral Development Programme (DDP). For a full-day participation you will receive 8 credits.


At the GGL Career Day, you will:

  • Gain valuable information about academic career choices
  • Receive answers to your questions about how to work towards the academic career of your choice
  • Find out about funding opportunites and career support schemes
  • Meet representatives from 
    • the German Research Foundation (DFG),

    • the European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations (KoWi),

    • the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO),

    • the Max Planck Society
    • the research department of the JLU...
  • Build up your network with new personal contacts


In addition to the talks, the GGL is also providing the following services:

Programme klein




Please check out the programme of our 5th GGL Career Day.


Guest Speakers klein

Guest Speakers and Talks


Get a first glimpse at our fascinating guest speakers from different fields of academia.


CV Check klein

CV Check - German & English

Have your CV checked by representatives from the Academic Team of the Employment Agency and by Mr. Andrew Cerniski. 

Please notice: The CV checks are fully booked.

SciMento klein

SciMento Workshop

Dr. Gitta Brüschke will provide information about the SciMento mentoring programme for women in the life sciences.