Being a Postdoc at the GCSC
Since the foundation of the GCSC, postdoctoral researchers have played a crucial role at the Centre. Alongside working on their own projects, they are also involved in a variety of collaborative research contexts and international networks. At an early stage in their careers, our postdoctoral researchers already undertake important coordination and leadership roles in cooperation with the doctoral candidates at the GCSC. They work on projects in conjunction with other researchers on-site and also benefit from the GCSC network, which includes renowned institutions at both a national and international level. Postdocs at the GCSC are situated in a decidedly interdisciplinary research context, where their work focuses especially on current research concepts and topics within the study of culture.
With its success in the second phase of the German Research Foundation’s Excellence Initiative in 2012, the GCSC further strengthened its commitment to developing the careers of its postdocs. In addition to a lively and dynamic local and international research environment, which includes regular postdoctoral colloquia and opportunities for research stays abroad, postdocs at the GCSC also benefit from the following provision and structures: