GFZ Career Centre

A Helmholtz Career Development Center for Researchers

We know that as a researcher career transition can be challenging, especially during the postdoctoral phase. Therefore, we as Career Center team are dedicated to offer guidance and support to all postdoctoral researchers at GFZ to pursue their individual career path. We recommend you start thinking about what you want to do in your next career step!

You are welcome to visit the Career Center’s website to discover our offers.

If you would like to ...

  • be informed about the Career Center work
  • gain information about funding opportunities and job offers
  • validate abilities and interests for further decisions and career steps
  • attend career development trainings or workshops
  • explore career opportunities inside and outside of academia
  • prepare for job interviews and get your CV checked
  • network and exchange with experts at GFZ and GFZ alumni
  • make some suggestions, e.g. for a networking event

... you are most welcome to contact the Career Center GFZ:


Please find various information on topics like virtual leadership, communication and collaboration or social life on our website. This has been compiled to help you during the time of Coronavirus. We would like to bring some GFZ spirit to you! #WFH

All of these offers are also available to researchers in the last phase of their doctoral degree.

All your concerns will of course remain confidential.


We are looking forward to meeting you!

Your Career Center Team

Annett Hüttges, Anke Lerch, Gohar Ter-Avetisyan

Postdoc Representatives at the GFZ

As elected representatives of the postdocs, the Postdoc-Reps preserve the interests of the postdocs and represent them internally and externally.

The postdoc representatives speak for the interests of the postdocs towards the GFZ’s Executive Board and within committees. They have an advisory function in the Scientific Council of the German Research Centre for Geosciences and are part of the Advisory Board of the Graduate Program. The representatives of the postdocs are in contact with other GFZ resources and offices, such as the Career Center and the Staff Council, and discuss topics such as the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG.

The Postdoc-Reps organize a monthly postdoc lunch, where current concerns and needs can be discussed and experiences can be shared in a relaxed atmosphere. In addition, the Postdoc-Reps would like to strengthen the networking between postdocs of different sections and departments, so that the impressive professional expertise at the GFZ can be optimally used for research work.

In addition to the activities within the GFZ, the Postdoc-Reps also promote the exchange with other institutes and are in contact with the postdoc representatives of GEOMAR and AWI as well as with the Geo.X network.

For questions and suggestions, the postdoc reps are happy to receive an email to:

Further information:

  • International and Project Office of the GFZ
    International and Project Office of the GFZ supports the initiation and implementation of third-party funded projects and collaborations.
  • Welcome Center
    Welcome Center offers support and service for international researchers and their hosts.
  • Geo.X
    Early Career Scientist (ECS) Section connects the ECSs of the Research Network for Geosciences in Berlin and Brandenburg.

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