How Can I Become a Postdoc at KIT?

The formal prerequisite for a postdoc phase at KIT is a good to very good doctorate in the targeted subject area. Your scientific profile is more attractive if it includes a relevant list of publications as well as qualifications and knowledge, e.g. in the fields of teaching, methodological competence, supervision of employees and project management. Stays abroad and work experience in other scientific or research institutions are advantageous.

If you are looking for a postdoctoral position at KIT after completion of your doctorate, the following options are available to you when looking for a suitable position:

  • consult the ▶ List of Job Offers
  • contact a KIT scientist/researcher among the research group leaders, junior professors, or professors in your field directly and either inquire about open postdoc positions or apply unsolicited. More information on KIT’s scientific organization can be found ▶ here.
Information for Successful Contact and Application:

Please make sure that your inquiry is as precise as possible. If you respond to a job ad, read it carefully and include the requirements specified in the job ad in your application. Even with unsolicited applications, it is important to avoid sending general messages. You should address your request specifically to the recipients. Make it clear why your current research is relevant to the team or what added value your future research plans have for the Institute. Remember to include your resume and an informative description of your research project or interest.

Here we present further ▶ Information on Financing Your Postdoc Phase.

Would You Like to See KIT for Yourself Before Applying?

The ▶ Aspirant Grant offers those interested in postdoctoral work the opportunity to come to KIT for one month in order to get to know their potential supervisors, working groups, and KIT.

Interested postdoc candidates from abroad: As soon as it is certain that you will be coming to KIT, the ▶ International Scholars & Welcome Office (IScO) will assist you with questions regarding visa, accommodation, health insurance, and much more.

As soon as you have accepted a postdoc position at KIT, ▶ register in KHYS. It’s worthwhile!

For all questions concerning the postdoc phase at KIT, please contact ▶ Jana Schmitt.