Division 12.1 - Early-Career Researcher Development and Talent ManagementCopyright: © Thilo Vogel
The Division of Early-Career Researcher Development and Talent Management belongs to the Department of Staff Development and Talent Management in RWTH Aachen Central University Administration. The division supports scientists with their career development.
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Our Services – Promotion of Junior Researchers and Career Development
We offer programs and individual advising and coaching services for different target groups. Our goal is to support doctoral candidates, postdocs, junior researchers, and advanced talents in developing their skills and abilities. We are here for you to support your career decision-making and next steps, wherever you are in your journey and regardless of whether you want to pursue an academic or non-academic career. Feel free to get in touch with us at any time.
Career Advising for Researchers
Center for Young Academics
The RWTH Center for Young Academics, or CYA for short, is the central point of contact for early career researchers at RWTH. Aside from offering advice and assistance, the CYA provides personal and career development offerings for doctoral students, postdocs, and Advanced Talents.
Furthermore, the CYA seeks to connect all university institutions offering support for graduate and postdocs. The Doctoral Academy and the Postdoc Academy belong to the CYA. The academies offer a wide range of non-technical skills training programs tailored to the needs of the researchers’ respective career phase.
Center for Doctoral Studies
The Center for Doctoral Studies, CDS for short, is the university's skills training provider for doctoral candidates. The Doctoral Academy offers all doctoral candidates a comprehensive seminar and workshop program for gaining key qualifications and expanding their transferable skills. As proof of all achieved qualifications during your doctoral studies, the Doctoral Academy issues a doctorate supplement which is given to doctoral graduates with their doctorate diploma.
The Postdoc Academy offers workshops, consulting, coaching, and networking opportunities for postdocs and Advanced Talents to assist them in developing their careers and interdisciplinary skills. Our offerings include workshops for postdocs and scientific managers, various coaching opportunities, and individual mentoring and coaching for Advanced Talents. The latter offering is open to junior professors as well as for junior research group leaders and postdocs with awards and fellowships.
Career Advising for Researchers
The development of your own career is extremely important no matter what phase of your academic career you are in. Aside from targeted career advising and mentoring from superiors the RWTH Aachen Division of Career Development offers its researchers an individual conversation to orient themselves in their personal career development.
Recruitiment and Talent Development
As part of our holistic Talent Acquisition Strategy we contribute to ensuring an equal opportunities recruitment process and the high quality of the University’s appointment procedures. Based on online research and social media monitoring we identify talents for an academic career at RWTH.
We develop tools and measures and engage in employer branding activities to attract talents to the University. This includes creating internationally oriented recruitment campaigns and recruitment offering application management services.
At RWTH, retention management places particular emphasis on successful onboarding and includes activities such as identification of high-potential candidates, strategic support of our academic staff, and the provision of development opportunities.
Support for Research Networks
Research Networks such as Collaborative Research Centers (SFB) and Graduate Research Training Groups (GRK) play a key role in the collaboration within scientific institutions. The Division of Career Development offers the following support programs for SFB and GRK:
Qualification in Research Networks is a joint program between the Exploratory Research Space (ERS) and the Center for Doctoral Studies (CDS). The objective is to support and develop interdisciplinary research within and between SFBs by offering exclusive qualification programs for doctoral candidates and postdocs.
In close collaboration with the Rector's Office Staff Unit Integration Team – Human Resources, Gender and Diversity Management, IGaD for short – we support research networks in promoting equality between men and women in the scientific and academic communities. Gender Consulting – or more specifically the advising offers regarding strategies and implementation of equal opportunity measures – is the responsibility of IGaD; while Division 12.1 – Career Development is responsible for putting the above measures in place as well as for accomplishing the finance controlling that is associated with it.
Further Education for Personnel
You are also in the right spot for matters concerning further education for personnel. We offer courses and seminars on a variety of topics in a continuously updated further education program online. This service also exists for individual needs outside of our set program.
|Abteilung 12.1 - Karriereentwicklung wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs und Talentmanagement|
|Barbara Göbbels M. A.||Phone: +49 241 80 99525|
|Sachgebiet: Center for Young Academics|
|Sachgebietsleitung Center for Young Academics|
|Thomas Czirnich M. A.||Phone: +49 241 80 99527|
|Doctoral Academy (ehemals Center for Doctoral Studies)|
|Ralitza Bliznakov||Phone: +49 241 80 99118|
|Doris Frank M. A.||Phone: +49 241 80 94042|
|Andrea Letzner||Phone: +49 241 80 99108|
|Forschungsverbünde und Exzellenzcluster|
|Anja Mitchell M. A.||Phone: +49 241 80 99738|
|Sachgebiet: Recruiting und Talententwicklung|
|Strategische Rekrutierung Berufungsverfahren|
|Susanne Jahnel M. A.||Phone: +49 241 80 90459|
|Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Ramona Böing||Phone: +49 241 80 90221|
|Dr. Maike Rubin||Phone: +49 241 80 96484|