In Germany, the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG) regulates that young scientists may be employed for a maximum of 12 years on fixed-term contracts during their qualification (predoc and postdoc) phases. After that, a decision must be made: for a career in academia with a fixed.-term or unlimited contract or for another career path, e.g. to industry or science management.
For your own career planning, it is important to know the contents of this law:
- What should be considered when signing a contract?
- Which periods of employment fall under the 12-year rule?
- How are breaks in employment, such as parental leave or periods spent abroad, taken into account?
- How does the WissZeitVG affect grants, third-party funding and employment at non-university research institutions?
Henning Rockmann is an expert and will explain the contents of the law in his talk and answer questions about it.
Trainer: Henning Rockmann, Head of the Berlin Office /
Head of Division Policy Issues at the German Rectors' Conference
Target Group: STEM Postdocs and Early Career Researchers from DESY and Uni Hamburg
Date: Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
Number of Participants: 40
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