Fostering the careers of the next generation of researchers and providing a family-friendly atmosphere for research are key principles of the FerrOs consortium. Thus, FerrOs offers several opportunities for career development and equal opportunity.
Advisory committees and personal career development plans
all students and post-docs in the FerrOs consortium will develop a personal career development plan with their advisors to ensure career progression, personal growth, and project progress.
Personal coaching opportunities
one-on-one coaching across a wide-range of career development aspects is provided to all members of the FerrOs consortium.
offers young investigators the opportunity to apply for funds to generate preliminary data for a potential own grant in the second funding period. Applicants need to apply with their CV, a motivation letter, and a project outline. The topic needs to be in line with the FerrOs objectives and the research must be conducted in one of the FerrOs labs.
Clinicians are highly encouraged to contribute to the scientific mission of FerrOs within a 12 months rotation into a FerrOs lab with protected research time. Clinicians can apply for a clinician-scientist (Gerok) position with their CV, a motivation letter, and an outline of the proposed work. Two positions are available, one in Heidelberg and one in Dresden.
for childcare during meetings, FerrOs retreats, etc.
Back to Science
is a 6-month-bridge funding tool that can be used to a) apply for funds to come back into your research position after parental leave or b) apply for technician support to assist with experiments during parental leave.