The aim of postdoctoral training and mentoring by principal investigatore of RTG 2530 is to enable postdoctoral researchers to develop and carry out their own research programme in collaboration doctoral researchers of the RTG and to successfully transfer to the next stage towards a full academic career. There are no compulsory courses for postdoctoral researchers, but all courses offered to doctoral researchers of RTG 2530 are also open to postdoctoral researchers. In addition, postdoctoral researchers are participating in the annual retreats and in the seminar series.
With regard to specific postdoctoral training, postdoctoral researchers will benefit from Hamburg Research Academy (HRA) and Universität Hamburg's COMPASS programme. Here, postdoctoral researchers are offered courses for successful working practices, for career prospects and career planning. One to two-days courses in, e.g., Leading in Academia, Conducting Negotiations Successfully, and Application Training for Professorships (in German) are regularly offered. In addition, the Hamburger Zentrum für Universitäres Lehren und Lernen (HUL) offers workshops in Good Teaching Practice. General advice for the preparation and writing of scientific proposals is available through the Department of Research Management at Universität Hamburg.