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Career-Building Program "Sign Up!"

Career development of female postdocs of the Max Planck Society

The Max Planck Society (MPG) promotes equal career opportunities for women and men in the organization with a variety of initiatives. An important measure in this commitment is the “Sign Up!” career-building program for female postdocs at the MPG. The program addresses the challenges of future-oriented promotion of young researchers and hence makes an important contribution to ensuring competitiveness and excellence in the scientific realms of the future.

The goal is to promote the career development of female postdocs and research assistants and to prepare them for executive roles in today’s scientific world. Together with EAF Berlin, the MPG has developed a one-year qualification and networking program for this vital target group. This year-long course includes a range of training sessions, workshops and discussions with experts and successful scientists. In addition to discussions relating to career paths in the European scientific landscape and beyond, or on strategies for success in the scientific context, participants learn from experts about networking, self-presentation and leadership skills.

Target audience

Postdocs and research assistants


Max Planck Society


Since 2009


Portrait of Andrea Krönke.

If you have any questions about the project, please get in touch with the responsible contact person:

Andrea Krönke
Director & Head of academy

+49 (30) 3087760-54


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