Career related information for junior researchers

Below you can find a collection of links and additional information for planning a career. We do not claim the list of information to be complete. The owners of the linked websites are responsible for the content of their webpages themselves.

 Links and informationen on academic work and working conditions at HHU

Good Scientific Practice
  • Good Scientific Practice at HHU

    Scientific work is based on fundamental principles which are the same in all disciplines. The first principle amongst these is honesty towards oneself and others. The basic prerequisite for scientific work is the fairness of all researchers. It is here that the University as a place of research, teaching and support of young scientists, has an institutional responsibility. In the light of these considerations, Heinrich Heine University is pursuing the safeguarding of scientific quality standards, in particular integrity and accuracy in research, as a core responsibility of its members and affiliates.
    On the basis of these considerations the undefinedRules and Principles for Saveguarding and Good Scientific Practice at HHU (pdf) have been agreed upon.

    undefined"Good Scientific Practice" seminars for doctoral researchers at HHU
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    Contact persons at HHU in case of conflict

    Ombudspersons of the faculties:

    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Marion Aptroot (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)
    Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Bldg. 24.54

    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christoph J. Börner (Faculty of Business Administration and Economics)
    Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Bldg. 24.31

    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Henrike Heise (Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences)
    Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf Bldg. 26.12

    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Kersting (Faculty of Law)
    Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Bldg. 24.81

    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schrader (Medical Faculty)
    Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Bldg. 22.04

    HHU Commission to ensure good Scientific Practice

    Transparent and good scientific practice is essential for any university. By establishing this commission Heinrich Heine University has adopted suitable measures to prevent scientific misconduct and examine each and any reasonable suspicion of such.

    For this purpose, a standing undefinedcommission has been set up which officially looks into any such matters and reports directly to the President’s office. The procedure in front of the commission has no effect on other, legal procedures (e.g. academic, civil or criminal proceedings).



    Additional information on "Good Scientific Practice"

    Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice
    Memorandum of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

    The US Office of Research Integrity
    Background informationan on GSP and Miscounduct Case Summaries in the US

    Video stories from different research areas on "Good Scientific Practice"
Legal framework for researchers in Germany
Academic mid-level faculty at HHU
Doing Research and Having a family
Career counselling for early stage researchers at HHU
  • For iGRAD members: counselling for career planning, career development, and employment applications
    Which criteria are important for me in the choice of my future career? Which career paths are compatible with these criteria? What do I need to know now, if I intend to follow an academic career? Which interdisciplinary skills/qualifications are required and by whom? How can I coordinate my strategy for advanced professional education with my career choice? Where can I find relevant job vacancies and how do I read the advertisements? Where can I find useful advice and tips about applying for a position? In addition to the offers that are an integral part of its workshop program, iGRAD offers information and counselling related to many aspects of career planning, career development, and job applications to its members who are doing their doctoral research. These offers range from an evaluation (based on the “career anchor” concept) of individual needs and priorities related to career decision, through advice and tips for job applications, to planning advanced training that harmonizes with career targets (focussed competence development).
    More information on the undefinediGRAD Website.

Career opportunities

Research career
Research related careers
Self-employment and setting up a business
  • Self-employment

    The undefinedCenter for Entrepreneurship at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (CEDUS) is HHU's central point of contact for all questions concerning self-employment and business start-ups. CEDUS is strongly networked in the Düsseldorf region and supports your start-up activities in a variety of ways. For questions on spin-offs and self-employment, please contact CEDUS directly.

Research Insights

Portrait of HHU researchers
Research networks and platforms
  • kisswin.deInformation and consulting for academic careers
  • PhD networkNetwork for PhD courses of University Hamburg Harburg, Germany
  • Jungle.NetNetwork of Early-stage and Junior Researchers at HHU
  • The Junge AkademieA joint project of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • Research gateProfessional network for scientists and researchers
  • CERFASpanish researchers in Germany
News and reports concerning your research career

Research foundations and postion papers

Position papers and publications on junior scientists



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