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Career Planning

Up to 750 young scientists from all over the world come to work at the Potsdam Science Park every year.
Did you decide to build a long-term future in your new home while working here? Or you accompanied your partner to Potsdam and are in search of your own career path in Germany? We would like to support you with our career planning offerings, which are open to the young professionals from the Potsdam Science Park and, depending on their status, your partners. Please fill in the form below to start the process.

Career Paths

Conscious career planning begins with self-reflection and knowledge of the opportunities. At the Potsdam Science Park and in the region, there are various career paths you can take – at the research institutes, at the local companies, as a founder of your own business, or at NGOs, ministries and public authorities. We would be happy to support you in your planning with our workshops and offerings. Please fill in the form for more information.

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In Teaching & Research

At the Potsdam Science Park you will find concentrated excellence: three Max Planck Institutes, two Fraunhofer Institutes, the Brandenburg Main State Archive, as well as the Golm campus of the University of Potsdam. These institutions regularly advertise positions in research or science transfer. In addition, many of the resident companies also advertise research-related job openings. Take advantage of these opportunities! Your next challenge may be just around the corner.


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In the Industry

The Potsdam Science Park is currently home to around 30 companies and startups that employ up to 35 people. Interface competences and expertise are equally valued here. In addition, new companies and startups are already in the starting blocks. Exciting job prospects emerge  on a regular basis.

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As a Founder

It takes many individual steps to transform one’s research idea into a company. The idea as well as the personal values and goals must be put through their paces. Our workshops as well as our Startup Academy will support you step by step in finding your personal path to self-employment.

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At NGOs, Ministries, and Public Authorities

The Berlin/Brandenburg region offers a wide variety of job options for scientists in the NGO sector as well as at ministries and public authorities.

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