A postdoc is the next step after the doctorate and thus the next step in your academic career. To offer the best possible support for young researchers on their academic path, TU Darmstadt has implemented Postdoc Career Programmes, which meet the particular challenges of an early research career.

Jobs and Research Opportunities

With a focus on technology, our 13 departments represent a broad range of scientific disciplines and engineering fields. Together with our Graduate Schools, Research Training Groups, Collaborative Research Centres and Research Units they offer a stimulating and cooperative research environment for young researchers.

This is where your research takes place! Browse our departments and research areas sites for an overview over current research projects and recruitment options. Additionally, you find a list of job vacancies on our career site. As part of our Postdoc Career Programmes, the Future Talent Guest Stay and Career Bridging Grant (Application form B) offer an alternative way to join TU Darmstadt as a postdoc and to get to know us better.

Ingenium – Young Researchers at TU Darmstadt

As the umbrella organisation for promoting early career researchers at TU Darmstadt, Ingenium offers information, guidance and support in pursuing academic as well as non-academic career paths. Besides functioning as a single point of contact for doctoral candidates and postdocs at TU Darmstadt, Ingenium proffers a professional skills programme and regularly organises career and networking events. Learn more

Funding Programmes

Postdoc Career Programmes

As a postdoctoral researcher you can profit from a number of support and funding programmes at TU Darmstadt. All of these programmes are tailored especially to enhance your career prospects and secure scientific autonomy.


Ingenium Qualification and Networking Programme and Postdoc Training

TU Darmstadt promotes the acquisition of competences through a large number of quality-assured and demand-oriented further training courses within the framework of the Ingenium qualification programme. The semi-annual programme offers workshops for career development.

In addition, the Ingenium networking programme offers career-relevant information and orientation events.

In addition to the above mentioned programmes, Ingenium offers selected trainings exclusively for Postdocs. By means of a needs analysis, we have designed a programme specifically tailored to your needs in the postdoc phase. It is designed to support you in this qualification phase in the best possible way in pursuing your career goals.

Registration is necessary and can be made via the registration form on the individual event pages.


As outstanding research universities in the Rhine-Main area, Goethe University Frankfurt, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz along with Technical University Darmstadt have joined together to form the RHINE-MAIN UNIVERSITIES (RMU) alliance.

Find out about events organised by our RMU partners in which you can participate:

GRADE Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers (GYR) Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Here, you will find an overview of the INGENIUM workshops which are accessible to Early Career Researchers of the RMU alliance free of charge.


Individual advice is available to postdocs for any general questions concerning the postdoctoral phase. The focus of advice is, among other things:

  • Financing and (research) funding
  • Skills development
  • Mobility and international experience
  • Career perspectives and career planning
  • Special challenges during the postdoctoral phase

Please make an appointment in advance with Ingenium team member Dr. Angela Müller ().

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Leading Position

The Humboldt Ranking 2020 confirms: International engineers enjoy spending their research time at the TU Darmstadt. The University once again retained its top position in Germany in terms of the number of scientific guests.

Research Support

In addition to our Postdoc Career Programmes, a variety of services at TU offer information, counselling and support in all areas relating to your research.

Research Funding

The Research Funding Unit in the Directorate for Research and Technology Transfer provides information, advice and services related to research funding programmes and proposal writing. Learn more

Research Mentoring at TU Darmstadt

Learn about the principles, tips and tricks of proposal writing from TU Darmstadt’s senior scientific advisors. The experienced and renowned professors offer individual counselling regarding proposal preparation for individual funding, e.g. to prepare a proposal for research grants at DFG or at the ERC. Learn more

Funding Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research at TU Darmstadt

The Funding Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research at TU Darmstadt organised by TU FiF – Forum for Interdisciplinary Research supports research projects from the very beginning. Within the framework of the Funding Initiative for Interdisciplinary research, TU Darmstadt invites applications for project funding. Learn more

Additional Services and Trainings

TU Darmstadt has a comprehensive range of funding opportunities that support postdocs in their scientific qualifications and in organisational issues relating to life in Darmstadt.