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Research in GermanyPlatform by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research on the research landscape, research funding and academic and non-academic career opportunities in Germany. Link

Research and development in Germany – The platform introduces the industry, shows what can be earned in R&D and what is required in the application for the research and development departments of German companies. Link

Postdoc Guide – Platform on different career paths, application advice and funding opportunities. Link

ReSearch: A Career Guide for Scientists – Career planning guide and practical tool for graduate students and postdocs by Teresa Evans, Natalie Lundsteen and Nathan Vanderford (book available here): Link

Vertrackte Karrieren: Zum Wandel der Arbeitswelten in Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft by Christiane Funken, Jan-Christoph Rogge and Sinje Hörlin (book available in German here): Link

So what are you going to do with that? Finding careers outside academia by Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius – The book guides through topics like career counseling, interview etiquette, skill translation and post-academic profiles (book available here): Link

Förderdatenbank des Bundes – Data bank of diverse funding opportunities on regional, federal and EU level (German website). Link

PhD Career Finder – General information and real-life examples for non-academic careers in the STEM field. Link

Online article “How to sail smoothly from academia to industry” in the journal nature – How researchers have moved from academia to industry. Link

Online article “A transition from postdoc to industry” in the journal Science – Discussion about proper transitions from a postdoc position to industry jobs with neuroscientist Ana Mingorance. Link