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What is it about?

As a postdocs you have the opportunity to intern in a private or public sector organization for up to 3 months. You can choose any 3-months-period between 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.

Who can participate?

All scientists from the UFZ who hold a PhD and have a limited employment contract

What are my benefits?

You will gain insights into professional fields for scientists and get to know exciting employers as well as many new colleagues.
You expand your career network and get a new perspective on your career opportunities.


How can I find a suitable company?

You are welcome to look for a suitable company that suits your interests and professional experience. In addition, the Career Center is happy to support you in your search and provides you with contacts. The Career Center is also available as a contact point for questions or difficulties during the program. Please note that the Win:Winship cannot take place at a university or other research institution.

Fließschema zum Prozess "Finden eines Unternehmens"
Flow chart for the process


How many places are available?

The UFZ covers the costs for up to five participants.


How much does it cost?

If you get a Win:Winship, the UFZ will provide you with your normal salary for the duration of the program as well as travel and accommodation expenses up to 3000 €, if necessary.


How can I apply?

Please be sure to discuss your application with your PI/department leader and clarify which period of time is convenient for both of you. The Career Centre will be happy to advise you in advance!
To apply, please fill in the application form following the guiding questions and send it at any time, for the first round no later than 31 March 2023 career-center@ufz.de .
In the second step we invite all suitable applicants for an individual interview to the Career Center.

Fließschema zum Ablauf der Bewerbung
Flow chart for the process


On our information sheet you have everything at a glance.


What happens to my (expiring) contract?
The contract will not be interrupted, but extended for the duration of the hospitation (max. 3 months).
Will I still receive my regular salary during the program?
Yes, your salary will be paid at the same level during the hospitation.
Who is financing the Win:Winship?
Salaries, costs for travel and accommodation are financed by the Career Center during the Win:Winship (max. 3 months).
Are there any additional support for travel & accommodation costs?
Yes, each participant is provided with a total of 3000 € for travel and accommodation costs.
Is part-time work possible during the hospitation?
In general, full-time employment is intended; in the case of special family or project-related requirements, part-time implementation is also possible.
Are three months fixed for the programme or can it be for a shorter/longer period?
Funding is available for work stays of up to 3 months, which can also be shortened. Unfortunately, it is not possible to extend the measure.
Can I choose for myself which company I want to visit?
Yes, that is possible.
Do I have to get my application approved by my manager in advance?
Please discuss your plans with your manager in advance. If he or she has any questions, they can contact the Career Center.

I still have questions...

Please feel free to contact Anne Mazuga or Sophia Zorell at the Career Center if you have any questions about the program.

Career Center
Office: Building 1, Floor 1, Room 249a
E-Mail: career-center@ufz.de

Anne Mazuga (© Michael Bader)

Dr. Anne Mazuga

+49 (0)341 - 235 482235

anne.mazuga@ufz.de

Sophia Zorell (© Michael Bader)

Sophia Zorell

+49 (0)341 - 235 482444