We advise, connect, promote and fund.

We ADVISE researchers independently and on an equal footing on career questions; we CONNECT peers and experts in all sectors and, together with our funding partners, PROMOTE them through programs.

We want to help to ensure that researchers can operate effectively within society and offer our services to institutions and organizations in order to further foster our mission.


If you are a scholar or scientist…

in search of independent information on career paths at universities and research institutions in Germany, or if you are considering a career in business, non-profits or public service and need assistance finding your way around, we are here to help with advice and funding programs.

»The GSO provided the perfect channel to meet fellow early career scientists as well as senior investigators across disciplines and institutions. The friendly and supportive exchanges were exactly what I needed when I started my own research group!«
Dr. Tuan Leng Tay, Group Leader, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg, KT Boost Fund Fellow
»The energy and enthusiasm with which the GSO supports me in my development of becoming an independent scientist are truly uplifting.«
Dr. Lysanne Snijders, Scientist IGB-Berlin, KT Boost Fund Fellow
»The GSO is a very special organization with wonderful people, who were an essential element in starting my career in Germany.«
Dr. Silvia Keppler, Technology Engineer at DöhlerGroup, Darmstadt


If you represent a scientific institution or enterprise…

and would like to offer workshops or other career development formats, or if you want to enhance your visibility to researchers, we offer innovative formats and support you with our network and connections in the (international) scientific community.

»Working with the GSO during our workshop “Career Development” was a lot of fun. The information about career opportunities in research and non-academic sectors, application strategies and exercises to develop strengths and values were target-oriented and very helpful for our professional and personal development.«
Mirjam Seeliger, PhD Student, INOQ GmbH (Participant and Co-Organizer MSCA Interfuture Workshop Career Development)
Florian Bruhns
»I am convinced that GSO’s work and engagement for researchers’ careers closes an important gap that exists despite all the science funding from the public and private sectors.«
Florian Bruhns, Global Lead of Employer Branding & Talent Attraction KWS Group

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