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International Master in Geosciences: Palaeobiology

Career perspectives

Career perspectives in palaeobiology

Student presenting at the Palaentological Association Annual Meeting in Lyon, 2016

Student presenting at the Palaentological Association Annual Meeting in Lyon, 2016

Student presenting at the German Palaeontological Society meeting in Dresden, 2016

Student presenting at the German Palaeontological Society meeting in Dresden, 2016

  • Universities and research institutions
  • Research funding, policy and administration
  • Museums and geoparks
  • Conservation biology
  • Scientific publishing houses, editorial offices, media
  • Extractive industry and geological surveys
  • Science popularisation

Many jobs are advertised through professional societies such as the Palaeontological Association or German Palaeontological Society. In Germany, PhD positions are commonly funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (for students of any nationality) or DAAD for German applicants going abroad or foreign applicants looking for a PhD position in Germany. Postdoctoral opportunities are offered through grants from these institutions, as well as the Humboldt Foundation and many smaller funding bodies. Visit our Graduate Centre to find out more about the academic system in Germany and career perspectives at FAU.