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EQUIP: Career Coaching

EQUIP (Education and Qualification for Postdocs) is a programme of the Faculty of Medicine which combines qualification offers and career consultations for postdocs.

Coaching on personal career development

A scientific career can only be planned to a limited extent. In addition to the option of a career within university medicine, there are also various career options and paths outside of research and academia. We offer assessment and reflection of your individual goals, values and skills. And we also support you in weighing options for different career paths.



The office of the dean for research of the Faculty of Medicine provides career coaching for Clinician Scientists and life scientists by qualified staff who are familiar with the particular challenges of scientific activity in university medicine.

We offer professional, solution- and resource-oriented support for your career development process.

Depending on your individual requirements, we offer support in the form of

  • assessment of your professional situation, capabilities and options
  • collection of competency and requirement profiles
  • support in decision-making processes
  • guidance on useful further training courses
  • assistance in strategic career planning and developing concrete action steps (action plan)


In our career coaching we emphasize confidentiality, esteem, empowerment (helping you to help yourself), and the responsibility of researchers for taking their own decisions.


Target group

Researchers (Clinician Scientists and life scientists) who have already completed their doctorate and are employed at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg.



Appointments are made upon enquiry; there may be a waiting period depending on current demand.  The number of consultation appointments is usually limited to one or two meetings.