The postdoc years are essential for academic career development. During this period, researchers are often torn between conflicting priorities of intellectual independence, on the one hand, and meeting professional obligations towards their employers, on the other hand. Postdoctoral candidates are expected to develop an independent publication record, apply for external funding, create a distinct research profile, build a teaching portfolio, communicate their research, build a network, undertake research stays abroad, etc. In this seminar, we will address questions such as: Which of these tasks are particularly important? What are the top priorities? Which time frame is appropriate and compatible with my personal private priorities? How important is the habilitation? Seminar contents:• Peer learning as well as individual coaching sessions• Requirements for a long-term career in academia• Analysis of the individual current situation, reviewing the current academic profile• Development and specification of the next goals and planning of the next stepsPlease note: Our training programme is designed for the interaction of the participants. Comparable to face-to-face seminars, we ask you to turn on your camera during online events for an exchange at eye level.