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2021/11/03
by Stefanie Klug
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Online workshop “Exploring the Unknown – The Company World”, 15-16 November 2021

We are happy to announce our next GAUSS Career Service workshop “Exploring the Unknown – The Company World” by Dr. Gaby Schilling.

This workshop is designed for postdoctoral scientist and late-stage PhD students who are currently applying or planning to apply for a position in industry. Getting to know different departments and their functions in a company and reflect about whether related jobs could be a good fit for your interests and profile are the goals of this workshop.

Dates: Monday and Tuesday, 15-16 November 2021
Duration: Monday, 15 November 2021, 9:00-17:00h and Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 9:00-15:30h
Location: The workshop will take place online.
Trainer: Dr. Gaby Schilling

Registration: Please register here (in case you are not yet registered) and send an email to career@gauss.uni-goettingen.de including a short statement on your motivation to attend the workshop.

Workshop Description:
PhD students and postdocs with a background in natural and social sciences are usually not educated in economic thinking. Sometimes they do not know how enterprises create values. Often they have no idea what different departments contribute to the company’s economic success. This lack of knowledge makes them feel insecure about their opportunities in fields aside from research and development. That is the reason why their applications are often not convincing. In this course, participants will learn about different roles and tasks in enterprises and how employees in different departments interact and depend on each other. Playing different roles enables participants to realize for themselves what is the most fun and what fits best to them.

2021/11/02
by Stefanie Klug
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GAUSS Career Impulse Session (3 Dec 2021, 14:00-15:30, online) with Dr. Roland Graf (ZSP Munich): “Becoming a Patent Attorney”

We’re happy to announce yet another GAUSS Career Impulse Sessions, this time with patent attorney Dr. Roland Graf from Zwicker Schnappauf & Partner Patentanwälte München.

  • Date: Friday, 3 December 2021
  • Time: 14:00-15:30 (appr.)
  • Location: online
  • Registration: Please write a short e-mail to career@gauss.uni-goettingen.de if you plan to attend, so we can let you know about further details concerning the login details in due time!

About the speaker:

Roland is an alumnus of the MSc/PhD Program Molecular Biology and, until 2007, performed his doctoral research in the department of Prof. Herbert Jäckle. After obtaining his PhD, Roland decided to leave academia and enter patent law.

After obtaining his admissions to practice German and European patent law and working for a major international law firm, Roland has found a new home at the renowned Munich based IP firm ZSP. In his daily practice, Roland advises clients from the pharmaceutical, biotech and medtech industries in all patent-related matters, bringing to bear his broad scientific background  and propensity for dabbling in finicky questions of law. Roland will give a short introduction into the educational path towards becoming a German and/or European patent attorney, describe his daily work and the career opportunities for scientists in intellectual property.

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2021/11/01
by Stefanie Klug
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Online Workshop “From a Successful Job Application to the Job Interview”, 10 December 2021

We are happy to announce our next GAUSS Career Workshop “From a Successful Job Application to the Job Interview” by Barbara Hoffbauer. This workshop is intended for those postdocs and late stage-PhD students who are already informed about various professional perspectives outside academia and have reflected their own suitability for different career paths.

Date: Friday, 10 December 2021
Duration: 1 day (9:30-17:00h)
Location: The workshop will take place online via Zoom.
Trainer: Dr. Barbara Hoffbauer

Workshop Description: The first part of this workshop focuses on the application documents. In exercises the participants will reflect their individual achievements so far and learn how to convincingly present them in the CV as center-piece of every application. Analysing real job ads the participants will practise how to write cover letters that create the desire to meet the author. They will get advice on how their determination for a specific career path can be reflected in CV and cover letter and what other application documents to include considering differences between jobs in science and industry.

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2021/09/20
by Stefanie Klug
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GAUSS Career Impulse Session (postponed to spring 2022) with Dr. Cindy Wechsler (Pfizer Manufacturing Deutschland GmbH)

We’re happy to announce our our next GAUSS Career Impulse Session with Dr. Cindy Wechsler (Pfizer Manufacturing Deutschland GmbH).

Cindy is an alumna of our PhD Program “Biomolecules: Structure – Function – Dynamics”. She performed her doctoral thesis in the Bioanalytics Group of Prof Dr. Kai Tittmannn (Department of Molecular Enzymology) and successfully finished her PhD in 2014.

  • Date: postponed to spring 2022
  • Time: 14:00-16:00 (appr.)
  • Location: online

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2021/09/14
by Stefanie Klug
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GAUSS Career Impulse Session (4 Nov 2021, 14:00-15:30, online) with Dr. Partho Halder (CSL Behring): “Last 4 years in my career: Insights from QC and R&D in a Biotech Company”

We’re happy to announce yet another GAUSS Career Impulse Sessions, this time with Dr. Partho Halder from CSL Behring GmbH.

  • Date: 4 November 2021
  • Time: 14:00-15:30 (appr.)
  • Location: online
  • Registration: Please write a short e-mail to career@gauss.uni-goettingen.de if you plan to attend, so we can let you know about further details concerning the login details in due time!

About the speaker: Dr. Partho Halder is an alumnus of the Jahn Lab (MPI BPC).

Partho’s path in life sciences began with his engineering studies in Biotechnology in India during which he worked on projects pertaining to transcriptomic analysis of drought resistance in rice. As a DFG Fellow he moved to Germany in 2007 to pursue doctoral research on synaptic proteins from Drosophila at the Biocenter, University of Würzburg. As a Max-Planck Fellow Partho joined the lab of Reinhard Jahn in 2012 to pursue postdoctoral research on endosomal membrane fusion. As staff scientist he went on to investigate molecular mimics in Legionella pneumophila.

In 2017 Partho joined CSL Behring as head of the Assay Development lab in the QC at Marburg. In 2019 he became head of the GMP lab for Water Analytics. In 2020 he moved to Research, to lead the bioanalytics & fermentation group. Besides leading the labs (Immunoassays, FACS & SPR), Partho focuses on lab automation, analytical data quality & therapeutic strategies for Sickle Cell Disease.

During this session Partho will try to give an overview of a biotech company and his personal experiences on transition from academia (the world of impact factors) to industry (the world of patents). He will try to give some insights on the various job profiles for natural science graduates in the life science industry. Partho likes mentoring natural scientists to help them take the ‘next step’ in their careers.

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2021/09/13
by Stefanie Klug
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Online Workshop “Grant Writing”, 14 October 2021

We are happy to announce our next GAUSS Career Service online workshop “Grant Writing” by Dr. John Dixon.

This workshop is intended for postdoctoral researchers and late-stage PhD students who are new to the process of applying for a scientific research grant. Ideally, participants should already be in the process of applying for a grant or planning to start writing within the next 3 months. Therefore, it is crucial that they have an idea about the research topic and possible funding bodies.

Dates: Thursday, 14 October 2021
Duration: 2 online modules, 09:00-12:30h and 14:00-17:30h
Location: The workshop will take place online
Trainer: Dr. John Dixon

Registration: Please register here (in case you are not yet registered) and send an email to career@gauss.uni-goettingen.de including a short statement on your motivation to attend the workshop.

Workshop description
In two modules, we cover the following:

  • the nature of this unique challenge and ‘grantsmanship’
  • a typical application process
  • who are reviewers and decision makers
  • four cornerstones of a good application (the research question, credibility, likelihood of success, value for money)
  • four attributes (being persuasive, complete, readable and correct)

Before and during the workshop, you will have the chance to use a template to develop the rationale for your research project. The abstract is a critical component of a grant application, and we critique some abstracts to establish the composition and style of an effective abstract. After the workshop, you have the opportunity to write a grant application abstract and email it to the trainer, who will give you feedback. Communication will be strictly confidential.

We use the Zoom platform, and this workshop comprises short lectures, exercises, brainstorming in breakout rooms and an open invitation to ask questions, express opinion and share experiences.

2021/09/12
by Stefanie Klug
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Online Workshop: “Fast Forward – The Ultimate Productivity System for Researchers” (7-week course, starting 4 October 2021)

We are happy to announce our next project management workshop “Fast Forward – The Ultimate Productivity System for Researchers” with Dr. Nadine Sinclair.

Achieve amazing productivity and reduce your stress level in 7 weeks by implementing the productivity secrets that allow management consultants and high-performing industry teams to generate results quickly.

  • Live Kick-off: Monday, 4 October 2021, 10-11:30h
  • Information event via Zoom: 21 September 2021: 11:00-11:30h, registered participants will receive invitation to Zoom meeting beforehand
  • Duration: 7 consecutive weeks with weekly Q&A session on Wednesdays at 17:00h
  • Target group: Postdocs and late-stage PhD students who would like to add effective project management to their skill set and apply the principles to their own research supported by an implementation phase offered during this course.
  • Webpage: http://mindmatters.pro/fastforward
  • Credits / Certificate: After successfully completing the workshop (this includes completing the different modules AND attending the Q&A sessions), you will receive a certificate and/or 1.5 credits (for PhD students).
  • To register, please send an e-mail to career@gauss.uni-goettingen.de, including a short motivation statement and your commitment to complete the course.
  • registration deadline (for postdocs): 24 Sep 2021; for PhD students: please register via StudIP

This workshop has a different format than our other workshops as it is an online workshop running for 7 weeks including

  • 7 results-oriented implementation modulesa private social media community
  • 12 downloadable workbooks & templates
  • 7 weekly live Q&A coaching sessions with the trainer Nadine Sinclair. Please note: If you miss more than one of the Q&A sessions you will neither receive a certificate nor any credits.
  • average workload per week: approximately 3-4h

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