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2020/01/28
by Stefanie Klug
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Career Impulse Session (Feb 28, 2020) with Dr. Janina Boyken (Bayer AG): “Research from Different Perspectives”

We are happy to invite you to our next Career Impulse Session with Dr. Dr. Janina Boyken (Lab Head at Bayer AG): “Research from Different Perspectives”

Date: Friday, Feb 28, 2020
Time: 14-16h
Location: GZMB building, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, seminar room 0.232 (ground floor)

Janina is an Alumni of GGNB and did her PhD in the lab of Reinhard Jahn at the MPI bpc in 2011 investigating the molecular composition of presynaptic docking sites. Prior to her PhD she did her diploma thesis in an industrial setting at Sanofi Aventis in Frankfurt. After two additional years as a postdoc in the Jahn Lab, she moved to Berlin and joined the Bayer AG for a three year PostDoc Program followed by a two year Postdoc at the Charité in a research collaboration with Bayer AG. Since 2018, she has been working for Bayer AG as a laboratory head doing preclinical research. Janina will share her experience of working in academia and in industry.

For organizational reasons please write a short e-mail to career@gauss.uni-goettingen.de if you plan to attend.

About the sessions: Our Career Impulse Sessions offer a platform for interactive and informal exchange about career-related topics for PhD students and Postdocs in the Life and Natural Sciences. By inviting PhD holders with different career paths, we would like to illustrate the broad range of potential careers for PhD students and postdocs and give inspiration for career choices. The sessions also offer a platform to exchange experiences among each other.

2020/01/24
by Stefanie Klug
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Career Impulse Session (March 6, 2020) with Dr. Daniel Reuß (Kearney): “Try something different – From the wet lab to management consulting”

We are happy to invite you to our next Career Impulse Session with Management Consultant Dr. Daniel Reuß (Kearney): “Try something different – From the wet lab to management consulting”

Daniel will talk about how he successfully made the switch from academia to a leading management consulting firm. He will offer insights on the skill set you need to become a consultant and why Kearney is looking for new talents with a MINT background. Kearney is a management consulting firm with offices in more than 40 countries serving three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500.

Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Time: 14-16h
Location: GZMB building, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, seminar room 0.232 (ground floor)

For organizational reasons please write a short e-mail to career@gauss.uni-goettingen.de if you plan to attend.

About the speaker: Daniel studied Microbiology and Biochemistry at the University of Göttingen and graduated with a PhD about genome minimization in bacteria in May 2017. He joined Kearney as a consultant in 2018 where he is part of the global healthcare team serving clients in the pharmaceutical and med tech industry.

About the sessions: Our Career Impulse Sessions offer a platform for interactive and informal exchange about career-related topics for PhD students and Postdocs in the Life and Natural Sciences. By inviting PhD holders with different career paths, we would like to illustrate the broad range of potential careers for PhD students and postdocs and give inspiration for career choices. The sessions also offer a platform to exchange experiences among each other.

2020/01/10
by Stefanie Klug
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Workshop: “A Career in Academia”, Feb 24-25, 2020

We are happy to announce our next GAUSS Career Service workshop in 2020: “A Career in Academia” by Dr. Neela Enke.

Am I suited for a career in academia? And what does it take to become a professor? Are there alternatives? These questions are crucial for scientists throughout their postdoc phase. This workshop gives an overview on how a career in academia can be achieved and which parameters are relevant for strategic career development in the (German) academic system.

Dates: Monday and Tuesday, Feb 24-25, 2020
Duration: 2 days (9:30-17:00h)
Location: GZMB, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, seminar room 0.232 (ground floor)
Trainer: Dr. Neela Enke

Registration: Please register here and send an email to career@gauss.uni-goettingen.de including a short statement on your motivation to attend the workshop.

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2019/12/02
by Stefanie Klug
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Workshop “Grant Writing”, 20 March 2020

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

This workshop is intended for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers 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 and possible funding bodies.

Dates: 20 March 2020
Duration: 1 day, 20 March 2020, 9-17h + individual feedback afterwards for 500 words abstract
Location: GZMB building, seminar room 0.232
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.

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2019/11/27
by Stefanie Klug
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Career Impulse Session (Dec 13, 2019) with Dr. Benjamin Wilhelm (Stonehaven Consulting): “From Science to Strategy Consulting”

We are happy to invite you to our next Career Impulse Session with Consultant Dr. Benjamin Wilhelm (Stonehaven Consulting): “From Science to Strategy Consulting”.

Ben is an Alumni of the Neuroscience Program and did his Master and PhD in the lab of Silvio Rizzoli investigating the molecular architecture of a pre-synaptic terminal. Following his graduation in 2013 he decided to leave Science and take an entire year off to explore the world with his backpack. Prior to the trip he had already secured a position with McKinsey to start as an Associate in their Hamburg Office upon his return. In 2017, after almost three years with McKinsey, he joined a Start-up Consulting company – Stonehaven Consulting – as a Partner and is enjoying his new role ever since. His talk will focus on his experiences during his time in Göttingen which ultimately allowed him to pursue a career as Strategy Consultant including a description of what that entails.

Date: Friday, Dec 13, 2019
Time: 14-16h
Location: GZMB building, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, seminar room 0.232 (ground floor)

For organizational reasons please write a short email to career@gauss.uni-goettingen.de if you plan to attend.

About the sessions: Our Career Impulse Sessions offer a platform for interactive and informal exchange about career-related topics for PhD students and Postdocs in the Life and Natural Sciences. By inviting PhD holders with different career paths, we would like to illustrate the broad range of potential careers for PhD students and postdocs and give inspiration for career choices. The sessions also offer a platform to exchange experiences among each other.

2019/11/13
by Stefanie Klug
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Workshop “Exploring the Unknown – The Company World”, 20-21 January 2020

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

This workshop is 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, 20-21 January 2020
Duration: 1.5 days, Monday, 20 January 2020, 9:00-17:00h and Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 9:00-15:30h
Location: GZMB building, seminar room -1.105
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.

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2019/09/16
by Stefanie Klug
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Career Impulse Session (18 October 2019) with Dr Moritz Hermann (Thermo Fisher Scientific, Project Manager): “From handling research collaborations to managing industry projects”

We are happy to invite you to our next Career Impulse Session with Project Manager in Operational Excellence Dr. Moritz Hermann (Thermo Fisher Scientific): “From handling research collaborations to managing industry projects”.

Moritz will talk about how career sessions, (soft) skill courses and scientific collaborations during his PhD helped him to draft his own career path. He will offer insights about the diverse job profile of a Project Manager in Operational Excellence and on how a combination of scientific methodology, personal interests and attitude contributed to him being hired at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is a leading biotech company, with revenues of more than $24 billion and over 70.000 employees globally.

Date: Friday, 18 October 2019
Time: 14-16h
Location: ENI seminar room 0.055-0.056 ground floor, Griesebachstr. 5, 37077 Göttingen (please use the entrance from the lower parking area and not from the Griesebachstrasse)

For organizational reasons please write a short email to career@gauss.uni-goettingen.de if you plan to attend.

About the speaker: Moritz studied Biology at the University of Göttingen. In February 2018 he concluded his PhD at the Institute for Multiple Sclerosis Research and Neuroimmunology of the University Medical Centre Göttingen. During a subsequent vocational training in project management, he joined Thermo Fisher Scientific first as an intern and later as Project Manager in Operational Excellence. He is part of a global team involved in projects revolving around process improvement, digitalisation and data analysis.

About the sessions: Our Career Impulse Sessions offer a platform for interactive and informal exchange about career-related topics for PhD students and Postdocs in the Life and Natural Sciences. By inviting PhD holders with different career paths, we would like to illustrate the broad range of potential careers for PhD students and postdocs and give inspiration for career choices. The sessions also offer a platform to exchange experiences among each other.