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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.



2019/08/16
by Stefanie Klug
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Career Impulse Session (13 September 2019) with Dr Florian Hauer (Labforward, Co-Founder & CPO): “From Science to Start-up – founding a business as a researcher”

We are happy to invite you to our next Career Impulse Session titled “From Science to Start-up – founding a business as a researcher” with Dr. Florian Hauer, Co-Founder & CPO of Labforward.

Florian Hauer is an Alumnus of the Molecular Biology IMPRS and did his PhD in the lab of Holger Stark at the MPIbpc in 2009. After postdocs in the same lab and in the lab of Yoshinori Fujiyoshi, he started labfolder together with Simon Bungers, a fellow PhD student at the MPI-EM in 2012 with an EXIST fellowship. labfolder was incorporated in 2013, and has since then been growing to server more than 30,000 scientists from more than 160 paying organisations like for example the Max-Planck Society, The Charité, the NIH and many others. With the acquisition of cubuslab in 2019, labfolder became Labforward, an internationally leading company on laboratory digitization that helps laboratories and scientists to make more of their data.

Date: Friday, 13 September 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.

2019/07/29
by Christin Schröter
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Workshop “Conflict Management”, 3 December 2019

We are happy to announce our next GAUSS Career Service workshop “Conflict Management” by Dr. Neela Enke.

The ability to deal with conflicts is a key component of professional conduct and an important factor for personal and professional success. The workshop enables the participants to experience conflict as agent of innovation, professional and personal development.

Date: Wednesday, 3 December 2019
Duration: 1 day, 09:30-17:00h
Location: GZMB building, seminar room 0.232
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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2019/07/29
by Christin Schröter
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Workshop “Job Hunting and Application Skills”, 14-15 October 2019

We are happy to announce our next GAUSS Career Service workshop “Job Hunting and Application Skill” by Gaby Schilling.

Target group: Postdoctoral scientist and late-stage PhD students who are currently applying or planning to apply for a position in industry or other areas outside academia.

Goal: Becoming familiar with all steps involved in the application process.

Dates: Monday and Tuesday, 14-15 October 2019
Duration: 1.5 days, Monday, 14 October 2019,13-18h and Tuesday, 15 October2019, 9-16h
Location: GZMB building, seminar room 0.232
Trainer: Dr. Gaby Schilling

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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2019/07/25
by Christin Schröter
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Workshop “Scientific Grant Writing”, 9-10 September 2019

This workshop helps postdoctoral scientists and late-stage PhD students who are considering to apply for research funding to improve their grant writing skills, learn how to structure and write a successful grant application and how to choose the right funding call.


Dates: Monday and Tuesday, 9-10 September 2019
Duration: 2 days, 9:00-16:30h
Location: GZMB, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, seminar room 0.232 (ground floor)
Trainer: Dr. Daniel Mertens, Schiller & Mertens, Jena

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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2019/07/25
by Christin Schröter
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Career Impulse Session (23 August 2019) with Camilo Aponte (Bogotá, Colombia / Heidelberg, Germany): “How to pursue a competitive academic career in a new scientific environment”

We are happy to invite you to our next Career Impulse Session titled “How to pursue a competitive academic career in a new scientific environment” with Dr. Camilo Aponte from (Bogotá, Colombia / Heidelberg, Germany).

Camilo Aponte-Santamaría grew up and studied physics in Bogotá, Colombia. He obtained his PhD in 2011, working in the group of Prof. Bert de Groot, while enrolled in the IMPRS “Physics of Biological and Complex Systems”. After several years working as a postdoctoral researcher, in 2017, he was appointed  the head of the Max Planck tandem research group in computational biophysics at the University of Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. His research aims at understanding how biomolecules carry out their function using concepts of physics and chemistry, along with computational tools. His chosen career path has permitted him to conduct cutting-edge basic research while contributing to education in his country of origin embedded in a stimulating international cooperation framework.

Date: Friday, 23 August 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.

2019/07/20
by Christin Schröter
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Workshop “Teams and Leadership”, 21-22 August 2019

This workshop helps postdoctoral researchers to train their impact to be a good leader, develop and support their co-workers, and learn how to maintain a successful team in science.

Dates: Wednesday and Thursday, 21-22 August 2019
Duration: 2 days, 9:00-16:30h
Location: GZMB, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, seminar room 0.233 (ground floor)
Trainer: Dr. Alexander Schiller, Schiller & Mertens, Jena

Registration: Please register here (if you are not already 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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