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2017/10/19
by Christin Schröter
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Career Impulse Session with Cindy Wechsler, Manager Site Compliance at Pfizer Manufacturing Deutschland, 3 November 2017, 16-18h

We are happy to invite you to another Career Impulse Session this time with Dr. Cindy Wechsler who works as Manager Site Compliance at Pfizer Manufacturing Deutschland GmbH in Freiburg im Breisgau.

Date: Friday, 3 November 2017
Time: 16-18h
Location: GZMB building, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, seminar room 0.232 (ground floor)

After the talk, Cindy will take some time to answer your individual questions.

For organizational reasons we would be grateful if you could write a short email to ggnb-career@gwdg.de if you plan to attend.

Information about the speaker:

Cindy Wechsler studied chemistry at the Georg-August University in Göttingen and after her diploma in organic chemistry she stayed in Göttingen and joined the group of Prof. Kai Tittmann in the Department of Bianalytics. During her PhD she worked on enzymatic catalysis in the framework of a DFG Forschergruppe (FOR), within the GGNB Grad school. In 2012 and 2013 Cindy was student representative of the GGNB PhD-students and was head of the organizing team of the WoCaNet 2013.

After her PhD Cindy joined the group of Prof. Michael Müller at the pharmaceutical and medicinal department of the University of Freiburg for a PostDoc. Here she applied her organizational skills as coordinator of the DFG FOR Project in which she had performed her PhD Thesis as well as her analytical skills during supervision of Students and PhDs. During her postdoc Cindy continuously applied for jobs in the pharmaceutical industry, when finally joining Pfizer Manufacturing Deutschland as Manager Site Compliance after a one year Postdoc in 2015.

During her talk she will explain what skills that she acquired during her time in academia were helpful to get to where she is today and which skills she lacked and how she could gain them nevertheless.

Cindy will also give an insight in her job in the regulatory world of a big pharma company and highlight differences to the academic working environment.

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2017/10/12
by Christin Schröter
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Göttingen Campus Postdoc Network

The newly formed Göttingen Campus Postdoc Network aims to connect all postdocs in Göttingen (defined as PhD holders who conduct professional research under a time-limited contract or fellowship), facilitate information exchange, identify and advance relevant topics for the community and provide a communication channel to the Campus governance. Measures and activities are led by postdocs and supported by the Campus Office.

  • Postdoc mailing list

The GC_postdoc mailing list is a Campus-wide communication channel for all postdocs working in Göttingen. Via the list you will receive information about events, workshops, funding opportunities and any topics that are relevant to postdocs. Anyone can also share relevant information via the list; messages are moderated by the Campus Office. More than 200 subscribers currently form this online community and all postdocs are welcome to join! To sign up, click here: https://listserv.gwdg.de/mailman/listinfo/gc_postdoc

  • Postdoc portal

The postdoc page of the Göttingen Campus website is a central and easy point of access to resources that will help you thrive as a postdoc in Göttingen. On this page you can quickly access information about living in Göttingen, funding opportunities, career development and events. Find out more: http://www.goettingen-campus.de/index.php?id=538

For any questions or comments, or if you would like to get involved, feel free to contact us at the Campus Office: christine.voss@zvw.uni-goettingen.de

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2017/09/28
by Christin Schröter
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Workshop “Exploring the Unknown – The Company World”, 24 October and 14 November 2017

We are happy to announce the workshop “Exploring the Unknown – The Company World” with Dr. Gaby Schilling.

Target group: Junior researchers who are currently applying or plan to apply soon to positions in Industry

Goal: Getting to know the departments and their functions in a company and reflect about whether related jobs fit to you

Dates: Tuesday, 24 October 2017 (9:30-17:00h) and Friday, 14 November 2017 (12:30-16:30h)
Duration: 1 + 0.5 days
Place: GZMB building, seminar room 0.232
Trainer: Dr. Gaby Schilling

Registration: Please register here and write an email to ggnb-career@gwdg.de, including a short statement on your motivation to join the workshop.

Detailed 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.

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2017/09/13
by Christin Schröter
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Career Impulse Session with Franziska Greifzu, Project Manager Scientific Affairs at Aesculap / B.Braun AG, 29 September 2017, 16-18h

We are happy to invite you to another Career Impulse Session this time with Dr. Franziska Greifzu who works as Project Manager for Scientific Affairs at Aesculap / B.Braun AG in Tuttlingen.

Date: Friday, 29 September 2017
Time: 16-18h
Location: GZMB building, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, seminar room 0.232 (ground floor)

After the talk, Franziska will take some time to answer your individual questions.

For organizational reasons we would be grateful if you could write a short email to ggnb-career@gwdg.de if you plan to attend.

Information about the speaker:

Franziska Greifzu studied biology at the University of Jena and Madrid. Afterwards, she completed her PhD in Göttingen in the basic research field of stroke and brain plasticity in neurobiology.

After a postdoc period she was looking for possible development options within and outside of academia. Her interest in applied research and surgery brought her in contact with the medical device company Aesculap, where she started as a project manager for clinical studies in April 2017.

During her talk she will show how the skills that she acquired in academia were also helpful in industry and will give an insight into the diverse and interesting tasks of a medical science project manager.

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2017/08/08
by Christin Schröter
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Workshop “Know Yourself – Emphasize Your Individual Strengths”, 12 September 2017

You wonder what makes you stand out among other graduates with a PhD? You find it hard to tell others about yourself? You had a couple of job interviews, but have the feeling you could not convincingly talk about your competencies. Then sign-up for our workshop “Know Yourself – Emphasize Your Individual Strengths”.

Target Group: Junior researchers who are contemplating their next career step.

Goals: Develop awareness about your specific individual skills and practice how to communicate them effectively in professional contexts.

Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Duration: 1 day (9:00-18:00h)
Location: GZMB building, seminar room 0.232 (ground floor)
Trainer: Dr. Silke Oehrlein-Karpi

Registration: Please register here and write an email to ggnb-career@gwdg.de , including a short statement on your motivation to join the workshop (Why this workshop?).

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2017/07/31
by Christin Schröter
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WoCaNet Symposium 2017, 12-13 October 2017

The registration for the next WoCaNet symposium on 12-13 October 2017 is open now! Again, it has a great lineup of female speakers with divers career paths, a career fair, excellent networking opportunities and three workshops prior to the symposium.

You can register until 8 September 2017 here.

See below for the call of the organizers

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2017/07/27
by Christin Schröter
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Apply for Dorothea Schlözer Mentoring Programme for Female Postdocs

The Dorothea Schlözer Mentoring Programme offers female Postdocs on Göttingen Campus the chance to promote their career development and prepare them for a leading (international) role in research and academia.

It is designed to accompany young female researchers through this phase of their development and represents a contribution to increasing the number of women in leading positions at universities and non-university institutions.

Duration: 1 year

Application: 1-31 August 2017

Start of new round: November 2017

What are my career prospects as scientist/scholar? What criteria are paramount in deciding to pursue an academic or non-academic career? Why is networking important? How should I behave in competitive situations? And how can I combine my family life with a career in academia or elsewhere?

Questions like these demonstrate that a successful career is more than just delivering optimal results at work. A hierarchy-independent mentoring relationship with a professor together with the exchange with other postdoctoral researchers can provide important orientation and support at this stage in life. The participants are provided with target-specific trainings over the duration of the programme round.

For more information on the programme, requirements and the application process click here or contact Dr. Vera Bissinger from the Central Coordination Mentoring of Göttingen University

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