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2019/04/24
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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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2019/04/11
by Christin Schröter
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Online workshop “Fast Forward – The Ultimate Productivity System for Researchers” with Dr. Nadine Sinclair (7 weeks, starting on 13 May 2019)

We are happy to announce the return of our very successful and well-received project management workshop “Fast Forward – The Ultimate Productivity System for Researchers” with Dr. Nadine Sinclair.

This workshop starting on 13 May 2019 has a very special format as it is an online workshop running for 7 weeks including:

  • 7 results-oriented implementation modules
  • Weekly live Q&A coaching sessions with the trainer Nadine Sinclair
  • A private social media community
  • 12 downloadable workbooks and templates

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

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2019/03/28
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. Alexander Schiller, 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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2019/03/06
by Christin Schröter
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Workshop “Career Planning”, 22-23 July 2019

We are happy to announce one of our new GAUSS Career Service workshops in 2019: “Career Planning” by Dr. Matthias Merkelbach.

What are my unique abilities and interests critical in determining the right career path for me? Can I combine my ideas about a fulfilled life with a university career? You will discuss about that and develop a strategy for embarking on an academic career path or other career choices. This workshop helps to answer this – and other – questions for all those who want to plan their career to develop strategically. 

Dates: Monday and Tuesday, 22-23 July 2019
Duration: 2 days, 9-17 h
Location: GZMB building, seminar room 0.232
Trainer: Dr. Matthias Merkelbach
Target group: Postdoctoral scientist and late-stage PhD students

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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2019/03/06
by Christin Schröter
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Workshop “Networking in Science”, 17-18 June 2019

Networking is the most effective career building method! It works by developing relationships and talking with people who can support you to explore career options and goals.  Studies show that 70% to 90% of satisfying positions inside and outside of academia are found through proper self-promotion and networking.

In order to be able to operate successfully, good contacts are often helpful both to the people you are helping, as well as to relevant PIs, collaborators and colleagues. This network of grown relationships offers professional support, advice and information in your daily work.

The right internal and external network contacts and collaborations can facilitate work processes, additionally, by encouraging and motivating you. In short: a functioning and vital network can increase joy and satisfaction at your job.


Date: Monday and Tuesday, 17-18 June 2019
Duration: 1.5 days; Monday, 17 June 2018, 14-18h and Tuesday, 18 June 2018, 9-17h
Location: GZMB, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, seminar room 0.232 (ground floor)
Trainer: Dr. Silke Oehrlein-Karpi

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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2019/03/06
by Christin Schröter
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Workshop “Conflict Management”, 29 May 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.

Dates: Wednesday, 29 May 2019
Duration: 1 day, 09:30-17:00h
Location: GZMB building, seminar room -1.105
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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2019/03/05
by Christin Schröter
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Career Impulse Session (26 April 2019) with Manuel Landesfeind (Evotec): “What to expect from a job in a pharmaceutical research organization and how to get one”

We are happy to invite you to our next Career Impulse Session titled “What to expect from a job in a pharmaceutical research organization and how to get one” with Dr. Manuel Landesfeind from Evotec.

Manuel Landesfeind studied Computer Science in Göttingen having Biology as “area of application” and did a PhD in Bioinformatics at the Department of Bioinformatics (Prof. Morgenstern). Directly after his PhD, he joined Oncotest (Freiburg, Germany) which was acquired by Charles River Laboratories – one of the largest pharmaceutical research organizations. After nearly 3 years with Charles River, he took the next step in his career path and joined Evotec AG (Göttingen, Germany). In his talk, he will present the working environment of contract research organizations like Charles River and Evotec as well as job opportunities in these areas.

Date: Friday, 26 April 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.

Information about the speaker: At Oncotest/Charles River, Manuel was responsible for multi-omics data-analysis on patient derived tumor samples. He led the development of the Tumor Model Compendium website of Charles River, which serves as a product catalog for hundreds of clients. In his new position at Evotec, he is responsible for supporting his colleagues with the analysis of experimental data as well as the continuous development of Evotec’s proprietary pan-omics data-analysis platform.

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.

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