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2016/10/26
by Christin Schröter
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Recommended reading: Report on the variety of funding schemes available for postdocs in Europe

It can be a great challenge for postdocs to find the right source of funding. This article called “The many shades of European postdoc funding” covers different options to apply for grants or fellowships throughout Europe, that can easily get … Continue reading

2016/10/26
by Christin Schröter
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Recommended Reading: Article on the Distribution of Companies with Jobs in Research and Development in Germany

For an interesting article about the structure of the German Research landscape and the distribution of companies that invest in research and development in Germany click here. You can also download a brochure with comprehensive information on the topic. Rate … Continue reading

2016/09/16
by Christin Schröter
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Recommended reading: Useful tips on being a successful PI

For academic scientists, the transition from postdoctoral researcher to group leader is arguably the toughest step that they will ever take. From the camaraderie and intense research focus of doctoral and postdoctoral work, new principal investigators suddenly acquire myriad supervisory, … Continue reading

2016/06/15
by Christin Schröter
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Webinars of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

The homepage of the American Association for the Advancement of Science offers a variety of webinars on all kinds of science-related topics: http://webinar.sciencemag.org/ You can also sign up for Career Webinars: http://webinar.sciencemag.org/all-webinars/career These webinars intend to offer you unique perspectives … Continue reading

2016/06/07
by Christin Schröter
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Career information on the websites of German scientific societies

Here’s a link to the website of the VBio society (a German biological society) that provides general career information for biologists: http://www.vbio.de/informationen/ausbildung__karriere/berufs_karriere_infos/index_ger.html  The VBio page also offers an overview over salaries for biologists in different positions depending on qualifications and … Continue reading

2016/05/25
by Christin Schröter
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List of Fellowship programs that offer funding for independent postdoctoral research projects in biology

Here you can find an impressive list of funding sources for postdocs from all over the world: http://people.ds.cam.ac.uk/dl384/Resources_Postdocs.html The website is managed by Dieter Lukas, a German postdoc at the University of Cambridge. We thank Sebastian, a former GGNB member, … Continue reading

2016/05/25
by Christin Schröter
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Travel Grants from Boehringer Ingelheim for research projects in basic biomedical research

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds awards Travel Grants to junior researchers who are currently conducting an experimental project in basic biomedical research and wish to pursue a short-term research stay or attend a practical course of up to 3 months. Travel … Continue reading