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2021/05/17
by Stefanie Klug
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2-day online GCP Basic course (9-10 September 2021)

We are happy to announce a 2-day intensive online training on Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

Good Clinical Practice is an international ethical and scientific standard for the planning, conduct, documentation and reporting of clinical trials in humans. Compliance with these standards creates public confidence that the rights, safety and well-being of trial subjects are protected in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and that the data collected during the clinical trial are credible.

This GCP course especially designed for scientists opens new career perspectives in clinical research for graduates and students of life sciences.

By attending this course you will receive an approved certified basic qualification as a scientist working in clinical reseach.

In this intensive webinar you will get an overview of professional fields in clinical research and learn where your expertise is most needed.

Register via email to career@gauss.uni-goettingen.de (your data will be forwarded to the course organizers)

  • Dates: Thursday and Friday, 9-10 September 2021
  • Duration: 9:00-16:00h on both days
  • Location: The workshop will take place online!

Fees: The registration fee depends on your current status:

  • Enrolled students/PhD students pay 299€ (proof of enrollment needs to be provided!), early bird registration (until 8 August 2021) 249€
  • Postdocs pay 349€, early bird registration (until 8 August 2021) 279€

Postdocs also have the possibility to apply for “Bildungsprämie” for this workshop which covers 50% of the workshop fee.

All participants receive a course certificate after successful completion of an online exam at the end of the course

Further information: https://gmp-kurs.de/de/gcp-basic-course-for-scientists/

2021/05/16
by Stefanie Klug
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Online Workshop “Conflict Management”, 6-7 September 2021

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

Dates: 6-7 September 2021
Duration: 2 half-days (13:30-17:00h)
Location: The workshop will take place online via Zoom.
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.

Workshop Description: 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. Conflicts are often perceived as painful, disruptive and stressful. Only rarely the potential for innovation and change is realized and appreciated. This seminar examines conflicts in regard to their chances and challenges to introduce a constructive concept of conflict as social normality. The participant’s conflict solution competences are strengthened and activated to deal with difficult situations. Professional communication as tool for conflict solution is explained and practiced.

2021/05/15
by Stefanie Klug
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GAUSS Career Impulse Session (3 Sep 2021, 14:00-15:30) with Dr. Irena Andreeva (BioNTech SE) “Working in a Company that’s Growing at Lightspeed”

We are happy to announce our next GAUSS Career Impulse Session with Dr. Irena Andreeva (BioNTech):

Irena is an alumna of the Molecular Biology MSc/PhD program. She performed her doctoral thesis in the lab of Prof. Marina Rodnina at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and finished her PhD in 2016. Prior to her PhD and Master Thesis in Göttingen, she did her bachelor in molecular biology  at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria.

After one year of postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and a short postgraduate advanced training in Cologne, Irena moved to Mainz and joined BioNTech SE (at that time RNA Pharmaceuticals) as a scientist. Since 2020 she has been holding a leadership position as an Associate Director overseeing the development of new RNA manufacturing processes. Irena will share insights and challenges into working in a company, which is growing at lightspeed.

  • Date: 3 Sep , 2021
  • Time: 14:00-15:30 (appr.)
  • Location: online session via zoom

Please write a short e-mail to career@gauss.uni-goettingen.de if you plan to attend, so you’ll receive the log-in details in due time.

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.

2021/04/20
by Stefanie Klug
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GAUSS Career Impulse Session (18 June 2021, 14-15:30h) with Dr. Markus Strasser (Merck): “From Research to Sales, Marketing & Medical Affairs”

We are happy to announce our next GAUSS Career Impulse Session with Dr. Markus Strasser (Merck):

Markus is an alumnus of our Molecular Biology MSc/PhD program. He performed his doctoral thesis in the Zebrafish lab of Prof. Erez Raz at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and finished his PhD in 2007. After his PhD he started his professional career in Switzerland as a sales representative for the oncology portfolio at Sanofi-Aventis. After 2,5 years he switched to Merck and moved to marketing as a Product Manager Oncology. In 2016 he was promoted to lead the Swiss Oncology unit as Business Unit Director Oncology, leading the marketing and sales team. In 2019 he got the opportunity to move to a headquarter position as marketing director for a new oncology product to prepare the global launch. Now he is back in Switzerland where he changed from a commercial into a medical role as Manager Medical Strategy & Operations. In this function he oversees all medical affair activities across different therapeutic areas.

In this session Markus will be sharing insights on his career steps and his experience. Of course, questions from your side are more than welcome.

  • Date: 18 June, 2021
  • Time: 14:00-15:30 (appr.)
  • Location: online session via zoom

Please write a short e-mail to career@gauss.uni-goettingen.de if you plan to attend, so you’ll receive the log-in details in due time.

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.

2021/04/13
by Stefanie Klug
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Online workshop: “A Career in Academia”, 3-4 + 8 June 2021

We are happy to announce our next GAUSS Career Service online workshop “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: 3-4 June and 8 June 2021
Duration: Thursday and Friday, 3-4 June 2021, 9:30-13:00h online module I and II plus one shorter offline module in the afternoon on each day; Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 9:30-13:00h , online module III
Location: online
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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2021/04/13
by Stefanie Klug
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Online workshop “Job Hunting and Application Skills”, 12 and 21 July 2021

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

Target group: Postdoctoral scientists 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, 12 July 2021, Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Duration: 1.5 days – Monday, 12 July 2021, 13-18h and Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 9-16h
Location: online via Zoom
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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2021/03/08
by Stefanie Klug
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Online Workshop “Career Planning: What are my further career movements”, 10-11 May 2021

We are happy to announce our next GAUSS Career Service workshops: “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 career outside of university and academia? How can I develop a strategy for embarking on a non-academic career path?

This online workshop helps to answer this – and other – questions for all those who want to plan their career development strategically. 

Dates: Monday and Tuesday, 10-11 May 2021
Location: The workshop will take place online.
Duration: 10 May 2021 (9.00-11.30: group phase I; 14.00-17.30: group phase II); 11 May 2021 (09:00-11:15: group phase III; 14.00-18.00 individual coaching sessions)
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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