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2020/04/25
by Stefanie Klug
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Online Workshop “From a Successful Job Application to the Job Interview”, 15 May 2020

We are happy to announce our next GAUSS Career Workshop ” From a Successful Job Application to the Job Interview” by Barbara Hoffbauer. This workshop is intended for those postdocs and late stage-PhD students who are already informed about various professional perspectives outside academia and have reflected their own suitability for different career paths.

Date: Friday, 15 May 2020
Duration: 1 day (9:30-17:00h)
Location: The workshop will take place online.
Trainer: Dr. Barbara Hoffbauer

Workshop Description: The first part of this workshop focuses on the application documents. In exercises the participants will reflect their individual achievements so far and learn how to convincingly present them in the CV as center-piece of every application. Analysing real job ads the participants will practise how to write cover letters that create the desire to meet the author. They will get advice on how their determination for a specific career path can be reflected in CV and cover letter and what other application documents to include considering differences between jobs in science and industry.

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2020/03/17
by Stefanie Klug
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Online Workshop: “Fast Forward – The Ultimate Productivity System for Researchers” (Online course, starting April 27)

We are happy to announce our next project management workshop “Fast Forward – The Ultimate Productivity System for Researchers” with Dr. Nadine Sinclair.

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.

  • Start Date: Monday, 27 April 2020
  • Information event via video conference: Friday, 17 April 2020 at 9:00h (registered participants will receive invitation to video conference beforehand)
  • Duration: 7 consecutive weeks with weekly Q&A session on Wednesdays at 5pm
  • Target group: Postdocs and late-stage PhD students who would like to add effective project management to their skill set and apply the principles to their own research supported by an implementation phase offered during this course.
  • Webpage: https://fastforward.mindmatters.pro/
  • Credits / Certificate: After successfully completing the workshop (this includes completing the different modules AND attending the Q&A sessions), you will receive a certificate and/or 1.5 credits (for PhD students).

This workshop has a different format than our other workshops as it is an online workshop running for 7 weeks including

  • 7 results-oriented implementation modules
  • A private social media community
  • 12 downloadable workbooks & templates
  • 7 weekly live Q&A coaching sessions with the trainer Nadine Sinclair. Please note: If you miss more than one of the Q&A sessions you will neither receive a certificate nor any credits.

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2020/03/12
by Stefanie Klug
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– – -cancelled until further notice – – –

Workshop “Leaderships and Teams”, 22-23 April 2020

We are happy to announce our next GAUSS Career Service workshop “Leadership and Teams” by Dr. Nicole Eulenburg.

Postdocs are often asked to supervise PhD candidates and graduates. In this role it is imperative to be aware of and be able to deal with your own expectations and those of others – a skill which sometimes needs to be acquired first. The workshop teaches leadership tools for situations from the academic and non-academic fields on a general basis and in the context of individual experiences. These help to create a picture of the principal leadership elements and an understanding of how to use them.

Dates: 22-23 April 2020
Duration: 2 days, Wednesday and Thursday, 22-23 April 2020, 9-17h
Location: GZMB building, seminar room -1.105
Trainer: Dr. Nicole Eulenburg

Registration: Please register here (in case you are not yet registered) and send an email to career@gauss.uni-goettingen.de including a short statement on your motivation to attend the workshop. This workshop is for postdocs only.

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2020/03/12
by Stefanie Klug
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– – – cancelled until further notice – – –

Workshop “Job Hunting and Application Skills”, 11-12 May 2020

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, 11-12 May 2020
Duration: 1.5 days, Monday, 11 May 2020, 13-18h and Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 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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2020/01/28
by Stefanie Klug
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Career Impulse Session (Feb 28, 2020) with Dr. Janina Boyken (Bayer AG): “Research from Different Perspectives”

We are happy to invite you to our next Career Impulse Session with Dr. Dr. Janina Boyken (Lab Head at Bayer AG): “Research from Different Perspectives”

Date: Friday, Feb 28, 2020
Time: 14-16h
Location: GZMB building, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, seminar room 0.232 (ground floor)

Janina is an Alumni of GGNB and did her PhD in the lab of Reinhard Jahn at the MPI bpc in 2011 investigating the molecular composition of presynaptic docking sites. Prior to her PhD she did her diploma thesis in an industrial setting at Sanofi Aventis in Frankfurt. After two additional years as a postdoc in the Jahn Lab, she moved to Berlin and joined the Bayer AG for a three year PostDoc Program followed by a two year Postdoc at the Charité in a research collaboration with Bayer AG. Since 2018, she has been working for Bayer AG as a laboratory head doing preclinical research. Janina will share her experience of working in academia and in industry.

For organizational reasons please write a short e-mail 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.

2020/01/24
by Stefanie Klug
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Career Impulse Session (March 6, 2020) with Dr. Daniel Reuß (Kearney): “Try something different – From the wet lab to management consulting”

We are happy to invite you to our next Career Impulse Session with Management Consultant Dr. Daniel Reuß (Kearney): “Try something different – From the wet lab to management consulting”

Daniel will talk about how he successfully made the switch from academia to a leading management consulting firm. He will offer insights on the skill set you need to become a consultant and why Kearney is looking for new talents with a MINT background. Kearney is a management consulting firm with offices in more than 40 countries serving three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500.

Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Time: 14-16h
Location: GZMB building, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, seminar room 0.232 (ground floor)

For organizational reasons please write a short e-mail to career@gauss.uni-goettingen.de if you plan to attend.

About the speaker: Daniel studied Microbiology and Biochemistry at the University of Göttingen and graduated with a PhD about genome minimization in bacteria in May 2017. He joined Kearney as a consultant in 2018 where he is part of the global healthcare team serving clients in the pharmaceutical and med tech industry.

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.

2020/01/10
by Stefanie Klug
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Workshop: “A Career in Academia”, Feb 24-25, 2020

We are happy to announce our next GAUSS Career Service workshop in 2020: “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: Monday and Tuesday, Feb 24-25, 2020
Duration: 2 days (9:30-17:00h)
Location: GZMB, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, seminar room 0.232 (ground floor)
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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