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2019/12/02
by Stefanie Klug
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Workshop “Grant Writing”, 20 March 2020

We are happy to announce our next GAUSS Career Service workshop “Grant Writing” by Dr. John Dixon.

This workshop is intended for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers who are new to the process of applying for a scientific research grant. Ideally, participants should already be in the process of applying for a grant or planning to start writing within the next 3 months. Therefore it is crucial that they have an idea about the research topic and and possible funding bodies.

Dates: 20 March 2020
Duration: 1 day, 20 March 2020, 9-17h + individual feedback afterwards for 500 words abstract
Location: GZMB building, seminar room 0.232
Trainer: Dr John Dixon

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.

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2019/11/27
by Stefanie Klug
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Career Impulse Session (Dec 13, 2019) with Dr. Benjamin Wilhelm (Stonehaven Consulting): “From Science to Strategy Consulting”

We are happy to invite you to our next Career Impulse Session with Consultant Dr. Benjamin Wilhelm (Stonehaven Consulting): “From Science to Strategy Consulting”.

Ben is an Alumni of the Neuroscience Program and did his Master and PhD in the lab of Silvio Rizzoli investigating the molecular architecture of a pre-synaptic terminal. Following his graduation in 2013 he decided to leave Science and take an entire year off to explore the world with his backpack. Prior to the trip he had already secured a position with McKinsey to start as an Associate in their Hamburg Office upon his return. In 2017, after almost three years with McKinsey, he joined a Start-up Consulting company – Stonehaven Consulting – as a Partner and is enjoying his new role ever since. His talk will focus on his experiences during his time in Göttingen which ultimately allowed him to pursue a career as Strategy Consultant including a description of what that entails.

Date: Friday, Dec 13, 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.

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.

2019/11/13
by Stefanie Klug
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Workshop “Exploring the Unknown – The Company World”, 20-21 January 2020

We are happy to announce our next GAUSS Career Service workshop “Exploring the Unknown – The Company World” by Dr. Gaby Schilling.

This workshop is for postdoctoral scientist and late-stage PhD students who are currently applying or planning to apply for a position in industry. Getting to know different departments and their functions in a company and reflect about whether related jobs could be a good fit for your interests and profile are the goals of this workshop.

Dates: Monday and Tuesday, 20-21 January 2020
Duration: 1.5 days, Monday, 20 January 2020, 9:00-17:00h and Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 9:00-15:30h
Location: GZMB building, seminar room -1.105
Trainer: Dr. Gaby Schilling

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.

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2019/09/16
by Stefanie Klug
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Career Impulse Session (18 October 2019) with Dr Moritz Hermann (Thermo Fisher Scientific, Project Manager): “From handling research collaborations to managing industry projects”

We are happy to invite you to our next Career Impulse Session with Project Manager in Operational Excellence Dr. Moritz Hermann (Thermo Fisher Scientific): “From handling research collaborations to managing industry projects”.

Moritz will talk about how career sessions, (soft) skill courses and scientific collaborations during his PhD helped him to draft his own career path. He will offer insights about the diverse job profile of a Project Manager in Operational Excellence and on how a combination of scientific methodology, personal interests and attitude contributed to him being hired at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is a leading biotech company, with revenues of more than $24 billion and over 70.000 employees globally.

Date: Friday, 18 October 2019
Time: 14-16h
Location: ENI seminar room 0.055-0.056 ground floor, Griesebachstr. 5, 37077 Göttingen (please use the entrance from the lower parking area and not from the Griesebachstrasse)

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

About the speaker: Moritz studied Biology at the University of Göttingen. In February 2018 he concluded his PhD at the Institute for Multiple Sclerosis Research and Neuroimmunology of the University Medical Centre Göttingen. During a subsequent vocational training in project management, he joined Thermo Fisher Scientific first as an intern and later as Project Manager in Operational Excellence. He is part of a global team involved in projects revolving around process improvement, digitalisation and data analysis.

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.



2019/08/16
by Stefanie Klug
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Career Impulse Session (13 September 2019) with Dr Florian Hauer (Labforward, Co-Founder & CPO): “From Science to Start-up – founding a business as a researcher”

We are happy to invite you to our next Career Impulse Session titled “From Science to Start-up – founding a business as a researcher” with Dr. Florian Hauer, Co-Founder & CPO of Labforward.

Florian Hauer is an Alumnus of the Molecular Biology IMPRS and did his PhD in the lab of Holger Stark at the MPIbpc in 2009. After postdocs in the same lab and in the lab of Yoshinori Fujiyoshi, he started labfolder together with Simon Bungers, a fellow PhD student at the MPI-EM in 2012 with an EXIST fellowship. labfolder was incorporated in 2013, and has since then been growing to server more than 30,000 scientists from more than 160 paying organisations like for example the Max-Planck Society, The Charité, the NIH and many others. With the acquisition of cubuslab in 2019, labfolder became Labforward, an internationally leading company on laboratory digitization that helps laboratories and scientists to make more of their data.

Date: Friday, 13 September 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.

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.

2019/07/29
by Christin Schröter
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Workshop “Conflict Management”, 3 December 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.

Date: Wednesday, 3 December 2019
Duration: 1 day, 09:30-17:00h
Location: GZMB building, seminar room 0.232
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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2019/07/29
by Christin Schröter
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Workshop “Job Hunting and Application Skills”, 14-15 October 2019

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, 14-15 October 2019
Duration: 1.5 days, Monday, 14 October 2019,13-18h and Tuesday, 15 October2019, 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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