Workshop Program 2020

In 2020 we will also offer further workshops including the online time and project management workshop "Fast Forward - The Ultimate Productivity System for Researcher" and a certified "GMP - Good Manufacturing Practice" course. The dates and detailed information for these workshops will follow soon.

Please click on the workshop titles in order to see the further details concerning dates, venue, registration, target groups and content.

  • Dates: Monday, 20 January 2020, 9-17h and Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 9-15:30h
  • Location: GZMB building, room -1.105, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, 37077 Göttingen (map)
  • Target Group: Postdoctoral scientist and late-stage PhD students who are currently applying or planning to apply for a position in industry
  • Trainer: Dr. Gaby Schilling
  • Workshop Category: Knowing the Job Market
  • Brief Description: The goal of this workshop is 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. PhD students and postdocs with a background in natural and life sciences are usually not educated in economic thinking and hence often don’t know how enterprises create values and what different departments contribute to the company’s economic success.
    For further information please check out our GAUSS Career Blog Post.
  • Registration: Email us including a short motivation statement why you would like to attend this workshop and register for our services (if you are not registered yet)

  • Dates: Monday and Tuesday, 24-25 February 2020, 9:30-17h
  • Location: GZMB building, room 0.232, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, 37077 Göttingen (map)
  • Target Group: Postdocs and late-stage PhD students considering to pursue a career in academia
  • Trainer: Dr. Neela Enke
  • Workshop Category: Knowing and Marketing Yourself
  • Brief Description: 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.
    For further information please check out our GAUSS Career Blog Post.
  • Registration: Email us including a short motivation statement why you would like to attend this workshop and register for our services (if you are not registered yet)

  • Dates: Wednesday and Thursday, 22-23 April 2020, 9-17h canceled
  • Location: GZMB building, room -1.105, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, 37077 Göttingen (map)
  • Target Group: Postdoctoral scientist who would like to improve their team and leadership skills
  • Trainer: Dr. Nicole Eulenburg
  • Workshop Category: Improving Your Personal and Professional Skills
  • Brief Description: 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.
    For further information please check out our GAUSS Career Blog Post.
  • Registration: Email us including a short motivation statement why you would like to attend this workshop and register for our services (if you are not registered yet)

  • Dates: Friday 15 May, 2020, 9-17h
  • online workshop
  • 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
  • Trainer: Barbara Hoffbauer
  • Workshop Category: Knowing and Marketing Yourself
  • Brief 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. The focus of the second part lies on job interviews and covers questions such as how to react upon the invitation, how to prepare for the interview, the interview itself and how to deal with it afterwards. After preparatory exercises the participants will practise giving examples of skills and abilities. They will be primed for specific situations when confronted with awkward questions or unexpected challenges and practise these in training sequences. This Online-Live-Workshop is highly interactive and combines various methods such as online presentations, video discussions and group exercises in the plenum and in break-out groups as well as individual offline exercises. In preparation of the workshop, the participants will receive assignments that can be edited on screen or printed prior to the workshop.
    For further information please check out our GAUSS Career Blog Post.
  • Registration: Email us including a short motivation statement why you would like to attend this workshop and register for our services (if you are not registered yet)

  • Dates: Tuesday, 16 June and Wednesday 24 June 2020, 9:00-12:45h
  • online workshop
  • Target Group: Postdoctoral scientist and late-stage PhD students
  • Trainer: Dr. Neela Enke
  • Workshop Category: Improving Your Personal and Professional Skills
  • Brief 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.
    For further information please check out our GAUSS Career Blog Post.
  • Registration: Email us including a short motivation statement why you would like to attend this workshop and register for our services (if you are not registered yet)

  • Dates: Monday, 6 July 2020 (09:00-11:30 and 14:00-17:00) and Tuesday, 7 July 2020 (09:00-11:30 / individual coaching 14:00-18:00)
  • online workshop
  • Target Group: Postdoctoral scientist and late-stage PhD students
  • Trainer: Dr. Matthias Merkelbach
  • Workshop Category: Knowing and Marketing Yourself
  • Brief Description: 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.
    For further information please check out our GAUSS Career Blog Post.
  • Registration: Email us including a short motivation statement why you would like to attend this workshop and register for our services (if you are not registered yet)

  • Dates: Thursday and Friday, July 16-17, 2020, 9:00-12:30h
  • online workshop
  • Target Group: Postdoctoral scientist and late-stage PhD students considering to apply for research funding within the next few months or already writing a grant application
  • Trainer: John Dixon
  • Workshop Category: Improving Your Personal and Professional Skills
  • Brief Description: 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. After the workshop, participants should have developed a rationale for their research: an argument that justifies the aims and importance of the study. They also should have understood the application process, who reviews applications and who makes the final decision. Furthermore, they should appreciate the characteristics of a good application and know what to avoid in it. Finally, they should have written an abstract for their intended research, understandable to an informed lay audience, and received feedback from the tutor. For further information please check out our GAUSS Career Blog Post.
  • Registration: Email us including a short motivation statement why you would like to attend this workshop and register for our services (if you are not registered yet) This workshop was postponed from March 2020. It is fully booked, but you still might be lucky via waiting list.

  • Dates: Monday and Tuesday OR Wednesday, 7-9 September 2020, 2 modules á 4 hours: Monday, 7 September 2020, 9-13h (module I) and either Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 9-13h or Wednesday, 9 September 9-13 h (module II)
  • Location: GZMB building, room 0.232, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, 37077 Göttingen (map)
  • Target Group: Postdoctoral scientist and late-stage PhD students
  • Trainer: Dr. Silke Oehrlein-Karpi
  • Workshop Category: Knowing and Marketing Yourself
  • Brief Description: Scientists often follow their vocation with enthusiasm and a high degree of intrinsic motivation. Who chooses an academic career, must be able to complete an increasingly complex package of tasks after the doctorate at the latest, juggling research, teaching, acquisition of third-party funds, participation in congresses, publishing, committee work, self-marketing & networking, etc. There is not necessarily an awareness of the responsibility, which the role as a leader brings with it. Often there is also a lack of role models for the orientation in relation to the personal leadership role or to one's own leadership self-understanding.
    More information will follow soon!
  • Registration: Email us including a short motivation statement why you would like to attend this workshop and register for our services (if you are not registered yet)

  • Dates: Friday, 23 October 2020, 9-17h
  • Location: MPS (Max-Planck Insitute for Solar System Research), seminar room "Gemini", Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 3, 37077 Göttingen (map)
  • Target Group: Postdoctoral scientist and late-stage PhD students considering to apply for research funding within the next few months or already writing a grant application
  • Trainer: John Dixon
  • Workshop Category: Improving Your Personal and Professional Skills
  • Brief Description: More information will follow soon!
  • Registration: Email us including a short motivation statement why you would like to attend this workshop and register for our services (if you are not registered yet)

  • Dates: Monday, 2 November 2020, 12-17h and Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 9-17h
  • Location: GZMB building, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, 37077 Göttingen
    Monday in room 0.232 (map) and Tuesday in room 0.233 (map)
  • 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
  • Trainer: Dr. Gaby Schilling
  • Workshop Category: Knowing and Marketing Yourself
  • Brief Description: The workshop deals with how to write a professional application. Participants will learn about the requirements regarding form and content of CVs and the respective differences between academia and industry. They will reflect about how to convey their strengths and motivation in response to a job advertisement, but also how to approach speculative applications. Moreover, participants will train their self-presentation skills in the job hunting process, including self-presentation on career fairs, conferences and in interviews. The workshop will include various training sessions partly accompanied by video recording for a follow-up analysis.
    More information will follow soon!
  • Registration: Email us including a short motivation statement why you would like to attend this workshop and register for our services (if you are not registered yet)

  • Dates: Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 9:30-17h
  • Location: GZMB building, room 0.232, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, 37077 Göttingen (map)
  • Target Group: Postdoctoral scientist and late-stage PhD students
  • Trainer: Dr. Neela Enke
  • Workshop Category: Improving Your Personal and Professional Skills
  • Brief 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.
    More information will follow soon!
  • Registration: Email us including a short motivation statement why you would like to attend this workshop and register for our services (if you are not registered yet)

  • Dates: Thursday and Friday, 10-11 December 2020, 9-17h
  • Location: GZMB building, room 0.232, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, 37077 Göttingen (map)
  • Target Group: Postdoctoral scientist with at least one year postdoc experience pursuing an academic career and in the long term a professorship
  • Trainer: Dr. Anja Frohnen
  • Workshop Category: Knwoing the Job Market
  • Brief Description: Planning for a career in academia. What will help me and ultimately make me successful on the path towards professorship at a university? What is essential and what can be left aside? For potential candidates for a university professorship, the factors which are going to help them achieve their goal are still largely unclear during the postdoc phase. Day one of the workshop is spent with the whole group, while day two is all about individual coaching. You will begin by addressing self-monitoring requirements and taking a detailed look at qualifications and skills maps. The different profiles and contexts of postdoc candidates will then be examined to identify the next steps leading all the way up to the appointment process.
    More information will follow soon!
  • Registration: Email us including a short motivation statement why you would like to attend this workshop and register for our services (if you are not registered yet)