Career Steps for Postdocs in Academia & Industry

Career Steps for Postdocs in Academia & Industry

June 6th, 2019 at the MPI for Brain Research in Frankfurt

Date: June 6th, 2019, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Venue: Max-Planck Institut for Brain Research
Max-von-Laue-Straße 4, 60438 Frankfurt am Main

How to get to the MPI for Brain Research:

Registration is closed.


8:30-9:00 – Registration

Foyer, MPI for Brain Research

9:00-9:10 – Welcome Note

Maja Fricke, MPI for Brain Research,
Berrin Tezcan, General Administration MPS

9:15-10:00 – Opening Keynote

The Change-and-Win-DNA. How to shape successful und fulfilling transitions from science to other fields of your personal talent pool.
Dr. Bettina von Jagow, Former Professor & CEO, Coach, Consultant and Advisor in Science and Business

15min Break

10:30-12:00 – 1st Parallel Workshops

How to become a Professor at German Universities
PD Dr. rer. nat. Amir Madany Mamlouk, Institute for Neuro- and Bioinformatics, University of Lübeck

How to become an editor of a scientific magazine
Dr. Irem Bayindir-Buchhalter; Editor, Advanced journal family, Wiley-VCH

Which career suits me?
Dr. Sabine Englich;

Finding the right stories to tell to present yourself as a thought leader
Rhea Wessel; American freelance writer and story consultant

12:00-13:00 – Lunch

13:00-14.30 – 2nd Parallel Workshops

Planning an international career in Research
Prof. Leonie Ringrose, Dr. Marc Rehmsmeier
How to start your own lab
PD Dr. Daniel Mertens, Biochemist, German Cancer ResearchCenter (DKFZ) and University Ulm
From Science to Business – How to start your own company
Astrid Giegold, Max Planck Innovation
From Work-Life/Career-Family Balance to Patchworking Life: 9 principles to get it all under one roof
Prof. Dr. Daniela Elsner; Coaching mit CARE

14:30-15:30 – Coffee Break (Opportunities for personal interaction with the speakers)

15:30 -17:00 – 3rd Parallel Workshops

Training for Job Applications and Interviews for international career in Research
Prof. Leonie Ringrose, Dr. Marc Rehmsmeier
Fund your research: How to get your piece of the pie
Tobias Klose, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Finding Job Opportunities on the non-Academic Job Market
Yvonne Brockhaus, M.A. HR Interim Managerin - Trainerin - Karrierecoach
Career in science management
Prof. Michael Hölscher, ZWM – Zentrum für Wissenschaftsmanagement, Speyer

15min Break

17:15-18:00 – Diligence, Attitude, Strategy or Luck – is there a common key to a successful career?

Podium Discussion with MPS Alumni
Get introduced to our alumni who share their experience when transferring from academia to industry

18:00-21:00 – Evening Reception with Coaching Corners, Foyer

Wine and Cheese for Networking and Reflections with participants, alumni and guests
Special programme:
Meet the operational consulting agency “agap2” to inform about current job opportunities and get a free career fair training!
Interested to become an entrepreneur? Meet our alumni and experts at the Start-up Round Table.
“Elastic Thinking” – which skills suit best to start a career in industry? Meet-up with industry consultants and learn from their experience.

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