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


8:30-9:00 – Registration

Foyer, MPI for Brain Research

9:00-9:10 – Welcome Note

Maja Fricke, MPI for Brain Research

9:15-10:00 – Opening Keynote

(Lecture hall 2U01, approx. 30 min)

Prof. Dr. Bettina von Jagow, My Finance Coach Stiftung GmbH

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;

Presenting 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
Finding Job Opportunities on the non-Academic Job Market
Yvonne Brockhaus, M.A. HR Interim Managerin - Trainerin - Karrierecoach
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
From Science to Business – How to start your own company
Astrid Giegold, Max Planck Innovation
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?

Career Talk

18:00-21:00 – Evening Reception, Foyer

Wine and Cheese for Networking and Reflections

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