Career Steps for Postdocs in Academia and Industry

Career Steps for Postdocs in Academia and Industry

Career Steps is the major annual Max-Planck Society's career event for postdoctoral researchers. In 2017 it is organised in joint cooperation by CECAD (Cologne Cluster of Excellence in Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-associated Diseases), the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne and the Administrative Headquarter of the Max Planck Society in Munich.

Date: 17 November 2017

The German Universities of Excellence and the German Research Institutes are excellent locations for young talented scientists to obtain scientific education. In the past years the public science system increased attention to provide next generation scientists with the necessary knowledge and mind-set to succeed in any occupational system they choose for their career: Public academia, private corporations or independent new businesses.

This event takes stock of the fact that the ambition to educate future principal academic investigators does not contradict the aim to properly prepare for an industry career in or outside the trained field or any other activity: Training in academia these days is strengthening the focus on transferable skills and a life-long-learning approach already applied in industry. The post-doc position in academia is more than ever an educational step towards human maturation, managerial competencies and open international mindsets.

CECAD as well as the Max Planck Society invite for a one-day event giving an overview about how to access the academic job market, non-academic career opportunities and training and coaching to improve individual orientation for successful future career steps.

Slots for participation in the workshops are limited!

The official language of the event is English.

Please register here:  https://indico.age.mpg.de/event/14


P R O G R A M M E

9:00 – 10:00 – Registration, Foyer on Max Planck Institute Biology of Ageing

https://indico.age.mpg.de/event/14

10:00 – 10:10 Welcome

Prof. Dr. Adam Antebi
Director, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing
MPI Lecture Hall

10:10 – 10:30 Opening Speeches

Dr. Jan Wilhelm Kornfeld,
Max-Planck Institute for Metabolic Research
Dr. Helge Lubenow,
Consultant at AGOS Consulting

10:45 - 12:15 Workshop session I

1.1. Happiness with kid(s) and career
Prof. Dr. Eleonore Soei-Winkels
University for applied sciences in Economy and Management – FOM Düsseldorf and
www.quereinstieg-wegbegleiter.de

1.2. Introduction into career planning?
PhD Sarah Blackford
Career consultant, Lancaster UK

1.3. Leadership in Science
PD Dr. ès.sc.habil Alexander Schiller
Trainer, coach Schiller & Mertens

1.3. Acquiring Business-Related Competencies
Barbara Hoffbauer
Trainer, coach of KEPOS

1.5. Translation
Dr. Christina Tidona
Managing Director, BioMed X GmbH Heidelberg

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch Break

Finger Food Buffet in Foyer and in Minerva’s Lounge

13:15 – 14:45 Workshop session II

2.1. Lecturer Positions in Germany
Prof. Dr. Marlene Haupt
Faculty Social Work, Health & Nursing; Hochschule Ravensburg Weingarten

2.2. Leadership in Science
PD Dr. ès.sc.habil Alexander Schiller
Schiller & Mertens

2.3. Training for Job applicants
Dr. Ralf Petri
Trainer, coach; MPI AGE

2.4. Entrepreneurship
Dr. Bernward Garthoff
Manager of the Regional Cluster, BIO.NRW Dusseldorf

2.5. Career Support in academic institutions (only for members of the Career Step Network)
Barbara Hoffbauer
Trainer, coach of KEPOS

14:45 - 15:15 Coffee Break

Coffee in Foyer and in Minerva’s Lounge

15:15 – 16:45 Workshop session III

3.1. Introduction into career planning?
PhD Sarah Blackford
Career consultant, Lancaster UK

3.2. Applying for Professorships (at German Universities)
Prof. Dr. Martin Henssler
Vice-Rector for Planning and Academic Staff University of Cologne

3.3. Job opportunities on the non-academic market
Dr. Gabi Schilling
Trainer, coach of KEPOS

3.4. Science Management
Dr. Brit Winnen
Centre Manager, StemCARE Institute of the University of Queensland

16:45 - 17:00 Coffee Break

Coffee in Foyer and in Minerva’s Lounge

17:00 – 18: 00 Roundtable

Diligence, Attitude, Strategy or Luck. Is there a common key to a successful career?
•    Linda Partridge, Director at the Max-Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing Cologne and the University College London
•    Prof. Magda Rosenmöller, MD, PHD, IESE Business School Barcelona
•    N.N.
•    N.N.

18:00 Evening Reception with Max Planck Alumni

Keynote Talk on Max Planck Alumni Relations
Speed Informing for Max Planck Alumni and Early Career Researchers
Informal Get together with drinks and snacks

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