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Workshop for postdocs: Planning and Optimizing Your Scientific Career

In cooperation with the Human Resource Development of the University of Bonn, the Hausdorff Center offers a workshop "Planning and Optimizing Your Scientific Career" for all postdocs as part of the Hausdorff School soft skills program.

When? May 7th, 2020, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where? "Alte Sternwarte", Poppelsdorfer Allee 47, 53115 Bonn, First floor, seminar room Lyra (1.009)

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Annette Kolb

Language: English

Number of participants: max. 12

⇒ Registration
Registration deadline: March 31th, 2020

Today, a scientific career is characterized by increasing complexity, long times of temporary contracts, rapid change and intense competition. Young scientists are increasingly confronted with raising demands for quality improvement and excellence in everyday scientific life. Strategic career planning and individual solutions can help meet these expectations and successfully pave the academic path or timely find an exit strategy.

Program of the workshop: 

  • A career in science:
       - What does it mean?
       - What is needed to succeed?
       - What do I have to offer?
       - The "typical academic career"
         (in the German system and selected foreign systems)
       - Career options for scientists outside academia
  • Strategic planning of my career

In addition, Daniel Huybrechts will contribute with some personal experiences as a senior expert and answer to questions. 

This one-day workshop is limited to 12 participants. First come, first served.

Following this workshop, the opportunity of individual consultancy through the trainer (certified system coach) is offered (1 hour / participant) on the next day (May 8th). In these sessions individual problem areas and solutions can be discussed.

This additional offer is limited to 7 participants (out of the 12 workshop participants). Same rule: First come, first served. 

If you request this individual consultancy, please provide an up-to-date academic CV including information on publication record, record of third party funding acquisition and teaching experience 3 weeks in advance. Specific questions or goals for the consulting session should be formulated.

About the trainer

Prof. Dr. Annette Kolb studied and received her doctorate in biology and is a certified systemic coach (DGfC). After a career of almost twenty years in science as research assistant, junior professor, professor and science coordinator in Bielefeld, Bochum, Mainz, Frankfurt a.M., Australia, Canada and Uganda, Ms. Kolb started her own business in 2014 as a consultant and trainer for academics.