Helpful answers for postdocs at the Karriereforum
The well-attended 18th Karriereforum on 14 March 2019 at the TU Dortmund University offered postdoctoral researchers from the UA Ruhr universities an informative program.
At the start, Prof. Gabriele Sadowski, Prorector Research at the TU Dortmund University, welcomed the 60 participants. The author and trainer Mirjam Müller then offered an overview of the requirements for a scientific career with her "academic career portfolio". For the participants, this also served as the basis for an analysis to determine their own position: Where am I currently and how do I actively shape the next career steps?
Afterwards, an individual day program began for everyone, which consisted of a total of twelve topic rounds and 21 individual consultations on various career paths and aspects within and beyond academia. Experts reported on career opportunities in non-university research institutions or in science management. Topics such as science communication or dual careers also came to the fore. Information from the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers on appointment procedures rounded off the program.
The next Karriereforum on 24 September 2019 will deal with the topic "How to gain international research experience – strategy and funding".
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© Martina Hengesbach, TU Dortmund University