Courses

Workshops offered at all four CEPLAS partner institutions are open to CEPLAS doctoral and postdoctoral researchers (subject to space availability). For a complete list of courses available at CEPLAS partner institutions, please check the official websites (e.g. iGRAD, HeRAGSfBS, AMC, UoC Postdoc Career Program). Please see as well our course archive, as several of the courses will be offered annually. 

Below are examples of upcoming courses. These are allocated to core competencies expected  of graduate researchers and postdocs, based on definitions from the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA). You are encouraged to learn more about the core competencies  and explore related resources. 

Courses are divided into the following categories:

1. Discipline-specific conceptual knowledge

Currently no courses listed.

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2. Research Skill Development

Wissenschaftliche Bildverarbeitung und Analyse (in German)

03/04/2024 - 05/04/2024 Research Skill Development

Participants: Doctoral researchers

Scientific Image Processing and Analysis

10/04/2024 - 12/04/2024 Research Skill Development

Participants: Doctoral researchers

Gentechnische Arbeiten in gentechnischen Anlagen

25/04/2024 - 26/04/2024 Research Skill Development

Participants: Doctoral Researchers and Postdocs

Further dates: 17-18/11/2024

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3. Communication Skills

First Audition? How to apply for professorship

28/02/2024 - 29/02/2024 Communication Skills

Participants: Postdocs and group leaders

Storytelling in Academia

29/02/2024 Communication Skills

Online

Participants: All researchers

Writing Papers and Theses in the Life Sciences

07/03/2024 - 08/03/2022 Communication Skills

Participants: Doctoral researchers

Further dates: 09-10/09/2024

Interdisciplinary Communication and Collaboration

14/03/2024 - 28/03/2024 Communication Skills

Participants: Doctoral researchers and postdocs

3 half days online workshop

Negotiation Training

21/03/2024 - 22/03/2024 Communication Skills

Participants: Doctoral researchers and postdocs

Digital e-learning platform for postdocs

Date: tba Communication Skills

JUNO opens the possibiliy to get a 3 month licence to use the digital e-learning platform of their partner TwentyOneSkills, which provides a wide…

Preparing for Potential Conflicts

04/04/2024 - 05/04/2024 Communication Skills

Participants: Doctoral researchers and postdocs

Brush up Your English – Effective Presentations

12/04/2024 Communication Skills

10 online sessions

Registration deadline is 25/02/24!

Brush up Your English – Effective Writing

12/04/2024 Communication Skills

10 online sessions

Registration deadline is 25/02/24!

Brush up Your English – Developing fluency

12/04/2024 Communication Skills

10 online sessions

Registration deadline is 25/02/24!

Basics of Science Communications

22/04/2024 Communication Skills

This workshop is part of the CEPLAS SCIENCE COMMUNICATION module

Participants: CEPLAS doctoral researchers and postdocs

Basics of Science Communications

The seminar serves to raise awareness in science communication. Participants learn about the interplay between research and the media. They learn the essential aspects of good communication based on basic concepts and identify reasons why science communication is important.

  • Communicating professionally – Basics of science communication
  • Evolution of science communication: Communication change – from sending messages to dialogue
  • From target groups and media – Striking the right note
  • The core message – Talking about your topic and being understood
  • Trust in science – Important factors for more trustworthiness


SCHEDULE →

The workshop lasts one day and takes place from 9am to 5pm at HHU in Düsseldorf. The number of participants is limited to 12. The participants will receive a certificate when passing the whole module. 

FOR WHOM →

The workshop is targeted to CEPLAS early career scientists. Everyone is welcome to join the workshop, and no previous knowledge is required.

MEET THE TRAINER →

Dr. Tobias Maier is a science communication professional with a PhD in biochemistry and a ten-year track record in academic research. He joined NaWik in 2015 and is the head for seminars and training. Tobias has extensive experience in giving workshops and seminars for scientists, both on site and online.


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Presenting (in) Science - How to own the stage on (international) conferences

23/04/2024 - 24/04/2024 Communication Skills

Participants: doctoral researchers and postdocs

Further dates: 24-25/06/2024, 19-20/09/2024, 5-6/12/2024

Science Communication – the Basics

15/05/2024 Communication Skills

Participants: Doctoral Researchers and Postdocs

Get into Teaching

03/06/2024 - 04/06/2024 Communication Skills

Participants: Doctoral researchers who are interested in university level teaching or will start teaching at a university

Further dates:…

Apply successfully, for academics with non-academic job ambitions

Date: tba Communication Skills

Participants: Postdocs

Next workshop in fall 2024

Language courses: German and English

Date: tba Communication Skills

New German Level A1.1, A1.2 and A2 courses start on a regular basis. The hours per week depend on the course level.

English Level B1 (1,5 hours per…

Please follow this link to get more information about language courses offered by the Junior Scientist and International Researcher Center (JUNO).

Four courses offered by the Department German as a Foreign Language at HHU please follow this link.

JUNO Language Tandem Program

Date: tba Communication Skills

Improve your language skills without any pressure by chatting with native speakers on a Language Tandem!

German Language Courses

Date: tba Communication Skills

Participants: International doctoral students, postdocs, professors and guest researchers from all disciplines

weekly courses with 3 different…

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4. Professionalism

Prospects: Online Talk Series on DFG Funding Opportunities for Research Careers

10/01/2024 - 09/12/2024 Professionalism

Participants: Early career researchers

Mental Clarity and Decision-Making for Academics

26/02/2024 - 27/02/2024 Professionalism

Participants: Postdocs

2 x 3 hours

Starting a career in the non-academic sector

04/03/2024 - 05/03/2024 Professionalism

Participants: Doctoral Researchers and Postdocs

Taking the next steps: a career toolkit for researchers at the beginning of their postdoc phase

05/03/2024 - 06/03/2024 Professionalism

Participants: Early postdocs

2 days workshop + 1 follow up day

Good to Know: Online info series for international researchers

14/03/2024 - 11/04/2024 Professionalism

Participants: Researchers of all research areas

Upcoming sessions:

14/03/2024 The German Social Security System

11/04/2024 Rights of residence for…

Emmy Noether Programme

20/03/2024 Professionalism

Participants: Early career researchers

Part of an Info Talk Series on DFG Funding Opportunities for Research Careers

Further dates: 24/09/2024 (in…

Digital e-learning platform for postdocs

Date: tba Communication Skills

JUNO opens the possibiliy to get a 3 month licence to use the digital e-learning platform of their partner TwentyOneSkills, which provides a wide…

Navigating the German and European research funding landscape

09/04/2024 Professionalism

Participants: Postdocs of all research areas

How to Become a Professor in Germany

17/04/2024 Professionalism

Online, 9 am - 2:30 pm

Participants: postdoctoral researchers

AMC Career Compass: Impulse session series

24/04/2024 - 30/10/2024 Professionalism

Participants: Postdocs

1,5 hour online sessions

April 24: how to find my next career step, what to expect from job portals and social media

June…

Career Planning in Business - How to shape your future

02/05/2024 - 03/05/2024 Professionalism

Participants: Doctoral Researchers and Postdocs

Further dates: 04-05/11/2024

Professor wanted! Planning and optimizing your academic career

28/05/2024 - 29/05/2024 Professionalism

Participants: Postdocs, research group leaders, junior-/tenure-track-professors

Start your career in the private sector

28/05/2024 - 29/05/2024 Professionalism

Participants: postdocs of all research areas

2 half days online workshop

Agile Methods Sprint

07/06/2024 Professionalism

Participants: postdocs

DFG-Förderangebote für wissenschaftliche Karrieren (in German)

07/06/2024 Professionalism

Participants: Early career researchers

Part of an Info Talk Series on DFG Funding Opportunities for Research Careers

Further dates: 09/12/2024

Career Perspectives after Ph.D. in Natural and Life Sciences

26/09/2024 Professionalism

Participants: Doctoral Researchers and Postdocs

Find a job in Germany's Industry

14/10/2024 - 22/10/2024 Professionalism

Participants: Doctoral Researchers and Postdocs

4 day workshop

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5. Leadership and Management Skills

Leadership Skills for doctoral researchers

26/02/2024 - 27/02/2024 Leadership and Management Skills

Participants: Doctoral researchers (after 2nd year) and postdocs

Further dates: 21-22/10/2024

Taking the next steps: a career toolkit for researchers at the beginning of their postdoc phase

05/03/2024 - 06/03/2024 Professionalism

Participants: Early postdocs

2 days workshop + 1 follow up day

Time Management - Get More done with Less Effort

11/03/2024 - 12/03/2024 Leadership and Management Skills

Participants: Doctoral researchers and Postdocs

Further dates: 14-15/10/2024

Interdisciplinary Communication and Collaboration

14/03/2024 - 28/03/2024 Communication Skills

Participants: Doctoral researchers and postdocs

3 half days online workshop

Learning and Encouragement through Feedback

20/03/2024 Leadership and Management Skills

Participants: postdocs

Digital e-learning platform for postdocs

Date: tba Communication Skills

JUNO opens the possibiliy to get a 3 month licence to use the digital e-learning platform of their partner TwentyOneSkills, which provides a wide…

Navigating the ‚shark tank‘ - power games and micropolitical competence in academia

02/05/2024 Leadership and Management Skills

Participants: experienced postdocs, research group leaders, junior-/tenure-track-professors

Self-Leadership under permanent pressure to perform

06/06/2024 Leadership and Management Skills

Participants: researchers of all research areas

Intermediate Leadership

06/06/2024 Leadership and Management Skills

Participants: postdocs, research group leaders, junior-/tenure-track-professors

Introduction to Project Management and Working in Teams

01/07/2024 - 02/07/2024 Leadership and Management Skills

Participants: Doctoral researchers and postdocs

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6. Responsible Conduct of Research

Good Scientific Practice for (Post)Doctoral Researchers

19/02/2024 Responsible Conduct of Research

Participants: (post)doctoral researchers

Further dates: 11-12/04/2024 (online), 19/08/2024 (on-site), 14-15/11/2024 (online)

Good Scientific Practice for CEPLAS (Post)Doctoral Researchers 2024

04/03/2024 Responsible Conduct of Research

full day on-site workshop at HHU (9:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Instructor: Dr. Christian Dumpitak, iGRAD, HHU Düsseldorf

This seminar, which is organised by iGRAD for CEPLAS doctoral researchers and postdocs, is a fundamental introduction to the principles for safeguarding good scientific practice as proposed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). It focuses on the perspectives of (post)doctoral researchers by introducing and discussing the following topics:

  •     Introduction to and definitions of Good Scientific Practice
  •     Potential areas of conflict in research
  •     Dishonest scientific practice, behaviour and possible consequences
  •     Data preparation and documentation
  •     Publishing, publications and scientific collaborations
  •     Supervision and organisational culture
  •     Strategies to prevent and to deal with potential problems and conflicts

To register for the course, please write an Email to Juliane.

 

Good Scientific Practice for postdocs and supervisors

12/03/2024 Responsible Conduct of Research

Participants: Postdocs of all research areas; 10 am - 5 pm

Further dates: 02/07/2024

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