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

1. Discipline-specific conceptual knowledge

Currently no courses listed.

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2. Research Skill Development

Individual statistical consultation

Date: tba

Individual statistical consultation: If you are facing statistical or bioinformatic problems you can always contact the Center for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (CBiBs) for individual consultation. Please write an E-Mail to CBiBs and ask for a consultation date. CEPLAS will cover the costs that might be charged.

Scientific Image Processing and Analysis

27/08/2020 - 27/08/2020

Participants: Doctoral researchers, postdocs and supervisors

Gentechnische Arbeiten in gentechnischen Anlagen

12/11/2020 - 13/11/2020

Participants: Doctoral Researchers and Postdocs

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3. Communication Skills

Get into Teaching

15/06/2020 - 16/06/2020

Participants: Doctoral Researchers and Postdocs

Further dates: 29/10/2020-30/10/2020

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

22/06/2020 - 23/06/2020

Participants: doctoral researchers and postdocs

Further dates: 07/09/2020-08/09/2020, 10/12/2020-11/12/2020

Discussing (in) Science - How to succeed in (interdisciplinary) discussions, debates and meetings

13/07/2020 - 14/07/2020

Participants: doctoral researchers and postdocs

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4. Professionalism

Success in Companies

03/09/2020 - 04/09/2020

Participants: Doctoral researchers and postdocs

Should I stay or should I go? Career paths in and outside of academia


Participants: Postdocs in the life and natural sciences

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5. Leadership and Management Skills

Leadership Skills

06/04/2020 - 07/04/2020

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

Further date: 01/10/2020-02/10/2020

Introduction to Project Management and Working in Teams

04/05/2020 - 05/05/2020

Participants: Doctoral researchers and postdocs

Project management for postdocs and supervisors

08/05/2020 - 19/06/2019

Participants: Postdocs

Day 2 on 15/05/2020

Leadership as a challenge: Leadership styles and professional communication

27/05/2020 - 28/05/2020

Participants: researchers and research managers of all research areas


Time Management - Get More done with Less Effort

02/11/2020 - 03/11/2020

Participants: Doctoral researchers and Postdocs

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6. Responsible Conduct of Research

Good Scientific Practice for (Post)Doctoral Researchers


Further dates: 24/08/2020, 05/10/2020

Good Scientific Practice for postdocs and supervisors


Participants: Postdocs of all research areas

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Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Forschungszentrum Jülich