BIOME - Soft Skills

Soft Skill Workshop Attendance Sheet

BIOME graduates have to attend at least one soft-skill workshop a year. M.D./Ph.D candidates are obliged to attend at least two soft-skill training sessions a year. Please download this attendance sheet to help you document your participation at the workshops:

Workshop Attendance Sheet

Ongoing Soft Skill Programmes - Details

The soft skill programme at the University of Duisburg-Essen is provided by the section "Werkstatt Wissenschaftskarriere".

Please note: This programme is currently being restructured. Further information will appear here once available.

Werkstatt Wissenschaftskarriere

22.09.2017 Assessment Center Training for Biomedical Professionals

Target audience: BIOME members
Host: UDE Career Service (ABZ)
Venue: Campus Duisburg/ABZ, Room SG 055
Time: 1-day workshop  
Trainer: Hesse/Schrader
Participants: max. 14 persons
Language: German
Requirements: When registering, please submit your CV, a letter of application for a job advertisement of your choice, including the original job ad.
Registration: (Put "AC-BIOME" in the subject line of your e-mail.)
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25.09.2017 Career Alternatives in the Biomedical Professions

Target audience: BIOME members
Host: BIOME and UDE Career Service (ABZ)
Venue: Universitätsklinikum Essen, Lehr- und Lernzentrum, Deichmann-Auditorium, Virchowstraße 163a, 45147 Essen
Time: 16:30-18:30  
Trainer: REAL Dienstleistungs GmbH
Language: German
Participants: Open
Registration: Link
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29.09.2017 Research Funding for Next-Generation Scientists

Information event for young post docs and late-phase PhDs.
Host: Prof. Dr. Sigrid Elsenbruch, Vice-Dean for Young Academics and Diversity, Medical Faculty
Venue: Lehr- und Lernzentrum der Medizinischen Fakultät, Virchowstr. 163a, 45147 Essen
Time: 12:30 - 15:30
Language: German
Registration and Contact:


27–28.11.2017 Leading International Work Groups or Teams: Leading People from Different Cultural Backgrounds

Target audience: Postdoctoral researchers and doctoral researchers at the end of their PhD
Host: RUB Research School
Venue: Ruhr University Bochum, Room t.b.a.
Time: 10.00 - ca. 17.30 h (with 1 h lunchbreak)
Trainer: Verena Piper
Language: English
Participants: max. 12 persons
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30.11–01.12.2017 Self Management for Postdocs

Target audience: Postdoctoral researchers and doctoral researchers at the end of their PhD
Host: RUB Research School
Venue: Ruhr University Bochum, Room FNO 01/171
Time: 09.00 - ca. 17.30 h (with 1 h lunchbreak)
Trainer: Mathias Hofmann
Language: German
Participants: max. 12 persons
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5 & 8.02.2018 BIOME Statistics Workshop

To meet young biomedical researchers' need to brush up on their understanding of statistical analysis, BIOME is happy to announce the launch of this compact crash course. Themes covered during the two-day module:
1. Principles of descriptive and inferential statistics
2. Definition of the p-value
3. Fisher’s significance testing and Neyman-Pearson null hypothesis testing
Target audience: All BIOME doctoral researchers
Venue: Universitätsklinikum Essen, Main Administrative Building, Lecture Hall, 2nd Floor (Hörsaal Verwaltung, 2. Etage)
Time: 16:00-18:30
Trainer: Andreas Stang, Zentrum für Klinische Epidemiologie, Essen
Language: English

15.03.2018 The Wide-Angled View of a Career in Science

Target audience: Postdoctoral researchers and doctoral researchers at the end of their PhD
Host: ScienceCareerNet Ruhr Karriereforum
Venue: TU Dortmund Campus
Language: German
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01-12.2018 DiMento for BIOME Doctorates

This collaboration project with UDE’s Career Service (ABZ) is aimed at all doctorates who wish to pursue a career in the German industry after their PhD. The one-year programme is open to both genders, with a focus on candidates with a diversity background.
Language: German (C1 or higher)
Venue:  Universitätscampus Duisburg
Registration deadline: 29.10.2017

2017 UKE's Training Programme

Seminars within the categories 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the further training programme at the Universitätsklinikum Essen are considered to be equivalent to other soft-skill workshops.

Programme 2017

Ongoing UDE's Career Service (ABZ)

Some of the wide-ranging workshops offered by UDE's Career Service may be of great interest and use to BIOME members.


Ongoing German for Guest Scientists/Visiting Researchers

German language courses at different levels are offered to guest scientists and visiting researchers by the University of Duisburg-Essen's Institute for Optional Studies.
Contact and Registration:

Current Programme

Ongoing German for International Medical Doctors

The Universitätsklinikum Essen is offering a German course tailored to meet the needs of local international medical doctors. 

Contact and registration:

Aspects covered in this language course include:

  • Conversations with patients
  • Medical German for doctors
  • Themes and contents considered relevant by the participants in their professional day-to-day lives.