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 Graduate Center Plus.

Graduate Center Plus

Further courses of interest may also be found in collaboration with the Ruhr University Bochum. To register for RUB workshops, please contact Dr. Ursula Justus.

RUB Research School

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

12-14.03.2018 Spring Academy

Target audience: Doctoral researchers at the start of their PhD
Host: Graduate Center Plus
Venue: Universität Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen, Building S06(S)
Language: German
Registration deadline: 01.03.2018

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15.03.2018 Academic Careers from Multiple Perspectives

Target audience: Postdoctoral researchers and doctoral researchers at the end of their PhD
Host: ScienceCareerNet Ruhr Karriereforum
Venue: Erich-Brost-Haus, Otto-Hahn-Straße 2, 44227 Dortmund
Language: German
Registration fee: € 30
Registration deadline: 04.02.2018
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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

2018 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 2018

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.