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

26.03.2019 and 02.04.2019 BIOME Statistics Workshop

To meet young biomedical researchers' need to brush up on their understanding of statistical analysis, BIOME is happy to announce the relaunch of this compact crash course being offered by Prof. Stang. Themes covered during the two-day module include:
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)
Dates and Times: 26.03.2019 at 16:00 - 18:30 and 02.04.2019 at 16:30 – 19:00
Trainer: Andreas Stang, Zentrum für Klinische Epidemiologie, Essen
Language: English

28.03.-18.07.2019 Publication Days

Workshop Topics:
28.03.2019: Open Science for Beginners
11.04.2019: The Impact Story
09.05.2019: The Publication Market and I
23.05.2019: Being on the Safe Side

06.06.2019: WWW as an Information Source
04.07.2019: Publishing your Thesis
18.07.2019: Managing Information Efficiently

Target audience: All doctoral students
Host: Graduate Center Plus
Venue: Varies between Campus Essen and Duisburg
Language: German
Participants: Open
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28-29.03.2019 Presenting (in) Science: How to own the stage

Various factors have an influence on the success and impact of your scientific presentation. Next to excellent scientific work and knowledge in the field, additional aspects such as verbal and non-verbal aspects, the structure of your objectives and your talk in general as well as interdisciplinary and intercultural aspects play an important role. Short consecutive trainings and simulations will actively train your individual presentation skills. Therefore, each participant is kindly asked to bring a presentation (e.g. power point/poster) of her/his scientific research project to the workshop.
Trainers: Knut and Regina Hannemann
Language: English
Length: Two-day intensive workshop
Venue:  Universitätsklinikum Essen, LLZ, Raum Kleingruppe 1, 2nd Floor (+ Raum Kleingruppe 2, 2nd Floor on 29.03.2019)
Participants: 12

01-12.2019 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: 04.11.2018

2019 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 2019

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.