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
Soft Skill Programmes - Details
The soft skill programme at the University of Duisburg-Essen is provided by the Graduate Center Plus. For regular feeds about soft skill courses, please subscribe to the GC Plus mailing list!
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
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
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
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
Length: Two-day intensive workshop
Venue: Universitätsklinikum Essen, LLZ, Raum Kleingruppe 1, 2nd Floor (+ Raum Kleingruppe 2, 2nd Floor on 29.03.2019)
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
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.
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.
Recommended Online Tutorials
The following online courses have been recommended by fellow BIOME members:
Writing in the Sciences
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: www.uk-essen.de/bildungsakademie
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.