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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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.