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

10-11.09.2018 Good Scientific Practice

This 1,5-day workshop will look at the basics of responsible conduct and ethical principles in science, the responsibilities of scientists in the context of data management, research documentation, authorship and supervision, and offer an Introduction to the system of the Ombudspersons and to the local contact persons for counseling and support in case of conflict.
Trainer: Valentina Vasilov
Time: 10.09.2018 at 10:00-17:00 and 11.09.2018 at 10:00-14:00
Venue: Seminar Room 0.38, Ground Floor, Robert-Koch-Haus, Virchowstraße 179, Universitätsklinikum Essen
Language: English
Participants: 20
Registration: biome@uni-due.de

18.09.2018 Science or Suits - Why take the Academic Career Path?

Upon being bestowed with their hard-earned doctoral degree, many young researchers find themselves at a crossroads in their career: to stay in academia or head for the industry? The drawbacks and uncertainty of academic contract-hopping are all too well-known, but what are the advantages of being a university researcher? Are there any? How do people who have dedicated their lives to science view their own professional experience? Established scientists at different levels of academia have been invited to share their professional autobiographies with BIOME doctorates, explaining why this was the career option they chose, and still would be if they had to decide again. The discussion will include dealing with the pros and cons of a vocation in research, looking at anticipated new openings for scientists in certain medical fields, as well as harmonizing this job with a young family’s needs.
Invited Speakers: Sven Brandau, Katrin Becker-Flegler, Ulf Dittmer, Alexandra Gellhaus, Mirko Trilling
Time: 16:00-18:00
Venue: Seminar Room 0.38, Ground Floor, Robert-Koch-Haus, Virchowstraße 179, Universitätsklinikum Essen
Language: English
Registration: biome@uni-due.de

1-2.10.2018 GC+ Autumn Academy

Workshop Overview
Venue: Universität Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen, S06 S00 B29, Universitätsstraße 2, 45141 Essen

Registration

08-09.10.2018 Scientific Writing

Writing papers is a challenge for all young researchers, but particularly for non-native English speakers.  Moreover, clear, well-structured, concise scientific writing is essential to getting published, regardless of your previous experience or language fluency. This workshop is not only designed to help young scientists organize and get started with writing, such as finding out where to place information within the structure a scientific paper, but also how to present information to “sell” the research theme and results obtained in the best way possible.
Trainer: Dr. Avril Arthur-Goettig
Time: 09:00-17:00
Venue: 08.10.2018: LLZ, Raum 1.007 and 09.10.2018: Seminar Room Medical Microbiology (1.22), Virchowstraße 179, Universitätsklinikum Essen
Language: English
Participants: 12
Registration: Closed - workshop full
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11-12.10.2018 Scientific Writing

Writing papers is a challenge for all young researchers, but particularly for non-native English speakers.  Moreover, clear, well-structured, concise scientific writing is essential to getting published, regardless of your previous experience or language fluency. This workshop is not only designed to help young scientists organize and get started with writing, such as finding out where to place information within the structure a scientific paper, but also how to present information to “sell” the research theme and results obtained in the best way possible.
Trainer: Dr. Avril Arthur-Goettig
Time: 09:00-17:00
Venue: 11.10.2018: LLZ, Raum 0.007 and 12.10.2018: Seminar Room Medical Microbiology (1.22), Virchowstraße 179, Universitätsklinikum Essen
Language: English
Participants: 12
Registration: Closed - workshop full
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25.10.2018 KoWi-Event "Research in Europe" - Compact overview of funding opportunities

The all-day information and networking event "Research in Europe" addresses advanced Master’s students, doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and multipliers. It provides a compact overview of current research funding opportunities at national and European level. Various renowned research and funding organisations will present their programs and institutions on site and provide tips for successful applications and proposals. All speakers will be available for questions the whole day and thus cover the high demand for information on individual career planning in research.
Venue: Veranstaltungszentrum, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 Bochum

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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
Contact: mechthild.budde@uni-due.de
Programme

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.

Programme

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: sprachkurse@uni-due.de

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: 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.