Soft Skill Workshop Attendance Sheet

Candidates at the Faculty of Biology (Dr. rer. nat.) have to attend a minimum of 3 workshops in 3 years. Candidates at the Faculty of Medicine should attend a minimum of 2 workshops during the BIOME year.

Workshops organised by BIOME have an attendance list which should be signed and then the participation is noted in the BIOME data bank. Attendance at non-BIOME workshops can be noted on and countersigned by the trainer on the Workshop Attendance Sheet which can be downloaded below or can be proved by the submission of a certificate issued by the hosting organisation.

The soft skill requirement is waivered for ELAN candidates (who receive similar training in modules 1, 3 and 4 of the ELAN programme). Similarly, participation in the intensive one-year DiMento programme fulfils the BIOME soft skill requirement entirely. Nevertheless, these members are welcome to register for any workshops of interest they may wish to attend.

Soft Skill Workshop Attendance Sheet

Ruhr University Collaborations

Soft Skill Programmes - Overview

Ongoing Graduate Center Plus

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

Ongoing Research Academy Ruhr

The Research Academy Ruhr pools and develops qualification and support offers for advanced master students, doctoral researchers and postdoctoral researchers within the University Alliance Ruhr.

Research Academy Ruhr

Ongoing RUB Research School

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

Current Workshops of Interest

Selected Choice

04-05.03.2024BIOME Scientific Writing Workshop

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 two-day 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.
Host: BIOME
Trainer: Dr. Avril Arthur-Goettig
Language: English
Time: 09:00-17:00 (both days)
Venues: 21.08.2023: Universitätsklinikum Essen, LLZ, "Kleingruppe 1", 1st Floor (workshop 1, both days)
Participants: 12
Registration link: Delia.Cosgrove@uk-essen.de

Further details

07-08.03.2024BIOME Scientific Writing Workshop

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 two-day 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.
Host: BIOME
Trainer: Dr. Avril Arthur-Goettig
Language: English
Time: 09:00-17:00 (both days)
Venue: Universitätsklinikum Essen
07.03.2024: 09:00-11:00: LLZ, Room "Kleingruppe 2", 1st Floor, then 11:00-17:00: MFZ, Room 0.005  (1st day)
08.03.2024: 09:00-17:00: LLZ, "Kleingruppe 1", Ground Floor (2nd day)
Participants: 12
Registration link: Delia.Cosgrove@uk-essen.de

Further details

Programme 2024(Home) Training Days

Within the (Home) Training Days series, GC Plus offers compact online workshops for doctoral researchers of all disciplines at the UDE. These workshops allow you to further develop your personal and academic skills either through face-to-face coaching or remotely.
Host: GCPlus
Venue: Varies between in-person or online training
Language: English or German (as indicated by the workshops' titles)
Registration: Via GCPlus website. Begins three weeks before the workshop date and runs for seven days.

Date Time (Home) Training Days Workshop  
26.02.2024 09:00–15:30

Presenting for doctoral candidates (In person)

 
More information and registration

19-21.03.2024RAR Frühjahrsakademie 2024

Save the date! Are you thinking about doing a doctorate or are you at the beginning of your PhD? In info sessions, you will learn how doctorates usually work and whether a doctorate is the right thing for you. Short workshops will support you in the starting phase. All workshops will be held in German.
Host: Research Academy Ruhr (RAR)
Venue: Online
Registration: Via RAR website
Registration deadline: 08.03.2024

Frühjahrsakademie workshop details and registration

2024Applications and Entering the Job Market - Workshop Series

UDE's Career Service is offering valuable and useful workshops around the topics of application and entering the job market this winter semester.
Target audience: Academic leavers
Host: UDE Career Service (ABZ)
Venue: Online
Language: Mostly German
Contact: abz.seminar@uni-due.de
Workshop overview and registration

05-07.03.2024DKTK/BIOME Snakemake Tutorial

Learn how to do modern reproducible data science with Snakemake. The Snakemake workflow management system is a tool to create reproducible and scalable data analyses. Workflows are described via a human readable, Python based language. They can be seamlessly scaled to server, cluster, grid and cloud environments, without the need to modify the workflow definition. Snakemake workflows can entail a description of required software, which will be automatically deployed to any execution environment. Finally, Snakemake can be used to automatically generate rich interactive visual reports that contain results together data provenance information. These reports can be easily shared with collaborators (e.g. via email) and only require a web browser for viewing. With over 800k downloads on Bioconda and on average more than 10 new citations per week in 2022, Snakemake is a widely used and accepted standard for reproducible data science that has powered numerous high impact publications.
Target audience: DKTK and BIOME members
Host: DKTK
Venue: Universitätsklinikum Essen, Audimax
Trainers: David Lähnemann (DKTK) and Johannes Köster (BIOME)
Language: English
Registration deadline: 28.02.2024 (Registration for individual days is possible)

Programme:  

05.03.2024
09:00-16:00

Introduction to the linux command line (everybody) and setup of DKFZ compute cluster access (DKTK members).

06.03.2024
09:00-17:00

Snakemake tutorial (basic usage in the morning, advanced usage in the afternoon)

07.03.2024

09:00-16:00
Snakemake hackathon: use or create Snakemake analysis workflows
Requirements: Basic programming experience (any language)
A laptop with any operating system (excercises can be conducted in a web browser)
More information and registration

2024Consultation and Individual Coaching

Host: Graduate Center Plus

Do you need advice or would you like to exchange with other early career researchers? Join our "Open GC Plus Online Consultation", always Wednesdays from 10.00 to 11.00 a.m. via ZOOM. You will receive access to the ZOOM meeting room by e-mail to gcplus@uni-due.de. Please include a brief description of your questions in the e-mail. 

Our "Coaching Hour" offers you an additional opportunity to enter into a confidential dialogue on individual concerns. Further information on this offer can be found here. We offer this format by telephone or online by prior appointment. Please contact Valentina Vasilov for appointments: valentina.vasilov@uni-due.de, 0201 183 3176.

OngoingYoung Entrepreneurs in Science

The aim of this programme is to open up new career and development perspectives for highly qualified scientists during or shortly after their doctorate. Through design, thinking, and interdisciplinary teamwork, the participants are encouraged to discover their existing skills and potential. Personal contact with founders and intrapreneurs from innovation-oriented companies also enables a practical examination of the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurial thinking doesn't start with the business plan. The approach is rather playful: "How much start-up is in your doctoral thesis?"

Format: Online workshops

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Further Recommended Training Programmes

01-12.2024 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: 11.11.2023
Contact: mechthild.budde@uni-due.de

DiMento

2024 UKE's Training Programme

Seminars within the categories 1, 3, 4 and 5 (specifically management and communication skills) of the further training programme at the Universitätsklinikum Essen are considered to be equivalent to other soft-skill workshops.

Programme 2024

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. For regular feeds about these workshops, please subscribe to the Career Service's mailing list!

ABZ Programme

Ongoing Recommended Online Tutorials

Survival Language Courses

Ongoing German for Guest Scientists/Visiting Researchers

German language (Deutsch als Fremdsprache) 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

IOS Language Courses

Ongoing German for International Medical Doctors

The Universitätsklinikum Essen offers a German course tailored to meet the needs of local international medical doctors. 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.
Contact and Registration

Ongoing University-Level English

The UDE PE programme provides university employees with the opportunity of attending English language courses to apply and improve their existing English language skills. The aim here is to acquire the foreign language at a higher level. The three levels of the individual courses (A2 to C1) correlate to those of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Contact: claudia.hobe@uni-due.de or fortbildungsteam@uni-due.de

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