Besides our regular Scientific BBQ, we organized the workshop "How to build your own lab" by Philipp Gramlich and Alexander Schiller from NaturalScience.Careers and the 2nd Career Day with speakers from outside academia.
Workshop “How to build your own lab” by NaturalScience.Careers
In the workshop “How to build your own lab” by NaturalScience.Careers with Philipp Gramlich and Alexander Schiller attendees had the opportunity to learn how to structure a group, how to become a good leader, for yourself and your team and how to attract funding. In an interactive environment different strategies to successfully set up a lab were discussed and we hope that attendees got new ideas and motivation in how to succeed in an academic setting.
2nd Career Day
At our 2nd Career Day we had the opportunity to meet experienced professionals from different areas -mostly related to life sciences background. The aim was to get insights into leadership development, new or evolving technologies, scientific publishing and to facilitate the creation of patents and collaborations with industry. That two thirds of our invited speakers were women provided particular inspiration to our female postdocs for successful career development. In the roundtable session, attendees had the opportunity to have an in depth discussion with speakers.
We hope that the 2nd Career Day had a positive impact on the scientific and professional development of students and Postdocs at the MPIterMic.