Registration: How to develop a sustainable career in research? (Workshop & personal consultation) - English/ on demand in German

Venue: FNO 01/135
Time: day 1: Workshop 9.30 - 17.00 h (incl. 1 h lunchbreak); day 2: Personal consultation for each participant (30 - 45 min per participant)
Trainer: Dr Thomas Koch
Language: English / on demand of participants in German
Participants: max. 12 persons


This programme provides strategic orientation and guidance for postdoctoral researchers (and doctoral researchers at the end of their PhD) preparing or considering to consolidate their research career. It combines a 1-day workshop with personal consultation sessions on the following day.


Course description

Taking an international perspective, the 1-day workshop addresses the particularities of conducting research in higher education institutions, explores essential research management skills to become an effective independent researcher and raises strategic issues in career development, such as geographic and thematic mobility. It aims to assess the current researcher position, to identify career goals and to develop a road map for how to achieve them. This will be supported by personal consultation sessions (30-45 min per participant) in which individual concerns and plans can be discussed.


By participating in the workshop and the consultation session you will be better equipped to

  • understand the broader context in which research at higher education institutions is conducted
  • identify the dimensions of your current position at your institution
  • appreciate what is important and essential both in your current and future roles
  • balance the roles and responsibilities expected of you
  • recognize your strengths and developmental needs
  • set realistic goals for career development and understand the importance of monitoring progress towards them
  • understand how your career strategy may be influenced by the broader higher education research environment
  • create a road map for your personal setting to navigate through critical situations


The workshop and the consultation sessions are designed to facilitate pivotal decision-making and to prepare for research independence. It also provides a valuable overview of central issues in research management.


Trainer: Dr Thomas Koch

Thomas Koch offers expert training and consultancy services in research management in the context of international higher education. In particular, he supports academic institutions in strategic research initiatives and provides training and guidance for early career researchers to realise their research ideas and career objectives. Holding a PhD in physical chemistry from the UK, he has more than ten years of experience as a researcher throughout Europe as well as twelve years of experience as a professional in research management and administration.


If you register as Postdoc please use THE REGISTRATION FORM at the end of the Postdoc page!

Date: 09.–10.03.2017
Sorry, the registration period for this event is over.

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