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PhD/Postdoc Career Center

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As an umbrella organization, the PhD/Postdoc Career Center at Osnabrück University brings together doctoral candidates and postdocs from all schools of Osnabrück University, linking the entire research-oriented training for doctoral candidates. The PhD/Postdoc Career Center provides training opportunities for all doctoral candidates and postdocs, specially tailored to their needs, as well as individual advancement to optimize their scientific work and to enable them to acquire labor market-related skills. ZePrOs-Flyer


“Academic language skills: Expanding English Grammar and Vocabulary for Professional Writing and Speaking”, April 10 to July 4, 2018

A good English language competence is essential for communicating well in international academic contexts. This course is, therefore, designed to help you develop, refresh, and/or expand your knowledge of English grammar, vocabulary, and usage. And, it offers a variety of opportunities to practice your English and apply this knowledge to typical academic writing and speaking situations.

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“Academic Writing, Module 1: Writing and Publishing a Research Paper”, April 26 and Mai 5, 2018

Writing professional academic texts such as papers, dissertations, reports, pro-posals, etc. is vital for any researcher pursuing a Ph.D. or a scientific career. Yet, it is also a complex and often overwhelming task that requires a range of specific skills. The three writing modules deal with these skills from different perspectives and can be attended as a complete series, in any order, or independently.

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“Professional Communication: Negotiating Roles and Relationships”, Mai 4, 2018

We all take on different roles in the course of our careers. We may change from being a team member to being the team leader, from having a position in academia to having one in industry or from being an employee to being an employer. This workshop offers you the opportunity to reflect about the ways in which you define your professional role and practice strategies with which you can refine this definition. We will also look at strategies you can use to communicate your role to your professional environment and ways in which you can negotiate roles, expectations and relationships – including ways to handle conflicts that may arise.

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"Career direct"

The “Career direct” program offered by the PhD/Postdoc Career Center provides bespoke support to young female researchers seeking to develop their careers.

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Networking activities

promos- Doctoral Students' Council

Doctoral students make up one of the largest groups of stakeholders at a university, but they often do not have a unified voice and rarely have the opportunity to connect to fellow students outside of their disciplinary boundaries. This is why the Doctoral Students' Council (promos) was set up to speak for all doctoral students of Osnabrück University, while also providing a platform for interdisciplinary exchange. In our work, we represent the doctoral students of Osnabrück University in university-wide committees and to outside interests. You can find more information - for example abour our "Promovierenden-Stammtisch" and our newsletter - at: www.promos.uni-osnabrueck.de. If you have any suggestions, ideas or want to join us and become active in the Doctoral Students' Council, send us an e-mail!

Contact: Viktoria Brendler, Christine Oeser, Tanja Kalmlage, Anna Katharina Romund

Postdoc-representatives at Osnabrueck University

The aim of the postdoc representatives in the Scientific Advisory Council of the PhD/ Postdoc Career Center (ZePrOs) is to ensure that the particular interests and needs of the second qualification phase will be adequately considered.
An informal regulars’ table, a mailing list with information about events around the Osnabrück University, as well as the study group “Postdocs at Osnabrück University” (Stud.IP) [>StudIP – Community – Study groups – Postdocs at Osnabrück University<] with information and discussion rounds on the improvement of the situation of young scientists, serve as an interdisciplinary exchange of information and networking among the postdocs of Osnabrück University.
We would be delighted about your participation!

Postdoc representatives at Osnabrück University:

Dr. Andrea Stahl

Dr. Ann-Kathrin Kößler

The PhD/Postdoc Career Center Environmental Group

The PhD/Postdoc Career Center Environmental Group is on the lookout for new members!

The Environmental Group is composed of young scholars from various disciplines. The group currently includes doctoral candidates from the areas of History, Geography, Political Science, Law, Biodidactics and Systems Science.