Courses & events

yDiv seeks to qualify its postdoctoral researchers with an excellent training programme, tailored to their specific needs. It also creates opportunities for integration and networking.

yDiv courses for postdocs

yDiv postdoc courses focus on five main categories, which are preeminent for your postdoc career.

Each category includes relevant transferable skills courses, which will help you develop your research and competency profile in order to achieve your desired career goals in- or outside academia.

You are free to choose the ones that interest or benefit you most. The courses are an excellent opportunity to get to know other postdocs at iDiv and within the iDiv consortium.

LEAD
Training of leadership and supervision skills, project management

COMMUNICATE
Training of communication skills

TEACH
Training of basic and advanced teaching skills and didactic methods

WRITE
Training of advanced grant writing, publications

KNOW
Training of professional expertise


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Q&A sessions for postdocs

Q&A sessions are a series of short informative talks on topics like the academic career system, alternative career paths, career and family or the German working law. It’s a perfect opportunity for you to ask your questions on topics with regard to your postdoc work environment.


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Upcoming yDiv courses & events for postdocs

Active Bystander (Online)

Date: 7 July, 2-3 pm

Providers: Active Bystander Training Company

Location: Online on Zoom

Type of event: Training session

Max. participants: 40 participants                      

 

 

Data Vizualisation in R (in person)

Date: 8-9 September 2022

Lecturer: Cédric Scherer

Location: iDiv Leipzig, room Beehive

Type of course: Methods

Max. participants: 20 participants

Credit points: 1 CP

Introduction to scientific programming and tidyverse (in person)

Date: 22-23 September 2022

Lecturers: Benoit Gauzens, Emilio Berti

Location: iDiv Leipzig, room Beehive

Type of event: Workshop

Max. participants: 20 participants

Credit points: 1

Postdoc Retreat

Date: 6-7 October 2022

Lecturer: tba

Location: Konrad-Martin-Haus, Bad Kösen

Type of course: Transferable skills

Max. participants: 15 participants

yDiv event series: Managing Conflict (Online)

Date: 13 October 2022

Lecturer: Desiree Dickerson

Location: Online via Zoom

Type of event: Workshop

Max. participants: 25 participants

Credit points: n.a.

Mechanistic spatially-explicit eco-evolutionary biodiversity modelling (in person)

Date: 14-18 November 2022, 9 am - 5 pm

Lecturers: Oskar Hagen, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Alexander Skeels

Location: iDiv Leipzig, room Beehive

Type of course: Methods course

Max. participants: 15 participants

Credit points: 2.5

Introduction to Bayesian Statistics in R (in person)

Date: 24-27 October 2022

Lecturer: Benjamin Rosenbaum

Location: iDiv Leipzig, room Beehive

Type of course: Methods

Max. participants: 15

Credit points: 2 CP

Practical Creative Problem Solving – How to generate more and better ideas in less time (in person)

Date: 16 January 2023

Lecturer: Marin Zec

Location: iDiv Leipzig, Beehive

Type of event: Transferrable Skills

Max. participants: 8-20 participants

Credit points: 0.5


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Upcoming Course offers by our partners

As a member of the iDiv postdoc programme, you have access to the courses of the graduate academies at the universities and our cooperation partners. Please find a list of partners below.

How to write a competitive ERC Grant

Date: 13 July 2022/ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm   

Lecturer: Christiane Klein, Gerhard Fuchs

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 10

 

Bringing Research to the Public: Science Communication

Date: 24 October 2022/ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm   

Lecturer: Rebecca Winkels

Location: UFZ Leipzig

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: n/a

 

Patents, trademarks, and inventions – a glimpse into intellectual property rights

Date: 17 November 2022/ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm   

Lecturer: n/a

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: n/a

 

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Partner institutions and their programmes


Contact

Dr Melanie Eulitz
Postdoctoral Programme Coordinator 

Room: A.00.19
Phone: +49 341 9733267
Email: melanie.eulitz@idiv.de 

Johanna Müller
Administrative Assistant

Room: A.00.19
Phone: +49 341 9733126
Email: johanna.mueller@idiv.de

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