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.

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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.

ON DEMAND: Git Basics - For Beginner-Level Git Users (in person)

Date: To be agreed on if at least 5 people are interested. Write to yDiv@idiv.de if you would like to take this course.

Lecturer: Christian Krause

Location: iDiv Leipzig

Type of event: On demand workshop

Max. participants: 5-8 participants

Credit points: none


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Upcoming yDiv courses & events for postdocs

Research Data Management for biodiversity scientists (in person)

Date: 30 January, 1+3 February 2023 (Mon, Wed, Fri)

Lecturer: Anahita Kazem, Ludmilla Figueiredo, Yuanyuan Huang

Location: iDiv Leipzig, room Beehive

Type of event: Methods

Max. participants: 15 participants

Credit points: 1.5 CP

Teaching in Higher Education - Advanced Workshop (Online)

Date: 9-10 February 2023

Lecturer: Matthias Zach

Location: Online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 12 participants

 

Project Management (in person)

Date: 27-28 April 2023

Lecturer: Katrin Schickhoff

Location: Online on Zoom

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 12 participants

 

Teaching in Higher Education – Basic Workshop (in person)

Date: 15-16 June 2023

Lecturer: Matthias Zach

Location: iDiv Leipzig, room Beehive

Type of course: Transferable skills

Max. participants: 12 participants

 


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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.

Writing Sprints

Date: 10 February 2023/ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm   

Lecturer: Melinda Johnston

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 12

 

Data Science with R: Intermediate

Date: 10-11 February 2023/ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm   

Lecturer: Thomas Köntges

Location: online

Type of course: Method Course

Max. participants: 12

 

Finding a Job in Germany´s Industry

Date: 14, 21, 28 February 2023, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Lecturer: Heidi Störr

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: n.a.

 

Academic Writing in the Natural and Life Sciences: Towards Organization and Motivation

Date: 15-16 February 2023/ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm   

Lecturer: Andrea Sanchini

Location: Villa Tillmanns, Leipzig

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 16

 

Data Science with R: Advanced

Date: 24-25 February 2023/ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm   

Lecturer: Thomas Köntges

Location: online

Type of course: Method Course

Max. participants: 12

 

Introduction to Statistics and R

Date: 28 February - 3 March 2023/ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm   

Lecturer: Stephan Kambach, Christian Ristok

Location: Von-Seckendorff-Platz 1, Halle

Type of course: Method Course

Max. participants: 20

 

How to Write a Competitive DFG-Proposal

Date: 6 March 2023/ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm   

Lecturer: Barbara Weiner, Sindy Schug, Antje Nolting

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 16

 

Successful Negotiation According to the Harvard Strategy

Date: 7 March 2023

Lecturer: Angelina Topan

Location: KUBUS Hall 2, UFZ Leipzig

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: n.a.

 

Plan B – How to find your career outside academia

Date: 10 March 2023, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lecturer: Matthias Zach

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 13

 

Writing Sprints

Date: 10 March 2023/ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm   

Lecturer: Melinda Johnston

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 12

 

Using RMarkdown and RShiny to Publish Data-Driven Research

Date: 10 March 2023/ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm   

Lecturer: Thomas Köntges

Location: online

Type of course: Method Course

Max. participants: 12

 

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Partner institutions and their programmes


Contact

Ulrike Krumrey
Postdoctoral Programme Coordinator 

Room: A.00.19
Phone: +49 341 9733267
Email: ulrike.krumrey@idiv.de 

Johanna Müller
Administrative Assistant

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

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