Welcome Package for PostDocs now available!

This post was written by Dr. Katarzyna Hnida-Gut and Dr. Lisa Belkacemi, coordinators of the Working Group Working conditions and Mental Health. We are happy to share with you the Welcome Package For PostDocs! Do you feel a little bit confused or overwhelmed as a PostDoc in Germany? Do you need help with navigating intoContinue reading “Welcome Package for PostDocs now available!”

Who are the editors behind the Leibniz PostDoc interview series?

This blog post is the first part of our second interview series starting in fall 2022. In case you missed it you can find a short overview about the 2021 interview series and links to each individual interview in this recap post from May 2022 . After the topical focus on COVID-19 in 2021 weContinue reading “Who are the editors behind the Leibniz PostDoc interview series?”

Report from the Networking Meeting 2022 “Media for Scientists”

Facilitating networking is one of the most important topics of the Leibniz PostDoc Network. Since our annual general meeting has been held online for two years, we have organized a Network Meeting – Media for Scientists on June 22 and 23 in Frankfurt am Main hosted by the Senckenberg Museum. First things first: We wouldContinue reading “Report from the Networking Meeting 2022 “Media for Scientists””

Networking Meeting 2022: Interview with Marta Ferreira-Gomes

The Leibniz PostDoc Network is organizing a Networking Meeting. This year’s topic will be “Media for Scientists”. We have asked Marta Ferreira-Gomes what postdocs can expect from this meeting and why she thinks media competence is important for a scientist’s career. Marta, thanks for being available for this interview. You are one of the spokespersonsContinue reading “Networking Meeting 2022: Interview with Marta Ferreira-Gomes”

Blog series #12: Multiple burdens: rheumatic diseases during a pandemic

Dr. Martin Schäfer is a postdoc at DRFZ – German Rheumatism Research Center and works in the field of epidemiology. In the twelfth part of our blog interview series, he describes factors associated with severe COVID courses specifically for patients who have rheumatic diseases. Name / Institute:Dr. Martin SchäferDRFZ – German Rheumatism Research Center, BerlinLeibnizContinue reading “Blog series #12: Multiple burdens: rheumatic diseases during a pandemic”

Tell about your research – the 2021 Science Communication Day of the Leibiz PostDoc Network

In 2013, the Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government famously said that “Science is not finished until it’s communicated”. Professor Sir Mark Walport A track in science communication is increasingly important at every stage of a researcher’s career, from PostDoc to professor, especially when it comes to job evaluations and appointments. Therefore, a fullContinue reading “Tell about your research – the 2021 Science Communication Day of the Leibiz PostDoc Network”

Blog series #11: International cooperation in the time of pandemic

Dr. Scarlett Sett is a postdoc at DMSZ – German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH and works in the area of science policy. In the eleventh part of our blog interview series, she gives us insight into her work at the interface between science and policy and what can be aligned there toContinue reading “Blog series #11: International cooperation in the time of pandemic”

Blog series #9: Stress resilience during the pandemic

Dr. Sarah Ayash is a postdoc at Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research – LIR and investigates stress resilience. In part nine of our blog interview series, she explains how we can positively influence our own resilience. Name / Institute:Dr. Sarah AyashLIR – Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research, MainzArea: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of ResilienceLeibniz SectionContinue reading “Blog series #9: Stress resilience during the pandemic”

Panel Discussion “Sustainable Research” held by the Working Group Sustainability

One of the major guiding goals of the Working Group Sustainability of the Leibniz PhD and PostDoc Networks is to create a sustainable community within and outside of the Leibniz Association. In order to start a discussion, the WG held a panel discussion entitled Sustainable Research – What can WE do and where do WEContinue reading “Panel Discussion “Sustainable Research” held by the Working Group Sustainability”

Blog series #6: Health and wellbeing of university students during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Heide Busse is a postdoc at Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiologie – BIPS and does research on complex public health interventions for health promotion. In a recent study, she looked at changes in health risk behaviors among university students. In the sixth part of our blog interview series, she explains what universitiesContinue reading “Blog series #6: Health and wellbeing of university students during the COVID-19 pandemic”