Kick-off meeting – Our goals for 2023

This is a guest post by our spokeswomen Dr. Marta Fereira Gomes (DRFZ) and Dr. Mine Altinli (BNITM). Friday the 13th does not have to be a day of bad luck. For the Steering Committee of the Leibniz PostDoc Network, it was a day to start something new! On the 13th of January, the SteeringContinue reading “Kick-off meeting – Our goals for 2023”

Report of the first Leibniz PostDoc Survey is now online

This post was written by Dr. Daniela Fiedler and Dr. Thomas Lösch, coordinators of the Working Group “WG1 PostDoc Survey”. Leibniz PostDoc Network members and followers of our Blog or on Twitter might be aware that we’ve been double-jobbing for the last few months (how appropriate for PostDocs…). Firstly, we have been preparing for andContinue reading “Report of the first Leibniz PostDoc Survey is now online”

6th Annual Meeting of the Leibniz PostDoc Network

This is a guest post by our newly elected spokeswomen Dr. Marta Fereira Gomes (DRFZ) and Dr. Mine Altinli (BNITM). Our Leibniz Postdoc Network had its 6th Annual Meeting on 16th and 17th of November achieving a record participation. After a short introduction by our spokesperson Marta Ferreira-Gomes (DRFZ), the first day started with Dr.Continue reading “6th Annual Meeting of the Leibniz PostDoc Network”

The second Leibniz PostDoc Survey is open for participation

This post was written by Dr. Daniela Fiedler and Dr. Thomas Lösch, coordinators of the Working Group “WG1 PostDoc Survey”. Participants of the Leibniz PostDoc Network and followers of our Blog or on Twitter might be aware that the working group “WG1 PostDoc Survey” is busy double-jobbing: Firstly, we are close to finalizing the “ReportContinue reading “The second Leibniz PostDoc Survey is open for participation”

New call for interview partners from the Leibniz Postdoc Network: the pleasure (and pain) of interdisciplinary collaboration

Currently, humankind faces a series of immense societal challenges that will shape life on our planet for generations to come. Recent developments reaffirm our conviction that these challenges cannot be addressed without a strong contribution from science. To put it more precisely: interdisciplinary, evidence-based scientific approaches that tackle these enormous challenges from multiple angles areContinue reading “New call for interview partners from the Leibniz Postdoc Network: the pleasure (and pain) of interdisciplinary collaboration”

An update from the communication group

It’s been a while since we published the last interview in our COVID-19 interview series. We always had planned to publish a short recap post after the series is terminated and – better late than never – here it is! In addition we will also give a short outlook about what is going to happenContinue reading “An update from the communication group”

Blog series #10: The intricacies of anthropological field work during a pandemic

Dr. Rapti Siriwardane-de Zoysa is a postdoc at ZMT – Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research. As an anthropologist and geographer, she investigates how coastal cities in Southeast Asia adapt for the future in a warming world. During the first half of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Siriwardane-de Zoysa reflects on changing transregional partnerships, while movingContinue reading “Blog series #10: The intricacies of anthropological field work during a pandemic”

Blog series #8: How does a pandemic lockdown affect light pollution?

Dr. Andreas Jechow is a postdoc at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB). With a background in optical physics he is investigating the environmental impacts of artificial light at night in a young and highly interdisciplinary research field. Name / Institute: Andreas Jechow IGB – Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries,Continue reading “Blog series #8: How does a pandemic lockdown affect light pollution?”

Blog series #7: Investigating the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on higher education across borders

Dr. Jana Kleibert is a postdoc and junior group leader at the Leibniz-Institute for Research on Society and Space – IRS and does research on transnational higher education. In the seventh part of our blog interview series, she explains how offshore campuses of European universities have fared during the pandemic. Name / Institute: Jana KleibertContinue reading “Blog series #7: Investigating the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on higher education across borders”

Blog series #5: How COVID-19 affects sustainable transformation

Dr. Prajal Pradhan is a postdoc at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). He is working on food systems and urban transformation in response to climate change. Name / Institute: Dr. Prajal Pradhan PIK – Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Leibniz Section E Research topics: Food systems & Sustainability Bioeconomy & CitiesContinue reading “Blog series #5: How COVID-19 affects sustainable transformation”