PhD!..and what comes next?? One of the main questions for doctoral students in the late doctoral phase or early postdoctoral phase. With the help of this event last Wednesday in the auditorium of the MPI, the YSC Orga team offered the young scientific doctoral students a deeper insight into career and advanced education options within the field of biology. The expert Mrs. Heidemann from the Cologne training institute mibeg as well as a former doctoral student from ZMBE Dr. Agnes Musiol and consultant of the Career Service and the Graduate Center of the WWU were invited.
The small, career-specific panorama was well received by all those interested. Mrs. Heidemann from the mibeg Institute gave an impression of the world of clinical research and gave many new impulses for thought. Agnes Musiol, clinical study manager at Sacura GmbH and former PhD student at the ZMBE, who attended a seminar at the mibeg Institute after graduating, was also able to use her experience to help many people overcome uncertainty and open up new perspectives.
Dr. Jan Schmidt from the Graduate Center of the WWU showed, very interactively, the interested participants new methods to explore their own personality and values in order to then find the best profession for a self.
All in all, the second meeting of the Young Scientist Club was very well received and provided extensive perspectives for one's own professional career.
Responsible for the organization of the YSC: Sebastian Schloer and Denise Pajonczyk, Institute of Medical Biochemistry (ZMBE) and Janine Wilden, Institute of Virology (ZMBE) and Michelle Fennen and Vanessa Kracke, Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine (Department of Molecular Medicine).