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News 06/24 // Research Integrity / Job Shadowing / Serious Transfer Game / Workshops / GBM Postdoc Info Event / DFG Info Talk / Nachhaltigkeit in DFG-Anträgen / Info Event HAW-Professur / Campus Run / Postdoc Day 2024

Jun 04, 2024



Research Integrity at FU Berlin and the Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy


Good scientific/research practice lays down rules for conduct in academia that relate to research ethics, leadership roles and collaboration, the handling of one's own and others' data, and much more.

Besides the Freie Universität’s new Statute for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice / GWP-Satzung; (here the non-binding English translation), there are a number of services and contacts that you can turn to with your questions, doubts or if you suspect a misconduct:


The Coordination Office for Research Integrity has been established to oversee the implementation of the Statute for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice and to act as a point of contact for all members of Freie Universität Berlin seeking advice on good research practice.


The Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy offers help and advice through two recently elected ombudspersons:

Sophie Armitage, PhD and  Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Matthias F. Melzig

You can find more information here: https://www.bcp.fu-berlin.de/en/forschung/gute-wissenschaftliche-praxis/index.html


Dr. Alette Winter and Simone Schlender from the Coordination Office of the Graduate Center are also available as first points of contact. You can find our contact details here: https://www.bcp.fu-berlin.de/en/graduiertenzentrum/kontakt/koord-ma/index.html



BUA Postdoc Academy Job Shadowing Program – Register now for the next round!


This is a great chance to gain some valuable insights while accompanying leading personalities in their everyday work. As a "shadow", you will gain realistic insights into attractive job profiles and career paths in science management and the science-related environment for 1 week. Interested?

Registration is open until June 10, 2024.



Gender, Diversity & Career Development day // July 1, 2024


The next ‘Gender, Diversity & Career Development day’ is coming up!

Monday, 1.07.2024 | 9 AM – 4.30 PM

FU Berlin | SupraFAB | Altensteinstr. 23a | 14195 Berlin


You are warmly invited!

This time it's about career planning and career paths for natural scientists.

How much planning does a career in science require? Which aspects are most relevant: topic, publications, third-party funding, networking, choice of mentors, personal life goals? What strategies can help me plan my next career steps in- and outside of academia?

Experienced scientists will share their thoughts and in addition to coaching workshops, there will also be a workshop on how to find more confidence and ease in your body even in times of stress and uncertainty.

For further information please see the attached flyer!

Please register as soon as possible with mention of the chosen workshops (gender-diversityCRC1449@bcp.fu-berlin.de contact: Dr. Sarah Huch).



The Serious Transfer Game - an interactive board game // June 17, 2024


Explore the fascinating realm of technology transfer with our brand new Serious Transfer Game, developed exclusively for the BUA Postdoc Academy!

In this interactive game, you'll delve into the complexities of deriving value from research outcomes. Through collaborative discussions within diverse teams, you'll confront real-world challenges and devise practical solutions, all in a supportive environment. There's no need to bring your own project – our imaginary case sets the stage for exploration and learning.


More information and registration here: https://www.tu.berlin/entrepreneurship/transfer-support/qualifizierung/serious-transfer-game



Workshops at BUA Postdoc School, Humboldt Graduate School & ZEWK TU Berlin


Gremienkompetenz – ein karriererelevanter Faktor für Postdocs

13. Juni 2024, 9:30 - 17:00 Uhr, ZEWK TU Berlin, Fraunhoferstraße 33-36, 10587 Berlin, Raum: FH 1004

Das Engagement in der Akademischen Selbstverwaltung und die Mitwirkung in internen Gremien oder auch in externen organisationsübergreifenden Gremien der eigenen Scientific Community sind Beispiele für die vielen Arbeitsfelder von (Nachwuchs-) Wissenschaftler:innen. Im Workshop werden aktuelle, neue oder künftig avisierte Rollen und Funktionen in einem Gremium in den Mittelpunkt gestellt. Die Teilnehmer:innen können ihr eigenes Verständnis und die Aneignung dieser Rolle zum Beispiel im Hinblick auf die Anforderungen, Herausforderungen, Gestaltungsspielräume und Grenzen reflektieren.



Individual Career Counselling

Open to Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs within the Berlin University Alliance

Trainer: Dr. Regina von Schmeling

Date: 25.06.2024

Target Group: Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs

Format: online orIn-Person at Humboldt Graduate School

Language: English/Deutsch


Was kommt nach der Promotion? – Peer Mentoring

Offen für alle Promovierenden und Postdocs der Berlin University Alliance  

Trainer: Dr. Regina von Schmeling

Date: 26.06.2024 + 17.07.2024; 10:00–13:00

Zielgruppe: Doctoral Candidates andPostdocs

Format: Präsenz in der Humboldt Graduate School

Sprache: Deutsch


Academic Choices – Achieving Success in Academia

Open to all Postdocs within the Berlin University Alliance

Trainer: Dr. Regina von Schmeling

Date: 02.07.2024

Target Group: Postdocs

Format: In-Person at Humboldt Graduate School

Language: English


Non Academic Choices - Mastering the Transition
Wednesday 3rd July 2024 from 10 am to 4 pm
Venue: Humboldt Graduate School
Target Group: Postdocs
Costs: Free of charge for post-docs of Berlin University Alliance

Register here

Make Contacts that Count: Live, Virtual and Online Networking and Personal Branding
Date: July 18 from 09 am to 5 pm and July 19 from 09 am to 12
Venue: online
Target Group: Postdocs
Costs: Free of charge for post-docs of Berlin University Alliance
Register here


GBM Berlin PostDoc Information Event // June 12, 2024


You are a PostDoc in Berlin eager to network and develop your career path in science in Germany? The GBM, the Society for Biochemists and Molecular Biologists in Germany, can support you in your scientific endeavors!
To hear more about what the GBM can offer you, join our online information event on June 12th at 14:00 with GBM President Prof. Dr. Volker Haucke.

More information and Zoom link can be found here.



DFG Prospects: Online Info Talks on DFG Funding Opportunities for Research Careers


Germany’s largest independent research funding organization offers funding opportunities for all career stages between doctorate and professorship. Join the online talk and get to know the DFG and its funding portfolio for postdocs. DFG offers an overview of all funding instruments for the time after your doctorate.


Upcoming talk in the Prospects Series:

07/06/2024, 2 – 3:30 p.m. CET, DFG-Förderangebote für die wissenschaftliche Karriere


More info here.



Online Brown Bag Lunch zu ökologischen Nachhaltigkeitsaspekten in DFG-Anträgen // June 20, 2024


Ab September 2024 soll in DFG-Anträgen auch auf ökologische Nachhaltigkeitsaspekte in Bezug auf den Forschungsprozess eingegangen werden. Dies betrifft Reisetätigkeit, Experimente/Feldversuche/Umfragen, Rechenleistungen, Gerätebeschaffung/-betrieb/-nutzung.

Wir möchten alle Wissenschaftler*innen der FU Berlin dabei unterstützen und laden herzlich zum Online-Brown Bag Lunch ein.

Insbesondere wenn Sie in der nächsten Zeit einen DFG-Antrag planen, ist diese Info-Veranstaltung für Sie passend.

Ziele der Veranstaltung:

  • Vorstellung der zentralen Aspekte anhand des DFG-Leitfragenkatalogs
  • Austausch zu Beispielen, die bereits an der FU im Rahmen von Forschungsprojekten gelebt werden, wie auch zu neuen Ideen, die für alle Beteiligten interessant sein könnten.

Weitere Infos und Webex-Link



Infoveranstaltung | Karriereziel HAW-Professur // June 20, 2024


Infoveranstaltung „Karriereziel HAW-Professur“ der Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten

Datum: 20. Juni 2024. 16:00-18:15 Uhr

Format: Online

Programm und Teilnahmeinformationen: https://www.rwu.de/news-medien/termine/2024-06-20/infoveranstaltung-karriereziel-haw-professur



FU Berlin Campus Run and summer festival // June 27


Look forward to the Campus Run on 27.06.2024! "Same route - new surprises" is our motto.

Get ready for a special day, packed with great sporting moments and the big summer festival taking place at the same time, with new live bands and join-in activities.


Registration is open until June 20!


Information (in German): https://blogs.fu-berlin.de/sommerfest/



Save the date: Berlin Postdoc Day 2024 // Nov 7 – 8, 2024


The Berlin PostDoc Day 2024 (#PDD24) is an annual event organized by a team of Berlin-based PostDocs with heterogenous affiliations (MDC, FMP, FHI, Charité, and BAM). This year, the event will be held on November 7th and 8th as part of the Berlin Science Week and it is open to all PostDocs and last-year PhD students working on all disciplines in the Berlin area. It will be held in person.


More information: https://www.mdc-berlin.de/postdoc-day