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News 07/24 // Dept BCP Summer Party / IntroR WS / Workshops / Info Event Professur / Info on WissZeitVG / DFG Info Talk / MSCA Master Class / BUA Electron Microscopy

Jul 05, 2024



The department's summer party // July 11, 2024, 3:30pm


Employees and students of the Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy are cordially invited to the summer party with the award ceremony for the teaching awards and a short lecture from our newly appointed professor Nina Huittinen.

The detailed program and more information can be found here.


Looking forward to meeting you!



Online Workshop “Introduction to data analysis with R” // October 7 – 8 + 14 – 15, 2024


Course offer by the Graduate Center: This workshop offers an introduction to data analysis with R.

The workshop's main goal is to equip you with essential R skills for analyzing your own research data, covering data processing and visualization.


Who is the course for? Doctoral researchers registered at the BCP department, Postdoctoral researchers at the BCP department

When?                             7 October, 8 October, 14 October, 15 October, 2024, 9 am – 4 pm

Where?                            Webex Online Course (Please note that a video camera and a microphone are necessary for this course.)

Registration:                   Will follow in the next newsletter in September. For now, save the date!



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


International Networking Event for Postdocs – Unlock your global potential!

July 8th, 2024, BBAW, Jägerstr. 22-23, 10117 Berlin

Join us in celebrating Berlin's reputation as a premier destination for international early career researchers. During the event, you'll have the opportunity to hear from our Keynote Speaker, Christian Kobsda, Head of the Berlin Office at Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, who will share valuable insights and expertise on international scientific collaboration. Engage in networking sessions with peers and discover how building international connections can enhance your career journey. Focused on networking, internationalization, and project creation, our workshop is specifically designed to equip you with practical skills and strategies for success!

Register here!


"Navigating the shark tank". Power games and micropolitical competence in academia

July 8th, 9th & 10th, 2024, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, online

Are you navigating the ‚shark tank‘, just trying to survive, do you feel like a ‚shark‘ yourself, or are you actually placed in a peaceful ‚goldfish pond‘? Concerning social interactions, research environ­ments may vary a great deal! This workshop series provides you important knowledge to grasp manifestations of the everyday uses of power in organiza­tions and the „games“ played in your own environment – and perhaps to navigate in more successful ways ....

Register here 


Decision Making: Conditions – Tools – Opportunities

July 11th/12th 2024, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, online

Intuitively, you probably know more about yourself and others than you are aware of. Intuition can guide your decision making – but how to reconcile it with more analytic decision-making approaches? This course invites you to deliberately and critically explore your intuition, test new decision-making tools and share your experiences with other course participants.

Register here


Mit Diversity-Kompetenzen durch den Postdoc-Arbeitsalltag: Vielfalt sehen, schätzen und stärken

15. Juli 2024, 09:30 - 16:30 Uhr, Fraunhoferstraße 33-36, 10587 Berlin, Raum: FH 1005

Ohne Diversity-Management geht es fast nicht mehr in der Arbeitswelt. Wer in oder mit einem divers aufgestellten Team zusammenarbeiten möchte, muss Vielfalt sehen, schätzen und stärken. Das braucht diversätitsorientiertes Fachwissen und Kompetenzen – dieses Basistraining schafft eine solide Grundlage!




Infoveranstaltung "Perspektive Professur" (in German) by Berliner Hochschule für Technik // 10. Juli 2024


Sie interessieren sich für den Karriereweg einer Professur? Der Wissenschaftsstandort Berlin begeistert Sie, aber Sie wissen nicht genau, was eine Professur an einer  Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (HAW) ausmacht? Mit der extern zugänglichen Veranstaltungsreihe „Perspektive Professur“ bietet die BHT regelmäßig stattfindende Infoveranstaltungen zum Karriereweg Professur an der Hochschule an. Die erste Ausgabe findet am 10. Juli 2024 von 16:00-18:00 Uhr als Onlineveranstaltung (über Zoom) statt.

Egal ob sie gerade promovieren oder sich bereits auf eine Professor*innen-Stelle beworben haben. Ob Sie als Lehrbeauftrage*r, Nachwuchswissenschaftler*in oder Promovend*in oder Mitarbeiter*in der in der freien Wirtschaft arbeiten – alle Interessierten sind herzlich willkommen!



The German “Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz” in a nutshell


The Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz” (WissZeitVG ) - German Academic Fixed-Term Contract Act - has undergone another reform in 2024. This is a quick and dirty summary of what you need to know about the changes offered by the German Scholars Organization:




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:

29/08/2024, 4 – 5:30 p.m. CET, DFG Funding Opportunities for Postdocs


More info here.



MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships Master Class 2024 // 18 & 19 July, 2024 // Application deadline: 15 July, 2024


You want to apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship with Freie Universität Berlin, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin or Technische Universität Berlin this year?

You are already in touch with one of our professors who is willing to become your supervisor?

You completed your PhD/doctorate less than 8 years ago?

You did not live or work in Germany for more than 12 months during the 3 years prior to call deadline 11 September 2024 (MSCA-PF mobility rule)?

Then we cordially invite you to this year’s virtual MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships Master Class in order to prepare your proposal.


DATE: Thursday 18th and Friday 19th July 2024 – 9.30 am to 13:00 pm/11:40 am

LOCATION: Online, per WebEx

AIM: The workshop provides an in-depth understanding of the PF evaluation criteria, review process, and the proposal structure. Presentations and an exercise focus on how to write a competitive proposal, thereby including the research and the training parts of the application.

CAPACITY: The number of participants is limited to 40, i.e. max. 10 participants per institution.

CONDITIONS: (1) An excellent research idea accepted by a supervisor from one of the Berlin universities or Charité. (2) The candidate fulfils the formal requirements for PF, i.e. complies with the MSCA-PF mobility rule, has a completed PhD/doctorate1, and max. 8 years full-time research experience after first PhD/doctorate – both at the time of the call deadline on September 11, 2024.

REGISTRATION: The supervisor registers his/her candidate at the Research Support or EU Office of the respective institution via email by July 15, 2024 at latest. Places are allocated according to the principle first come – first served. Your registration status will be confirmed until July 16, 2024 including an invitation link to the master class.





Electron microscopy research infrastructure across all BUA institutions // July 16, 2024


Information event: 16 July 2024

The Alliance Center Electron Microscopy (ACEM) offers scientists from the BUA partners access to electron microscopy research infrastructure across all institutions. A new website provides information on all of the Center's activities. On July 16, 2024, scientists can find out about the ACEM's services for the first time in a new series of events.

More information: Alliance Center Electron Microscopy