Extra-curricular activities

JGU and its partners offer a variety of courses that support young researchers to further develop their transferable skill set. Those courses are meant as an additional qualification during the scientific qualification of young researchers.

Only courses in English are listed. Workshops in german can be found on the German MPA website.
Presentation on the Virtual Stage - Online Workshop with Julie Stearns

This online seminar provides participants the opportunity to improve their presentation skills particularly for the virtual audience. All women in physics are welcome as well as non-binary persons.

Datum 02.02.2023, 9am - 4pm
Veranstalter IJCP

Further Information: please register at prisma@uni-mainz.de or s.wortmann@uni-mainz.de by January 6th at the latest.

Good Scientific Practice – Protecting Scientific Integrity

The major objective of this course is to know and understand the basic rules and values of the responsible conduct of research, according to local, national and international regulations and guidelines.

Datum Part 1: 13.02.2023, 9:30am - 4:15pm and Part 2: 14.02.2023, 9:30am - 4:15pm, Online-Platform Zoom
Veranstalter The General Postgraduate Program

Further information and registration

Applied Project Management

Successfully managing a PhD-project is a demanding task that involves more skills than “just” writing or carrying out experiments. It is a project in the sense that it often involves several stakeholders (e.g. fellow PhD-students, professors, technicians), it has a beginning and an end, and the outcome is a unique product. It therefore demands the application of basic project management methods. These methods are not only key to successfully managing research projects but also vital to any other complex project. In this online-course participants will get familiar with basic methods of project management. They will solidify the learned methods by applying them to their own PhD-projects. Hence, this course will help participants to get a grip on their PhD-project.

Datum 4 sessions (16. + 17.02., 23.02., 02.03.2023)
Veranstalter The General Postgraduate Program

Further information and registration

Presentation Skills

This module helps students to improve their personal online presentation skills. This session is a combination of a lecture followed by a practical part with exercises, which turn the acquired knowledge into personal experience.

Datum 06. + 07.03.2023 (1st day: 9am - 12pm, 1pm - 4pm; 2nd day: 9am - 12pm
Veranstalter Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB)

Registration via MPA. Please note the registration deadline of the course (7 February 2023)

Think before you write

Find out about the most important rule of communication (any communication).
Learn about how readers find and read your work, so that you can write better for your intended audience.
Get some interesting insights into cognitive psychology that are highly relevant for writing good scientific English.
Learn how to structure your writing for maximum effect.
Submit a short piece of writing, and benefit from group feedback and editorial input in real time.
Find out how editorial works, how to avoid common pitfalls (typical reasons for rejection), and how to react to rejection letters.
Understand the journal world better, and improve your ability to choose an appropriate journal in which to publish (and to avoid "predatory" journals!).

Datum 14. + 15.03.2023, 9am - 3pm
Veranstalter Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB)

Registration via MPA. Please note the registration deadline of the course (14 February 2023)

Scientific Publishing: Editor, Referee & Author Responsibilities

This event offers the opportunity to learn about important aspects of scientific publishing from the point of view of an editor. Important steps that have to be undertaken to submit a paper successfully will be pointed out, i.e. getting in contact with editors, finding out about citation style, deadlines, and review procedures. The audience will learn what aspects and mistakes can cause problems in the submission process and in the worst-case lead to rejection of a scientific paper.

Datum 03.04.2023, 9am - 12pm
Veranstalter The General Postgraduate Program

Further information and registration

[Online Coaching]: Individual career coaching for postdocs

What is next after your doctorate or postdoc phase? In the post-doctoral phase, there is often the challenge of making more fundamental career decisions, developing and implementing an individual strategy for your own career. In fact, as an academic, you have excellent opportunities to pursue a career path that suits you.

JGU's Human Resources Development would like to support you in developing and realising your own career strategy with an individual coaching offer. If you decide to take advantage of this offer, you will have the opportunity to focus and work on your individual counselling needs in up to 5 coaching sessions with an external career coach.

Datum Individual appointments
Veranstalter Human Resources Development

Further information and registration

The International Study and Language College ISSK offers German courses every semester. More information: https://issk-en.uni-mainz.de/foreign-languages/registration-for-the-foreign-language-courses/
Dealing with the Imposter Syndrome

The imposter-syndrome describes the feeling in individuals that their success and status are due to chance or luck. It often goes along with the fear of being exposed as a fraud. This is a common phenomenon among PhD students (as well as academics in general). The focus of this workshop is to support participants in transferring the workshop content into their everyday life and to use the provided methods in challenging situations.

Datum 16.03. + 26.05.2023 (9am - 6pm, 9am - 1pm)
Veranstalter Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB)

Registration via MPA. Please note the registration deadline of the course (16 February 2023)