4th Leibniz PhD Student Symposium
What future do we have as scientists?
Rethinking scientific publishing and careers
Purpose of the Symposium
Event dates and venue
28th Sept. 2017, morning session
Publishing opportunities for PhD students depending on their starting point
Invited speaker: Prof. Heribert Hofer, IZW – Berlin
Within this session, participants are invited to present their personal cases answering questions like:
- What was your starting point? (e.g. high-risk project, field and lab work required, all data already available, etc.)
- Which were your expectations at that stage?
- Which were the challenges at that stage?
28th Sept. 2017, afternoon session
Publishing what…and where?
Invited speaker: Dr. Frank E. Zachos, Natural History Museum of Vienna
Within this session, participants are invited to share their thoughts on the pros and cons of the different
publication types they could produce within their PhD. For instance:
- Communication to stakeholders
- Cooperation with the media
- Scientific publications
- Methodological papers or packages
29th Sept. 2017, morning session
Career opportunities for PhD students with and without scientific publications
Dr. Sonja Ihle, Program Director at DFG (participation not confirmed)
Dr. Karolina Tykwinska, Business Developer at Novozymes
Dr. Kamen Bliznashki, Entrepreneur in Residence, Atlantic Labs.
This session is meant to present to participants the cases of people who quit academic career, but not necessarily research. Also, the range of job and funding opportunities within academy will be presented. Participants will not have talks in this session but get an overview of the opportunities they have at the end of their doctoral studies.
Poster & Pasta session
Poster presentations will be shown within this session giving them the opportunity to share and discuss their experience, challenges and achievements with their fellow students and with the invited speakers.
A buffet will be offered to participants and invited speakers.