2nd BrainLinks-BrainTools Career Dinner

Photo: Evgeny Misnikov

Young researchers develop strategies for taking their next career steps

Berlin, Hamburg, Bochum: Some of the invited guests made quite a way to follow the invitation of the junior scientists to participate in the BrainLinks-BrainTools Career Dinner.

The second year in a row the Career Dinner took place at the historic Peterhofkeller. The aim of this event is to bring together young researchers at the beginning of their careers and experienced professionals. The junior scientists were able to talk to the guest in small groups over a common dinner in a relaxed atmosphere.

There were many questions the participants could clarify: What does the everyday life of a start-up founder look like? Which abilities are needed to work in regulatory affairs? Does it make sense to go for a postdoc position before applying to a job as a scientific manager? Or would a career as consultant, journalist, professor, data scientists, researcher in industry or study coordinator suit to my future plans?

The event was offered by the BrainLinks-BrainTools Graduate Program. The evening was organized by the junior scientist representatives Andreas Meinel and Jan Deubner. They were supported by the coordinator of the BrainLinks-BrainTools Graduate Program Dr. Luise Goroncy. Also the mentees of the kite mentoring program for female scientists and the members of the graduate program at the Bernstein Center Freiburg were invited to join.

The participants used intensively the opportunity to interview the guests, ask questions and make contacts. Specials thanks go to the invited guests for their openness, their readiness to share their experience and their patience to answer questions. Thank you very much!