ECR Activities
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ECR Activities

2017

03.-05.04.2017: Workshop "Scientific Writing"

From 3rd to 5th of April 2017 the ECRs offer a 3-days Workshop "Scientific Writing" in English with the trainer Dr. Brian Cusack. Brian Cusack is a native English speaker and holds a PhD in natural sciences. From him, 10 PhD students learn how to overcome writing barriers and how to structure the own writing process.


23.03.2017: Workshop "Career strategies"

The one-day workshop "Career strategies in international research careers" will address sucessful career strategies for international researches to pursue a career in Germany and for german researchers who aim at getting research experience abroad. The workshop will make up sucessful strategies for the communication in academia, industry, commerce and politics.


31.01.2017: Workshop "Body language"

Our body presents ourselves. It makes our personality visible to others. To know about these “hidden” messages is a key factor in all interpersonal communication. In this workshop the trainer Nina Winter shows how to return to our natural body expression by means of the Alexander technique which leads to a relaxed, authentic self-appearance. Please download the complete workshop description.


2016

28./29.11.2016: Workshop "Proposal Writing"

On 28th of November Dr. Wilma Simoleit will offer a workshop for postdocs and young research group leaders with succeeding individual coaching sessions on 29th of November. Wilma Simoleit will give an overview of available funding lines and give hints and advice on how to write successful proposals.

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24.11.2016: Kaminabend - Meet the professionals

On 24th of November 2016 again 40 PhD students and early postdocs used the chance to talk to seven guests - CEOs, Department Managers, R&D Managers and Alumni - about possible future career options during a delicious dinner buffet in restaurant Strätlingshof in Bochum. Download the Guest list.


18.11.2016: Workshop at Borosa Acoustic Levitation

On 18th of November Dr. Danijel Borosa from Borosa Acoustic Levitation invited to the afternoon workshop "From the idea to a marketable product - how to found a start-up company". He explained how a production and design process works and showed different prototypes and the marketable product.

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14.-15.09.2016: Excursion to SOLEIL, Paris

On 14th and 15th of September 2016 the ECRs organized an excursion to the SOLEIL synchrotron in Paris, France. 12 participants learned about the beamlines and measurements carried out at SOLEIL.


02.09.2016: ECR Soccer Competition + BBQ

On 2nd September 2016 the annual ECR soccer competition and summer festival took place at the soccer fields behind the G buildings to fight for the Chemistry Master's Cup 2016. Download the poster


24.-26.08.2016: Workshop "Scientific Writing"

From 24th to 26th of August, 2016 the ECRs offered a 3-days Workshop "Scientific Writing" in English with the trainer Mark Edwards. 12 PhD students learned how to overcome writing barriers and how to structure the own writing process.


11.08.2016: Workshop "Stage fright"

On 11th of August, 2016 seven participants learned how to deal with stage fright and how to develop an authentic, relaxed and self-confident presentation style during a half-day workshop. Please download the workshop description.


28.01.2016: Workshop "Strategic Network Analysis"

The formation of strategic networks is an essential keystone for a scientific career. The Workshop on 28th of January 2016 offered a tool to analyse current research networks and will describe methods to extend networks in an appropriate direction. 12 PhDs, postdocs and junior research group leader participated.


2015

09./10.12.2015: Workshop "Time Management"

On 9th and 10th of December 2015 up to 12 PhD students can learn how to organise their working life in academia. On the first day Dr. Dieta Kuchenbrandt will address the specific characteristics and requirement of time management in a research environment in the whole group. The second day is dedicated for individual coachings with the trainer.


07.12.2015: Workshop "Job applications"

On 7th of December 2015 Barbara Hoffbauer from KEPOS offers a follow-up day after the workshop on Career Opportunities in November. The focus of the follow-up workshop is on how to write job applications and to train job interview situations.


17.11.2015: Kaminabend - Meet the Professionals

On 17th of November 2015 more than 40 PhD students and early postdocs from RESOLV got the opportunity to talk to CEOs, Department Managers, R&D Managers and Alumni about possible future visions in lively armchair discussions during a delicious dinner buffet. We appreciated to welcome seven industrial representatives as our guests in restaurant Strätlingshof in Bochum. Download the Guest list.


04.11.2015: Workshop "Career Opportunites"

On 4th of November 2015 advanced PhD students and early postdocs learned about Career opportunites after the PhD in science and industry from Barbara Hoffbauer, trainer at KEPOS. The Workshop was fully booked and the need for a follow-up workshop was made clear.


01.10.2015: ECR general assembly

On 1st of October, 2015 the fourth ECR General Assembly took place during the GSS Autumn Workshop at Fraunhofer UMSICHT.


16.09.2015: ECR soccer competition and BBQ

On 16th September 2015 the annual ECR soccer competition and summer festival took place at the soccer fields behind the G buildings to fight for the Chemistry Master's Cup 2015.

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26.-28.08.2015: Academic Poster Presentation

From 26th - 28th August 2015 the ECRs offer a Workshop "Academic Poster Presentation" in english with the trainer Mark Edwards. 12 PhD students learn how to catch the attention of the audience, how to speak, stand and gesture and how to speak simply yet with clarity and impact.


2014

03.-04.12.2014: Excursion to DESY in Hamburg

On 3th and 4th of December 2014 the ECRs visited "Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron - A Research Centre of the Helmholtz Association" in Hamburg. 26 participants learned about the resources of the DESY and its measurements by guided tours at several beamlines of the electron synchrotron. Download the program here.


10.10.2014: ECR General Assembly

On 10th of October, 2014 the third ECR General Assembly took place in the RUB Conference Center. During the assembly the new ECR Board members were elected and inspiring new ideas for ECR activities, public outreach and knowledge transfer were discussed.


22.-26.09.2014: Making Sense of Writing

From 22th - 26th September 2014 the ECRs organized two Science Writing Workshops with the trainer Dr. Ian Patten, writing consultant with more than 10 years experience. The three-days workshop "Making Sense of Writing" for PhD students focused on the own writing process. The two-days workshop "Effective Management of Writing and Publication" for group leaders focused on the management of the writing process within a research group.


16./18.07.2014: How to deal with conflicts?

On 16th and 18th of July, 2014 the RESOLV ECRs organized two Workshops regarding the management of conflicts with the trainer Petra Weigend. In total 16 PhD students and young group leaders took part in the two workshops and learned about mechanisms happening when a conflict arises and how to actively tackle it.


05.09.2014: ECR Soccer Competition and BBQ

Eight Soccer Teams met on Friday, 5th September 2014 at the Soccer fields behind the G buildings to fight for the Chemistry Master's Cup 2014.

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2013

29.10.2013: ECR General Assembly

On 29th of October, 2013 the second ECR General Assembly took place in Beckmann's Hof at RUB.


12.08.2013: ECR Soccer competition and BBQ

12.08.2013: Nine football teams fought it out behind the G-building at RUB.

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2012

01.11.2012: ECR General Assembly

On 1th of November, 2012 the first ECR General Assembly took place in Beckmann's Hof at RUB.