For those who could not attend the Geo.X Career Day 2017.

The movie features the Geo.X Career Day 2017, focussing on the art of work-life-balance in scientific research.

  1. How to combine family & PhD
  2. Scientific parents with temporal contracts
  3. Dual career couples in science
  4. At the top: professors & work life balance
  5. Abroad with family
  6. Two cities - one couple
  7. Work life balance without kids
  8. Leadership perspectives on scientific life balance
  9. Coaching perspectives on scientific life balance
  10. Ciao academia!

Camera, Direction and Editing: Johanna Ickert and René Arnold

Idea and Concept:

Complementary Skills Workshops

IsoNose will further offer the following high-quality training programme in complemenary skills (CS). The workshops will be scheduled jointly with the science workshops.

CS Workshop 1: Planning the PhD venture (10th to 13th February 2015)

Self- and time management, strategies for decision-making, defining goals, setting priorities, delegation and coordination techniques, dealing with stress, building time schedule on the day/week/month scale, control progress, creating balance in life. The participants will work on the development of their individual PhD and Career Development Plans.

CS Workshop 2: Scientific writing and presenting a talk (11th to 12th August 2015)

General principles of scientific writing, writing for international journals, publications and proposals, specific English grammar. Participants will produce their own 4-page article on their project before the course, and improve it during the course.

CS Workshop 3: Research management (14th to 15th September 2015; 19th to 20th 2016)

Participants will be exposed to the basics of research funding, management, knowledge transfer, value creation, entrepreneurship, such that they can define their interests in their later career stages.

Additional Workshop: Mastering Scientific Presentations (28th to 29th December 2015)

This is an activity-based workshop led by a theatre professional whose expertise is in helping the speaker effectively communicate the importance and relevance of their scientific work and the core message in their talk. Participants can strengthen the narrative, emotional tone, and the physicality of their talk in order todefine and support the speaker’s own dynamic style. The training focuses on the delivery of scientific presentations in a variety of contexts and audiences, with an emphasis also on intercultural aspects.

CS Workshop 4: Science Dissemination and Outreach (24th to 27th April 2016)

Role of dissemination and outreach in a competing scientific world, definition of communication objectives: how to address the scientific community, the concerned private sector, the public sector, the interested non-scientific public covering the choice of appropriate communication channels.

CS Workshop 5: How to write a compelling grant application (9th December 2015; 30th September 2016; 4th quarter 2017)

First, participants will understand that a successful grant application has to meet the economic and political intentions of the funding agency and what this means for the design of a proposal. In the second part the participants will experience how to work out a proposal as a consortium. They will be confronted with all the practical difficulties associated with proposal writing.