My Postdoc Abroad - Career perspectives for doctoral researchers: finding a way to Harvard and into a professorship

Dec 05
5. December 2019 16:00 - 18:00
Anatomie II, Schwarz-Weiss-Saal, Universitätsstr.19, 91054 Erlangen

From Bostonia to Franconia: Nicolas Vogel studied Chemistry at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz and joined the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research for his doctoral degree, which he obtained in 2011. He successfully applied for a postdoc scholarship from Leopoldina to join the group of Joanna Aizenberg at Harvard University in Cambridge, USA. In 2014, he joined the FAU as an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

In his talk, Nicolas Vogel will share his experience, discuss how to best get in contact with potential postdoc supervisors and discuss what has helped him returning to Germany to pursue an academic career.

We are very happy to start our new series of open and informal seminar discussions “My postdoc abroad” with Nicolas Vogel. We aim to offer you a range of ideas, how to organize a postdoc-stay abroad after achieving your doctoral degree. We will focus on several different aspects during these talks. Nicolas Vogel has achieved the position at Havard with strong personal initiative and without having previously had contacts at Harvard. He obtained a professorship at FAU after his stay abroad.

Our next open seminar on January 28th with Eunike Piwoni will focus on a postdoc-stay abroad handling dual career and building up a family. Third-party funding will also be a topic.

Especially doctoral candidates are invited to develop ideas for their own career. After a short input-talk, we would like to create an informal and open atmosphere so that everyone poses any question concerning the academic career.

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