Check out upcoming events from different institutions and organisations.

This overview makes no claim to completeness.

Regular events

Munich Postdoc101 Talk Series
The Munich Postdoc101 Talk Series provides relevant information about a variety of topics that are of particular importance and interest for postdoctoral researchers.The series is organized in collaboration with TUM Talent Factory and open to all postdoctoral researchers from research institutions in the Munich area. 
The talks take place on Wednesdays from 16:00 - 18:00 h CET. You can register until Tuesday noon before the respective talk. more
PostdocNet Equity and Diversity working groupSeminar series: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Awareness
With this seminar and discussion series we will host MPG internal and external guests to speak about topics relating to equal opportunity and diversity, within the postdoctoral community and beyond.
The talks take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 12:00 h CET. more
Career Evolution
Web Series: From Science2Industry
The Career Evolution Web Series: From Science2Industry is offered by the Industry Track of the Planck Academy in collaboration with the PhDnet and PostdocNet of the Max Planck Society. It particularly addresses Doctoral Researchers, Postdocs and Research Group Leaders but is also open to any interested party of the Max Planck Community and its friends.
The talks take place on Thursdays from 16:00 - 17:00 h CET  (unless stated otherwise). more

Career events and job fairs

LMU Video Series: Moments of Choice – Academic Career Paths (available online) 
Nine people report on their personal careers and provide insights into significant moments for their individual career decisions:
  • Episode 1 | The Postdoc with Dr. Rodrigo Villaseñor 
  • Episode 2 | The Junior Professor (coming on 18 Jan 2023)
fs:leads Lunch Talk with Prof. Dr. Helen May-Simera | 24 January 2023 (12:15-13:45 h CET), online
fs:leads stands for female scientists leads.
Besides general questions regarding leadership we want to concentrate on the following; which aspects of being a woman and which aspects of being a scientist underline the quality of successful leadership.

The lunch talks will be in a small circle (around 28 participants). We will have moderated incentive
speeches of 30 to 40 minutes, followed by enough space for your questions and dialogues (Meanwhile on Zoom) more
TUM Career Day 2023 | 25 January 2023 (8:45 - 19:30 h CET), Online & at TUM Immatrikulationshalle (Campus Munich)
A whole day dedicated to your career – January 25th 
  • Application photo shooting (Immathalle in TUM, Arcisstraße 21)
  • Online Speed-Dating with companies
  • CV-Check
  • Q&A for job interviews
  • Discussions
Use this opportunity to get your free copy of the new TUM Career Guide on January 25, from 08:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at our booth in TUM’s Immathalle (Arcisstraße 21). more
BCF Career Events 2023 | Online: 01 February 2023; Utrecht: 24 May 2023
BCF Career Event is the largest Life Sciences career event in Europe. It is the meeting place for everyone who is or wants to be active in Bio/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Food or Pharma. BCF Career Event offers you the opportunity to get into direct contact with a broad range of employers in the sector, but also with other organisations that can help you further in your career. Explore your career opportunities in Life Sciences and meet your next employer at BCF Career Event. more
Zurich Life Science Day | 07 February 2023, University of Zurich – Irchel campus 
The ZLSD is the largest career fair for life sciences in Switzerland. In recent years, our event attracted 700-2000 participants from various top universities in Switzerland and abroad to connect with more than 100 company representatives working in the fields of life sciences, chemistry, biochemistry and many more. The focus of our event is the company exhibition, where representatives from industry can show participants different career paths and opportunities to enter the job market. New this year, we are partnering with the event platform and app b2match to optimize the matchmaking process between attendees and companies and enable fruitful One-on-One meetings. more
BioBusiness Winter School 2023: Three-day online course for academics contemplating a career switch to industry | 13 - 15 February 2023
Are you interested to pursue your career in the European Life Sciences industry? Do you want to gain more insight into important business topics? 

This 3-day online programme covers live lectures and interactive sessions on main business topics such as Business Models, Product Development, Partnerships, Venture Capital, and also on Career Orientation and Development. Furthermore, you can attend "Meet your Match" sessions that allow you to interact with business leaders within European Life Sciences companies. more
EMBL Career Webinar: Life Science Strategy Consulting | 17 February 2023, 11:00 - 12:00 h CET
The first 2023 webinar is aimed at early-career researchers who are curious about different types of consulting roles. Three EMBL alumni have been invited to share their experiences of working in strategy, management and innovation consulting.

Speakers / Panelists:
-David Puga, Strategy Consultant, Catenion, Germany
- Miriam Fontanillo, Senior Engagement Manager, at a major global consulting company, Switzerland
- Noorie Karimbocus, Senior Manager, EY, Mauritius more
JobVector Career Day forEngineers, Computer Scientists, Physicians & Natural Scientists (online) |  22 February 2023, 9:00 - 17:00 h CET
During the career event for Engineers, Computer Scientists, Physicians & Natural Scientists you will have the opportunity to:
  • Meet top employers in person via video call
  • Livestream presentations from top employers on the topics of job applications, jobs & careers
  • Get valuable information on career entry and career prospects
  • Receive job offers from participating employers
T5 Job Fairs |  Stuttgart: 08 March 2023; Berlin: 10 May 2023
At the T5 JobMesse you will meet employers with attractive job offers and career opportunities. Creativity, innovation, know-how and professional commitment pay off if you work for the right company. 

Addressed are engineers, computer scientists, natural scientists and economists - experienced professionals, young professionals, students and graduates of vocational training. more
Contact 2023: 22nd Life Science Job Fair | 10 May 2023 (10:00 - 17:30 CET), DKFZ Heidelberg
Get connected and plan your career at the CONTACT2023!
Are you curious about what career opportunities you have and want to explore what the job market has to offer? Are you a student, PhD Student, Postdoc, graduate, young professional or laboratory technician in the field of life sciences?
Then you should already today mark May 10, 2023 in your calendar and join the life science job fair CONTACT2023 at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg.
Get inspired in a relaxed atmosphere from 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. and get connected to well-known companies in the life sciences industry, consulting, scientific publishers or innovative start-ups – all free of charge. more
Life Science Career Day 2023 | 16 May 2023, SwissTech Convention Center, Lausanne 
Life Science Career Day helps young scientists to discover, prepare for and get excited about career opportunities in industry and other organizations. The event consists of lectures, workshops and round tables led by an experienced and renowned moderator, and much more! more

Special external events and conferences

MSCL Colloquium - with Dr. Amelia Fiske and Jonas Fischer “The process of creating Toxic, a graphic novel”Online | 17 January 2023 (13:00 - 14:00 h CET)
The MSCL Colloquium series is an open place for
discussion and academic reflection on science communication and planetary health.

Dr. Amelia Fiske and Jonas Fischer will present the process of creating Toxic, a graphic novel based on ethnographic research conducted by Dr. Fiske between 2011-2013. Toxic invites readers on a toxic tour through the Ecuadorian Amazon, where they encounter contamination in waste pits, soils, and rivers, and listen to the stories of people living alongside the industry. Along the way, readers are immersed in the materiality of toxic contamination and struggles for environmental justice in everyday life. more
LMU Science Talks: “Science and (Public) Health: Research on Risks of Future Pandemics” | 24 January 2023, 19:00 - 20:30 h CET, Great Aula, LMU’s main building & online
What role does science play in contemporary society? What tasks does it face in light of global crises and complex economic and political contexts? What claim to validity can science still make in society and what is the significance of the university as a central scientific teaching and research institution?

The LMU lecture series is dedicated to this dialogue in winter semester 2022/23 in a total of eight events. more
LMU Trailblazer Lecture "Young blood for old brains" by Tony Wyss-Coray, Standford University | 27 Feb 2023 (14:00 h CET),  Small Lecture Hall N 02.040, Biomedical Center Munich
The BMC ʻTrailblazerʼ Lectures are held by eminent scientists whose vision and innovation have opened new research perspectives. All interested are cordially invited to attend!

The next Trailblazer Lecture will be held by Tony Wyss-Coray, Stanford University, on February 27 at 14 h in the BMC Small Lecture Hall. Tony will talk about “Young blood for old brains”. Tony’s lab studies brain aging and neurodegeneration with a focus on age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. They discovered that circulatory blood factors can modulate brain structure and function and factors from young organisms can rejuvenate old brains. Current studies focus on the molecular basis of the systemic communication with the brain by employing a combination of genetic, cell biology, and -omics approaches in model organisms and humans. more
<interact> 2023 | 30 - 31 March 2023, Biomedical Center Munich
<interact> is a unique international scientific conference organised by PhD candidates for early career researchers - PhD students and PostDocs! The aim is to bring together highly dedicated young life sciences researchers from the Munich area and wider. 

The symposium includes oral and poster presentations that cover a broad range of scientific topics and research methods focused on translational science. more
Pint of Science 2023 | 22 - 24 May 2023, 16 cities across Germany incl. Munich
A festival that brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research and findings with you. You don't need any prior knowledge, and this is your chance to meet the people responsible for the future of science (and have a pint with them).  more
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