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 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 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 CET  (unless stated otherwise). more

Career events and job fairs

#EXCELLerate. LMU Postdoc Career Days - starting 27 April to end of May 2022
Benefit from our wide range of events covering all aspects of important career issues. Register now and EXCELLerate your career!

The Munich Postdoc Network will be joing this event series on 19 May at 11 am. We will be talking about “Networking: why and how to get started?”. Join us! more
EMBL Careers Webinars: Technical experts on technologies (field application scientists) - 23 May 2022, 14:00-15:00 CEST
This webinar is aimed at early-career researchers who are curious about field application science roles. Field application scientists are technical experts in specific technologies, who generally work for technology and instrumentation providers and work closely with scientists using the technology. We invited two former life scientists who will speak about their transition into these roles. more
Online talk: "The German research landscape - Who does research in Germany?"  - 30 May 2022, 14:00-15:00 CEST
Germany is among the most innovative countries and attaches great importance to networking and excellence. The research covers a broad range of different fields with special focus on future-oriented topics. 
Join this online talk to find out about Germany’s different types of research performing institutions and how you can join them.
The event is open to anyone interested in doing research in Germany. It is free of charge and will be conducted in English. more
Online talk: “Postdoc opportunities in Germany" - 01 June 2022, 14:00-15:00 CEST 
Whether you have just completed your PhD or are an established researcher: take the next step on your career ladder in Germany! Broaden your scientific experience in one of the world’s most research-focused countries.
Join this online talk to get an insight on how the individual steps on your career path might look like in Germany and how others have experienced and mastered them. more
Online talk: “Ask a Professor: Get insights about selection criteria and find out how to address a professor successfully" - 02 June 2022, 14:00-15:00 CEST
Many international researchers choose to live and work in Germany. Before coming to Germany, important questions have to be answered. One crucial question is how to find a supervisor, who would guide you through your first steps into research.

Join this online talk and ask German professors everything you’d like to know about finding a supervisor in Germany! more
ScieCon - Life Science Career Fair - Frankfurt: 09 June 2022 - Munich: 27 October 2022
At the ScieCon you can talk to company representatives and make valuable contacts. The diverse supporting program also offers you the opportunity to optimally prepare your job applications. You can expect interesting lectures, a CV check, the possibility to have a professional application photo taken and much more!  more
Webinar: The PerMedCoE competency framework to guide training and career development - 09 June 2022, 15:00-16:00 (CEST) 
This webinar is part of PerMedCoE webinar series and is open for anyone interested in training and professional development in the fields of bioinformatics, cell-level simulations and HPC, as well as in PerMedCoE tools and activities. The goal of PerMedCoE is to provide an efficient and sustainable entry point to the HPC/Exascale-upgraded methodology to translate omics analyses into actionable models of cellular functions of medical relevance. No prior knowledge is required. more
EMBL Careers Webinar | Making the transition to a group leader role - 10 June 2022, 11:00-12:00 CEST
This webinar is aimed at postdocs and other early-career researchers who are planning to pursue group leader positions. We have invited group leaders from Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary who will introduce their career path and experience of becoming a group leader. The majority of the webinar will be dedicated to a panel discussion focussed on the postdoc to group leader transition in general, as well as the opportunities and challenges of setting up a lab in these countries. more
German Scholars Organization - To be Honest: Career Real Talk for Researchers - 16-17 June 2022
Navigating the path to group leader or professor in Germany is often based on informal knowledge, on watercooler conversations, or lucky coincidences. Thus, reaching the goal of group leader or professor lacks clear direction, straightforward information, and a platform for navigating this challenging path. more
Virtual Career Fair - 23 June 2022 (15-19 h CEST)
At the virtual fair you can visit multiple booths, each representing a German university or research institution. The German exhibitors will offer detailed information about research funding, PhD programmes, research groups, PhD and post-doctoral positions and junior professorships in all scientific disciplines.
The fair includes a matchmaking feature, that will make it easy for you to identify networking opportunities and find specific exhibitors and content that match your fields of interests.

The event is open to anyone interested in research in Germany. It is free of charge and will be conducted in English. more
InPharma 2022 - 23-24 June 2022, MPI of Biochemistry, Munich
A career symposium for young researchers in life sciences.
What you can expect:
  • various workshops concerning application training & consulting
  • talks from diverse fields of industry
  • meet&greet with representatives from companies
  • CV check and professional application pictures
  • and a lot more!
Registrations are now open! more
Curious2022 Future Insight Conference - Darmstadt - 12-14 July 2022
This is one of the world’s most renowned gatherings on science & technology covering a broad range of topics from healthcare, life sciences, digitalization, material sciences, energy, mobility and new ways of working together. The conference also features the awarding of the 1 million euro Future Insight Prize. Check out the renowned speakers panel, secure your ticket now and submit your abstract for presentation. more

Special external events and conferences

European Science Open Forum - 13-16 July 2022
The EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) created by EuroScience in 2004, is the largest biennial interdisciplinary meeting on science and innovation in Europe, for and with society. more
Soapbox Science 2022 - Odeonsplatz, Munich, 23 July 2022
Soapbox Science is a public outreach platform for promoting women and non-binary scientists and the science they do. Our events around the world transform public areas into an arena for public learning and scientific debate.  more
German Open Science Festival 2022 - 30-31 August 2022, Welfenschloss of the Leibniz University Hannover
The Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) and Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology (TIB) are organizing the first German Open Science Festival in Hannover.

The festival will be a place to exchange ideas and insights on open science practices with (inter)-national experts, a place to connect and a market place with information on local and international initiatives and services.
Annual Research Conference 2022 - How to turn green in the European way? - 20-21 September 2022
The Annual Research Conference, now in its 19th year, is themed How to turn green in the European way? Keeping the cutting edge while remaining fair and social. It brings together leading economic scholars and policy practitionersto discuss cutting-edge research addressing Europe’s economic policy challenges. more
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