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

EMBL Careers Webinar - Science Education - high school teachers | 16 September 2022, 11:00 - 12:00 h CEST
This webinar is aimed at early-career researchers who are curious about career opportunities in science education, in particular secondary teaching. We invited two former life scientists who will speak about their transition into these roles. more
7th Max Planck Symposium for Alumni and Early Career Researchers (hybrid format) | 26 - 27 September 2022 
The Max Planck Symposium is an intensive, two-day career conference serving as a platform to connect international Max Planck Alumni and Max Planck Early Career Researchers of all disciplines and Institutes.
Following two years of completely digital symposia, we'll attempt a hybrid symposium in 2022 with a limited 100 participation slots at the Harnack-House in Berlin and unlimited participation slots online. The main programme with keynotes, focus talks, workshops and panels will take place from 2pm - 8pm, allowing the participation from all time zones. more
7th Life Science Pitch Day | 06 October 2022, 14:00 - 22:00 h CEST, IZB, Planegg
You will get the opportunity to listen to interesting keynotes from relevant industry players, meet an exclusive audience of investors and corporate VCs and, most importantly, experience exciting, groundbreaking pitches from life science startups! 

You are a life science start-up and would like to present your company to leading investors and corporate decision-makers?
Take the opportunity and present your technology in front of an exclusive audience of investors, corporate VCs and industry experts!
Apply until 16th September 2022.

The event is free of charge and the event language will be English.  more
herCareer Expo - Leading Fair for Female Professionals | 06 - 07 October 2022, Munich
herCAREER enables exchange of experience & networking across hierarchies. For all ambitious women, whether graduates, employees, women in leadership positions or founders. more
Life Science Entrepreneurship Academy (LISEAD) Bootcamp 2022 | 24 - 28 Oct & 28 Nov - 02 Dec 2022, Berlin
Are you a Postdoc with entrepreneurial interests? With a big vision for your future career? Then come and join us at the Life Science Entrepreneurship Academy (LISEAD) in Berlin!

What to expect:
  • Develop and understand the business behind your science: What can your science do besides “becoming a drug”?
  • Learn what type of entrepreneur you are and how a successful team would look like for you
  • Tailored Life Science Company Simulation: Live through an immersive start-up leadership experience in a safe space with trained coaches and a detailed experience review
  • Meet many seasoned entrepreneurs and experts as well as like-minded peers through social events, fire site chats and expert discussion rounds
Application deadline: August 21, 2022 more
T5 Job Fairs |  Hamburg: 26 October 2022; 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
ScieCon - Life Science Career Fair | 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
BCF Career Event | 16 November 2022, Ghent, Belgium
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.

Upcoming events in 2023:
01 Feb 2023 Online
24 May 2023 Utrecht, Netherlands more
JobVector Career Day forEngineers, Computer Scientists, Physicians & Natural Scientists (online) |  08 December 2022, 9:00 - 17:00 h CEST
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
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

Special external events and conferences

Postdoc Appreciation Week | 19 - 23 September 2022
Let’s celebrate and showcase the fantastic contributions of postdocs in Germany to research, teaching, administration and more!  more
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
UniWiND symposium "The Postdoc Phase: Academic Qualification for Careers in Science, Business and Society or Transition into the Uncertain?" | 27 September 2022, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Nürnberg-Erlangen
Are you a postdoc interested in university and science policies? 
UniWiND is an organization based in Jena that usually offers exchange formats for science managers supporting doctoral researchers or postdocs.
The topic of discussion of this year’s symposium will be the situation of postdocs in Germany and how they can be supported by the institutions.
The event will be in German! more
Start-Up Days 2022 | 27 - 28 September 2022, Universitätsclub Bonn
Get coached by experienced experts in workshops and receive important input on all aspects of founding a company from inspiring personalities from the start-up scene. The Start-up Days offer you the opportunity to network with entrepreneurs from non-university research institutions and to revel in becoming a founder.

Registration starts on 3 August 2022 more
European Research and Innovation Days 2022 | 28 - 29 September 2022 (online)
European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond.
This year’s European Research and Innovation Days gives you the opportunity to discuss and shape new solutions to strengthen Europe’s resilience and its strategic autonomy. Join us to debate how research and innovation deliver on the European Commission’s priorities. more
Sustainable World 2022 | 29 September 2022, Biomedical Center (BMC), Campus Martinsried
The goal of this symposium event Sustainable World 2022 is to provide a forum for next-generation researchers of all levels to inform themselves further on diverse sustainability topics, hearing from passionate experts in the fields of ecology, economy and sociology. In addition to opportunities for discussion and exchange, we will provide a platform for participants to familiarize themselves and network with different local and international “green” initiatives. more
Online seminar: Medical Image Analysis and AI Workflows in MATLAB | 29 September 2022 (3 different times available)
MATLAB provides tools and algorithms for end-to-end medical image analysis and AI workflows – I/O, 3D visualization, segmentation, labeling and analysis of medical image data. This webinar shows the complete medical image analysis workflow for AI applications. You will learn how to import visualize, segment and label medical image data and utilize these data in AI model training. more
Grant Application Course (online): How to write a successful grant application. Organised by BCF Courses BV | 12 - 13 October 2022
During this intensive two-day course, you will be taught by seasoned scientists, grant application experts who have reviewed hundreds of grants, assessors from funding bodies such as NWO, and many more.

This course covers the following aspects of grant application:
  1. How to find the right funding opportunity out of the hundreds of funding options available.
  2. How to determine and evaluate suitable topics for a successful grant application.
  3. How to write an appealing grant summary to entice people to continue reading.
  4. How to structure an application and tips and pointers to make your application successful.
Women and Girls in STEM Forum | 26 October 2022
Bringing together policymakers, industry leaders, and students to advance the European agenda on gender equality in STEM education and careers.

The Women and Girls in STEM Forum will also celebrate the participation of thousands of girls from 11 European countries in the Girls Go Circular project and offer them the opportunity to receive mentoring from leading professionals. more
Innovation Week 2022 | 10 - 16 November 2022
The Innovation Week aims to give young and talented international researchers a very hands-on experience of starting a business in Germany. All winners of the Falling Walls Labs who wish to establish a scientific start-up business, can apply to participate in the Innovation Week workshops and lectures at a TU9 University. TU9 is the Alliance of leading Universities of Technology in Germany. During the Innovation Week participants will receive support in developing a business plan based on their idea and learn how to successfully become one of the next generation entrepreneurs in Germany. more
BioFIT 2022 | Strasbourg: 29 - 30 November 2022; Online: 07 - 08 December 2022
BioFIT is the leading partnering event in Europe for technology transfer, academia-industry collaborations and early-stage innovation deals in the field of Life Sciences - with more than 1,000 international actors from 35+ countries, such as big pharma, emerging and small biotech, diagnostic companies, pre-seed / seed / Series A investors, as well as professionals from tech transfer, academia and research institutions. BioFIT is also the European marketplace for pre-seed, seed and Series A investment rounds in Life Sciences. more
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