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

TUM Event: Steps in my career & professional development – less is more? | 22 November 2022, 18:00 h CET,  Exzellenzzentrum TUM in Garching 
Are there unique features that make one stand out in a crowd in the international job market? Is there a ‘bucket list’ with things to do that will increase employability after graduation? Should one focus on a single career path and pursue it no matter what or just go with the flow and see what happens?

Join our fireside chat and meet our panellists Dr. Andrea Geipel (Deutsches Museum, DM Digital), Natalie Eisenhut (Director, Ecosystems Solutions & Success, Celonis SE), as well as TUM professors Dr. Niklas Boers (Earth Systems Modelling) and Dr. Johannes Betz (Autonomous Vehicle Systems). Get inspired by their stories, personal experiences and career choices while wondering about what surprising turns a seemingly flawless career may take.

Up to 40 people will personally participate in the chat on-site. more
"From Science to Start-up" Webinar: Meet Dr. Robert Wawrzinek | 23 November 2022, 16:30 h CET
Are you a Max Planck scientist and have you ever toyed with the idea of starting a business based on your research? On November 23rd from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m each, we will share quick and snackable insights about science-based entrepreneurship. The webinar is structured into short presentations and Q&A sessions and you will get to know the founder and his personal founding stories. What were the motivators on his way from science to entrepreneurship? What were the biggest hurdles and the most important learnings in the early stages of the foundation? more
European Job Day: Your job in Germany (Bavaria) | 29 November 2022 (online)
Do you have a completed education or study? Do you have working experience in your sector or do you feel passionate about living and working in Germany - Bavaria?
Feel invited to visit our event on the 29th of November online and in our live stream!

Meet employers from Bavaria and jobseekers from the EU. We will support you in finding the right candidate or job. more
DZG LUNCHTIME CAREER TALKS: How Funding Programs Support your Academic Career | 29 November 2022, 13:00 - 14:00 h CET
DZD researcher Prof. Henriette Kirchner is a nutrition scientist by training and Professor at the University of Lübeck, where she currently leads the Epigenetics & Metabolism group. Dr. Kirchner has won numerous awards including the Ethan Sims Young Investigator Award from The Obesity Society (2009) and the Young Investigator Award from the Leibniz Foundation (2011).

The DZG Lunchtime Career Talks take place as online events via ZOOM. Please register in advance to get your personnel log-in link. more
JobVector Career Day forEngineers, Computer Scientists, Physicians & Natural Scientists (online) |  08 December 2022, 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
Global Leadership Challenge | 08 - 12 December 2022,in Oxford, St. Gallen and around the world 
The Global Leadership Challenge aims to empower emerging leaders to grow in the wisdom and character required for leadership that makes a difference in the world —leadership that doesn’t simply seek to fulfil personal ambition but furthers societies’ sustainable development. This year, GLC will focus on a “New Generational Contract”: How can we foster intergenerational collaboration and fairness to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals? 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
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
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

LMU Science Talks: Science and Business in Times of Multiple Crises: Between Research and Entrepreneurship of the Future | 22 November 2022, 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
MSCL Colloquium - “When Does the Public Support Ambitious Climate and Environmental Policy?”Online | 29 November 2022 (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.

On November 29th, Dr. Lukas Rudolph will debate the question “When Does the Public Support Ambitious Climate and Environmental Policy?"
His research covers political behavior, preference formation, and the role of institutions from a comparative political economy perspective. He has a specific interest in environmental politics and environmental behavior. 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
TUM Meet the expert: Your rights under the German taxation law (Online) | 01 December 2022, 13:00 - 14:00 h CET
With our introduction to the German tax system, we want to help you gain a better understanding of its depths and discover how you can use it to your advantage.

Come meet tax expert Johannes Stetten from Lohnsteuerhilfe e.V. during a short yet informative Zoom event who will be talking about e.g.
  • the conditions under which international researchers and their families may be exempted from paying taxes in Germany,
  • the types of returnable taxes and
  • how to file those
The talk is in English and there will be a short Q&A session in the end. The Welcome Services team of the TUM Global and Alumni Office invites all international researchers to join the event and asks you to register by November 30, 2022 more
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