Mapping the future – How to consolidate an international research career

Risk and uncertainty typify the development of a research career at the postdoctoral stage. Promising research careers often have to be abandoned because of insufficient planning, systems knowledge or professional management skills rather than a lack of subject knowledge or research excellence. This workshop provides strategic orientation and guidance for postdoctoral researchers to steer through critical situations and prepare for future research independence and leadership. The programme addresses the particularities of conducting research in an academic environment, explores essential research management skills to become an effective researcher and raises pivotal issues in career development. Topics include the broader higher education and research context, the impact of current trends on career perspectives, making decisions with respect to geographic and thematic mobility, work-life balance, career development planning and research management. The workshop aims to help to assess the current postdoctoral position, to identify career goals and to develop a road map for achieving them in the individual setting.

Target group:

Postdoctoral researchers interested in an academic career


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500,00 € plus VAT


Virtuell, Tutech Innovation GmbH, Inhouse

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09:00 Uhr

Registration and morning coffee

09:30 Uhr

Introduction to workshop and tour de table

• Strategic Aspects
• The Process
• Interpreting the Work Programme

13:00 - 14:00 Uhr


13:30 - 16:30 Uhr

• Structuring the proposal
• Preparing the proposal
• Success factors

16:30 Uhr


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Contact and information

Dr Margarete Remmert-Rieper
Tel: +49 40 76629 6353
Fax: +49 40 76629 6359
Email: academy@tutech.de

Number of participants

Number of participants is limited to 12.

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Workshop presenter

Monica Schofield, CEng FIET

Monica Schofield has over 30 years’ experience of innovation management in industry large and small in Sweden, the UK and Germany. In addition to an industrial career in robotics and automation, she is the co-founder of a robotic sensing company and founding editor of the International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery. Since 1993 she has been an expert advisor in various capacities to the European Commission on matters relating to research and innovation policy. Since 1995 she has been an active consultant on research and innovation management throughout Europe, during which time she has delivered numerous workshops on the topic. Monica has a degree in engineering science from the University of Durham, is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Monica joined Tutech Innovation GmbH in 1999 and is Director International Cooperation. She currently heads the business area Consultancy and Competence Development. Her team provides services for researchers at Hamburg University of Technology and external clients to help them make optimal use of the opportunities provided by European funding programmes for research, innovation and regional development. This includes advising small and medium-sized enterprises on innovation as well as young entrepreneurs who want to exploit their research results. Monica is a member of the Programme Planning Committee of
the European Industrial Research Management Association EIRMA (eirma.org) for which she also
leads a task force on responsible innovation.

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If you are interested in hosting one of our seminars please ask for a detailed offer. We are also happy to provide tailor-made workshops subject to time available.

Contact & further information

Dr Margarete Remmert-Rieper
Tel: +49 40 76629 6353
Fax: +49 40 76629 6359
Email: academy@tutech.de

Dr Margarete Remmert-Rieper

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