Know your competencies – find your job: job search for scientists (February 4-5, 2019)

Careers in German universities and research institutes are difficult. Towards the end of your PhD or at the beginning of your postdoctoral years you need to decide whether you like to continue your career up to the professor or if you leave academia and public funded research institutes. This step is difficult to the biggest part of PhD-students because until then they did not find or try alternative career paths.

In the workshop you will learn to go the different steps of job search: to be aware of your competencies, skills and knowledge and to build your career strategies based on them.

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[in conjunction with IMPRS-STNS] Good scientific practice seminar (January 23, 2019)

This seminar presents the basic principles and rules of good scientific practice. Fundamentals of scientific work, i.e. professional standards and documentation of results, are discussed. Further topics are handling of primary data (backup and storing) and scientific publications (authorship and scam journals). Also management of research data, following the FAIR principles is briefly introduced. Recent examples of scientific misconduct illustrate the official procedures at the institutions and possible consequences. The rules apply worldwide and for all subjects and every researcher at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics has to comply with these rules. 

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Diffusion Fundamentals VIII (DF8) in Erlangen (September 1-5, 2019)

The international conference “Diffusion Fundamentals VIII” will take place in Erlangen, Germany, from 1st to 5th September 2019 and is organized by the Institute of Advanced Optical Technologies – Thermophysical Properties (AOT-TP).

As a motto of the conference, the subtitle “Diffusion Phenomena Moving People” should point out that  …

  • … dedicated scientists from many different fields pursue their diffusion-related research with unlimited passion,
  • … not only the random movement of molecules, but also of, e.g., particles, words, information, and people can be described by diffusive transport, and
  • … experts from many diffusion-related research areas are hopefully motivated to travel to Erlangen for the next issue of the fruitful Diffusion Fundamentals conference series.

Website of the conference

[TRR67] “Synthesis Club (basic)“, at UL (January 30 – February 01, 2019)

The 3-day seminar “Synthesis Club (basic)” introduces the students in
modern synthesis methods, e.g. biodegradable polymers for scaffold
applications, carbohydrate production and functionalization.

Please register for the seminar until January 15 by sending an e-mail to albrecht@uni-leipzig.de.

Further information can be found in the detailed program.

SciFlow Authoring Platform at MLU | Write, Cite, Comment – collaborative and intuitive

SciFlow is an online text editor for writing scientific texts. SciFlow allows researchers to focus on the content of their texts.

Co-authors can write a version of the text at the same time. The text can be commented and discussed.


More information on SciFlow can be found here.

Successful defence of Ruth Bärenwald (group of K. Saalwächter)

Congratulations to Ruth. She defended her thesis successfully and completed the additional training program of our integrated research training group.

Title: Solid-State NMR Investigations and MD Simulations of Lipid Bilayers in Interaction with Amphiphilic and Polyphilic Molecules

Date: 07.11.2018 at 2.00 pm
Location: Room 1.12, Von-Danckelmann-Platz 3, 06120 Halle

Official announcement