Focus program for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers
INCREASING THE IMPACT OF YOUR RESEARCH

Focus program for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers INCREASING THE IMPACT OF YOUR RESEARCH
Focus program for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers INCREASING THE IMPACT OF YOUR RESEARCH

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Workshops

Surviving to Thriving & The Force of Habit

Part One of the workshop will take place on 5 days, October (15th, 22nd & 29th) + November (12th & 19th), 2021, each day from 09:30  - 11:30 am (2 h).

Part Two of the workshop will take place on 4 days, November (26th) + December (3rd, 10th & 17th), 2021, each day from 09:30  - 10:30 am (1 h).

Maximum Participants: 30

Trainer: Matt Lane

While a joyful curiosity might be the fuel of research, doing it day-to-day can be really tough. This programme seeks to help with this day-to-day toughness and so comprises two parts. 

Part One – Surviving to Thriving – aims to help researchers move just a little bit from a sense of merely ‘surviving’ within the research process to ‘thriving’, by being just a little bit more productive and happy.  Eschewing the hyperbole of the self-help industry, this part provides participants with practical tools and strategies grounded in the literature to help them develop their resilience, manage their procrastination, increase their productivity, cultivate their happiness and develop their emotional intelligence. 

Part Two – The Force of Habit aims to help participants turn the practical tools and strategies of Part One into daily habits.  People attend training courses for many different reasons, but arguably at the heart of them is a desire to change for the better in some way.  Yet after even the most inspiring training course, motivation naturally fluctuates and the desired change often fizzles out.  Again, grounded in the peer-reviewed literature on willpower and habit formation, Part Two helps participants embed these skills and turn them into habits. 

About the Trainer:

Dr Matt Lane Matt is a highly-skilled, trainer and researcher developer.  With 15 years’ experience of developing researchers - nine of these at the University of Cambridge -, Matt has helped over 8000 early career researchers develop the skills and mind-sets to become leaders in their field.  He has guided research centres, universities and departments to create and deliver world-leading researcher development programmes and initiatives.  He has most recently been working creatively with research institutions to visualise ‘Future Research Leaders’, developing the programmes which will provide, create and nurture the mindsets needed to be a Research Leader of the Future.  Matt is also an Associate Facilitator, for the renowned Centre for Facilitation. 

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Workshop fully booked.

Only HELENA doctoral and HMGU postdoctoral researchers can participate in this workshops. Please make sure to inform your supervisor prior to registration. The HELENA Graduate Student Office will inform you on 08th October 2021 in a separate E-mail whether you have registered successfully for the workshop or if you are on the waiting list.

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Paper Writing Academy

The workshop will start on 22. November 2021.  

This online course not only shows you exactly how to prepare and write your journal paper with ease, but it will support you step-by-step to get the paper written during the 8-week program even if you’ve never done it before, have only little time, and are afraid of getting rejected.

As a prerequisite for participation, you need to have all data ready for publication and you are ready to start the writing process.
 

What is so special about Paper Writing Academy?

  • authors write their papers during the course 
  • direct implementation of the learned strategies and techniques while writing 
  • the paper draft is developed in weekly steps
  • authors receive guidance in their writing directly when they need it
  • authors work on weekly writing tasks in their own pace 
  • problems in paper-writing can directly be taken up and resolved
  • authors are part of an exclusive online community to address their writing problems

How does Paper Writing Academy work: 

  • 8 course weeks with full guidance
  • 6 live sessions provided via Zoom, each lasting 3 h
  • each session includes coursework, exercises with the author’s own paper and ample time for questions
  • each session is recorded and available for further study
  • participants can join individually from their (home-) offices
  • course format minimises the risk for unexpected or short-term cancellations due to conflicting commitments, illness or other reasons

The programme is a perfect fit for:

  • those who haven’t published a paper yet,
  • authors, who just started writing a paper,
  • experienced authors, who aim to make their established writing process more efficient and write better papers with less effort

In order to participate, we need a written confirmation from your supervisor/PI that she/he agrees with your participation in the workshop and that you have enough data ready for publication that you are able to write and finish a manuscript during the course.

Example:

I hereby agree that (participant’s name) participates in the workshop “Paper Writing Academy” starting in November 2021.

I also confirm that there is enough publishable data that can be used to write and finish a manuscript during the course.

Only HELENA doctoral and HMGU postdoctoral researchers can participate in this workshops. Please make sure to inform your supervisor prior to registration. The HELENA Graduate Student Office will inform you on 13th October 2021 in a separate E-mail whether you have registered successfully for the workshop or if you are on the waiting list.

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Industrial Pharma Management

Industrial Pharma Management

Date: Monday, 15th November 2021 
Duration: 1-day Online Workshop (via Zoom)
No. of participants: 15
Target group: PhD students   
Challenge leaders: Dr. Christian Grote-Westrick

The workshop will present all relevant departments of a pharmaceutical company and illustrate potential job opportunities and everyday situations for academics. The participants actively develop a concept for a GMP-compliant drug, which is audited by the participants in a simulation.

TARGET GROUP & CONTENT

All life science students with interest in pharmaceutical industry. During academic routine work it is often hard to imagine how daily routine business in pharmaceutical companies looks like. What are typical jobs in industry and what are general expectations from companies that hire young professionals? Another question which a lot of graduate students ask themselves: does industry play an alternative role in my upcoming career? Since industry represents a strong regulated environment a lot of guidelines and laws play important roles in proceeding here, therefore this complex environment may appear deterrent. This workshop is delivering a complete overview of all relevant departments of a pharmaceutical company and will illustrate where life scientist are able to apply and what are the main requirements, coming from legal aspects and from company expectations. Since every pharmaceutical company has to be inspected by national and international authorities, this event displays a crucial issue for the company. Passing this audit decides about business continuation or stop. A lot of German pharmaceutical companies experienced that painfully. This workshop will also show in detail how to prepare for these audits and will use an interactive role play in the end in order to train auditing and being audited as perfect preparation for getting started in pharmaceutical industry. Here participants will establish an own pharmaceutical product and company which will be audited by other participants who will take over the role of GMP inspectors.

TIMELINE

09:00 – 10:30                 INTRODUCTION / REGULATORY AFFAIRS
10:30 – 10:45                 COFFEE BREAK
10:45 – 12:00                 GMP-MANUFACTURING
12:00 – 13:00                 LUNCH BREAK
13:00 – 13:45                 RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT IN INDUSTRY
13:45 – 14:30                 RISK MANAGERS IN PHARMA BUSINESS
14:30 – 15:30                 BLOCKBUSTER MANAGEMENT FOR DRUGS
15:30 – 15:45                 COFFEE BREAK
15:45 – 17:00                 AUDIT SIMULATION  

Only HELENA doctoral and HMGU postdoctoral researchers can participate in this workshops. Please make sure to inform your supervisor prior to registration. The HELENA Graduate Student Office will inform you on 8th November 2021 in a separate E-mail whether you have registered successfully for the workshop or if you are on the waiting list.

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Biotech Quality Manager

Biotech Quality Manager

Date: Monday, 13th December 2021 
Duration: 1-day Online Workshop (via Zoom)
No. of participants: 15
Target group: PhD students   
Challenge leaders: Dr. Christian Grote-Westrick

The workshop will illustrate business activities in quality management in pharma and medical device industry. The job of a quality manager represents a popular access position to industry since legal GMP requirements are constantly increasing and need for quality managers is equally emerging.

TARGET GROUP & CONTENT

Quality management in pharmaceutical industry is one of the central control instruments for providing robust and safe drugs constantly. Quality managers daily deal with challenges in routine manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and medical devices which derives from unexpected deviations and intended changes which may have an influence on the stability of the product. Authorities such as the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) will inspect German companies as soon they intend to export pharma products to the United States. These audits concentrate on quality management aspects and may result (worst case) into a warning letter that in turn is published on the FDA website and will reveal all deficiencies to your customers and competitors. Because of that quality managers possess a responsible role in this context. This workshop will provide an overview of central tools in quality management together with case studies from real life in order to prepare participants for strict audits by international authorities that decide about permission of marketing in corresponding country. An interactive role play will put the participants into the role of an FDA inspector who has to deal with authentic FDA findings from former inspections at pharmaceutical companies worldwide.

TIMELINE

09:00 – 10:30                 INTRODUCTION / ISO GUIDELINE FOR QUALITY
10:30 – 10:45                 COFFEE BREAK
10:45 – 12:00                 TOOLS FOR QUALITY MANAGERS IN INDUSTRY
12:00 – 13:00                 LUNCH BREAK
13:00 – 13:45                 APPLIED GMP – MODIFICATIONS OF GMP-FACILITIES
13:45 – 14:30                 APPLIED GMP – NON-CONFORMITIES AND ESCALATIONS
14:30 – 15:30                 LEAN SIX SIGMA – TOYOTA CONCEPTS IN PHARMA
15:30 – 15:45                 COFFEE BREAK
15:45 – 17:00                 FDA FINDING SIMULATION
 

Only HELENA doctoral and HMGU postdoctoral researchers can participate in this workshops. Please make sure to inform your supervisor prior to registration. The HELENA Graduate Student Office will inform you on 8th November 2021 in a separate E-mail whether you have registered successfully for the workshop or if you are on the waiting list.

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This focus program is provided by HELENA, the Postdoctoral Program and the Career Center for Postdocs and Doctoral Students within the department Strategy, Programs, Resources (SPR) - Scientific Education and Training.

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