The ACDP is a training programme for advanced postdoctoral researchers seeking an academic career. The participants (HHU) have their own research projects and are advanced postdocs with own research experience, junior research group leaders or junior professors.
An academic career can have very diverse goals, which can be pursued individually depending on one's interests. To obtain a university professorship, both a strong interest in research and a passion for teaching are prerequisites for achieving this career goal. In addition to the professional requirements, the young scientists should also have additional key qualifications that support their everyday research work.
The Faculty attaches particular importance to the continuous training of young scientists and the qualified supervision of doctoral candidates. Applicants for admission to habilitation must provide evidence of at least four continuing education courses on core competencies for young scientists and university teachers. Participation in further training to ensure good scientific practice is mandatory.
The continuing education required by the new habilitation regulations should be provided from the following qualification areas:
- Career development through research funding, third-party funding acquisition
- Leadership, leadership style, leadership personality, leadership responsibility
- Team leadership, team composition, team moderation, team motivation
- Science management
- Human resources management
- Supervision of theses
- Project and time management
- Conflict management
- Presentation and public relations
In cooperation with the Heine Research Academies/JUNO, the medRSD offers a variety of workshops and continuing education events that support young scientists professionalizing the management of their daily research routine and preparing for (future) leadership tasks in science. In addition, young scientists at HHU can network with other post-doctoral fellows and address questions and problems of everyday scientific life on an equal footing.
Participants in the SelmaMeyerMentoring Program for advanced postdoctoral and habilitation students at HHU (lines SelmaMeyerMED+, PROF, PROF-MED) are credited with the workshops attended in the program towards the required core competencies for young scientists. In addition to successful participation in the mentoring program, they only have to provide evidence of further training in good scientific practice.
Courses from other providers will be credited if they
a) can be assigned to the qualification areas described above and
b) these courses are designed for young scientists* with a doctorate.
The Junior Scientist and International Researcher Center (JUNO) organizes on behalf of the Graduate Center Medicine the events on good scientific practice for post-doctoral fellows and candidates for an adjunct professorship. Only the GSP (Good scientific practice) trainings of the JUNO or in type and scope equivalent events of other sites will be considered for the application. The trainings of iGRAD or the trainings for medical doctoral candidates of medRSD are not designed for the above mentioned target group and are therefore unsuitable.
Good Scientific Practice (Course language: English)
Young scientists are confronted with various tasks and responsibilities when guiding students, supervising PhD students, and performing their own research tasks in parallel. This seminar focuses on several points of interest to be addressed under these circumstances, e.g. concerning documentation, ethical considerations and intellectual property.
- All core competence workshops of the Junior Scientist and International Researcher Center (JUNO)
- Academic Career Development Program
The Academic Career Development Programme aims to further professionalize the management of your everyday research environment and prepares you for (future) management tasks in research. The program is designed for a limited group of likeminded professionals that are or soon will be on their way to full research independency.
- Research Data Management
ZIM - Basics of research data management, repositories, persistent identifiers (DOI, ORCID). Data Management Plans.
- From an idea to a project - How to finance research projects through third leg funding
How to successfully acquire competitive third leg funds. (JUNO workshop)
- How to get research funding from industry?
Learn how to get in contact and obtain funding from industry. (JUNO workshop)
- Patents in Medicine and Diagnostics - Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights with Practical Relevance
Relevance of the different intellectual property rights in daily medical practice, in the context of a research contract as well as in cooperations. (JUNO Workshop)
- Leadership skills for doctoral supervisors
Scientifically based concepts and practical methods of leadership; managing the role as a doctoral supervisor more effectively. (JUNO Workshop)
- Professional staff selection and staff induction
Scientifically based strategies for staff selection (JUNO Workshop)
- Media training for researchers
Learn to work with journalists, present your research in a simple and pointed way and present your person and content with the help of social media and new media. (JUNO Workshop)
- Manage and share your information with One Note
OneNote, the digital notepad - efficiently manage your information, files and documents of different formats. Whether you use the digital notepad alone or in a team, we strongly recommend that everyone who has this ingenious program installed on their PC give it a try.
- Writing doctoral reports
Part of the daily routine of supervisors of doctoral theses is the writing of reviews. Especially newly habilitated supervisors are often uncertain about how to write their first expert opinion or which legal implications can arise from their expert opinion. In the seminar, experienced reviewers report on how they prepare reviews and where they see the critical points in the preparation of reviews. The seminar concludes with the lawyer's point of view.
- Project management (english)
Working in science is mainly carried out as a project based approach, which leads to several new tasks and chances for the people involved. This workshop aims to introduce basic project management knowledge by enabeling practical application. This will be done by identifying reallife issues, by suggesting techniques to tackle those issues and by reflecting on your progress.
- Negotiation and Conflict Management
- Professor wanted! How to apply for full professorship
Every scientist who decides to stay permanently in academia, sooner or later faces what is supposed to be career's hardest challenge: Applying for full professorship. The workshop aims to give you insights into the application procedure - a procedure that is highly formalized but often lacks transparency and differs in many aspects from other application formats in academia.
- Status communication in science
This seminar focuses on the "status language" and provides appropriate know-how for people in science. (JUNO Workshop)
- Negotiation Training
- Getting to the point - the basics of moderation
In this seminar they acquire "learning by doing" the basics of the moderation method.