Important Resources and Support Structures Available to Doctoral Researchers at Helmholtz Munich
A plethora of resources and support structures is available to all doctoral researchers at Helmholtz Munich (partly internal links).
- Awards/ Prize Team: Learn about awards/ prizes to increase your visibility and improve your chances to obtain funding in the future
- Career Center: Events and Workshops, One-on-One Coaching, Company Visits
- Core Facility Statistical Consulting (fee-based)/ Data Analysis Café (free of charge): You can register for a 15-minute slot and discuss your questions/ get statistical and bioinformatics advice regarding statistical problems, programming, or working with multi-omics data
- DINI - Doctoral Initiative: Group of volunteering doctoral researchers at Helmholtz Munich, everyone is welcome to join: they provide guidance and relevant info to new doctoral researchers, organize social events/ networking events (also hiking, 'Starkbierfest', etc), ...
- Helmholtz Juniors: Helmholtz doctoral researchers network
- HR Learning and Development: Seminars with internal and external trainers, Open Educational Resources (learning German or English), e-learnings, ...
- Ombudspersons for doctoral researchers: Designated impartial individuals who mediate in cases of conflict between graduate students and their advisers (strictly confidential)
- Project Funding: Identify available options for funding, requirements, etc.
- Psychosocial Counseling Center: Individual Counseling or Group Coaching in work and family stress situations (strictly confidential; Conflict management, difficult leadership situations, etc.) --> via telephone/ video conference
- Scientific Training: Various courses and events; 'Women @ Helmholtz Munich' (e.g. Sexism in STEM, Gender Medicine, etc.); 'Science Communication' (e.g. Social Media for Researchers, Voice and Speech Training, etc.); 'Mental Health' (e.g. Staying well in your research career, Impostor Syndrome, etc.)
And for those of you who are planning to do a Postdoc soon:
- Helmholtz Munich Postdoc Center
- Postdoc Association (Helmholtz Munich): Improving the Postdoc experience and working environment at Helmholtz Munich (Social Events, Monthly Postdoc Lunch, ...)
- Internship Program for Postdocs
- Munich Postdoc Network