Postdoc workshop: Take Charge of Your Career as an Early Career Researcher (June 5)

UiODoc would like to invite all postdocs at UiO to a career training workshop. The presenter will be Dr. Kerstin Fritsches from PostdocTraining, who is a specialist in professional development for early career researchers.


Research careers are sought-after and increasingly competitive. It has never been more important for early career researchers to be strategic about career moves, to develop effective networks and master the right skills to get into their careers of choice.

This workshop is for you if you want to be proactive about your job prospects and are looking for practical ways to structure your progress and succeed in your preferred career - in academia or beyond.



This 1-day workshop delivers:

•    tools to help you develop a career plan tailored to your strengths and preferences;

•    a personal roadmap for the career path that will work best for you;

•    analysis of your current network of contacts and how to expand it to benefit your career;

•    practical advice on marketing yourself and your skills;

•    strategies for developing transferrable skills suited to a career in, or outside, academia.



Session 1 - Know your strengths, know your options

Session 2 - Create your career plan

Session 3 - Build your networks, develop your profile

Session 4 - Develop and sell the skills that win you jobs


This event is organized in cooperation with the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences but is opened for all the postdocs at UiO.


About the presenter, Dr. Kerstin Fritsches

Kerstin is a former research fellow in neuroscience whose 12-year research career gave her first-hand experience of the challenges facing early career researchers, and a strong track record in postdoc affairs and career development.

A lack of effective career training for PhDs led Kerstin to found PostdocTraining in 2011, to bridge a gap in professional development by delivering support tailored specifically for early career researchers. PostdocTraining delivers career development support and mentoring for researchers worldwide, and Kerstin has become a sought-after workshop facilitator on topics such as career planning and research leadership in Europe and Australia.


Published Apr. 9, 2018 9:05 AM - Last modified Apr. 9, 2018 9:05 AM