Overview courses for post-docs

Each applicant will choose and attend at least three courses in transferable skills and mention them in their individual training plan (which is part of their application). This list is not exhaustive, applicants are free to choose courses which are not on the list.

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Institution

Leiden University

Content

The course Academic Writing aims to develop and expand the skills required to write reports, articles, books and dissertations in English and teaches participants to write in language that is both effective and appropriate for academic texts.  (for Science see als communication in science training)

Duration

6 x 3 hours

Costs

€420,--

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Institution

LUMC

Content

This course covers the fundamental toolbox of biostatistical methods plus a solid methodological basic to properly interpret statistical results. In this course we will cover basics of biostatistics and the participants will learn how to analyze problems in clinical research using SPSS. Subjects covered are among others: methodology of statistical analysis; causal inference; descriptive statistics; the principle of statistical estimation and testing; cross tabulation and chi-square test; Student t-test and the correspondence with non-parametric counterparts; simple regression and correlation; introduction to analysis of variance; interpretation of observational data; bias and confounding; basics of sample size calculation.

Duration

1 week (followed by an examination)

Costs

€950,-- (for participants outside LUMC)

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Institution

LUMC/Leiden University

Content

This workshop on scientific integrity will give you the opportunity to discuss this “not so pretty side” of science with other researchers. You will cover such questions as: What is scientific misconduct? How should  conflicting interests be handled? Does your supervisor ask you to bend the rules in name of science? To what extent can money corrupt scientists? The obvious cases of fraud and misconduct are often very clear. During this course we will pay attention to the 'gray area' and we will discuss cases that are not so obvious.  This meeting will not give a clear-cut answer to all of these questions, nor will it provide a step-by-step solution to problems that you might have encountered. It will, however, teach you to what extent science already has - or perhaps needs to develop - a system to prevent scientific misconduct and what your role as an individual scientist can be in this.

Duration

0,5 day

Costs

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Institution

TU Delft

Content

For many, working within academia longer-term isn’t attainable due to limited funding so they turn to private industry for securing employment. For others, private industry is their preferred option but they are daunted by the task of beginning a job search. This interactive workshop will help delegates explore their construct of working in private industry and to provide them with tools and techniques for managing their job search.

Duration

1 day

Costs

€160,--

Institution

TU Delft

Content

This workshop will explore the realities of an academic career, help you determine your state of readiness and to create a personal development plan for succeeding in academia.

Duration

1 day

Costs

€160,--

Institution

TU Delft

Content

After this workshop, you’ll be able to recognize the cultural variables that influence your communication with your colleagues at TU Delft. We will do this by familiarizing you with various international studies on how cultural variables influence work assumptions and relationships. We will also help you to improve your vocabulary for discussing cultural differences in a neutral and inoffensive way. This will ultimately help you to maximize your ability to communicate in an international setting and minimize the risk of misunderstandings.

Duration

2 days

Costs

€320,--

Institution

TU Delft

Content

The aim of this course is to make you aware of and enhance your personal qualities (i.e. your ‘strengths and weaknesses’,) in communication. By increasing your skills in purposeful self-reflection and communication you will learn to cope better with feedback, criticism, conflict and (in)dependency. These coping skills are an important part of the ability to take the lead in your own research (team).

Duration

2 days

Costs

€320,--

Institution

Leiden University

Content

This intensive 2-day course with afterwards an individual coaching session offers insight into career possibilities and helps you make choices for your future. You will gain insight into:
• Competences, motives and career possibilities in relation to your present or future job
• Pitfalls and challenges
• Possibilities for improving your employability

Duration

2 days and an individual meeting

Costs

€650,--

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Institution

LUMC

Content

Clinical investigators have to satisfy the stringent requirements set by the legislator for the implementation of medical scientific research. Hence, clinical investigators should not only be experts in the area of medical scientific research, but should also know everything about the legislation and regulation and about the arrangements that should be made with the supporting departments in order to be able to carry out the research. All these aspects are addressed in the eBROK®, which is a joint initiative of the eight university medical centers (UMC) in the Netherlands (NFU). Another important aspect of the course is that well-trained investigators will produce a better quality.

Duration

Self-assessment, a study package, a centre-specific session and a national examination.

Costs

€500,-- (for UMC staff)

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Institution

Erasmus MC

Content

learning Dutch / improving English

Duration

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Costs

Fee t.b.a.

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Institution

Erasmus MC

Content

Postdoc Network meetings are organized four times per year. As part of these meetings, workshops will be given focussing on career development and academic and transferable skills, such as negotiation, leadership skills, networking, collaborating, and grant writing. Each Postdoc Network meeting will end with an informal reception for networking

Duration

0,5 day

Costs

No costs for participants

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Institution

Erasmus MC

Content

Symposium with professionals who obtained a PhD and give insight in their own career paths and choices, and give insight into their jobs and daily businesses. It also includes a workshop and networking.

Duration

0,5 day

Costs

No costs for participants

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Institution

Leiden University

Content

How can I best present myself on the job market in a CV, a letter and in the interview, both for a vacancy that is a logical progression in my career, and for a career switch.  How can I best present myself on the job market in a CV, a letter and in the interview, both for a vacancy that is a logical progression in my career, and for a career switch.

Duration

2 days

Costs

€375,--

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Institution

Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Fee required

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Institution

Leiden University

Content

This workshop deals with ‘how’ to network based on scientific literature and on interviews with respected scientists of different age and background. The course starts with theory on how to use a network, possibilities and strategies to approach people and how to maintain good relationships. Subsequently we will also list the individual questions and targets of participants and we will practise difficult or challenging situations.

Duration

0,5 day

Costs

€90,--

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Institution

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Content

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Costs

Fee required

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Institution

Leiden University

Content

The course will pay attention to: Attuning content and form of your presentation; designing a presentation for a specific audience; slide design and illustrations that support your message convincingly; do’s and don’ts of power point and speaking skills: authentic and convincingly speaking, verbal and non-verbal aspects, answering questions and reducing fear of speaking in public

Duration

1,5 days

Costs

€345,--

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Institution

Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Costs

Fee required

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Institution

Erasmus MC

Content

This two-days training course focuses on different aspects of research management such as: time management, project management, negotiating, and yearly reviews

Duration

2 days

Costs

Fee required

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Institution

Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Fee required

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Institution

TU Delft

Content

The aim of the course is to learn to manage yourself in the research process, to keep your process ongoing. Learn to find a balance between self imposed and expected high standards and reality of daily life activities, and learn responsiveness to changes, new circumstances, inevitable delays, and challenges.

Duration

2 days

Costs

€ 320,--

Institution

LUMC

Content

A training course on 'how to share your biotechnology research with a broad audience, like patients, clients, journalists or investors'. How do you go about this? What should you tell and how to make sure that the reader doesn’t lose quickly interest after the first sentences.  In the workshop Marianne Heselmans and Astrid Smit – two experienced science journalists - provides you with tools to do this. They will teach you to understand the reader, to discover your own appealing story, to write this down in a clear way. The workshops are practical. You get started quickly, after a theoretical introduction. Smit and Heselmans prefer to work with your own texts. These may be blogs, websites, articles for specialist journals,  posters, press releases or presentations. You work on an assignment already before and also between the two workshop sessions.

Duration

1 day

Costs

€ 150,--

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Institution

Erasmus MC

Content

Supervising PhD candidates is a process, which is guided by personal drive and beliefs. Erasmus MC offers a training specifically for young researchers which explores the process of interaction and communication during the supervision. Is the interaction working? What is going on beneath the surface in terms of convictions, feelings and drives? How can expectations be matched? This approach gives supervisors insight into the path towards optimal results.

Duration

2 days

Costs

Fee required

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Institution

Erasmus MC

Content

This two-days training course focuses on different aspects of research management such as: time management, project management, negotiating, and yearly reviews

Duration

2 days

Costs

Fee required

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Institution

Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Institution

Leiden University

Content

This course aims at offering you insight into your role as an author within the English-speaking world, namely the role of guide who leads his or her readers through a text in a professional manner. You will learn how to organise information efficiently, and how to create flow in your ideas and arguments. You will also learn how to look critically at your own work: is your text open to multiple interpretations? Are the main ideas given the emphasis they deserve?

Duration

2 days

Costs

€320,--

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