Nov 15 – 16, 2021
online via Zoom
Europe/Berlin timezone

Advancing my Scientific Career and Selling my Academic Output

In this interactive workshop you will acquire powerful skills to effectively sell your scientific results and advance your scientific career as an early-stage researcher.

You will learn and practice simple storytelling and pitching techniques, which can be used to write abstracts for peer-reviewed publications, grant and research project applications as well as for job interviews.

We will discuss general rules for effective scientific communication, and you will train applying these to the visual presentation of research results. This can be used in seminar and conference presentations, but also to market your research on social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Twitter.

We will further discuss how to strategically plan your scientific career, which includes setting SMART career goals and efficient networking skills.


This workshop is part of the PIER Education Platform (PEP) for career, research and soft skills. The workshops in PEP are open for PhD students of the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School and its cooperation partners on Bahrenfeld Campus/DESY.

PEP is a cooperation of the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School, the Quantum Universe Research School QURS, and the Research School of the Hamburg Center for Ultrafast Imaging/Advanced Imaging of Matter CUI/AIM. PhD students from other affiliated research centers such as DASHH, the Collaborative Research Center SFB 925, the International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging & Structural Dynamics IMPRS-UFAST, the Centre for Structural Systems Biology CSSB, and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory EMBL may also participate upon request.

Note: Your registration is pending until the final confirmation from the organisers, which will be e-mailed to you after the end of the registration deadline. The number of available places is limited to twelve.




online via Zoom

This course counts for 1 CP/semester hours in category C (key skills) of the PIER study programme.

Course hours:

Mon, November 15, 2021: 9:00 am – about 1:00 pm
Tue, November 16, 2021: 9:00 am – about 1:00 pm

Registration for this event is currently open.