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Project Management for Researchers
Course Type: Workshop
Target Group:Doctoral Researchers
Scientific projects often suffer from an insufficient planning, unclear goal definitions and consequently a bad time management. This leads to project delays, inefficient use of resources and often to frustration on the side of the scientists working on the bench.
This workshop is designed to improve this situation by supporting young researchers in the acquisition of the necessary skills for an effective management of their research project. It is based on the classical project management tools which are adapted to the need of exploratory scientific projects. In extensive hands-on exercises participants will define goals and milestones for their individual project, create project definitions and work structures and will practice to organise their working time by setting priorities, planning their workloads, delegating tasks and motivating themselves and their teams.
Counting towards the Certificate “Leadership, Management, Transfer of Knowledge”: Module II(16 AE).
Dr. Kai Dierkes
Mathematician and philosopher, PhD in biophysics. Research and development engineer and freelance trainer and consultant. Many years of research experience at the intersection of developmental biology, mathematics, and physics at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona. International experience in developing and delivering seminars, lectures, and workshops, e.g. by organizing international astronomical youth camps, but mainly by teaching university courses, summer schools, and workshops for graduate students and postdocs, e.g. at the FU Berlin, the CRG Barcelona and the University College London. Work areas: Project Management, Biophysics, Statistics, and Machine Learning.