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 postdoctoral 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).
Chemist; Co-founder and CEO of ProSciencia Beratungs-GmbH. Many years of experience in the acquisition of research funding, in the management of funded projects, and writing research proposals and publications. Previously researcher in the areas of biochemistry and neurobiology. Work areas: Scientific writing, project management in the sciences and presentation of scientific results, support of customers in the acquisition of research funds, coordination of large grant writing efforts (e.g. SFB, EU), support in the management of funded projects, reviewer of funding proposals for the European Commission.