Career Week for Academics

From 10 to 14 June, we invite all doctoral researchers and early postdocs to the "Career Week for Academics" at Villa Tillmanns!

Mehrere Personen in einer Landschaft aus geometrischen Formen, Wegweisern und Doktorhut
Discover our programme for the Career Week for Academics on 10-14 June via the red dots. Illustration: Sophia Lehmann

Career Workshops

Career Talks

Career paths...

The Career Talks will take place on three different dates and will last approximately one hour each. Afterwards, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and exchange ideas with the speakers. A great opportunity to get an insight into possible career paths after your doctorate!

The relatively young career field of science management is often little known to doctoral students. However, this career path offers the opportunity to perform a wide range of tasks in support of science. In this Career Talk, speaker Dr. Cathleen Heil will talk about her personal path into science management and provide valuable insights into the field. If you have personal questions or doubts about your current plans, or if you would like to weigh up whether this career field offers the right prospects for you, please feel free to bring your concerns to the discussion. You can look forward to an open exchange in which you can ask your questions in an informal setting.

This event will be in German.

An academic career is often seen as the classic path after a doctorate. However, the path to a professorship is challenging and not always predictable. In this Career Talk, you will have the opportunity to discuss this with junior professor Dr Daniela Russ. Find out first-hand which decisions and events have shaped her personal career and what tips she has for a career in science. Take the opportunity to put your questions directly to her and discuss careers in science with her.

This event will be in English.

Moving to the private sector after a doctorate can be an attractive option. However, a career in industry often differs from a previous academic career. Work can be characterised by interdisciplinary collaboration, a stronger practical focus, shorter development cycles and a more intensive focus on results. These changes require certain adjustments in order to be successful. Exchange with experienced industry representatives provides valuable insights. In this Career Talk, scientist Dr Maria Stuckenberg talks about her personal career path into industry. Find out how she was able to apply the knowledge she gained during her doctorate, the challenges she faced and the valuable tips she can give you for moving into the private sector. Take the opportunity to share your thoughts and ask questions.

This event will be in German.

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Dr. Cathleen Heil

She is a consultant for academic staff development at Leipzig University. She completed her doctorate at Leuphana University Lüneburg and gained four years of experience as a postdoc. The joy of organising & networking shaped her decision to follow a new vocation.


Science management:
Dr. Cathleen Heil

Potraitfoto von Cathleen Heil
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Dr. Daniela Russ

She is a junior professor at the Global and European Studies Institute at Leipzig University. After studying in Berlin and Belgrade, she researched in Bielefeld, Moscow, New York and Toronto. She works as a historical sociologist on the emergence of a global energy economy.


Jun.-Prof. Dr. Daniela Russ

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Dr. Maria Stuckenberg

Dr Maria Stuckenberg is a Clinical Research Associate at IQVIA, a leading provider of healthcare services and technology solutions. Her work includes the management of clinical trials for drug approval in the field of oncology.


Dr. Maria Stuckenberg

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The Career Week will take place in the Villa Tillmanns at Wächterstraße 30 in Leipzig. There is barrier-free access and baby changing facilities.

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Skills Development at the Graduate Academy Leipzig

Wächterstraße 30
04107 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-37184
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