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Equal opportunities

DynaMENT Mentoring Programme for Female Researchers

The PIER Helmholtz Graduate School is part of the dynaMENT network on the science campus Bahrenfeld. DynaMENT is a mentoring programme for women in natural sciences.The programme comprises the following aspects:

- Highly confidential one-to-one sessions with experienced female mentors from various scientific fields
- Networking events
- Workshops

Female doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from CUI, DESY, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, MIN Faculty Universität Hamburg, PIER Helmholtz Graduate School, SFB 676 and SFB 925 are encouraged to apply. For more information see here.

Since 2015, mentoring is offered for female PhD students.  For each mentee the counseling period is limited to 12 months. Fifteen women participated in the first programme run, including three PHGS PhD students. The next call for applications is open until 15 March 2018.

Participants in one of our leadership skills courses. Photograph: Marta Mayer/DESY

Women's Career Days

Another tool to promote women in science is the special career and research training programme for female PhD students.

The Women's Career Day series is aligned to the special needs of women in science and in the planning of a career outside of science.

Since 2014, each year a number of workshops, keynote talks and networking events are being offered.

The workshops are open to up to 15 women and deal with topics such as Women and Leadership, Vocal Power and Physical Presence, Career Orientation for Women in Academia, Professional Communication in Crisis or Conflict Situations, Career Planning for female PhD Students and Job Application Training, Self-Marketing in Academia.

Christiane Nüslein-Volhard-Stiftung (CNV-Foundation) Funding for Women scientists in the field of experimental natural sciences with children

The grants of the Foundation are aimed at excellent women scientists in the field of experimental natural sciences. The CNV-Foundation sponsors graduate students from the start of the second year of their thesis and as long as the project is still in its experimental stage. With postdoctoral fellows the foundation is particularly keen to support those who have changed their area of research after their doctoral studies. Eligible to apply are graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of all nationalities, who are conducting their research at a German university or research institute, as well as postdoctoral fellows who have obtained their doctoral degree at a German university and continue their research abroad. The stipend is not intended to cover the living expenses of the applicant and her family. These must already be covered from other sources. It is expected that during the funding period the applicant work full time and full time daycare is already provided for and financed. Application deadline is on November 30st of each calendar year. The application can only be submitted via the application portal starting on 1. September each year. More information:here,application click here

Other regular equal opportunities events on Bahrenfeld campus:

Scientific Career and Parenthood
Once a year, on the invitation of CUI, interesting speakers discuss on the podium and with the audience important issues of the compatibility of family and career paths.

Families & Careers in Physics
Regular lectures (offered by SFB 676) by invited experts on topics like best practice examples in science and industry, career strategies, supporting measures, career management etc.

Women in Science Networking lunch
Ladies' lunch and panel discussion on topics like "Making It But (Sometimes) Faking It? - The Impostor Syndrome in Scientific Careers" with approx. 50 participants, among them many PHGS female PhD students.


Equal opportunity unit at DESY
Equal opportunity unit at Universität Hamburg
Equal opportunity Data Bank UHH (only in German)
Equal opportunity at PIER Helmholtz Graduate School

Giovanni Rabuffo
Giovanni Rabuffo
Theoretical Physics
Phillip Witthöft
Phillip Witthöft
Nataliia Kovalchuk
Nataliia Kovalchuk
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
Jhilik Majumdar
Jhilik Majumdar
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
Event Calendar
Today - 14:00
Location: SR 3a in building 1b.
Today - 15:30
Location: Auditorium
Today - 16:30
Location: seminar room 2
20 Nov. 2018 11:00
Speaker: Jakob Moritz (DESY)
Location: SR2
20 Nov. 2018 13:15
Speaker: Matthew D Watson (University St Andrews)
Location: 25b/109
20 Nov. 2018 14:00
Location: SR1
20 Nov. 2018 14:00
Speaker: BAHL, Henning, BISHARA, Fady
Location: SR1
21 Nov. 2018 09:00
21 Nov. 2018 10:00
Location: SR I-III
21 Nov. 2018 10:00
Location: building 61 (PIER Office), room 116
21 Nov. 2018 12:30
Speaker: Philipp Tontsch (Hamburg University)
Location: SR3
21 Nov. 2018 14:30
Location: build. 2a, SR2
22 Nov. 2018 09:30
Chaired by: Verena Behrens
Location: 3, building 1b
22 Nov. 2018 10:00
Speaker: Umberto De Giovannini
Location: SR II+III
22 Nov. 2018 12:00
Speaker: Yohei Ema (DESY)
Location: Library
22 Nov. 2018 12:00
Speaker: Haynes Cheng
Location: SR1
22 Nov. 2018 14:15
Speaker: Sergei Razamat (Technion)
Location: SR2
23 Nov. 2018 13:00
Location: Lecture hall, building 5, room 350; Flash seminar room, building 28c, room 130
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