Sharing information and experiences among PostDocs


The FaNclub brings together PostDocs of all career stages for informal exchange. Every evening is dedicated to a topic related to the academic career. After a keynote by an established expert, participants share their questions and experiences with the speaker and their peers. The evening ends with a dinner and talks in small groups - not least an ideal opportunity for  international PostDocs to network and to learn about (university) life in Konstanz. All PostDocs of the Physics Department and of all groups working related to the SFB 1432 are welcome.

The PostDoc-Club takes place usually on the first Wednesday of the month at 18:00 in room P1138.

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Upcoming events

FaNclub for PostDocs

Please register by email to Davide Bossini.

April 24, 2024, 18:00, P1138: Alternative Career-Pathways for Postdocs and Support Provided by Uni Konstanz
Speaker: Melanie Moosbuchner, Academic Staff Development, University of Konstanz

tba, 2024, 18:00, P1138:  Conferences: How to choose them, attend and survive them
Internal network meeting

Past events

March 13, 2024, 18:00, P1138: chatGPT: How it can assist us in your daily working life.
Speaker: Dr. Richard Hongri Gu

February 28, 2024, 18:00, P1138: How a hiring committee works
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Clemens Bechinger

January 24, 2024, 18:00, P1138: 
Brain storming and discussion about the future topics of interest and activities of PostDocs Club including some VERY important updates at the beginning of the meeting, that will affect the organisation of the future meetings.

November 15, 2023, 18:00, P1138: Time and resources management
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Guido Burkard and Prof. Dr. Oded Zilberberg

October 11, 2023, 18:00, P1138: Internal network meeting

September 20, 2023, 14:00 - 20:00, P1138:  Negotiation Workshop
Trainer: Anke Kautz, Scienza - Science Coaching Enke Zimmermann, Berlin

July 26, 2023, 18:00, P1138: How to get a new job. What is important for the company and how to handle the application process.
Speaker: Dr. Sara Khorshidian

June 21, 2023, 18:00, P1138:  How the DFG works
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Elke Scheer, Head of Mesoscopic Systems Group, Department of Physics, University of Konstanz

May 17, 2023, 18:00, P1138:  Professional relationship between students and postdocs

April 28, 2023, 11:00, Z1003:  Time- and resources-management Part I
Special place, special time!
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Thomas Dekorsy and Prof. Dr. Alfred Leitenstorfer

Prof. Dr. Thomas Dekorsy is currently director of the institute of technical physics in the centrum for air and space-transport Relevantly for us, this means that he has to daily manage the time and resources of 100 employees!

March 29, 2023, 18:00, P602:  Alternative career-pathways for postdocs and support provided by the Uni Konstanz 
Speaker: Melanie Moosbuchner, Academic Staff Development, University of Konstanz

February 8, 2023, 18:00, P1138:  Brain storming and discussion about the future topics of interest and activities of PostDocs Club

January 11, 2023, 18:00, P1138:  The academic curriculum vitae - important steps to become a realistic candidate for a professorship
Speaker: Mirjam Müller, Academic Staff Development, University of Konstanz

December 8, 2022, 18:30, P1138:  Transition from academia to industry: how to apply for a job in the private sector
Speaker: Angelo Ziletti, Principal Data Scientist, Bayer AG

November 28, 2022, 17:00, P1138:  Crash-course: Leading negotiations in the academic context
Trainer: Dr. Neela Enke

November 16, 2022, 18:00, P1138:  As an international PostDoc in Germany, as a German PostDoc abroad: Q&A
Speaker: Joahnnes Dingler, Director International Office, University of Konstanz

October 05, 2022, 18:00, ZT 1202:  Funding: programs, applications, insights
Speaker: Dr. Melanie Behrens, Research Support, University of Konstanz

September 14, 2022: cancelled

July 20, 2022: cancelled

June 8, 2022:  The impact of networking in academia
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Angelo Di Bernardo, Professor for Experimental Physics and Sofja Kovalevskja Research Group Leader

May 4, 2022:  The academic hiring process - from the hiring committee point of view
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Guido Burkard, Professor for Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz

April 6, 2022:  The academic hiring process - from an applicant's point of view
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Oded Zilberberg, Heisenberg Professor, University of Konstanz

March 8, 2022:  Let's make a plan for the future PostDoc Club meetings
Speaker: Davide Bossini, Regina Finsterhölzl

February 3, 2022:  The prelude: Let's come together and network
Speaker: Davide Bossini, Regina Finsterhölzl