Everything you don´t learn in the lab

Workshops and talks for scientists

(Self-) management, science communication and career development

NaturalScience.Careers offers workshops and talks for natural- and life scientists since 2012. We specialise in soft skills topics- all the wonderful things you don´t learn in the lab itself but which make you more effective at work and much more employable in the future. We are a team of nine trainers, all with a science background. We have a deep specialisation to work with natural- and life scientists in their PhD, postdoc and group leader career phases. 

NaturalScience.Careers workshops and talks

Workshop Highlights

Available as online- and in-house events - worldwide

We offer soft skills workshops and talks specifically for PhD students and postdocs from natural- and life sciences (STEM subjects). We are writing books and opinion pieces and career columns for high-ranking publications and publishing houses. We regularly share our knowledge and experience on our blog.


Storytelling for scientists

We all enjoy a good story, whether it’s during a presentation, a job interview, a conference coffee break, or simply during a pub night. Why? It activates the same areas of our brain that would be activated during the actual event.

PhD career options skills

PhD, and next?

So, you finally have a science degree- or will in the future. What to do with it? Are all doors open to you or is there still a lot of work to be done?


Dr Karin Bodewits and Dr Philipp Gramlich

Scientific background with teaching and facilitation experiences

Together, we bring experiences from a wide range of STEM fields to the table: chemistry, biology, physics, medicine, computer science and mathematics. Having the same background as our course participants makes our workshops and talks very relatable and relevant for the professional life of scientists.

Gramlich Bodewits NSC founders

Talk Highlights

Online- und in-house Talks - practical

We´re not discussing dead book knowledge, we draw from our own, genuine experiences as scientists at work!

Harvard Negotiation Principles

Harvard Negotiation Principles

Let´s explore how the Harvard Negotiation Principles can help us become better negotiators.

Is negotiation ‘cheap’, as in haggling at a flea market? Is it appropriate when discussing important things like contracts?



Books and articles for the career development of scientists.

Our articles and books cover a range of topics relevant to the career development of scientists: career options, skill development and science communication, to name just a few. We exclusively write for high-quality publications like Science Careers, Naturejobs, Chemistry World or Nachrichten aus der Chemie.

Karin Bodewits – Career Fables

Karin regularly writes the series ‘Career Fables’ for Science Careers. In these stories, a fictional story close to typical real-life experiences of scientists is used to introduce relevant and thought-provoking ideas.

The Time, Life, and Career Management Workbook for Scientist

This book is a self-management guide and personal workbook for PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and principal investigator

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