Everything you don´t learn in the lab

The academic track

Topic area
Career development

Online or in-house workshop

3 webinars of 2-2.5 h each = 1.5 workshop days

Target group
PhD students and postdocs


Are you dreaming of becoming a professor one day? Or, are you just not sure yet if this is the ‘right’ career path for you? Then this online workshop is the perfect way to find out more about the academic track, what universities are looking for, and how to plan your career strategically.


In this course you´ll learn about:

  • About the academic track; what is it like?
  • The academic portfolio; what do you need to achieve to become a professor
  • Introspection; is this the ‘right’ path for me?
  • Planning the academic career; when is a good time for what?

All participants receive a script of the course in PDF format for offline and future use so that they can work through the material offline as well as after the course. 


Curious to read more about the topic before enjoying this workshop?

You might be interested in our Chemistry World article How to become a professor or our interview No risk, no fun! – My career in academia with Dr. Eloi Montanez.

Or you would rather listen to a podcast on your way to the lab? On our SoundCloud channel, we feature a collection of interviews with scientists about their career paths, many holding a professorship. 

Course Flow Online Workshops

Day 1

Live Webinar

  • Kick off 
  • The job of a professor
  • Individual and group course work (online and offline)
Day 2

Live Webinar

  • Academic track
  • Postdoc or not?
  • Individual and group course work (online and offline)
Day 3

Live Webinar

  • Success criteria
  • How to score academic jobs
  • Individual and group course work (online and offline)
Weeks 2-3

Individual written or oral feedback from the instructor


Do you want to see a preview of the Online Workshop?

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