For up to 14 doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, in German or English

2 days – online or on-site

Trainer: Dr. Matthias Mayer

Target Group

For up to 14 doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers of all disciplines.
* This format can also be specified to either target only doctoral students or postdocs.
Then the content will be further specified to the target audience. Ask for details.


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  • Know how to balance professional and private life
  • Know how to control your inner state using concentration and relaxation techniques
  • Exchange of experiences with other participants


Fundamental requirements for good time management during your research project

  • Making decisions and developing initiative
  • Is my research topic small enough: What exactly do I want to examine?
  • How can I motivate myself on the path to completing it? 
  • How does this path look like?

Strategies for efficient and effective use of time

  • Time planning and the research project: master plan, weekly and daily planning
  • Setting priorities (Eisenhower Method, Pareto Principle)
  • Finding your balance: research project – job – private life
  • Getting rid of time-killers
  • Focused work with highest concentration (silent hour and other techniques)
  • Controlling your inner state using relaxation techniques


Trainer input; individual, partner, and group work; written and creative focusing exercis-es; relaxation exercises; guided and free sequences in which participants can develop im-ages; brief presentations by participants; group reflection. Highly interactive online sem-inar using zoom technology with a lot of small group work.


Do you want to learn a practical and applicable method that makes grow your scientific presentations? If yes, this is your course.

I wanted to join this course because, in general, I think scientist have problems to make clear and convincing scientific presentations, and this is something that we need to work.
He is giving you a lot of applicable tips and techniques that will make your presentations grow, because scientific presentations don’t need to be boring. My expectations were fully covered.

Raquel Gomez Oca PhD Student at IGBMC Strasbourg