Date/Time: to
Location: Villa Tillmanns, Wächterstraße 30, 04107 Leipzig

After this workshop you will know different strategies to find jobs in the non-academic labour market and you will have more ideas what you can do.

This workshop is offered several times:

  1. This workshop will be held online and in English.
    24.11.2023 | 09:00 - 15:30   Register here 
  2. This workshop will be held face to face and in German.
    22.02.2024 | 09:30 - 16:30   Register here   
  3. This workshop will be held face to face and in English.
    13.06.2024 | 09:30 - 16:30   Register here   

You can register for the event one month before the event starts from 9am. With your registration you agree to our terms and conditions.

Depending on the date either online or at the Villa Tillmanns, Wächterstraße 30, 04107 Leipzig

Dr. Annika Bartsch, Dr. Matthias Schwarzkopf

Target Group
Doctoral researchers

Number of Participants

Course Description
Scientists often do not know enough about their options and the way to find proper jobs. In this workshop you will learn how to find jobs that fit your competencies.

  • In short: Science careers are challenging: What are risks? Why do you need a “Plan B”?
  • Until when should I decide to stay in science or to leave?
  • How are labour markets structured? What are job profiles of scientists?
  • Job search I: How to find out your competencies and how to use them to search for jobs?
  • Job search II: Searching with search engines and why this is not enough. Diffe- rent ways for job search.
  • Founding your own business: How to create your own job and how to earn money with it?
  • Goals and values: How to find decisions for your careers.

0,5 Credit Points can be obtained by attending this course. Please contact your faculty for the recognition of performance for the doctoral degree.


  • Dr. Matthias Schwarzkopf
    Freelance Trainer and Coach | Co-founder of "" | Several years of experience in science management, i. a. as a commissioner for appointment procedures and as head of university didactics at the University of Jena
  • Dr. Annika Bartsch
    trainer and coach for career planning of academics | Experienced as a scientist in research and teaching as well as science management at the Graduate Academy Jena | Coordinator of the University of Jena's scholarship programme | PhD at the University of Jena | Studied German, Philosophy and History in Freiburg im Breisgau, Jena and Halifax (Canada)