You are a doctoral candidate at Heidelberg University? Then we are happy to welcome you as a member of the Doctoral Convention! It is composed of all doctoral candidates accepted by one of Heidelberg University's faculties. The Doctoral Convention represents their interests towards the different committees within the university as well as in all external affairs.
On this page you find all information about what exactly the Doctoral Convention is doing and how you can get involved yourself to help improving the conditions during the doctoral phase.
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Call for bids: Course instructor for workshop on Job Opportunities in Pharma and Biotech for doctoral candidates
To whom it may concern,
on 13-02-2023, the Executive Committee of the Doctoral Convention (DC) has decided to offer a workshop related to future career perspectives in Pharma and Biotech industry for doctoral candidates from Heidelberg University. The workshop is planned for the summer semester 2023, aiming for May. We are currently looking for suitable instructors offering such a workshop.
The DC seeks to provide doctoral candidates in the natural and life sciences with reliable and realistic information about job opportunities outside of classical research positions. Planning future career steps while finalizing the PhD can be difficult for doctoral candidates because practical information about specific job descriptions, salaries and benefits is scarce. A workshop where this type of information is provided by an experienced trainer active in pharma or biotech will help doctoral students to orientate and select the different job opportunities fit for their skill set, expectations and ambition.
The DC Executive Committee will make the final selection from the applications received and will also seek Graduate Academy’s advice in this decision.
Please send your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org until 24.04.2023, email subject: ‘DC Job Opportunities workshop application’. We require an overview and short summary about the workshop topics and salary expectations, as well as a short CV in English language.
|28.11.2022||Join our Christmas Cookie Baking Event, 7th of Dec, 17:30. Albert-Ueberle-Straße, 3-5. Don't forget RSVP!|
|29.09.2022||General Assembly on 18th of October, at 6pm. We cordially invite all Doctoral Candidates to attend. We will present the results of our work throughout 2021-2022 term, and the new Executive Committee will step in. The meeting is hybrid, you are welcome to join online on heiCONF (Passcode: ripeness celtic said clanking imprint), as well as offline (Im Neuenheimer Feld 370). Stay tuned!|
|01.08.2022||Boardgames and Pizza on Aug 4 at 6.30pm: more info here.|
|28.06.2022||Prize to Commemorate Student Killed in Shooting: Read the press release.|
|20.06.2022||PhD & Chill Event on June 29 at 6pm: more info here.|
|19.06.2022||ELECTIONS: Results here!|
|13.06.2022||ELECTIONS (Doctoral Convention Executive Committee) EXTENDED UNTIL FRIDAY MIDNIGHT: Vote now here!|
|07.06.2022||ELECTIONS (Senate and Faculty Councils): Vote now here!|
|06.06.2022||ELECTIONS (Doctoral Convention Executive Committee): Vote now here!|
|16.05.2022||ELECTIONS: The new deadline for applying is 22.05.2022 [Call for Candidates (en/de)].|
|18.04.2022||On Monday, 23rd May 2022 at 6pm, the General Assembly of the Doctoral Convention will take place. We cordially invite all Doctoral Candidates to attend. Anyone interested in joining the Executive Committee will have the chance to introduce themselves. You can apply until the 13th May [Call for Candidates (en/de)].|
|30.03.2022||On Monday, 4th April 2022 at 6 pm, the round-table discussion Future of Research in Challenging Times: an Inclusive and Value-Based Approach will take place. We cordially invite all doctoral researchers to attend. The event will take place at the Jazzhaus Heidelberg. You can find all information on our Events page.|
|01.03.2022||On Monday, 07th March 2022 at 6 pm, the Open Meeting: Help & Support will be held. We cordially invite all PhD students to attend. The meeting will be held via Zoom. For more information, please visit our Meetings page.|
|22.10.2021||On Monday, 15th November 2021 at 6pm, the General Assembly of the Doctoral Convention will take place. We cordially invite all Doctoral Candidates to attend. The Assembly will be held on Zoom. More info on our Meetings page.|
|22.10.2021||Members of the Executive Committee will join the "Getting Started with Your Doctorate" reception by the Graduate Academy on October 27th. Meet us there and ask us (almost) anything! More info on our Events page.|
|09.09.2021||The next Open Regular Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 29th Septmeber 2021 at 6:30pm, as a video conference on Zoom. All doctoral candidates are kindly invited to join! If you want to suggest any particular topic, write us an email beforehand!|
|07.09.2021||On the 12th, 14th, 19th and 21st of October at 5:45pm the Workshop Managing Quality Projects will take place. More info on our Event page.|
|19.07.2021||On the 23rd July 2021 at 5pm, the Summer Party of the Doctoral Convention and Modern Languages Faculty will take place! Find all the info on our Event page.|
|11.07.2021||The results of the ExCo Elections are out. You can find them here.|
|27.06.2021||The programme for the exhibition Art of Science is finally out! Check it out here.|
|25.06.2021||Due to some technical issues we decided to extend the election of the executive committee of the doctoral convention until the 07.07.21. If you weren´t able to vote online, please contact us now via doktorandenkonvent@uni-heidelb
|16.06.2021||If you have any problems accessing the online-voting system or that the desired election is not shown please contact us via doktroandenkonvent@uni-heidelb
|03.06.2021||The list of the DC Executive Committee Candidates is out, you can find it here. The Elections will take place on June 14-22, more info here.|
|04.05.2021||On the 22nd June 2021 at 2pm, the Workshop How to Publish your Dissertation as a Book: Workshop for Doctoral Students in the Humanities, organized by the WG "Workshop and Seminars" will take place. More info on our Event page.|
|03.05.2021||On Monday, 31st March 2021 at 6pm, the General Assembly of the Doctoral Convention will take place. We cordially invite all Doctoral Candidates to attend. Anyone interested in joining the Executive Committee will have the chance to introduce themselves. Moreover, our Rules of Procedure will have to be adapted. You can apply until the 21st May [Call for Candidates (en/de)].|
|01.04.2021||The first Meeting of the "Doctoral Regulations" WG will be held on Thursday, 1st April 2021 at 1pm, as a video conference on heiCONF. All Doctoral Candidates interested are welcome to join! (code: driveway radish till disarm petty)|
|01.02.2021||The next Open Regular Meeting will be held on Monday, 1st March 2021 at 6pm, as a video conference on heiCONF. All doctoral candidates are kindly invited to join! If you want to suggest any particular topic, write us an email beforehand! The presentation will be uploaded here (see "Minutes").|
|09.11.2020||The General Assembly has been postponed to November 25, 2020 at 6 pm. It will be a video conference on HeiCONF. Please check our event page to find the link and access code. If you still need to register for the online election of the new Executive Committee, please write us an email as soon as possible!|
|19.10.2020||This year's General Assembly will be held as a video conference on November 11, 2020 at 6 pm. We are currently working on a concept for the implementation of a digital election of the execute committee. We will inform you in time. We are also looking for candidates for the new execute committee of the Doctoral Convention! If you are interested, contact us via e-mail up to and including October 28. [Call for Candidates (en/de)]|
|12.10.2020||In an open letter to the Executive Board of VBL, the Doctoral Conventions of the University of Mannheim call for a transparent and sustainable investment strategy for the company pension scheme for public sector employees, which also includes doctoral students who are employed at a university. We also signed the letter on behalf of the Doctoral Convention of Heidelberg University and support the demand for transparency and compliance with social and ecological standards in VBL investments.|
|08.06.2020||As announced in our newsletter, we will hold our next Open Regular Meeting on Wednesday, 17th June 2020, starting at 6 pm, as video conference on heiCONF. All doctoral candidates are cordially invited to join. If you want to address any particular topic, feel free to drop us an email beforehand!|
|08.04.2020||The Executive Committee will host a virtual Regulars' Table on Wednesday, 15 April 2020, at 7 pm. Check out the Events page on that day to connect into our virtual meeting room hosted by DFNConf. You just need a browser to join.|
|27.01.2020||Members of the Executive Committee will join the "Getting Started with Your Doctorate" reception by the Graduate Academy on 11 February. Meet us there and ask us (almost) anything! You will also have the opportunity to get acquainted with members of the Convention at the upcoming Regulars' Table (5 February) and the Open Regular Meeting (24 February).|