PDN - The PostDoc Network of the DKFZ

The PostDoc Network (PDN) was formed to represent the PostDocs` interests and to achieve the best conditions for career perspectives and scientific output. Our main goals are to raise the visibility of PostDocs in and outside the DKFZ, to support career development and to increase social and scientific networking among PostDocs.


    • Visibility:
      • Our website and mailing list provide general information about the PDN and offer a platform for PostDocs to communicate with each other and to discuss issues important to them.
      • The quarterly Newsletter contains information about upcoming events and personal accounts of PostDoc experiences at DKFZ.


    • Career Development:
      • In collaboration with the DKFZ Advanced Training Center, the PDN organises seminars and workshops tailored for PostDocs` needs, as well as Career Days where invited speakers provide expert perspectives on how to pursue careers in industry, academia and elsewhere.
      • Alumni and current DKFZ researchers are invited to share their personal career paths. The participants are given ample time to join round table discussions and to network with invited guests.


    • Networking:
      • The annual Retreat aims to encourage scientific and social interactions between PostDocs, in order to improve the research and personal experience of scientists.

      • The monthly Lunch Talk Series was started by the PDN and the BioMed X Innovation Center to provide a platform for intellectual exchange between researchers working in diverse fields of life science research in Heidelberg.

      • The “Research Lounge – let’s talk science” encourages scientific collaboration and discussion within the DKFZ. At monthly Get-Together events PostDocs can get useful information about life in Heidelberg and work at the DKFZ.

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Welcome and get-together activities

The Welcome and Get-together group offers the opportunity for Postdocs from all kind of backgrounds and with diverse experience to meet once a month in an informal setting. Whether you arrived in Heidelberg last week or have been a Postdoc for a little longer, our events can help you to meet people, make friends, discuss work or your next career step; some people might have exactly the kind of experience you are looking for. And, most importantly, we have fun together. If this is not enough you might also join the weekly Running meet-up group, AKA Sweat together, combining sport and socialising.

PDN Committee 2019

PDN Committee
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