FIMMPOD Career Development Training

In a survey to the postdoctoral and senior researchers and coordinators (early 2014), career development was seen as the most important component of the FIMMPOD programme. FIMMPOD supports the careers of postdoctoral and senior researchers and coordinators by organising workshops that improve professional skills. A list of past and upcoming workshops are listed below. We also highlight on this page some of the other career development initiatives within the programme.

  • Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Project management
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Presentations
  • Communication
  • Supervision
  • Quality assurance and control
  • IP matters
  • Proposal writing
  • Scientific writing
  • Networking skills
  • Preparing effective cover letters and CVs
  • LinkedIn profiles
  • Interview skills
  • Career coaching









Project Management Course with Sergey Nesterov in May 2015.

FIMMPOD also organises monthly Career Lunches with people with interesting careers from e.g. the university, industry, funding agencies, organisations and foundations and informal Coffee Breaks with Docents hosted by scientists who have recently successfully applied for the title of docent. The idea of these coffee breaks is for postdocs, senior researchers, coordinators and group leaders who have yet to apply for the title of docent to get some practical advice on how to apply and to hear about experiences, expectations and benefits regarding the docentship

Brown Bag Career Lunches with Jonathan Knowles and Carmela Kantor-Aaltonen.

FIMM Research Training and FIMMPOD Coordinators are actively seeking internship opportunities in industry for FIMM researchers, for example in pharmaceutical companies. FIMM masters and doctoral students as well as FIMMPOD members can express their interest in potential internships via an eform (https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/77479/lomake.html) and industry representatives interested in hosting a FIMM intern can contact Gretchen Repasky (gretchen.repasky@helsinki.fi) or Milla Kibble (milla.kibble@helsinki.fi) directly.

In addition, FIMMPOD will advertise and encourage the participants to attend local and international career fairs and the annual EMBL career day.

UH training courses for postdoctoral and senior researchers

These courses can be found from the HENKKA.

Last updated: 13.03.2017 - 17:54