Advanced Training @ EMBLDr. Helke HillebrandDean of Graduate StudiesEuropean Molecular Biology Laboratory
Training at all Levels: EICAT @ EMBL    EMBL International Center for Advanced Training                                   ...
Predocs                      EMBL International PhD Programme                                   EIPP3   Helke Hillebrand 0...
What can Predocs do at EMBL?    Biology    Chemistry    Physics    Mathematics    Informatics    Engineering    Molecular ...
Life of a Predoc at EMBL in a nutshell     Highly competitive entry for >50 students per year; recruiting globally     E...
Key performance indicators of a PhD at EMBL                               Graduation ceremony at EMBL in December, 20086  ...
Key performance indicators of a PhD at EMBL     Application rate is at about 20:1     Predoc to supervisor ratio is on a...
What do EIPP students do after their PhD?     (Data from students who defended since 01/2004)                    Scientifi...
Postdocs                EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs EIPOD                          Classical Postdoctoral Stream      ...
The Postdoc community at EMBL      About 220 Postdocs steady state; about 25% annual turnover      Maximum duration of s...
EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs (EIPOD)                                Features                                 Interdisc...
What do Postdocs do after EMBL?     (Data from 921 postdocs whose whereabouts are known)                                Sc...
Complementary skills training              How to balance between ‚too much vs. not enough‘ ?                       The ri...
Participating in non-scientific training activities      Language training (German, English, French)      IT courses (Mi...
... how to avoid the Cecilia phenotype?     Complementary skills training15   Helke Hillebrand 08/2010                    ...
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  1. 1. Advanced Training @ EMBLDr. Helke HillebrandDean of Graduate StudiesEuropean Molecular Biology Laboratory
  2. 2. Training at all Levels: EICAT @ EMBL EMBL International Center for Advanced Training EIPOD EMBL Postdoc ELLS (European EMBL International Programme Learning Lab for PhD Programme & the Life Sciences) EMBL Collaborative Training Programme EMBO EMBL Symposia EMBL Visitors & Scholars Programme2 Helke Hillebrand 08/2010 EMBL Courses & Conferences
  3. 3. Predocs EMBL International PhD Programme EIPP3 Helke Hillebrand 08/2010 03/2009
  4. 4. What can Predocs do at EMBL? Biology Chemistry Physics Mathematics Informatics Engineering Molecular Medicine www.embl.org/phdprogramme www.embl.org/postdocs www.embl.org.jobs4 Helke Hillebrand 08/2010 03/2009
  5. 5. Life of a Predoc at EMBL in a nutshell  Highly competitive entry for >50 students per year; recruiting globally  Expected to complete PhD studies within 3.5 – 4 years  Tailor-made mentoring – Individual thesis advisory committee (TAC) to meet with annually – Complemetary skills training curriculum for individual choices  Maintaining scientific links back home while joining EMBL – External TAC member from home university – Students ambassador programme  Training all along – Core course (1st year) – Bioinformatics course (2nd year) – Scientific lectures and seminar series – Science & Society seminars and conferences  Fostering early independence – Predoc symposium – Predoc retreat5 Helke Hillebrand 08/2010 03/2009
  6. 6. Key performance indicators of a PhD at EMBL Graduation ceremony at EMBL in December, 20086 Helke Hillebrand 08/2010 03/2009
  7. 7. Key performance indicators of a PhD at EMBL  Application rate is at about 20:1  Predoc to supervisor ratio is on average 2:1  It takes about 3.5 – 4 years to finish a PhD  Thesis submission rate of > 95% (predoc data since 1993)  Majority of EIPP predocs obtains a doctoral degree with distinction (>75%)  Broad network of partner universities for joint degrees  Excellent publication record – 90% of predocs of a given class get (a) publication(s) from their PhD – Predocs publish on average 2 papers on their PhD thesis topic7 Helke Hillebrand 08/2010 03/2009
  8. 8. What do EIPP students do after their PhD? (Data from students who defended since 01/2004) Scientific careers outside research (13%) 18 9 Private sector Academic research (7%) research (80%) 1088 Helke Hillebrand 08/2010
  9. 9. Postdocs EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs EIPOD Classical Postdoctoral Stream Spanish Postdoctoral Programme9 Helke Hillebrand 08/2010 03/2009
  10. 10. The Postdoc community at EMBL  About 220 Postdocs steady state; about 25% annual turnover  Maximum duration of stay is 5 years; average duration is 4 years  Entry routes – recruiting globally: – Classical Postdoctoral Stream (intake of 25-30 p.a.) – EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs (EIPOD ; intake of 20 p.a.) – EBI-Sanger Postdoctoral Programme (ESPOD (intake of 2 p.a.) – Spanish Postdoctoral Programme (intake of ~2 p.a.)  Individual mentoring; 2nd mentor scheme  Offering individual career development  Postdocs account for about 30% of the EMBL alumni10 Helke Hillebrand 08/2010 03/2009
  11. 11. EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs (EIPOD) Features  Interdisciplinary research project  Full three years of funding  Open to all nationalities  Hosted in two different labs at the five EMBL sites  Postdocs to develop own project proposals  Marie Curie CO-FUNDing in 2009-2013 and 2012-2016  Next call opens in June 2012  www.embl.de/postdocs11 Helke Hillebrand 08/2010
  12. 12. What do Postdocs do after EMBL? (Data from 921 postdocs whose whereabouts are known) Scientific careers outside research (1%) 32 Non-scientific careers (3%) 90 Private sector research (10%) 13 786 Academic research (85%)12 Helke Hillebrand 08/2010
  13. 13. Complementary skills training How to balance between ‚too much vs. not enough‘ ? The right thing at the right time... - And what to do after PhD and Postdoc?13 Helke Hillebrand 08/2010 03/2009
  14. 14. Participating in non-scientific training activities  Language training (German, English, French)  IT courses (Microsoft Office and more)  General training and development programme – Personal skills (time management, personal effectiveness, ...) – Communication skills (presentation skills, scientific writing, ...) – Project management – Grant applications & interviewing skills – Team building & conflict management – ...  Career day – insight into alternative careers14 Helke Hillebrand 08/2010 03/2009
  15. 15. ... how to avoid the Cecilia phenotype? Complementary skills training15 Helke Hillebrand 08/2010 03/2009
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