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AU Career PhD & JR Newsletter

August 2019

We're back and we're moving! New and exciting things are happening here at AU Career PhD & JR. Not only are we moving to a new address, we are also hosting a selection of inspirational and engaging events for you this fall. Furthermore, this newsletter introduces you to our new initiative: Career Corner. 

Fall events

This fall offers a variety of different events

Check out our event calender here.

  • September 11: Career Development for JRs: Introduction to strategic career thinking
  • September 26: The Job Behind the Title: Scientific and Medical Communication
  • October 2: Workshop: How to match your skills to career options
  • October 29: Workshop: Presenting Yourself with Ease
  • November 14: PhD Career Day
  • November 14: Getting Ahead: Recruitment Insights with Company Panel
  • November 26: CV Webinar 
  • December 11: CV-Writing Workshop 

Career Development for JRs: Strategic career thinking

Are you a junior researcher at Aarhus University? Are you interested in getting the most out of your research years? Would you like to get acquainted with strategic career planning? Then you don't want to miss out on this workshop! The workshop serves as an introduction to how you can integrate the various parts of the Junior Researcher Development Programme at AU in the best possible way to support your career development. Sign up here.

The Job Behind the Title: Scientific and Medical Communiation 

Do you need inspiration to a possible career path? Meet three Aarhus University PhD alumni who will present their insights and experiences working in the scientific publishing, scientific communication and in the medical writing industries. The three speakers are:
  • Anne Færch Nielsen - Center Manager for CellPAT. PhD in 2008 in Molecular Biology.
  • Sandra Tillmann - Medical Writer, LEO Pharma and Editor Acta Neuropsychiatrica. PhD in 2019 in Neuroscience. 
  • Marlene Fredborg - Scientific Officer at Innovationsfonden. PhD in 2011 in Cell and Microbiology. 
 Sign up here.


Other events 

Mark you calenders! PhD Career Day is our annual event where young researchers and companies meet and network. This is a unique opportunity for companies to meet talents from AU and for young researchers to get an idea of how a career outside of academia may look like. The events is free of charge. Sign up here.

JRDP-Course: Introduction to Leadership 

19.-20. November 2019. This leadership course is intended for junior researchers who have recently taken on leadership tasks. This course is relevant to you if:
  • You are a junior researcher at AU
  • You want to learn and practice different forms of communication
  • You want support in your career development as leader in either academia or in business and industry 
Sign up here.

Interested in medicine, health and healthcare ?

This September you have the chance to make a great career move while testing your skills in innovative thinking by signing up for Medical Innovation Day 2019. The event is open to all PhD and Master’s students at AU interested in working with health, healthcare or medicine. Participation is free and includes full board for the entire day – and PhDs are even credited with ECTS! Deadline for registration is 1 September 2019. Click here to sign up.

Don't forget

Career Counselling Foulum

September 10 2019, both Jane and Vibeke will be available at AU Foulum for career counselling. Book an appointment with either Jane or Vibeke here.

We're moving! 

From September 1st 2019, our office will be located at Nordre Ringgade 1, 8000 Aarhus C. 
Career Corner is our new initiative here at AU Career PhD & JR. As the name implies, this corner will feature all things related to career pathways, such as career tips, practical advice, career profiles, and more. 

From Academia to Industry: Brandi's Story  

Recently, Vibeke was featured in an article where former PhD-student Brandi S. Morris tells her story of how she made the transition from academia to a career in the private sector with the help of our career services. You can read the story of how Brandi S. Morris got her job at Grundfos and her three best pieces of career advice here.