Initiative Network News

Interview with the PostdocNet

Our current Spokesperson, Marta Porniece-Kumar, was recently interviewed for the MPG-wide Career Development newsletter. You can check out the interview here.


Max Planck PostdocNet General Meeting 2021

The Max Planck PostdocNet General Meeting 2021 will take place on 17, 18, and 19 of November. Please see below for the program with confirmed speakers.

To connect to the meeting, please use the details below:

Zoom Meeting link:

Meeting ID: 891 6334 4662
Passcode: 362750

November 17

9.00am — Participants join for a brief technology check
9.30am — Opening address by Dr. Asifa Akhtar
9.40am — Remarks by the organizers and plan for the Annual Meeting
10.15am — Talk by Prof. Bernhard Keimer, chairman of the Scientific Council of the Max Planck Society
11.00am — Talk by Drs. Gabriele Bixel, Hana Gründler, and Eduardo Ros, speakers of the Scientific Staff Representatives of the 3 Sections
11.30am — Talk by the PostdocNet Steering Group: update on our activities, projects, and causes over the past 1 year

November 18

9.30am — Participants join for brief organisational discussions and technology checks
9.45am — Talk by Tobias Rasse and Ilka Schießler-Gäbler, contact persons for PostdocNet at the Max Planck Society General Administration
10.30am — Hustings for the positions of Steering Group members
11.00am — Talk by Lina Schaare and Jacob Davidson (PostdocNet Equality & Diversity Working Group) and Frauke Logermann (Max Planck Society Talent, Gender, & Diversity officer)
12.00pm — Talk by Yu-Xuan Lu (PostdocNet Career Development Working Group)
12.30pm — Talk by Anne Grewlich-Gercke (Max Planck Society Human Resources & Strategic Innovation)

November 19

9.30am — Participants join for brief organisational discussions and technology checks
9.45am — Talk by Lydia Repke and Steve Doo (Leibniz PostDoc Network)
10.00am — Talk by Anita Nasrallah (EPFL)
10.15am — Announcing the results from the Steering Group election
10.30am — Hustings and elections for Working Group leaders
11.00am — The future of the postdoc: Discussion
12.00am — Summary and closing remarks

Network News Work groups

New Online Seminar Series

New IDEA seminar series: Inclusion, Diversity, Equality, and Awareness

The PostdocNet Equality and Diversity working group hosts a monthly seminar and discussion series on topics relating to equal opportunity and diversity, within the postdoctoral community and beyond.

Find more information about the seminar series here, and learn more about the Equality and Diversity working group here.

Initiative News

Photo competition

In order to bring something positive to these lockdown times, we are announcing a photo competition titled “Home office”!

Please send us a photo of life in your home office and a caption you wouldlike to give to by Thursday, January 27.

All the photos will be posted on our Instagram page. The three photos which collect the most likes until the end of January will be awarded book gifts. All the other participants will receive PostdocNet promotional materials.