Mentoring & Career Development

Mentoring services

PhD students and postdocs are welcome to join the PSC mentoring program that supplements the PSC training programs.

The PSC Mentoring for Research Impact Initiative aims to help students tap into existing resources and optimize their efforts in career development, teaching, science communication, and policy impact.

Past mentoring events

Career Program for female PhDs, postdocs, and group leaders in Life Sciences

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Are you a female researcher at the crossroad between university and industry? 

feminno offers career development in Life Sciences for women scientists interested in the science-innovation interface. 

Experienced career advisers, coaches, innovation experts, and executives from successful life-science enterprises share their work experience and visions with you.

  • What is your next career move? 
  • Would you like to work in the R&D department of a private enterprise? 
  • Do you seek to develop your own innovation product out of your research?
  • Which competencies are required?
  • How do you envisage combining your career and private life?

Apply now for the 3rd call!

The submission deadline is: 30 April 2019

Application guide (English) (PDF, 620 KB)

Application template (DOC, 53 KB)


Contact: Ute Budliger,

Websites to challenge your ideas and innovations!

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One-to-one mentoring

Devang at Scientifica

Brown Bag Lunch Events


This is to present a menu of opportunities to PhD students and postdoc fellows to either gain or apply skills that will extend the reach of their research.

Past events

Company visits

Since 2015 our visits to various companies acting in the plant science sector offer the opportunity to meet and interact with representatives from human resources and from the R&D departments. Participants get a chance to present their research.

Past events