ZMT wants to support Postdocs and Early-Stage group leaders in finding their career paths and develop necessary academic and transferable skills. This includes the preparation for leadership roles in academic life and beyond, support in profile and career development and awareness of existing resources and personal role perception.

With a series of work­shops, MARUM and ZMT aim to support postdocs and early-stage group leaders. The ca­reer de­vel­op­ment work­shops are or­gan­ised and offered in co­oper­a­tion with MARUM.  Our idea is to foster exchange between you and your col­leagues across institutes.


Nav­ig­at­ing un­cer­tainty in re­search

 22 March 2022

Lat­eral lead­er­ship - Ex­plore your per­sonal lead­er­ship style

 Sum­mer 2022

Agile working tools for sci­ent­ists

 Au­tumn 2022

COURSE: Navigating Uncertainty in Research

  • Date & Time: March 22, 2022, 9am – 5pm (via Zoom)
  • Trainers: Dr. Desiree Dickerson and Dr. Vicent Botellla Soler (
  • Registration: under this link until March 14
  • Course information as PDF.



How do we create the mental clarity to make big decisions when academia leaves us with so little time or energy and very few resources to cope? We are left trying to make big life changes decisions from a place of self - doubt, emotional reactiveness, and exhaustion. In this workshop, we explore the factors that impact on how we think and make decisions. The role that our biases, thinking patterns, and behavioural choices play in how we evaluate situations and interactions, and how we engage (or not) with certain individuals and environments.