Career Networking and Training Event for International Women Scientists

Charité International Cooperation and the representatives for gender equality and diversity of the Charité and Berlin Institute of Health invite international women scientists working at BIH, Charité and MDC to join our networking and training event. The event is primarily aimed at female postdocs.

During the two days we want to focus on scientific careers in Germany and provide you with information and insider knowledge.

  • How do I become a professor in Germany?
  • What other career options are available in science?
  • What about visa, childcare, a job for my partner?
  • Where do I stand and what are my options?
  • We will discuss these and any other questions you may have during the workshop.

The first day is dedicated to networking and getting a lot of information about scientific career options in Germany and in Berlin.

On the second day, you can take part in a career planning workshop “Career development for academics” with Dr. Lisa Steinhauser and Dr. Philipp Gramlich from

The event will give you the opportunity to get to know other international women in science, learn more about scientific career options in Germany and plan your own career. 


March 9, 2020

13:00  Welcome
13:15  Getting to know each other
14:30  Habilitation in Germany – information from the Habilitationsbüro Charité
15:00  Report from Junior Prof. Dr. Veronique Blanchard
15:30  Report from Junior Prof. Dr. Ferah Yildirim
16:00  Coffee break
16:30  World Café (teaching within the doctoral environment, immigration questions, dual career, research jobs, etc.)
18:00  Reception with snacks and drinks 

March 10, 2020

9 – 17  Workshop “Career development for academics”, Dr. Lisa Steinhauser and Dr. Philipp Gramlich, (max. 30 participants)


The workshop is aimed at international female postdocs who want to pursue a scientific career. Together with the trainer you will work on your own aims and strengths, learn more about strategic networking and talk about strategic career development.

About the trainer:

Dr. Lisa Steinhauser: Lisa studied chemistry at the University of Tübingen. During her PhD, she worked on the analytics of natural products and spent three months as guest researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Lisa brings along rich working experiences from four different companies. She worked in the areas of pharma research, food analytics and analytical instruments for multinationals as well as middle-sized companies. She took a variety of roles, from technical support manager, sales manager to a group leader position for a team of ten coworkers. Since 2017 she is working as a coach and trainer for PhD and grad student. Her workshops and seminars cover the topics career development for scientists and female leadership.

Dr. Philipp Gramlich: Philipp has studied and researched chemistry at five universities in Germany, Australia and Scotland. He gained experience in industry, first at baseclick, a biotechnology start-up and later at Eurofins Genomics as Teamleader R&D, QC and Analytics, being responsible for up to 22 staff. Since 2016, he is fully focusing on his work as co-founder of NaturalScience.Careers. He specialises in seminars and talks about career development, leadership and gender in science. Since 2016, he regularly writes career columns for Nachrichten aus der Chemie.