Job Application and Interview Strategies for Natural Science Careers

A workshop offered by the Human Resources Development

Natural- and life sciences are very popular fields at the moment. Although this is a welcome trend, it can translate into a tough ride when applying for the first job - competition can be fierce. In this course you learn how to score your dream job from application, presenting your skills, stand out from the crowd all the way to salary negotiation. For positions outside as well as inside academia.

Online Workshop

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.


Dr. Karin Bodewits or
Dr. Philipp Gramlich





Target group

Postdocs | PhD Students


Research Track
Business and Organizations Track


Certificate of attendance

16 Units are applicable within the "PostDoc Plus" or the "Doctorate Plus" certificates

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  • Application strategies & the 'hidden’ job market

  • How to read job ads

  • How to present yourself and sell your skills

  • Writing successful application documents

  • The job interview and your personal pitch: online and offline

  • Salary & contract negotiations

Frequently asked questions

No. Human Resources Development will cover the costs.

Yes, if an event is fully booked, we will put you on the waiting list. You will then move up if a place becomes available again in time before the start of the event.

The premises in the "Alte Sternwarte" are only accessible to a limited extent. If you need assistance with access, please contact the indicated contact person in time, so that we can support you accordingly on the day of the event.

If you need childcare during an event, please contact the Family Office of the University of Bonn.

In order to be able to participate in the training offers of the Human Resources Development of the University of Bonn, you must have an employment contract with the University of Bonn, be an enrolled PhD student, be active in research for the University of Bonn or be an associated member of a research network. 

For all our event offerings, you will generally receive a confirmation of participation in the event and of its contents.

We also offer a certificate program along the three "Career Tracks": "Research", "Research Management" and "Business & Organizations". For more information, please see the corresponding page of the certificates. If the currently displayed training course can be credited to one of the three "tracks", this is indicated accordingly.


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53115 Bonn

+49 228 73-4199

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