Post-Doctoral Training Program
Our post-doctoral training program aims to develop world-class research professionals and leaders.
DanStem’s mission is to train postdoctoral fellows to succeed with confidence and skill, while assisting them in planning and pursuing their preferred careers successfully.
DanStem Postdoctoral researcher community
Each postdoctoral fellow is encouraged to approach Group Leader outside of his/her home laboratory to explore and get support as a mentor. The mentor (PI) offers an outside perspective on career development for the fellow.
The Postdoctoral training program is based on individual research projects, working closely with a principal investigator (PI). Scientists are part of research groups based on their scientific interests and background. DanStem’ s secretariat together with the International staff mobility office at the University (ISM) are prepared to assist with administrative tasks and other practicalities when arriving to Denmark.
The 'Ca-Op' seminar series is monthly lunch meetings organized for postdocs and PhD students at CPR, CBMR, BMI, DanStem and ICMM. The purpose of the seminar series is to support young researchers in their career development, give them an opportunity to network and provide them with tools and skills that will help them in their future careers in academia or industry.
The DanStem postdoc association (DaPA) is organizing regular meetings to encourage scientific exchange, networking and career development on an informal basis.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation 'Center Cluster' organizes an annual Copenhagen Bioscience Career Day with the slogan ‘Connect. Collaborate. Create'. The event focuses on future career possibilities. It is specifically designed for PhD and Postdoc students in life sciences who are interested to learn more about possibilities working in industry. A similar career day is organized by the faculty on a regular basis.
The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is organizing regular workshops on ‘How to apply for external postdoc funding’ and ‘How to write a grant proposal’. The workshops offer an extensive overview over grant opportunities and professional support for grant writing. It includes offers for individual consultation with research advisers from SUND Research & Innovation.
The University and the Faculty are offering a basic qualification process led by professional coaches as general introduction to 'Good Leadership at University of Copenhagen'. A part of the program focuses specifically on research group leader development and has the purpose to enable research group leaders to develop a leadership and project management skills in different areas.
The University of Copenhagen has developed a ‘Career, Women and UCPH’ program offering for female researchers to support the aim of having more women in research and management. The course and coaching program spans over several months and helps talented female managers to develop their leadership skills before taking on a management roles.