Supporting Early Careers at CRC 1382
CRC 1382 is dedicated to fostering talent among both basic and clinician scientists at all stages of their careers. Our commitment extends from the undergraduate level to postdoctoral research. We aim to provide an enriching research environment where personal growth and professional performance are at the forefront, shaping the future of gut-liver axis research.
CRC 1382’s Role in Career Support
CRC 1382 offers unique measures to assist early-career scientists. Regular seminars and retreats foster scientific discussion, knowledge transfer on administrative and financial issues, and long-term research strategy development.
In collaboration with RWTH Aachen University and the Faculty of Medicine, CRC 1382 contributes to creating a conducive environment for fostering scientific careers, supporting both basic researchers and clinician scientists.
Bachelor and Master students have the opportunity to contribute to exciting projects embedded in the CRC 1382. Meanwhile, doctoral candidates delve into major aspects of these projects and are enrolled in the associated Graduate school ‘Gut-Liver Axis’.
Postdocs receive support in developing their own projects, with a focus on cultivating independent scientists. This mentorship extends throughout the professional journey, assisting researchers as they navigate the scientific landscape. Our ‘Rising Star’ initiative promotes postdoctoral researchers to PI roles, emphasizing gender equality and diversity. The special ‘Gerok’ positions further support research on the gut-liver axis and provide significant flexibility.
Collaborative Career Development
We take a holistic approach to career development. This includes leveraging support structures of both the existing programs and the newly established ones within the RWTH Aachen University and the CRC 1382.
Additional Resources at RWTH Aachen University:
Beyond the CYA, RWTH Aachen University also hosts:
These centers offer modular training, certificate courses, mentoring, and individual coaching for researchers and non-academic staff in leadership roles.