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AU Career PhD & JR Newsletter

September 2020

Despite the current Covid-19 situation in Denmark, the Fall semester is well underway. We started out the semester with an impressive number of 180 sign ups for our “marketing yourself week” webinars in the beginning of September. Thank you for signing up, and we hope that you will keep signing up for the activities we have planned this semester. Most are webinars, but we also have a few “normal” workshops which can be converted to webinars if necessary.
During this Fall we are also eagerly awaiting what will happen with the JRDP, and we hope that university management will make a decision before we start planning the Spring semester. We will of course keep you informed here if it has any consequences for those of you who are postdocs or ass.professors.

Join our virtual PhD Career Morning

As we have had to postpone PhD Career Day to the Spring 2021, we and the Danish Society of Engineers (IDA) instead invite PhD students and junior researchers from all faculties of all Danish universities to join us for a virtual PhD Career Morning!

Get inspiration on your career, and get insights on how to approach career opportunities outside of academia.
November 18 2020, 08:30 – 12:30, online.

This career morning features:

  • Two parallel sessions on 4 career related topics: CV and cover letter writing, job market understanding, career paths and starting your own business.
  • A virtual recruitment panel with representatives from three different companies: Danish Commodities, Technological Institute and Arla Foods

Check out the programme and sign up here:


Tomorrow´s webinar (29/09)

PhDs inside.... 

IT Consulting & Data Science at Netcompany

Tue 29 September, 14:30-15:45, online
IT consultancy and data science are a huge fields across multiple sectors, and offers numerous opportunities to PhDs.
In this webinar you will “meet” PhD alumni Amin Salami Dehkharghani. Amin holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Aarhus University, and has been working at Netcompany since 2017. He is a senior consultant, and is working with exiting IT-solutions to obtain client’s business goals.
In this webinar, Amin will share insights about the company, job functions and Netcompany´s recruitment process, and a day on the job as an IT Consultant.
Read more and sign up for the event here

October 2020 webinars

PhDs inside.... 

Patenting & Høiberg

Wed 21 October, 14:30-15:45, online
Have you thought about using the skills you have gained during your PhD to solve important problems within the field of patenting?

In this webinar, you will meet AU PhD alumni Vibeke Bay, who will share insights about her job as a Patent Attorney, her job functions and the recruitment process. 
You will also “meet” a PhD alumni working at Høiberg and hear more about a day on the job. 

Read more and sign up for the webinar here

Public Sector

Thu 22 October, 14:30-15:45, online
Are you considering working in the public sector?

In this webinar, you will "meet" two PhD alumnis working in the public sector:

  • Marie Louise Kaufmann Jensen, PhD in Philosophy and History of Ideas from Aarhus University. She works as a Development Consultant at Syddjurs Municipality    
  • Daniel K. Simonsen, PhD in Crisis Management and Crisis Communication from Aarhus University. He works as a Unit-leader at the Health Planning Development Unit in Region Nordjylland  

Read more and sign up for the event here

Junior Researcher Development Programme

Introduction to Leadership (JRs only - not available for PhD students)

01-02 December 2020, Studenterhusfonden, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2-4, 8000 Aarhus C.

This leadership course is intended for junior researchers (postdocs/assistant professors) who have recently taken on leadership tasks. The objectives are:

  • To ensure that junior researchers are aware of their personal identity as leaders 
  • To learn about and practice different types of communication
  • To support their career development as leaders in academia or in business and industry
Read more and sign up for the course here

Coaching opportunity for PhDs and JRs at Aarhus University

If you would like to develop personally and acquire some skills and tools to help you move forward, then contact us to find out about our coaching sessions offered by Bodil Øster. Bodil is a PhD alumni from AU and a newly certified GROW2 coach. You can choose which areas you want to focus on, which could include: how to avoid stress, how to identify your passions and strengths, how to get more energy and job satisfaction, as well as how to balance family and career. Contact Vibeke Broe,, who can answer your questions and put you in contact with Bodil. There is a restricted number of seats available.

Career counselling at AU Career PhD & JR

The key element in AU PhD & JR's career services is individual counselling. In one-on-one talks, you can discuss the direction of your career and/or alternative career options. You can get feedback and advice on your CV and cover letter, and you can increase your awareness of your competences and what you have to offer. And of course other topics that you would like to discuss.

Our career counselling services are offered an ongoing basis. Sign up for individual counselling here.

More news

Science for Society Fall 2020 programme 

Science for Society is an offer to AU employees across the University to learn about entrepreneurial competences. This can be in relation to using your research commercially, seeking funding, or gaining tools to discover new value and/or impact opportunities within your research. This fall, Science for Society is offering a variety of interesting workshops for those of you who have entrepreneurial dreams. In addition to pre-arranged workshops and Spin Out program, Science for Society also offer free customized workshops to suit your team’s needs.

You can read more about Science for Society’s Fall 2020 programme and their potential offerings on their website