We are looking for your ideas and energy to make the Göttingen Campus a better place for Postdocs, by expanding the GC Postdoc Committee:
- As a committee member, you will benefit from the experience of committee work and a better understanding of how large organisations work. These transferable skills are sought after by many employers and can go on your CV.
- You will have opportunities to be more involved in the running of the University and Campus as well as opportunities to meet senior staff
- The time commitment is relatively small: meetings once a month for approximately one hour in English, along with attendance when possible at events (eg Postdoc Socials, Postdoc Support and Information Fairs)
You can see more about what we do here and the terms of reference are here or contact any of the current committee members.
In terms of its mission, the GC Postdoc Committee:
· strives to ensure that the GC Postdoc community is valued, understood and that its voice is heard;
· supports, serves, and enhances the experience of the GC Postdoc community by providing an inclusive and overarching network across the Campus;
· champions equality, diversity and interdisciplinarity at every opportunity.
We aim for balanced representation of Postdocs in the committee; therefore, we strongly encourage you to apply if you work in the following Faculties/Institutes: Agricultural Sciences, Chemistry, Forestry, Maths/Computing, German Primate Centre, MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, MPI for Solar System Research, MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, MPI for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, or German Aerospace Centre.
We are very keen to increase the diversity (eg geographical location across the campus, variety of disciplines, backgrounds and origins), to enhance the representativeness of the committee and all genders are welcome. Don’t be put off if you think you are already represented as we can operate a waiting list until a space becomes available!
Please note that we use the term ‘Postdoc’ in the broad sense of ‘early career researcher’ – a doctorate holder who conducts professional research with a time-limited contract or fellowship. If you fit into this definition, even if you do not usually see yourself as a Postdoc, feel free to apply! We are looking for diverse perspectives.
To apply, please send a short CV and an e-mail briefly explaining why you would like to join the Committee to Melissa Sollich, the Postdoc Coordinator. This will be considered by the committee to ensure a good fit.
Deadline: 31 January 2020