Research Training Group 2154 - Materials for Brain

Career Mentoring Program

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The Career Mentoring Program is offered by the RTG 2154 and CRC 1261 (Link). It is a program, to support outstanding and highly motivated female master students at an early stage in their career. The program includes a student assistant job accompanied with individual mentoring and consists of:

  • Individual coaching: via individual analysis and coaching the student gets to know about her behavioral patterns, needs, talents, and how to best develop her potential.
  • Career mentoring and counselling by a female RTG project leader: support via individual sessions, advice regarding studies, career, and personal support options.
  • Participation at RTG retreats: getting insight into the RTG-projects and opportunity to network with doctoral researchers and project leaders.
  • Participation at a conference: the student accompanies a project leader to a conference, someone who will act as a mentor and will support the student in establishing contacts and networks.


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If you are interested in a research assistant job within the Career Mentoring Program:

1. Please check on the RTG website in which RTG-project you would like to work

2. Email the RTG-office stating (1) which project you are interested in and (2) enclosing your application

3. We will inform you if a research assistant job is available.


Your application should include:

  • a letter of motivation
  • your Bachelor degree certificate (prerequisite ECTS-grade B or better, and you are enrolled in one of the faculty's Master's degree programs)
  • a reference from a professor


 Application deadline is 30.06.2020





Photo sources:
(1) Pixabay, Gerd Altamann (modified by RTG 2154)
(2) top left: Pexels, Anastasiya Gepp; top right+lower left: Pexels, ThisIsEngineering; lower right: Pixabay, David Mark.