+++ 2016 +++

Mid-term update: Achievements and future plans

Time flies by, and we, the DokTeam 2016, already reached the second half of our term. We have put a lot of effort to improve the life of doctoral researchers at GEOMAR. Here is a short summary of our achievements so far, and what we are planning for the coming months:

We have been continuing some activities started by the previous representatives, such as monitoring English communication via the “Mitarbeiter”-Mail and the regular “Stammtisch”. Attendance at "Stammtisch"-events keeps increasing: Many thanks to all particitpants. Keep it going!

Together with the GEOMAR directorate we establish a welcome email. It is send automatically to every newly enrolled doctoral researcher at GEOMAR with the most important information for a solid start into her/his research career.

Furthermore, intense collaboration with ISOS aims to provide a smooth and easy start for new doctoral researchers at GEOMAR and to focus the input from the various institutions to a minimum. We support the regular PhD-lunch of ISOS, as it provides a good platform to get in touch with collegues, ISOS, or us.

In preparation of our meeting with Geomar's Sientific Advisory Board earlier this year, a short feedback round amongst all doctoral researchers got ispiring and informative replys. Thanks to all, who came back to us!

On the long perspective, we support the HeJu community in aiming for more equal working conditions of stipend holders and Helmholtz employees.

Finally, we would like to encourage you to use the term “doctoral researcher” instead of "PhD student", as most of us are contracted employees in their early stage of a professional career.

We are looking forward to upcoming events like a joint "Stammtisch" with University of Kiel's Graduate Center in August, or the HeJu's NextGen@Helmholtz Conference in September.

We will continue to fight for your corner!


Insa, Dagmara, Meike, Christian, Marie, Kristin



The DokTeam BBQ 2016 was a great success!

This year's DokTeam BBQ was great. Thanks to you all for this funny afternoon/evening!

Our next Stammtisch is a joint meeting with the Graduate Center of Uni KIel. We invite you to the Docs Get-Together event in Galileo (now Brooklin, Westring 453, 24118 Kiel) on Wednesday, August 24th from 18:30 onwards.


Insa, Dagmara, Meike, Christian, Marie, Kristin

A picture of the DokTeam BBQ 2016
DokTeam BBQ 2016

International FameLab competition in Braunschweig

Dear all,

we would like to draw your attention to the preliminary decision of this year international FameLab competition which is hosted by HZI (Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung in Braunschweig). It is about presenting (natural) science in an easy, enthusiastic and also entertaining kind. Young scientists of the age of at least 21 can participate (mainly PhD students and PostDocs). Would it not be nice to show how exciting and entertaining in particular ocean science can be?
Please find more information here.


The new GEOMAR DokTeam for 2016

A new team of six PhD representatives was elected by PhD students end of November 2015.  

We are looking forward to meeting you and working with you in the next year.

Many Thanks to all of you who came along to the GEOMAR DokTeam Elections! It was great to see you all there.


Insa, Dagmara, Meike, Christian, Marie, Kristin

A picture of the GEOMAR DokTeam 2016.
GEOMAR DokTeam 2016: Dagmara, Marie, Insa, Christian, Kristin, Meike (from left to right)




GEOMAR Helmholtz Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
c/o Jacqueline Bertlich

Wischhofstr. 1-3
24148 Kiel


email: dokteam(at)geomar.de

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Join our regulars' table...

... join us this time for PubQuiz (23rd April'18, 19.00h, Pogue Mahone, Bergstr. 15)!! Looking forward to see you there!