Aims of courses

  • To support scientists in their career planning process and to allow participants interchanging and improving personal networking
  • To make participants aware of possible alternatives to academic careers
  • To support them in decision reframing, in creativity processes, in getting over past conflicts, help them reflecting their own situation
  • To support them in applying for new jobs (how to improve application documents, preparation for interviews)
Labor von Prof. Dr. Gerald Schwank. D-BIOL, Stem Cell Biology & Disease Modeling

Kick-Off Event

To launch the 2023 program of courses and coaching Groups, a networking event took place on February 3rd, 2023. More information on that page.

Kick-Off Event


The fee for participants from the ETH domain amounts to 80 CHF for a one-day course and 150 CHF for a two-day course. Confirmed participants will receive an invoice which has to be paid latest one week before the beginning of the course.


Before registering you should know who’ll pay the invoice (yourself or your employer). It’s very important for us, as it will change the way the invoice is prepared.

Schedule / Snacks & Lunches

All courses will take place between 9-17h if not specified otherwise. Coffee breaks and lunch are included in the offer unless for online courses.


Registration will open six weeks before the course, please use the online registration form on the webpage. Participant number: 8-12. Courses will take place if the minimum number participants is reached.

Cancellation policy

For cancellations latest one week before the start of the course and in case of illness or force majeure, the participants will be reimbursed.

Individual coaching session

FLP offers to participants who have followed a course or a coaching group, or are part of the 1-1 mentoring program, the possibility to take a one-hour individual coaching session with one of the coaches or trainers of the FLP program (see list below). The cost is CHF 50.- This session can support you in your career planning process and help you reflect on your own situation. If you are interested, you can apply via this application form.
Application form

Commitments and duties

If the course is planned for more than 1 day, participants are expected to attend all course days with the trainer.
Offers in 2023

Sarah Blackford
Date: Tue, 07.11.2023
From: 09:00 to 17:00
Location: initially planned at EPFL it will take place ONLINE


Prof. Dr. Jamie L. Gloor
Date: Wed, 22.11.2023
From: 09:00 to 17:00
Location: ETHZ


Magda Kern
Date: Fri, 06.10.2023
From: 09:00 to 17:00
Location: ETHZ
Fully booked. Registration not possible anymore


Susanne Matuschek
Date: Tue, 26.09.2023
From: 10:00 to 16:00
Location: ONLINE
Fully booked. Registration not possible anymore

Dr. Sarah Shephard
Dates: Wed, 13.09.2023 & 20.09.2023
From: 09:00 to 17:00
Location: ETHZ
Fully booked. Registration not possible anymore

Dr. Lille Springall
Dates: Mon & Tue, 26.06.2023 & 27.06.2023
From: 09:00 to 17:00
Location: EPFL

Afi Sika Kuzeawu
Dates: Tue, 16.05.2023 & 06.06.2023
From: 09:30 to 17:30
Location: ETH Board, Berne (Hirschengraben 3)


Dr. Monika Clausen
Dates: Wed & Thu, 21.06.2023 & 22.06.2023
09:00 to 17:00
Location: ETHZ


What participants say
"These courses offer us the chance to improve our skills and know how to react with any conditions around us in the field."
"I got to meet a lot of very interesting people and also learnt a lot about my strengths and weaknesses."
"Among women only: Ease to share, Similarity of experiences, Similarity of social roles"
"Very helpful to make me feel more confident, determined and at peace with my current situation and find my scientific career."

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