Since July 2021, I am academic coordinator regarding two Master Programs, TMR (Translational Medical Research) and IMIM (International Master in Innovative Medicine, EU ERASMUS program).
This is a perfect fit for me, my skills and motivation, since I have a deep passion for teaching and supporting students in their personal and professional development.
If you know me as a researcher, this is still a part of me, and there might be occasional publications or conference visits, but I am happy to have found an alternative path that is better for juggling work and family.
New position in Mannheim (Career change!)
After difficult 1.5 years of pandemic, juggling family and science, I desperately needed a change and had the luck to find the best fit for myself, so I did not “go away” from something but rather “went towards” something else.
Now, I am Academic Coordinator for the Master Programs TMR and IMIM in Mannheim (University of Heidelberg). I already feel happy in that job.
Weirdly, everything in Regensburg (apart from the pandemic of course) was going really great, and I am forever grateful for the opportunities and time I had there. I also won’t drop the research ball right away – there is still a Master Student to supervise and an acquired grant to support – for now as my leisure activity :-).