Institutes offering further laboratory training

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I moved to Berlin in search for a job   ( I have some basic knowledge of the German language). As an English speaker, and an  origin from Africa , getting a  job has proven to be a very difficult task.  

 

I have a B.Sc. in Microbiology/Medical laboratory technology from Cameroon and an M.Sc. in Environmental protection and Agricultural food production with experienced in Environmental Microbiology in stuttgart, Germany.

 

 I think Germans often times doubt the credibility of the laboratory skills of foreigners.( I might be wrong but it seems like based on my observations). I  thought of taking a further laboratory training program or course in Germany to increase my chances of being employed in Europe in my area of expertise.

 

On this note, I wish to ask members of this forum if anyone could suggest to me if any, some training Institutes where I could possibly get some further laboratory training.( preferable one that I can possibly do in English)

 

Would be happy to get your feedbacks. Thanks

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On 16.3.2019, 22:24:57, Tambolo said:

I moved to Berlin in search for a job   ( I have some basic knowledge of the German language).

 

Why did you move to Berlin to look for a job? Do you realise that Berlin has very little in the way of industry? The government is the largest employer in the city and without German you don't have any chance of a job with them. The only other potential employers I can think of are Bayer (although last I heard they wanted B2 German), possibly Biotronik, and the universities and research institutes (although you probably won't need German you'd need either contacts and/or excellent grades). 

 

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As an English speaker, and an  origin from Africa , getting a  job has proven to be a very difficult task.  

 

Why are you surprised? 

 

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I have a B.Sc. in Microbiology/Medical laboratory technology from Cameroon and an M.Sc. in Environmental protection and Agricultural food production with experienced in Environmental Microbiology in stuttgart, Germany.

 

Is your MSc from Stuttgart? 

 

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 I think Germans often times doubt the credibility of the laboratory skills of foreigners.( I might be wrong but it seems like based on my observations).

 

Many traditional German companies are sceptical of foreigners who can't speak German. Furthermore, many companies have staff that don't speak English well.

 

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I  thought of taking a further laboratory training program or course in Germany to increase my chances of being employed in Europe in my area of expertise.

 

What exactly do you want to do? Certain lab jobs require very specific training, however, these positions also do not require a university degree.

 

You might want to try to sign up to attend this discussion next week (I don't know if it is still possible to register):

 

https://info.brot-fuer-die-welt.de/termin/perspektiven-studierende-aus-dem-globalen-sueden

 

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20 minutes ago, engelchen said:

The only other potential employers I can think of are Bayer (although last I heard they wanted B2 German), possibly Biotronik, and the universities and research institutes (although you probably won't need German you'd need either contacts and/or excellent grades). 

 

Many universities and research institutions in Berlin currently have a freeze on hiring new TAs as they need to relocate the surplus they have due to retirements and relocations of professors.

 

On the positive side, if an institution advertises and you fit the profile then there is a good chance to succeed as the need could not be met internally. In this case they will often find someone relatively cheap at the start of their career attractive.

 

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14 minutes ago, Kommentarlos said:

In this case they will often find someone relatively cheap at the start of their career attractive.

 

What do you mean by cheap? In which Entgeltgruppe are the universities putting TAs at the moment?

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13 hours ago, engelchen said:

 

What do you mean by cheap?

 

I was referring to the Stufe for a new starter. The Entgeltgruppe is set with regard to the complexity of the job description.

 

The OP has some medical background and Berlin is investing heavily in biomedical research. If interested, this would however be on the job training. High throughout technologies are very fashionable and have an additional specialist training need. A lack of previous experience may not be seen as a disadvantage. Reasearch fields that work with live animal samples could also be a way to get a foot in the door. 

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1 hour ago, Kommentarlos said:

The Entgeltgruppe is set with regard to the complexity of the job description.

 

Theoretically. ;)

 

Some public institutions seem to be very creative with their Eingruppierung.

 

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