Sign-Up! is a career-building program for female post-docs in the Max Planck Society. This program aims to prepare post-doctoral researchers for their future scientific careers by several interactive training sessions and networking activities. As a selected member of this program, I will summarize the workshops that I participated in this year. My talk will cover topics about success factors in scientific careers, career planning, professional communication and leadership, self-presentation, and research funding.
Biography: Dr. Yasemin Vardar is a postdoctoral researcher in the Haptic Intelligence Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. She earned her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Koç University (Istanbul, Turkey) in 2018. Before her Ph.D., she worked as a control engineer at TNO Additive Manufacturing Department in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. She received her M.Sc. degree in Systems and Control at the Eindhoven University of Technology in 2012, and her B.Sc degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Sabanci University (Istanbul, Turkey) in 2010. Her research focuses on understanding how human tactile perception occurs and designing haptic interfaces and applications using this knowledge.