Schiller & Mertens GbR

Am Steiger 9
07743 Jena

Dr. ès sc. habil. Alexander Schiller

Tel.: +49 (0) 3641 295 82 56

„As scientists we focus on the results – as trainers we focus on the process“: Advanced skills courses and coaching for scientists from scientists.


We offer on-site courses, live online trainings and individual coaching that are ideally suited to complement research expertise at your institution.



Intended for PhD students at the beginning of their career, this comprehensive course covers (almost) everything from group dynamics, communication and presentation skills, project and time management. Intensive 2-3 days course on-site or live online.



Team and leadership development: scientists with extensive experience as habilitated group leaders will train your impact to be a good leader and how to create a successful team in science. 2-3 days course on-site or live online.



Efficient communication of information is key in science! Topics of this course include research collaboration, intercultural competence, feedback in science and management of laboratory staff. 2-3 days of intense training on-site or live online.



Scientists need more

Dr. ès sc. habil. Alexander Schiller

Trainer, Coach & Facilitator, Chemist, Priv.-Doz. at FSU Jena

Ongoing research: Biomimetic signal transduction with inorganic models

Dr. Schiller was a DFG Heisenberg fellow and juniorprofessor for inorganic chemistry at the University of Jena (Germany). In 2011 he started the project „Schiller & Mertens“. Since 2016 he is a full-time trainer, certified coach and facilitator: teaching advanced research skills, such as communication in science, team building and leading competences and didactics and methodology in university teaching. As researcher and group leader Dr. Schiller knows the challenges of scientists and addresses them interactively in an innovative setting. He is a member in the „Bundesverband für Training, Beratung und Coaching“. Since 2018, Dr. Schiller is a „Certified Advanced Coach“ by the The Thiagi Group, Inc.

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