Career Day

Organised by EICAT (PhD and Postdoctoral Programmes) together with EMBLEM, Career Day provides an overview of non-academic career possibilities for scientists from all EMBL sites and the local scientific community. 

The 2018 Career Day took place on 19 July 2018 and had the theme "change and innovation". Speakers from a range of careers – including those in areas related to innovation gave talks.

The next career day will take place on 18 July 2019. Details will be announced in early 2019.


2018 Career Day - 19th July 2018 (EMBL Advanced Training Centre - ATC)

Please find below the schedule for the 2018 career day. The 2019 programme will be released in Spring 2019.

9:00 Coffee available
9:30 Welcome 
9:40 - 10:10

Katie Ridd - Global Editorial Talent Manager, Springer Nature, UK


Speed networking introduction

10:15 - 11:10

Speed networking & coffee break

11:10 - 11:40

Christoph Feest – Innovation Facilitator & Head of Science Management, Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies, DE

11:40 - 12:10

Guillermo Menéndez – Patent Adviser, ABG Patentes, Madrid, ES

12:10 - 13:05

Lunch and meet the speakers

13:05 - 13:55

Short talks from recent EMBL Alumni on making the transition to a non-academic career

  • Birgit Rogell – Project Manager, BioRN, DE
  • Alexander Pflug – Structural Biologist, AstraZeneca, UK
  • Anna Berteotti – Computational Chemist, BASF AG, DE
  • Jelena Tica – Junior Clinical R&D Lead – GSK, BE
  • Gary Male – Communications Consultant, Oxford PharmaGenesis
13:55 - 14:30

Panel discussion with recent EMBL Alumni on making the transition to a non-academic career

14:30 - 15:00

Coffee break with meet the speakers

15:00 - 15:30

Darren Logan – Head of Research, Waltham at Mars Petcare, UK

15:30 - 16:00

Johannes Mosbacher - Business Interface Officer, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Roche Innovation Center, CH


Closing remarks

16:05 - 16:30

Coffee and meet the speakers

Transport to/from EMBL

A bus has been arranged to/from Heidelberg train station. It will pick up passengers at 9:00 from the bus-bay on Kurfürsten-Anlage, on the far opposite side of the street to the Print Media Academy. To get to this stop, exit the train station by the main exit (you should see the tourist information on the left and taxi-stands to your right) and then cross the street (Lessingstr.) using the pedestrian crossing. The bus bay is on the far side of the smaller street on the right-hand side (you will need to cross this street to get there). The bus will return from the EMBL bus-stop at 16:30.

The number 39 public bus from Bismarckplatz to Rohrbach Süd also stops at EMBL (please note that only the buses with the destination Rohrbach Süd stop at EMBL; those with a final destination of Königstühl take a different route).