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 2019 Career Day takes place on 18 July 2019 and had the theme "diverse careers". The event aims to highlight the diverse range of career opportunities available for life scientists outside academic research and teaching. We have invited 10 speakers to share their personal experiences of moving into a non-academic career. During the breaks, there will be plenty of time for networking with speakers and staff in science-related roles from the EMBL campus at discussion tables. The full programme and topics for the discussion tables can be found below.

The event is free but registration is required. Late registration is still possible: here.

For EMBL participants, a workshop "Pharma Drug Development 101" will also be held on the afternoon of 17th July. This interactive workshop is aimed at fellows considering a career move to pharma, who - to inform this career decision - would like to gain an understanding of what drives research and development decisions in industry. A full description is included in the registration form. The workshop is now fully booked: interested participants will be added to a waiting list.

 

 

2019 Career Day - 18th July 2018 (EMBL Advanced Training Centre - ATC)

Programme of talks

9:00 Coffee available
9:30 Welcome 
9:45 - 10:15

Kerstin Crusius-Millert, Head of R&D Community Engagement, Bayer, DE

10:15 - 10:45

Silke Gundel - Delegate for the research field „Health“, Brussels Office of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, BE

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee break with meet the speaker & discussion tables (see below)

11:15  - 11:55

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

  • Henning Falk, Life Sciences and Imaging Technologies, Prototyping, Intuity Media Lab, DE

  • Jonas Hanske, Analyst at Catenion, DE

  • Heena Khatter, Fellow, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, UK

  • George Kritikos, Digitalization Research Scientist, BASF, DE

11:55 - 12:30

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

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch break with meet the speakers & discussion tables (see below)

13:30 - 14:00

Laura Ward - Project Manager, Champalimaud Foundation, PT

14:00 - 14:30

Daniel Elias Martin Herranz - Co-Founder and CSO at Chronomics Ltd, UK

14:30 - 15:00

Coffee break with meet the speaker & discussion tables (see below)

14:00 - 15:30

Gregor Obernosterer, Molecular Pathology Innovation Manager, Roche Diagnostics, DE

15:30 - 16:00

Meltsje de Hoop, Lab head, in vitro biology, Sanofi, DE

16:00

Closing remarks

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee and meet the speakers & discussion tables (see below)

Networking opportunities: meet the speakers and discussion tables in the breaks

10:45-11:15

  • Meet the speakers:
    • Kerstin Crusius-Millert, Head of R&D Community Engagement, Bayer
    • Silke Gundel, Delegate for the research field „Health“, Brussels Office of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
  • Discussion - working as a scientific editor:

12:30-13:00

  • Meet the speakers:
    • Henning Falk, Life Sciences and Imaging Technologies, Prototyping, Intuity Media Lab
    • Jonas Hanske, Analyst at Catenion
    • Heena Khatter, Fellow, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
    • George Kritikos, Digitalization Research Scientist, BASF
  • Discussion - working in technology transfer and venture capital:
    • Christina Boehm, Intellectual Property, EMBLEM
    • Birgit Kerber, Business Development, EMBLEM (tbc)
    • Heinz Schwer, Managing Director, EMBL Ventures

14:30-15:00

  • Meet the speakers:
    • Laura Ward, Project Manager, Champalimaud Foundation
    • Daniel Elias Martin Herranz, Co-Founder and CSO at Chronomics Ltd
  • Discussion - working in project management and science communication:
  • Discussion: How to benefit from the alumni network (for EMBL staff/fellows) with alumni relations staff and alumni

16:00-16:30

  • Meet the speakers:
    • Gregor Obernosterer, Molecular Pathology Innovation Manager, Roche Diagnostics
    • Meltsje de Hoop, Lab head, in vitro biology, Sanofi
  • Discussion: Working in or with industry
    • Anna Pryszlak, Senior Scientist, Velabs
    • Anna Rutkowska, Lead Target Engagement, GSK (Cellzome)
    • Jonathan Rothblatt, Corporate Partnership Manager, EMBL - previously R&D Director, Research Therapeutic Area Infectious Diseases, Sanofi

Transport to/from EMBL

A bus has been arranged to/from Heidelberg train station. The free morning bus will leave the station at 9:00, arriving at EMBL around 9:20. The bus will leave from close to the "Bahnstadt" exit on the south side of the train-station -  please note that this is the exit close to platform 10, which is accessed via the bridge linking the platforms, NOT the main entrance. The exact location is circled in the map here. The bus will return from the EMBL public bus-stop at 16:30.

The number 39A public bus from Bismarckplatz to Mombertplatz also stops at EMBL (please note that buses with a final destination of Königstühl take a different route). Tickets can be bought on the bus.