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 next career day will take place on 16 July 2020.

Previous career day - 2019

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

For EMBL participants, a workshop "Pharma Drug Development 101" was also be held on the afternoon of 17th July. 

 

 

2019 Career Day - 18th July 2019 

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)

15:00 - 15:30

Gregor Obernosterer, Oncology 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.