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Career Options lunch

Session B: Saturday 10 September 12:30-14:00

Room 1.3 Bruno Schmitz Bankett

Scientists who have chosen career paths outside academic research will lead this interactive lunchtime session. The session is organized as round-table discussion over lunch with one mentor leading discussion at each table. The mentors will discuss their personal experience of the transition to a non-academic career along with options and trends in their career area. Participants can ask questions in an informal setting and will gain an insight into some of the career options available, as well as tips on how to move into these careers.

Participants will have the chance to join discussions with two different mentors.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Science administration: Rachel Coulthard, Career Development Advisor, EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdoc (EIPOD) Programme, EMBL - Heidelberg DE
  • Science education: Sophie Chabanis-Davidson, Educational Support Coordinator at European School Karlsruhe
  • Science infrastructure and facilities: Jo Kirkpatrick, Technical Leader Proteomics Core Facility, Leibniz Institute on Aging  – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) - Jena DE
  • Industry: Dr. Peter Stangl, Recruiting Manager from CoE Talent Acquisition, Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH - Frankfurt-am-Main DE

100% of participants from our last career options lunch would recommend the lunch to colleagues, and 97% felt they had a better idea about career paths open to life scientists afterwards.

Here are some of their comments:

  • very informative and encouraging: this was very beneficial
  • how to get in "specific" career paths is more clear