To give insight into different career paths the BFB (Bonner Forum für Biomedizin organizes dinners with different guests from industry as well as academia. This time we met Prof. Dr Hanno Wild who works as a Senior Vice President for Bayer in a nice Italian restaurant. In North Rhine-Westphalia, Bayer is well known to be a huge employer operating in crop science, animal health as … Continue reading BFB Dinner: Working in industry, what to look for when choosing your future company, and the current situation on the crop market
Choosing to study biology is a decision made out of passion. Unfortunately, considering the job market today, passion sounds pretty romantic. As Master’s or PhD students we work really hard to set up experiments and to get our work done whilst constantly trying to improve ourselves and become the scientists that we have always wanted to be. Whenever people ask what I am doing, they … Continue reading When the road gets rough… – From studying to applying to finally finding a job that suits you
Well, probably we will be… brilliant but crazy (just kidding) scientists. At least that is what the statistics show. But we also have a good chance of exploring other options. According to Paula Stephan from Harvard, 48% of the proud PhD title holders stay in academia, 23% go to industry, 9% work for the government, 11% do something else (?), and 10 % do not … Continue reading What will we do after our PhD?!?
Franziska Frey studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biomedicine in Munich and Bonn. After her studies and one further year of research, Franziska started as a Medical Writer and Project Manager in a small healthcare communication agency called infill . Here, Franziska tells us about her work as Medical Writer and the projects she manages there. Back to your roots – what was your background before … Continue reading Medical Writing & Project Management – Bridging science to applications
Have you ever asked yourself what life as a manager in industry is like? To give students answers to this question the BFB (Bonner Forum Biomedizin) set up the event “Dine with a managing director“ . There, eight students and young postdocs from life science had the chance to get first hand impressions on what life and a career in industry are like and ask … Continue reading There is no free lunch – BFB event: “Dine with a Managing Director”
According to this year´s Nature Graduate Student Survey , most graduates worldwide plan to pursue an academic career. In Germany, almost sixty percent of the graduates are very certain that they want to stay in academia, while only ten percent answered that they will very likely leave the academic track. Within the Cluster Science Days evening program “Life after your PhD” we discussed the questions … Continue reading Career development: Have the right feeling
The pharmaceutical industry is known as a tough business. Pharmaceutical companies have to bring new candidate drugs through the long preclinical and clinical development phases – a process, which is both expensive and prone to failure at any of the different steps of testing or even after its final registration and clinical application. Altogether, the whole development phase takes about twelve years. In order to … Continue reading How to bring innovative ideas to real world applications – Merck Serono Innovation Cup 2015