Anxiety begins to set in as you approach the end of your PhD; you begin to wonder about your post-PhD future path, academia or industry? What is the next step after spending years obtaining a PhD?
Are you wondering whether you should consider a job where you regularly go on business travel? Find out more in our slide show with Q&A session!
As the wine and the cheese were getting low, and the candles were burning down I was learning more and more about my friend’s (who wished to remain anonymous) half-year-long experience as a consultant in a company specializing in business consultancy in the health care field. Her job is to collect information (internet search, phone calls, field visits etc.) about a given health care topic. … Continue reading How a snail became a lion – Interview about PhD and industry experience
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
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
Hariklia Kazila started her PhD at the Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacology in January this year as a part of ImmunoSensation´s graduate program. Originally from Greece, Hariklia completed her Master’s Degree in Plant Biotechnology at the Agricultural University of Athens. She then worked in the Biopharmaceutical industry in Athens and in Belgium before coming to Germany to start her PhD. Hariklia, can … Continue reading Hariklia Kazila – The ImmunoSensation Cluster was a perfect match for me