Career Fair

Your PhD is the starting point of your career in science. But have you ever found yourself asking: what is a career in science? A Post-Doc and tenure track to become a group leader? A position in a big biotech company? What are my options? The answer is that with a PhD within the natural sciences, you have an ocean of options. Certainly more than two!  The truth is, during a PhD you will acquire skills and a mind-set sought after everywhere.

In this year’s Horizons Career Fair, we introduce you to seven people who have chosen seven different career paths, all with a background in the natural sciences. In addition, we give you the opportunity to learn the dos and don’ts of research proposal writing and a chance to learn clever tricks to become a more confident speaker in two workshops!

Come have a peak through the opened doors and broaden your Horizons!


Speakers 2019

Simone Mayer – academia – group leader at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research.

Christine Mieck – publishing – Associate editor at Nature Communications

Bernd Reichert – science policy – head of the European Innovation Council's SME Instrument in the European Innovation Council, EU Commission

Andreas Laustsen – bio-entrepreneurship – Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark & Biotech Entrepreneur

Beata Mierzwa – science art – scientist and artist, combining the two in Beata Science Art

Micheal Becker – industry  – head of laboratory in the area of kidney disease research at Bayer AG

Magdalena Wienken – industry/consulting – Manager Tissue Profiling Data Strategy and Operations at Definiens GmbH, former consultant at Accenture

Workshops 2019

In 2019 Horizons Career Fair offers two workshops on key skills for every scientist:

"Fundamentals of Grant Writing" with Angelika Hofmann

"Presentations that Pop: Bringing Science to Life" with Deb Koen