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!
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