Career Day MDC 2016

MDC Career Day 2019

Berlin, April 11, 2019

About

One day for Berlin scientists to get inside information, network with potential employers and plan your career!

At a time of increased competition in global markets for research positions and funding, it is important that scientists in the life sciences start to plan their career in a timely and well-informed manner. The MDC Career Day offers information about jobs, career alternatives and funding opportunities through the exchange of information between experts from both academia and the private sector. It gives participants the chance to get answers to their most pressing career questions directly from professionals.

The MDC Career Day is aimed at early-career researchers in the Berlin area. If you are a PhD candidate or Postdoc carrying out biomedical research at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP), at one of Berlin's Excellence Universities (Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), at a Max Planck Institute or any other life science research institution around Berlin, this day is for you!

We offer direct contact to companies and fellowship providers, as well as interesting presentations and discussion rounds with invited speakers from diverse professional careers. Get your CV checked by a professional and find out which opportunities you might not have considered yet!

 

Partners

Bayer
   
Parexel
   
Parexel

Program

Foyer MDC.C

08:30 – 09:00 Registration

Axon 1

9:00 – 09:10 Opening & Welcome

Thomas Sommer
Deputy Scientific Director
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

09:10 – 09:40 Keynote Talk I: Education Roles in Science

Keely Bumsted O’Brien
Head, Scientific Education
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, University of Melbourne, Australia

Keely Bumsted O’Brien

curriculum vitae

Dr Keely Bumsted-O'Brien, BSc (Dist) Simmons Uni, PhD Uni Washington, SFHEA

Head, Science Education
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Researc
Honourary Senior Fellow
Department of Medical Biology
University of Melbourne
www.wehi.edu.au

Keely is the Head, Science Education at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and an Honorary Senior Fellow in the Department of Medical Biology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. She completed a PhD in Neurobiology at the University of Washington, Seattle, and two postdoctoral fellowships at Yale, New Haven, CT, USA and Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. After many years of running her own research group, Keely took on an academic teaching-focused position. Currently, Keely facilitates academic communication between the Institute and the University of Melbourne, convenes the Honours program, provides development workshops, represents the Institute on University committees, and provides arbitration. Recently, Keely was awarded a Senior Fellowship in the Higher Education Academy. Her research interests are focused on developing mentoring, internships, and skills workshops that support student career development.

09:45 – 10:15 Keynote Talk II: Title TBA 

Chiara Romagnani
Group Leader, Innate Immunity
Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum (DRFZ), Germany

10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:30 World Café Information Session

Funding opportunities to support academic mobility.
Short presentations followed by World Café Information Sessions 5 x 20 min rounds.

Sessions

 

Jan Kunze, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Head of Research Funding Department, MDC, Berlin

Holger Finken, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Head of Research Fellowship Programmes, Bonn, Germany

Matthias Hergenhan, Become a Humboldtian – Sponsorship Programmes for Postdoctoral Scientists and Scholars, Department of Strategy and Human Relations, Berlin, Germany

Ioannis Legouras, Marie Curie Fellowship Programme
Research Funding Department MDC, Berlin

Marvin Stolz, Stiftung Charité
Head of Innovation, Berlin

Dendrit I/II

12:45 - 13:45 

Workshop: Designing a Clinical Trial

In this one-hour workshop participants will have hands-on experience designing stages of a clinical trial under the guidance of experts from Pharmaakademie*.

Axon 2

Career Networking Round Tables

Scientists and professionals with a range of different career paths will tell you about their current role and give some tips on getting a job in a similar setting. These sessions will be organized as round-table discussions with one speaker leading the discussion at each table*.

* Registration for round-table sessions and workshops is mandatory. Each participant can register for one session, whose career roles/pathways are of most interest.

13:30 – 14:00

Career Networking Round Tables I Round 1

14:10 – 14:40    

Career Networking Round Tables I Round 2

Room TBA

15:00 – 16:15

Company presentations

  1. PAREXEL International GmbH
  2. Pharmaakademie
  3. Bayer

Foyer

10:15 – 16:30 Career Fair

Booths

 

  1. Bayer
  2. Parexel International GmbH
  3. Pharmaakademie
  4. Gläsernes Labor
  5. Stiftung Charité
  6. DAAD
  7. FMP
  8. MDC/LTL
  9. CV Check

16:15 – 17:30

Coffee & Cake

Workshop and Round Tables

Career Networking Round Tables

Scientists and professionals with a range of different career paths will tell you about their current role and give some tips on getting a job in a similar setting. These sessions will be organized as round-table discussions with one speaker leading the discussion at each table*

Speakers and topics

  1. Careers in Science Management
    Ricarda Opitz
    Head of Academic Affairs, Leibniz-Association, Berlin
  2. Careers in Industry
    Cathrin Enke
    Director and head of strategic Product Management, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt
  3. ​​Careers in Science Communication
    Anke Sparmann
    Editor for Nature: Structural and Molecular Biology, Berlin
  4. Start-ups as a Career Option
    Till Erdmann
    Founder, IDrug, Berlin
  5. Education roles in Science
    Keely Bumsted O’Brien
    Head, Scientific Education, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, University of Melbourne, Australia​​​​
  6. Careers in Academia
    Chiara Romagnani
    Innate Immunity, Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum Berlin

 

Workshop: Designing a Clinical Trial

In this one-hour workshop participants will have hands-on experience designing stages of a clinical trial under the guidance of experts from Pharmaakademie*.

In clinical trials drugs are tested for market access to certain diseases. In this workshop we develop our own clinical trial based on one of the first clinical trials. This includes the study design, inclusion and exclusion criteria, case numbers and ethical aspects.

The aim is to introduce participants to the complex but interesting process of planning and conducting of a clinical trial. 

* Registration for round-table sessions and workshops is mandatory. Each participant can register for one session, whose career roles/pathways are of most interest.

Reg

Registration

Registration opens Mon 28th January

Register

 

 

Contact

Lien-Georgina Dettmann
MDC Communications Department
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Robert-Rössle-Str. 10
13125 Berlin
Germany

careerday@mdc-berlin.de

 

 

Our hashtag

#MDCcareerday