Career Evolution

Career Evolution

Web Series: From Science2Industry

The Career Evolution Web Series: From Science2Industry is offered by the Industry Track of the Planck Academy in collaboration with the PhDnet and PostdocNet of the Max Planck Society.
It particularly addresses Doctoral Researchers, Postdocs and Research Group Leaders but is also open to any interested party of the Max Planck Community and its friends.

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Upcoming events

Thank you all for tuning in during the Season 1 of Career Evolution Web Series!

We will continue to bring inspiring people, workshops and career coaches to you during Season 2!

Season 2: 2021/2022

04.11.21 4pm – 5pm CV Check/Station

11.11.21 4pm – 5pm Oleksandr Yagensky – Consultant at Bain & Company, Founder and Host of Personalized Medicine Podcast

18.11.21 4pm – 5pm Dr. Cornelia Lossau - Director Press and Public Relations at German Research Foundation

                 5.30pm – 6.30pm Dr. Alexander Filippi – Study Director Analytical Services at SCHOTT

25.11.21 4pm – 5pm Dr. Monika Lachner - Head of internal scientific training and Dean of graduate studies at EMBL

02.12.21 3pm – 5pm Dr. Brooke Gazdag - Future Perspectives

09.12.21 4pm – 5pm Dr. Andreas Jurgeit – Partner at GMIV, Venture Capital firm

* Schedule can be subjected to change.

Past events

23.07.20 4pm – 5pm Isabelle Schiffer - Scientific Spokesperson at Forever Healthy Foundation

30.07.20 4pm – 5pm Victor Bustos - EiR at Apollo Health Ventures

06.08.20 4pm – 5pm Vijay Shankar Balakrishnan - Journalist, Writer, Podcaster, Soft Skills trainer

13.08.20 9am – 10am Anne Grewlich-Gercke – The Industry Track of the MPG

20.08.20 4pm – 5pm Carlos Cristiancho – Corporate innovation at Evonik

27.08.20 9am – 10am Imke Rajamani – Social Science innovators

03.09.20 4pm – 5pm Robert Kraus – From PI to project management

10.09.20 4pm – 5pm Patrick von Born – E.ON Inhouse Consulting

17.09.20 4pm – 5pm Thomas Äskov Pedersen – Scientist at Novo Nordisk

24.09.20 4pm – 5pm Thomas Koch – Science management

01.10.20 4pm – 5pm Martin Ellmers – McKinsey

08.10.20 4pm - 5pm Fit for industry? Recruitment training with Rainer Schmidt-Rudolff from Infineon

15.10.20 4pm – 5pm Chris Armbruster – Data Scientist

15.10.20 5:30pm – 6:30pm Should I stay or should I go – How to decide for or against a career in academia

22.10.20 4pm – 5pm Nataliya Limbach-Malyar – Project Engineer, Outokumpu Nirosta

29.10.20 4pm – 5pm Edith Chorev – Data Sciencist at FactoryPal

05.11.20 4pm – 5pm Chris Armbruster – From Science to Data Science

                5pm - 6pm Matthias Girod - Secretary General of Euroscience, Popularising Research to the Broad Public

12.11.20 1pm – 2pm Anne Schreiter - Executive Director at German Scholars  Organization, Women in Leadership

                4pm – 5pm Daniela Vorholt – Project leader at Miltenyi Biotech

19.11.20 4pm – 5pm Chris Armbruster – Key Trends in Data Science

                5pm – 6pm Stefan Raß and Carina Stöttner - 2b Ahead ThinkTank

26.11.20 3:30pm – 4.30pm Yvonne Brockhaus – Jobs on a silver plate in times of Corona

                5pm – 6pm Bosch AG – Industry talk about recruiting practices

03.12.20 4pm – 5pm Maria Schotik – Medical writing after PhD

                 5.30pm – 6.30pm Eva Willnegger -  Patent Lawyer in industry and practice

10.12.20 1pm – 2pm Kelly Sheehan-Rooney - Head of Fellowship Programme, EMBO

                 4pm – 6pm Nicol Keith/Christoph Köller – Horizon Scanning

17.12.20 4pm – 6pm Nicol Keith/Christoph Köller – Horizon Scanning

14.01.2021 4pm – 5pm Dr. Julia Mohrbacher – DIGIHUB Südbaden

21.01.2021 5.30pm – 6.30pm Devika Thapar, Wilbe – What does it take to become a science entrepreneur?

28.01.2021 4pm – 5pm HR of Allianz SE- Recruiting practices at Allianz

6.30pm – 7.30pm David Alich – Director of Deals/Advanced Analytics at PricewaterhouseCoopers International, MP Alumni

04.02.2021 1pm – 2pm Leila Masri – IMPRS Coordinator

4pm – 5pm Robert Ian Etheredge - Senior AI Engineer, Cinemo

11.02.2021 4pm – 5pm Samu Melkko – Senior Principal Scientist at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

18.02.2021 4pm – 5pm Lars Krüger - DZNE, Technology & Innovation management in Academic Institutions

25.02.2021 5pm – 6pm Dr. Elizabeth George – Detector Engineer/Physicist at European Southern Observatory

04.03.2021 4pm – 5pm Dr. Carolin Fichtner – Research Project Manager, NAGRA (National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste)

11.03.2021 4pm - 5pm Dr. Amani Said - Career Coach at Success Beyond the Lab

18.03.2021 4pm – 5pm Dr. Jan Michel Falcke – Recruitment practices in Sanofi

25.03.2021 4pm – 5pm Dr. Stefanie Flunkert - Biodocs

01.04.2021 4pm - 5pm  Dr. Thorsten Lambertus - Entrepreneurial skills

5pm - 6pm Dr. Daryl Jason David - Senior Editor at Nature Communications

15.04.2021 2:30pm – 3:30pm Dr. Issame Outaleb – PharmaTrace - Consulting and founding your own company/becoming CEO

4pm – 5pm Dr. Diana Deca – CEO at neurobotx LTD

22.04.2021 1pm – 2pm Dr. Barbara Jannsens- Head of DKFZ Career Service & Alumni Relations

4pm – 5pm Dr. Martin Blaser – Postdoc coordinator at Uni Gießen, co-founder of Max Planck PostdocNet

5:30pm – 6:30pm Dr. Heiko Niessen – Head of Clinical Biomarkers – CNS Diseases, Retinopathies & Emerging Areas at Boehringer Ingelheim

29.04.2021 4pm – 5pm Dr. Kristina Popova – FireFly - Science communication

06.05.2021 4pm – 5pm Ana Rita Costa - Catenion – consulting in pharma and biotech

20.05.21 3pm – 4pm Anne Grewlich-Gercke – Industry Track of MPS – How MPS help researchers to explore broader professional areas?

27.06.21 CAREER EVOLUTION GAMES WEEK (registration is closed)

03.06.21 holiday

10.06.21 4:30pm – 5:30pm Martin Blaser – Postdoc Coordinator Uni Gießen, Co-Founder of Max Planck PostdocNet

17.06.21 4pm – 5pm Caroline Ketting – Personal coach

24.06.21 5pm - 6pm Elisabeth Karg - Venture Manager at Blue Ribbon

01.07.21 4pm – 5pm Max Planck Foundation Startup-Scouts Team – Helping scientists to bringing research ideas to market

08.07.21 5.30pm – 6.30pm Dr. Nikoline Borgermann – Sustainable Research consultant at Ava Sustain


Season 2 of CE web series 2021/2022

09.09.21 4pm – 5pm George Caputa – Editor at Nature of Nature Publishing Group

16.09.21 4pm – 5pm Isabel Torres - Science editor, entrepreneur and co-founder of Mothers in Science

23.09.21  7am -7pm Max Planck Symposium for Alumni and Early Career Researchers (register here:

30.09.21 4pm – 5pm Sarantis Chlamydas – Development Manager at Active Motif

07.10.21 4pm – 5pm tba

14.10.21 4pm – 5pm Anja Haslinger – Head of Think Thank at Fraunhofer Gesellschaft

21.10.21 4pm – 5pm Beate Scholz – Strategy consultant, reviewer and coach for researchers and scientific institutions

28.10.21 4pm – 5pm Kevin Dolowy Dalgaard - Associate Director Business Development & Licensing at Boehringer Ingelheim
                 5pm – 6pm BASF – Industry talk


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