VBC Career Day 2018

Wed, 28 November 2018, 4:00 PM - Fri, 30 November 2018, 7:00 PM [GMT]

Vienna Biocenter 1, Vienna, Vienna, 1030, Austria

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Wed, 28 November 2018, 4:00 PM - Fri, 30 November 2018, 7:00 PM [GMT]

IMP, Vienna Biocenter 1, Vienna, Vienna, 1030, Austria.


Wed 28/11/2018:

Workshop part I: 16:00-20:00


Thu 29/11/2018:

One-on-one sessions with the tutor: 9-11:20, 12:00-15:20

Workshop part II: 16:00-20:00


Career Day

Friday 30/11/2018:

VBC companies’ booth: 12:20-14:30

Round table discussions: 14:30-17:00

VBC Social hour: 17:00


This years’ event is divided into two parts: Career Workshop and Career Day.


The Career Workshop will focus on the following:

  • Career planning, exploring available job market and options outside of academia, effective job seeking, tips and tricks, networking
  • Non-academic CV writing, with demonstration – finding a job offer, identifying skills required for a job and writing a tailored CV (real-life example)
  • Feedback from the trainer on your CV (participants are asked to bring to the workshop their ‘dream job’ offer and prepare their CVs and letter of motivation for this particular job for review and editing)
  • Private one-on-one discussion with our workshop trainer – 16x20 min spots – ask anything you want!
  • Job interview training. For the job interview practice, Jonas Ramoni, project manager from Ares Genetics, has kindly agreed to play an industry recruiter role and will give first-hand feedback from the industry perspective, on recruitment process. Group and mock interview sessions are planned

We will work on a real-life industry job add example throughout the workshop in terms of identifying skills needed for the position, writing a CV and letter of motivation and playing the job interview for that particular job with the Project Manager.


The Career Day will cover the following:

·       VBC companies’ booth at IMP Foyer. This year we will welcome representatives of: Biolution GmbH, EUCODIS Bioscience GmbH, LabShop/LabConsulting, LISAvienna, Phagomed, Scarletred and Bioenergy 2020.

  • Round table discussions. You will have an opportunity to join 4x30min long round table discussions with external invited speakers (in brackets), representing different scientific areas/career pathways. Participants will be able to choose 4 tables for the informal discussion. Scientific areas:
    • Research & Development (Martin Aichinger)
    • Project Management (Carina Banning)
    • Quality Management (Marcel Krepstakies)
    • Legal Affairs (Tanja Preissner)
    • Medical Affairs (Karl Wögenstein)
    • Regulatory Affairs (Ingrid Hums)
    • Customer service & sales (Lukas Hartl)
    • Publishing (Katrina Woolcock)
    • Funding agencies (Jasmin Dolak-Struss)
    • Scientific Consultancy (Kartin Heindl)
  • Social hour – VBC companies, speakers, and everyone else!

Christoph Neumayr

The Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) is a leading basic research institute. Its 15 research groups with scientists from 40 countries address fundamental questions in molecular biology. Funded primarily by Boehringer Ingelheim and with unconstrained academic freedom, the IMP is the ideal environment for curiosity-driven biomedical research. As part of the Vienna BioCenter (VBC), the IMP is embedded in one of Europe’s biggest life science hubs with 1,700 employees.


Martin Aichinger
PI/Boehringer Ingelheim

Jonas Ramoni
Project Managment, Ares genetics, Industry recruiter during the interview session (Workshop part only- industry recruiter for interview session)

Sarah Blackford
PhD career consultant


Ingrid Hums
Regulatory Affairs/ Sandoz