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  • Career paths for Life ScientistsDr. Barbara JanssensJune 2012
  • My career path Playground networkGraduate school Teaching Editor12-Jun-12 Page 3 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Your career path? Today’s aims?v Students? v Career developmentv Topics? v Career Plan A/Plan Bv Aim? v Jobs in the Life Sciences v Job hunting Ø Job searches Ø Networking Ø CV writing v Scientific vs soft skills12-Jun-12 Page 4 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Career paths in the Life Sciences v Career development v Career Plan A/Plan B v Jobs in the Life Sciences v Job hunting Ø Job searches Ø Networking Ø CV writing v Scientific vs soft skills12-Jun-12 Page 5 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Career Development Concept: Scientific Life Beyond the Lab12-Jun-12 Page 6 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Career paths A Supervisor/Mentor Advisor B … C12-Jun-12 Page 7 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • DKFZ Target group 900 scientists 120 Masters 550 PhD 300 Postdocs12-Jun-12 Page 8 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Career Development v What to pack in your suitcase for the next step Ø Initiative and needs come from you Ø Platform, tools and information v Destination = Plan A <-> Plan B (Academic <-> Non-Academic) Ø Help to develop concrete individual options Ø Support also after leaving v Win-win network Ø Institute raises profile and contacts Ø Scientist keeps long-lasting benefit Ø Better take INITIATIVE than KNOWLEDGE & CERTIFICATES 12-Jun-12 Page 9 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Careers Service Milestones12-Jun-12 Page 10 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Careers Service Milestones12-Jun-12 Page 11 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • •  Seminars •  Students/postdocs invite speakers from industry/ academia for open discussion events •  Practical workshops •  Job/postdoc searching, networking, interview training •  General training and “soft skills” •  Booklet with “job profiles” •  Science and Society activities •  Interest – Engagement - Experience •  Real PLUS on CV12-Jun-12 Page 12 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • •  In 2011 100 counselings a max 1h Ø General orientation Ø CV check Ø Application •  Career lunch on Thursdays Ø Get together Ø External guests: Consulting, Roche, P&G, EVI,… •  Annual Survey12-Jun-12 Page 13 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • •  Build network •  At present Facebook, LinkedIn, Xing, Research Gate,… •  Facebook 220 „likes“, 300 „friends“ •  Mailing list „jobs-for-phd“ •  Trace and keep track of DKFZ scientists •  Collaborations and joint calendar12-Jun-12 Page 14 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Collaborations v  Heidelberg Campus Ø joint CAREER CALENDAR http://tinyurl.com/5wuerfx -  DKFZ PhD Council and Postdoc Network (PDN) -  DKFZ Senior Scientists Network (INESS) -  DKFZ Alumni -  BioContact -  HBIGS graduate school -  EMBL Advanced Training, EMBL Alumni -  Heidelberg University careers service -  BtS Biotechnologie studenten initiative v  International partners -  Oxford and Cambridge Universities Careers Services -  Karolinska, Stockholm, Sweden -  Albert Einstein College New York, Cold spring Harbor, MIT -  Institut Curie, Paris -  Companies (Merck, Bayer, Siemens, BASF, Roche, Springer, Wiley, ..)12-Jun-12 Page 15 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Career paths in the Life Sciences v Career development v Career Plan A/Plan B v Jobs in the Life Sciences v Job hunting Ø Job searches Ø Networking Ø CV writing Adapted from Gerd Altmann www.pixelio.de v Scientific vs soft skills12-Jun-12 Page 16 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • „Freedom“ in Academia v Temporary contracts and grants Ø You have to plan funding for next year v But freedom is relative12-Jun-12 Page 17 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Academia in Germany Reinhard Kreckel http://www.daad.de/ID-E_Berlin/media/pdf/postdoc-vortrag-kreckel.pdf published in http://www.forschung-und-lehre.de/wordpress/?p=972312-Jun-12 Page 18 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • For Academia you need passion… v … and publications12-Jun-12 Page 19 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • „Safety“in Industry v Permanent contracts possible (often after trainee) v But also planning: Ø Appraisals („Mitarbeitergespräche“) Ø Projects Ø Funding Ø Mergers and restructuring Ø Moving (Asia…) v Safety is relative12-Jun-12 Page 20 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Trends in Industry - job market v Understand industry and the market v Pharma outsources R&D § More collaborations § Less positions (postdocs etc) § But Project Managers needed v Biotech driving force § Scientific entrepreneurs § Less certain v Consulting12-Jun-12 Page 21 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Non-academic jobs v You can do everything! v Research in Industry (big pharma/small biotech) v Research/Project Management v Publishing, medical writing, journalism v Science communication and public relations v Patents v Teaching v Sales and Marketing v Consulting v Clinical trials and applications v Informatics12-Jun-12 Page 22 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • DKFZ PhD students want…12-Jun-12 Page 23 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • EMBL PhDEIPP students do after their PhD? What do students go… (Data from students who defended since 01/2004) Scientific careers outside research (13%) 18 9 Private sector Academic research (7%) research (80%) 108 Helke Hillebrand, EMBL 201012-Jun-12 Page 24 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • EMBL Postdocs go… What do Postdocs do after EMBL? (Data from 921 postdocs whose whereabouts are known) Scientific careers outside research (1%) 32 Non-scientific careers (3%) 90 Private sector research (10%) 13 786 Academic research (85%) Helke Hillebrand, EMBL12-Jun-12 Helke Hillebrand 08/2010Barbara Janssens 12 Page 25 PhD Career Service
  • Career Aim after PhD at DKFZ12-Jun-12 Page 26 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Bioinformatics Career DayDKFZ, 24 May 2012www.ebi.ac.uk/training/careerdayEmail careers@dkfz.de12-Jun-12 Page 27 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Highlights12-Jun-12 Page 28 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Bioinformatics positionsv Academic v System Analyst / Engineer Ø Research (publish!) Ø Service/Core facility v Technical Supportv Training v D a t a b a s e Designer /v IT Administratorv Software v Applications Analystv Biostatistics -> industry v Programmerv Topics v Marketing Ø Medical/clinical research v … Ø  S e q u e n c i n g / h i g h throughput screening12-Jun-12 Page 29 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Tips for a career in Bioinformatics v Join excellent discussion groups on LinkedIn Ø Bioinformatics Computing Ø Bioinformatics Geeks Ø Bioinformatics Job News Ø Etc… v Do what you like Ø Try out things Ø Develop your skills v Talk to people! Ø Yann Abraham, Novartis, Basel, Switzerland Ø Matthias Scherf, Genomatix, Munich Ø Alexander Zien, Molecular Health GmbH, Heidelberg12-Jun-12 Page 30 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Missed the event? Check online... v http://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/careerday v http://www.slideshare.net/phdcareers/presentations v http://www.prezi.com v www.facebook.com/phdcareers v www.linkedin.com/events/xxx v www.ebi.ac.uk/training/postdoc/ESPOD v www.embl.org/phdprogramme /postdocs /jobs12-Jun-12 Page 31 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Yann Abraham Novartis, Basel http://prezi.com/ugn43malcumr/dkfz-careers-in-bioinformatics-day-2012/12-Jun-12 Page 32 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • 12-Jun-12 Page 33 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Career paths in the Life Sciences v Career development v Career Plan A/Plan B v Jobs in the Life Sciences v Job hunting Ø Job searches Ø Networking Ø CV writing v Scientific vs soft skills12-Jun-12 Page 34 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • How do you apply for jobs? v Search jobs, portals v Interesting place v CV/application v Spontaneous application v Selection v … v Interview v Negotiations v Notice time v Hired!12-Jun-12 Page 35 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Job search sites Int. DE v www.naturejobs.com •  www.stepstone.de v http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org •  www.monster.de v www.newscientistjobs.com •  www.jobvector.de v www.chemjobs.net •  www.scitec-career.com v www.jobsdb.com •  www.gate2lifesciences.de v http://jobsearch.monster.com •  www.absolventa.de v www.biotechjob.com •  http://jobs.zeit.de v http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess •  www.berufsstart.de v http://www.stepstone.com •  www.drarbeit.de v www.eurosciencejobs.com •  www.jobware.de v www.bcejobs.nl •  www.pharmajobs.com v www.labojobs.be12-Jun-12 Page 36 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Job hunting… Richard Bolles, What Color Is Your Parachute? 12-Jun-12 Page 37 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Networking! v Start now! Look for INFORMATION v Learn to present yourself v Ask people about their work/life v Make info dates for 10 minutes v Send a personal „thank you“ so people remember you v Work on your skills – more important to take INITIATIVE than increasing KNOWLEDGE12-Jun-12 Page 38 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Life/work Planning L/W-P It´s easier to act yourself v France: Daniel Porot into a new way of thinking, Ø www.porot.com than it is to think yourself Ø www.careergames.com into a new way of acting. v Germany: John Webb Ø www.life-work-planning.de Richard Nelson Bolles Ø www.lwp-seminare.de v US: Richard N. Bolles Ø www.jobhuntersbible.com v DKFZ WORKSHOPS Ø Sat 07.07.2012 English (John Web)12-Jun-12 Page 39 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • CV writing starts with... CV reading Richard Bolles, What Color Is Your Parachute? 12-Jun-12 Page 40 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • How employers recruit REGULAR TRACK ASAP - TRACK Ø Inform Human Resources Ø Inform Human Resources Ø HR posts job internally Ø Let‘s see…. Who do I know? Ø HR posts job externally Ø Invite connections to apply Ø Wait for application deadline Ø Select CVs from 1253+ Ø HR finds date for interview Ø Interviews one months later Ø Second round Ø Third round Ø Interview Ø Negotiations Ø Negotiations Ø Position filled Ø Position filled12-Jun-12 Page 41 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • How often do you update your CV?12-Jun-12 Page 42 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • CV writing starts with... CV reading v Typical CV workshop v You have 12 minutes to select one candidate v Which criteria do you use? v What attracts you in a cover letter? v When do you spot what is important? v -> YOUR list v …THIS is the list of CV writing tips12-Jun-12 Page 43 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • When is a CV NOT selected? v No cover letter v No motivation v Unclear v Not interesting v No extra skills v Not matching job description v Perfect but boring (standard without extra) v The person behind this CV does not appeal v …12-Jun-12 Page 44 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Why is a CV selected? "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde12-Jun-12 Page 45 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Selection is not rejection v If your CV is good and there is no match… v … this is a matter of personal preference, not quality v … the next recruiter can be the one v … but make sure you know what he/she wants v … and that you make your skills visible12-Jun-12 Page 46 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Serial position effect: most important first! Serial position effect Drain needs Recall unblocking!! ... Mustn’t forget to do the shopping I’m hungry... t Primacy Recency Deese and Kaufman, J. Exp. Psychol. 1957, 54, 180-187." Murdock , J. Exp. Psychol. 1962, 64, 482-488."12-Jun-12 Page 47 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service © Andrew Moore
  • Career paths in the Life Sciences v Career development v Career Plan A/Plan B v Jobs in the Life Sciences v Job hunting Ø Job searches Ø Networking Ø CV writing v Scientific vs soft skills Ø Spend time efficiently Ø Skills, Business, Society12-Jun-12 Page 48 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • No time to lose… v … but think of the future NOW! v Efficient thinking rather than procrastination v Take time to Ø Develop skills Ø Take part in extracurricular activities Ø Involve in Science&Society Ø „Think“ of your future Ø Make lists of contacts, possible career goals, actions,,... Ø ….. is 30 minutes per week too much?...12-Jun-12 Page 49 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • 30 minutes to… v Read what INTERESTS you Ø Nature news Ø Science careers Ø Laborjournal Ø Magazines… v Search the WEB Ø Events Ø Info, Offers v NETWORK Ø Facebook, LinkedIn, Research Gate,… v TALK to people Ø Friends, colleagues, alumni, visitors, … Ø Use your coffee break to ask around!12-Jun-12 Page 50 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Which skills do you need? v Soft skills -> project management, communication, management, professionalism, networking, self- promotion, leadership, … Ø http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/asbmbtoday_article.aspx?id=16697 v Skills assessment Ø Scientists often not aware of their experience or lack of Ø Myers Briggs Ø http://www.nationalpostdoc.org/publications/competencies v Courses are good, DOING something 100x better Ø Find examples and stories in your life (e.g. L/WP method) Ø Organise events, supervise students, take INITIATIVE12-Jun-12 Page 51 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Get your profile! National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Core Competencies Self-Assessment Checklist Rate your current level of development in each of the following, with 1 being "Needs attention" and 9 being "extremely competent." For more information on these competencies, please visit www.nationalpostdoc.org/competencies. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 n/a 1 Discipline-Specific Conceptual Knowledge Analytical Approach to Defining Scientific Questions Design of Scientifically Testable Hypotheses Broad-Based Knowledge Acquisition Interpretation and Analysis of Data 2 Professional/Research Skill Development Literature Search Strategies and Effective Interpretation Experimental Design Statistical Analysis Data Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory Techniques and Safety Principles of the Peer Review Process 3 Communication Skills Writing Speaking Teaching Interpersonal Special Situations 4 Professionalism Workplace Institutional Collegial Universal 5 Leadership & Management Skills Leadership-Strategic Vision Leadership-Motivating and Inspiring Others Management-Project Management Management-Data and Resource Management Management-Research Staff Management 6 Responsible Conduct of Research Conflicts of Interest Data Ownership and Sharing Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship Identifying and Mitigating Research Misconduct Research with Human Subjects (when applicable) Research Involving Animals (when applicable)12-Jun-12 Page 52 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Get active! Ø http://bts-ev.de Biotechnologie Studenten initiative Ø http://www.yebn.de Young European Biotechnology Network12-Jun-12 Page 53 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Get a certificate!? European Business Competence Certificate v www.ebcl.eu v www.ebcl.info/international v in 24 languages v 40 to 60 hours preparation Ø Books and e-learning Ø Courses v Level A: Business Basis Ø Business objectives Ø Accounting Ø Costing and pricing Ø Business law v Level B: Business Planning12-Jun-12 Page 54 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Level A Business Basis v Business objectives Ø Profitability, return on equity/investment Ø Liquidity, cash ratio, cash flow Ø Productivity, return on sales v Accounting Ø annual financial statement (balance sheet, P&L account) Ø assets side: fixed/current assets Ø liabilities side: equity/borrowed capital Ø Profit and Loss Account (P&L) v Costing and pricing Ø fixed costs degression Ø Shortterm and long-term break-even price v Business law Ø personal unlimited Liability, joint and several liability Ø http://www.ebcl.eu/accounting-scandals/12-Jun-12 Page 55 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Science & Society v Why is Science & Society relevant? Ø Think and discuss §  YOUR role as a scientist §  Science in a broader sense §  Ethical issues §  Talking to the public §  Engaging in voluntary projects v What does this have to do with your career? a.  It should be a moral duty for every scientist b.  The real plus on your CV is your §  Interest – Engagement – Experience12-Jun-12 Page 56 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Science & Society Ø Dublin ESOF – European Science Open Forum § http://esof2012.org/ Ø Seminars in Heidelberg (EMBL, Uni, DKFZ) § http://www.embl.de/aboutus/science_society Ø Mentors § https://www.life-science-lab.org Ø Used equipment § http://adequationgermany.embl.de Ø Group § http://www.facebook.com/Phdcareers/scisoc12-Jun-12 Page 57 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Other Career Information v www.prospects.ac.uk/careers Ø Free registration -> download § Career planning : decision time § Case studies- peoples stories § CV - Tips for CVs and covering letters § Flexible working: (dis)advantages, options § Interview - Tests and exercises info and tips § Job hunting : how, when, where? § Job options and requirements by subject § ….12-Jun-12 Page 58 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Books12-Jun-12 Page 59 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • More books v See list12-Jun-12 Page 60 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Career paths in the Life Sciences v Career development v Career Plan A/Plan B ?? v Jobs in the Life Sciences v Job hunting Ø Job searches Ø Networking Ø CV writing v Scientific vs soft skills12-Jun-12 Page 61 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • Thank you! "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde v For questions: Ø B.janssens@dkfz.de Ø careers@dkfz.de Ø Tel +49 6221 422146 Ø www.dkfz.de/phd/Careers.html12-Jun-12 Page 62 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service
  • LIKE this page! www.facebook.com/phdcareers12-Jun-12 Page 63 Barbara Janssens PhD Career Service