Career Impulse Sessions

Establishing a network of expertise and to make it available to our postdoctoral community is one of our key goals. To achieve this, we are regularly hosting Career Impulse Sessions, which aim to bring you together to receive career-relevant input, exchange experiences, and network with each other. Featuring various themes including funding opportunities and non-academic job insights, our guest speakers share their knowledge and experience with you.

We usually invite alumni to share their individual story about their career path and describe tasks and challenges of their current job. Take this opportunity to network and receive first-hand information from people with a very similar background who understand your concerns and have faced similar challenges.

If you would like to suggest a speaker or a topic we could discuss at one of these events, please contact the GAUSS Career Service. The Career Impulse Sessions are free of charge, but please let us know if you intend to participate for organizational reasons.


Upcoming Career Impulse Sessions (information will be updated regulary)

Please click on the links below in order to see the further details concerning dates, venue, registration and content.

  • Date: Friday, 2 Dec 2022, 14:00-15:30
  • Location: online
  • On the speaker: Debsankha is an alumnus of the GGNB program "Physics of Biological and Complex Systems". He is a theoretical physicist and did doctoral research on the dynamics of complex flow networks. During and after finishing his PhD, he studied on-demand ridepooling systems within the project "EcoBus". He developed simulation software as well as production code for dispatching a vehicle fleet in order to transport passengers from their origins to the destinations. In 2020, he joined MOIA GmbH as a data scientist, a young tech company that operates the largest on-demand ridepooling transport system in Europe. His primary responsibility is understanding the impact of various internal and external factors on the core business metrics and suggesting incremental changes for improving the product.
  • For further information please check out our GAUSS Career Blog Post.
  • Registration: Email us and register for our services (if you are not registered yet)

  • Date: Friday, 20 Jan 2023, 14:00-15:30
  • Location: online
  • On the speaker: Further information will be provided soon.
  • Registration: Email us and register for our services (if you are not registered yet)

  • Date: Friday, 17 Feb 2023, 14:00-15:30
  • Location: online
  • On the speaker: Further information will be provided soon.
  • Registration: Email us and register for our services (if you are not registered yet)

  • Date: Friday, 10 March 2023, 14:00-15:30
  • Location: online
  • On the speaker: Further information will be provided soon.
  • Registration: Email us and register for our services (if you are not registered yet)



ARCHIVE Career Impulse Sessions

  • Dr Christian Schnell (Senior Editor at Nature Communications): "What does a professional editor really do?", 21 Jan 2022. Read more...
  • Dr Erik Schliep (Product Manager for Software Product Strategy & Development at Evotec): "Building software to surf the data tsunami", 18 Feb 2022. Read more...
  • Dr Florian Walker (Teamlead Clinical Project Manager at UMG): "Clinical trials - A varied job market for graduates in natural sciences", 1 March 2022. Read more...
  • Dr Lukas Schulte (Scienist, Development Engineer at Zeiss): "AI in Industry and how to apply your scientific skills to new applications", 18 March 2022. Read more...
  • Dr Franziska Kretschmar (Consultant at d-fine): "From peptide bonds to corporate bonds – a molecular biologist in finance", 22 April 2022. Read more...
  • Dr Cindy Wechsler (Senior Team Lead of Quality Analytical Services at Pfizer): "From positive read-out to worldwide supply – how the pandemic changed industry practices", 20 May 2022. Read more...
  • Dr Ole Frister (Quality Assurance Manager at Bayer): "Lost in Translation - From In publica commoda to Science for a better Life", 3 June 2022. Read more...
  • Dr Hendrik Urbanke (Computational Biologist at Evotec): "From Neuroscience to Biology 2.0 – what it’s like to transition from bench to server", 8 July 2022. Read more...
  • Dr Sinem Saka (Junior Group Leader at EMBL): "Merging roads: Carving your own path through science", 16 Sept 2022. Read more...
  • Dr Marco Becker (CRA at AstraZeneca): "From Basic to Clinical Research", 14 Oct 2022. Read more...
  • Dr Ina Klusmann (Transformation Management Officer at Evonik Industries AG): "Signalling networks – from p53 to corporate culture", 18 Nov 2022. Read more...

  • Ulrich Vetter & Martin Stammann (Nagel & Vetter; University of Göttingen Start Up Support): "How to Launch your own Business?", 22 Jan 2021. Read more...
  • Dr Markus Strasser (Marketing Director at Merck): "From Research to Sales, Marketing & Medical Affairs", 18 June 2021. Read more...
  • Dr Irena Andreeva (Associate Director RNA Manufacturing at BioNTech): "Working in a Company that’s Growing at Lightspeed", 3 Sept 2021. Read more...
  • Dr Jennifer Masch (Lead Engineer Innovation at Carl Zeiss): "Multidisciplinary Thinking is Key", 10 Sept 2021. Read more...
  • Dr Kai-Hsin Chan (Consultant at Scitaris): "Science-based strategy consulting for the pharmaceutical industry", 24 Sept 2021. Read more...
  • Dr Partho Halder (Associate Director BIoanalytics at CSL Behring GmbH): "Last 4 years in my career: Insights from QC and R&D in a Biotech Company", 4 Nov 2021. Read more...
  • Dr Roland Graf (Patent Attorney at ZSP): "Becoming a Patent Attorney", 3 Dec 2021. Read more...

  • Dr Janina Boyken (Lab Manager at Bayer): "Research from Different Perspectives", 28 Feb 2020. Read more...
  • Dr Daniel Reuss (Consultant at Kearney): "From the Wet Lab to Management Consulting", 6 March 2020. Read more...

  • Dr Kathrin Aßhauer (Business Intelligence Manager at KWS): "Strike a new path – from sequencing data to market data", 24 Jan 2019. Read more...
  • Dr Michaela Wieneken (Consultant at Accenture Strategy): "Guiding Pharma R&D Through its Biggest Disruption at the Interface of Business and Technology", 15 Feb 2019. Read more...
  • Dr Manuel Landesfeind (Research Scientist Bioinformatics at Evotec): "What to expect from a job in a pharmaceutical research organization and how to get one", 26 April 2019. Read more...
  • Dr Ahmed Warda (Analyst / Consultant at IQVIA): "Is Consulting Pharma Companies the Right Career for You and How Can You Prepare for It?", 21 June 2019. Read more...
  • Dr Lena Musiol (Product Specialist at Miltenyi Biotec): "How leaving your (scientific) comfort zone is a great way to start your career ", 19 July 2019. Read more...
  • Dr Camilo Aponte (Group Leader at MPI Heidelberg): "How to pursue a competitive academic career in a new scientific environment", 23 Aug 2019. Read more...
  • Dr Florian Hauer (Founder of Labfolder): "From Science to Start-up - founding a business as a researcher", 13 Sept 2019. Read more...
  • Dr Moritz Hermann (Project Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific): "From handling research collaborations to managing industry projects", 18 Oct 2019. Read more...
  • Dr Benjamin Wilhelm (Consultant at McKinsey): "From Science to Strategy Consulting", 13 Dec 2019. Read more...

  • Dr Partho Halder (Lab Head, Assay Development at CSL Behring): "Lab Head for Assay Development", 12 Jan 2018. Read more...
  • Dr Sibylle Eisbach (CMC Manager Global Regulatory Affairs at Bayer AG): "CMC Manager in Global Regulatory Affairs", 6 April 2018. Read more...
  • Dr Stephan Riemer (Senior Technical Business Manager at agap2): "Senior Technical Business Consultant", 4 May 2018. Read more...
  • Dr Lea Lohe (Scientific Manager Validation at B. Braun): "Scientific Manager Validation", 29 June 2018. Read more...
  • Dr Marcel Bremerich (Scientist R&D at Sartorius): "Scientist R&D Diagnostic Membranes", 3 Aug 2018. Read more...
  • Dr Nadine Sinclair (Founder, Coach, Trainer at Mind Matters): "Scientist turned entrepreneur, coach and consultant", 11 Sept 2018. Read more...
  • Dr Nico Geisel (Consultand / Data Scientist at BCG Gamma): "Data Science in Industry and Consulting", 28 Sept 2018. Read more...
  • Dr Peter Wehner (Sales Specialist at Zeiss): "Skills in Science - Opportunity in Industry", 26 Oct 2018. Read more...
  • Dr Christian Schulz (Senior Publisher at Elsevier): "A peak behind the curtain - How publishers manage scientific journals", 22 Nov 2018. Read more...
  • Dr Ulrike Keitel (Project Manager Manufacturing at IDT Biologica): "Utilize scientific experience in an extra academic career", 7 Dec 2018. Read more...