Mission & Values

Our mission

We are the Young Scientist Network, a unit of Life Science Zurich. YSN was created and is managed by graduate students & post-docs of the University and the ETH Zurich. 

We strive to connect life scientists to career opportunities beyond academia.

We host events to allow young academics to explore the world of biotechnology and to stimulate constructive interactions between people from various life science sectors.

We envision that our efforts will contribute to the formation of a well-informed, competitively skilled and well-connected local and global life science community.

Our values

Proactive: taking action to make changes yourself rather than reacting to things that happen.
The members of LSZYSN are highly proactive and always on the lookout for new and innovative ways of helping you and each other in the Network.

Open-minded: the quality of being willing to consider ideas and opinions that are new or different from your own.
At LSZYSN we are constantly looking for new trends in the career market and bring them to you through our events. Moreover, we actively listen to each other's ideas and openly discuss a way forward.

Communicative: willing to talk to people and give them information.
At LSZYSN, we gather useful information for you, to help you out with your choice of a career path. Among us, we strive for open and transparent communication.

Reliable: someone that can be trusted to work hard and do what they say they will do; dependable.
At LSZYSN we work hard to provide you with the best career events, so that you can find your path in life sciences. Within the team, we rely on each other so that we can organize our events alongside working on our PhDs.

Supportive: actively giving help and/or encouragement to someone who needs it.
At LSZYSN we support young scientists finding what career opportunities are there in life sciences. We also support each other within the team organizing our different events.
 

Foto: Ursula Meisser (UZH)