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Life Science Zurich Young Scientist Network


Wonder what it's like to get a job as a life scientist?

At our career chat events employees of a variety of different types of companies share their career experience; from studying to where they are now. Come learn from the first hand experience of successful life scientists!

Our last event:  Sartorius on the 20th June 2019


Eli Lilly-May 19


Why young scientists are thrilled about a position in Sales                                     

Have you ever thought of transitioning from academic research to industry? Would you like to know more about the different career possibilities?

Come and join us for the next Career Chat on June 20th with Max Günther Müller and Hardy Weber from The Sartorius Group. They will share their experience and insights about Sartorius, the different ways to enter the industry and their current team of Academia Sales Students.

Our first speaker, Max Günther Müller, is the Account Manager for Bioprocess Solutions in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. He will be talking about his path from the University of Munich, where he obtained his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Brewing and Beverage Technology, to Account Management in the industry. Hardy Weber joined Sartorius in 2002, where he worked in different positions and now has taken over the responsibility for the Academia Sales Student Team in Europe.

The Sartorius Group is a leading international partner of biopharmaceutical research and industry. With innovative laboratory instruments and consumables, the group’s Lab Products & Services Division focuses on serving the needs of laboratories performing research and quality control at academic research institutes and pharma companies, respectively.
Join us for this exciting Career Chat on June 20th to gain a larger perspective on career opportunities inside Sartorius. The subsequent apéro will provide you with valuable networking opportunities with the speakers and other participants.


Date: Thursday, June 20th 2019

Time: 17:30

Location: UZH Irchel Campus, Y22-F-62/68


Post-event update

What a successful career chat with Sartorius Group!
On Thursday, Hardy Weber, the responsible for Academia Sales Student Team Europe, explained the different ways to enter industry and his current team of Academia Sales Students. Furthermore, Max Günther shared his personal path towards becoming an Account Manager in industry after finishing the University.
Master students and PhD candidates discovered how to enter the Sartorius Group and explored the possibility of becoming an Academia Sales student while still pursuing their studies.

Click in the link below to see some pictures of the event:

Career Chat with Sartorius: 20.06.2019


You can read more about our past events here:

30) 22nd May 2019: Lara Spina (Eli Lilly)

29) 15th January 2019: Gabriel Haering (Farma Industria Ticino)

28) 29th November 2019: Corina Müller (Roche Innovation Center Zurich, F. Hoffmann-La Roche)

27) 7th November 2018: Arman Nilforoushan and Elena Prokhorova (Executive Insight) 

25) 8th March 2018: A.T. Kearney 

24) 7th September 2017: Dr. Scotti (Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research)

23) 22nd June 2017: Jonas Danner and David Abraham (GE Healthcare Life Sciences)

22) 3rd March 2017: Dr. Matthias Schranzhofer and Kristina Joksimovic (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

21) 2nd November 2016: Dr. Emilie Jaquiery (Novartis)

20) 5th October 2016: Dr. Fanny Masson and Dr. Raphael Hahn (Roche)

19) 12th May 2016: Dr. Agnes Bombrun Sauer (Givaudan)

18) 8th March 2016: Dr. Christian Burri (Swiss TPH)

17) 6 April 2016: Dr. Johannes Mosbacher (Roche)

16) 8 December 2015: Prof. Dr. Wiltrud Treffenfeldt (Dow Chemical)

15) 11 August 2015: Claire Dunn (Roche Glycart AG)

14) 28 May 2015: Davide Levi & Alan Timme (IMS Health)

13) 4 December 2014: Daniel Guedelha (Novartis)

12) 4 November 2014: Martin Schulze (Astellas)

11) 25 September 2014: Nadine Pasche (Roche)

10) 05 June 2014: Evangelos Athanassiou (McKinsey)

09) 04 December 2013: Tom van der Goor (Agilent)

08) 16 October 2013: Daniela Gunz (MSD)

07) 16 September 2013: Recruiting Event (Contact Singapore)

06) 11 June 2013: Eric Eichhorn (Givaudan)

05) 23 May 2013: Sebastian Kirbach (Roche)

04) 18 April 2013: Fitore Kasumaj (Johnson & Johnson)

03) 12 June 2012: Christopher Faraday (Novartis)

02) 12 December 2012: Isabel Gruber (Merck)

01) 03 October 2012: Irin Maier (Hocoma)

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