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Career Conversations – by S.Ginster (group LM) #2

Dr. Samuel Lagier – How to turn your hobby into your profession

In the last episode of Career Conversations, Stefanie is talking to Dr. Samuel Lagier.
Sam has done a PhD and two PostDocs in neuroscience while his passion really was improv theatre.

At one point in his life he actually dared to jump into the unknown, combine his two passions and become a science communication coach. Today he is involved in TED events, the Exposure Hackathon and a improv theatre group called The Catalyst.

We can learn from Sam, how to plan a career so that we are in the end able to combine our hobby and work, what it takes to run your own business and the main criticism he has about the work in academia.

If you are interested you can find the episode under this link : 


Some advice from an ex-PhD student in Sciences to present and future ones

Dr Pauline Fritsch is a blog writer who got her PhD in Neurobiology at the University of Fribourg in 2017.
Her aim is “to discuss about what helped her during her PhD studies in the hope that it can help other students and maybe inspire universities in what to do to help their students”.


The author is writing about the PhD students’ #mental health and about #soft skills (transferable skills) as according to her, these two subjects are partly overlapping.

To know more about the author of this blog, have a look at the About page.


Career Conversations – by S.Ginster (group LM) #1

Nicolas Durand – A start-up is a marathon with the pace of a sprint

In one of the newest episodes of Career Conversations, Stefanie is talking to Dr. Nicolas Durand, founder and CEO of Abionic, on how to build a biotech start-up. In the episode we will hear about how to sense early when things go wrong, so it is possible to change directions, the value of mentors, how to finance a start-up and how to sustain a healthy work-life balance.

Nicolas in one of the most reflective people that were on the show so far and we can learn a lot from home. If you are interested you can find the episode under this link or on iTunes, Stitcher or your podcast player of choice under the name “Career Conversations”.
You can also find the website with all episodes at


Tec4Life, Students Summit@Roche – Deadline Oct. 25, 2018

Are you interested to gain an exclusive insight into how Technology in Roche drives innovation to improve patients live ?
If so, you are welcome to join an upcoming exclusive event – Tec4Life, Students Summit@Roche – on November 2nd (Friday) 2018 from 9h to 16.30h in Basel at Roche Headquarters.
You will meet Roche colleagues with IT, Computer Sciences, Bioinformatics, Cheminformatics, Digital Sciences, Data Science background at Basel headquarters and experience Roche first hand.
Roche offers a shuttle bus to the location and back to Lausanne. The departure and arrival will be from the Lausanne Main Train Station at 06:00 am!
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis so please register here (until Thursday, October 25th, 2018). Please communicate with us any cancellation from you, by 25th of October, at noon, so we can assign your spot to the participants on the waiting list.
You can find the information and the program of the day in the attached flyer.
We are looking forward to your applications,
Norine on behalf of the BioScience Network Lausanne (BSNL)

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BioTech Chat: Market Research Analyst in Life Science, Sep. 24, 2018, at 6pm, GEN room 2020

  • Are you interested to learn more about career opportunities for Life Scientists in Market Analysis?
  • Are you curious to understand what it means to work on market research, market intelligence, market insights, market analytics and competitive intelligence?
If so, you should join our upcoming Biotech Chat dedicated to
an event organized by the BioScience Network Lausanne (BSNL)!
BSNL Biotech Chats are career and networking events where experts and peers can exchange their ideas and experiences in an informal setting. They offer a unique opportunity to get first-hand insights into various professions in Life Sciences, which may help to discover your own prospective career paths.
During this Biotech Chat dedicated to the job position of Market Research Analyst you will have the opportunity to listen to the talks and network with the following two outstanding speakers:
  • SIMON BALL, Director Global Market Insights at Celgene
Simon Ball gained a PhD in Neuroscience from University of Bristol before moving into the field of Pharmaceutical Market Research in 2006. In 2010 he joined Celgene and has subsequently held several positions of increasing responsibility within the Market Insights team.  He is currently working as Director of Global Market Insights focusing on Hematology and Oncology based in Boudry Switzerland.  
  • ANTOINE JANISSON, Manager, Commercial Analytics at Incyte
Antoine Janisson started his career in 2006 when he joined Merck as R&D training systems manager where he also became a senior market analyst in 2010. In 2017, he moved to Incyte where he is currently working as manager commercial analytics. 
WHENSeptember 24th 2018 from 18.00-20.00 
WHEREGénopode building, room GEN-2020  on the UNIL Sorge campus.
Each Biotech Chat is followed by an apéro to give you a chance to discuss and network with the speakers and the participants.
For organizational reasons, please register here to attend the event.

PhD Fellowships in Life Science 2019

The Doctoral School of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM) offers PhD Fellowships in Life Science starting April 2019.

AUGUST 30, 2018

The FBM offers a broad choice of possibilities in different fields in the context of the outstanding scientific environment of Lausanne.

Among others : Angiology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Center for Integrative Genomics, Clinical Neurosciences, Computational Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Fundamental Microbiology, Fundamental Neurosciences, Fundamental Oncology, Gynecology, obstetrics and genetics, Hematology, Infectious Diseases,  Ludwig Center For Cancer Research, Medical Genetics, Microbiology, Neuroimmunology, Neurology, Oncology,  Pharmacology and Toxicology, Physiology, Plant Molecular Biology, Pneumology, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Neuroscience, Public Health, Radiodiagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Rhumatology, Urology