Since a few decades the rights of women and in particular of working women have changed dramatically. But does this also translate into a world full of possibilities or are we still stuck in the process of climbing the various ladders under the glass roof?
As a scientist, we often work in a cross-cultural setting. Our research groups are international, we collaborate around the globe, and most of us will spend part -or even all- of our career abroad. We can and should feel privileged to work in such a diverse and intercultural work environment.
In many companies, quality management knowledge is expected of graduates from the life sciences, but is rarely taught at universities. For this reason, this course offers an initial over-view of the various quality management systems (QMS) and industry-associated processes.
Being a leader has its own challenges. It takes good communication skills, the ability to give and receive feedback, some courage and trust in the own strengths as well as empathy and motivation. All these characteristics can be learned and developed.
Most of us who complete a PhD in a science discipline will end up working outside of academia. Are you wondering what working in the private sector is really like? How do you find these jobs?
Have you ever thought about working for a startup? Or maybe you even want to go one step further: your research has some promising applications and you’ve actually thought about starting your own company? The world of startups is very exciting, but it requires skills and knowledge that aren’t as critical when working for an established company.