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Career Impulse Session with Medical Manager Dr. Gunnar Dietz, 2 August 2016


We are happy to invite you to a Career Impulse Session with Dr. Gunnar Dietz  from the Dr. Willmar Schwabe GmbH.

Date: Tuesday, 2 August 2016, 17:00 – 19:00 o’clock
Place: GZMB building, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, seminar room 0.232
Duration: 1.5 hours + 0.5 hour for open networking

What does a Medical Manager in the Pharmaceutical Industry do?

A Medical Manager is the most important contact providing medicinal and scientific expertise for drug marketing in the pharmaceutical industry. Working at the intersection between research and development, medicinal market authorization, marketing and sales, his activities are versatile. To name a few examples, he initiates and drives forward scientific collaborations with external partners, develops close contacts with key opinion leaders, contributes to the development of marketing strategies and their implementation, is in charge of the scientific education of the sales force, and provides scientific information to physicians, pharmacists, and patients, and colleagues within the organization. To become a medical manager, a strong research background in the life sciences or the medical profession is mandatory. In addition, strong interpersonal skills commensurate with the need to effectively communicate with internal and external partners is equally important.

Gunnar Dietz is a biologist who has been involved in research in academia and the pharmaceutical industry for most of his life. Since four years, he has been working as a medical manager at Dr. Willmar Schwabe GmbH, the largest German producer of plant-derived, evidence-based medicine.

For organizational reasons, we would be grateful if you could write an email to, if you consider taking part. However, registration is not required. You can also show up spontaneously.

For those of you who have kids, we have the possibility to organize child care for the time of the event which includes a “mobile playground” and trained personnel to supervise the kids. Please inform us by 15 July at the latest if you have demand for such a service, how many kids you would like to bring and their age.


About Career Impulse Sessions

Career Impulse Sessions offer a platform for interactive and informal exchange about career-related topics. By inviting PhD holders with different career paths, we would like to illustrate the broad range of potential careers and give inspiration for your own career choices. Our special goal is to invite Alumni from Göttingen. We are supported by our current students who organize career seminars themselves. Moreover, we share and discuss other career-related information and topics such as founding one’s own business or balancing successful research with parenthood.

The sessions also offer a platform to exchange experiences amongst each other. That’s why we always include an half-hour open networking time at the end of each session.

If you would like to suggest a speaker or a topic or if you want to present or discuss a topic yourself, please write to!


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  1. These posts are very useful for Ph.D. scholars like us. Thank you very much for organizing this.

    I would like to get updates for talks in the future.

    Thank you,

    Kind regards,
    Anupam Raina

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