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Career Impulse Session (7 December 2018) with Ulrike Keitel/IDT Biologika GmbH: “Utilize scientific experience in an extra-academic career”


We are happy to invite you to our next Career Impulse Session titled “Utilize scientific experience in an extra-academic career” with Dr. Ulrike Keitel from IDT Biologika GmbH.

Ulrike will share her experiences with finding a position in industry and will talk about the opportunities she took to gain additional skills during and after the PhD theses. Further, she will give an overview about her responsibilities as Project Manager in the pharmaceutical environment, especially in the area of contract manufacturing, and her work as a group leader.

Date: Friday, 7 December 2018
Time: 14-16h
Location: GZMB building, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, seminar room 0.232 (ground floor)

For organizational reasons please write a short email to if you plan to attend.

Information about the speaker:

Ulrike Keitel studied biology and did a PhD in Molecular Oncology at the University of Göttingen. The question “What to do with a PhD?” led her to the path of pharmaceutical manufacturing. Starting as Scientist Operations at QIAGEN GmbH Leipzig in 2015, she was responsible for the coordination, organization and production of PCR test kits for veterinary diagnostics. From April 2016 onwards, Ulrike continued her career as Project Manager for the production of human vaccines at IDT Biologika GmbH in Dessau. IDT Biologika GmbH focuses on contract manufacturing and produces vaccines and pharmaceuticals for national and international markets. Here, she was responsible for planning and monitoring of complex projects, including vaccine development until licensing. In October 2018, Ulrike decided to work closer to manufacturing and took over the position as Group Lead Technical Operations of the human vaccine production where she now receives training to take over the position as Head of Manufacturing for human vaccines at IDT.

About the sessions:

Our Career Impulse Sessions offer a platform for interactive and informal exchange about career-related topics for PhD students and Postdocs in the Life and Natural Sciences. By inviting PhD holders with different career paths, we would like to illustrate the broad range of potential careers for PhD students and Postdocs and give inspiration for career choices. The sessions also offer a platform to exchange experiences among each other.

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