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GAUSS Career Impulse Session (7 June 2024, 14:00-15:30) with Dr. Thomas Danz (senior consultant at Senacor Technologies AG): “From academia to consulting: A sensible career path for scientists?”


We’re happy to announce our next GAUSS Career Impulse Session, this time with Dr. Thomas Danz, senior consultant at Senacor Technologies AG.

In this Session, Thomas will talk about his personal motivation for leaving academia, give insights on his work and other potential roles for trained scientists at Senacor, and reflect on the skill set required for a successful career in consulting.

  • Date: Friday, 7 June 2024
  • Time: 14:00-15:30 (appr.)
  • Location: GZMB building, large seminar room 0.232, ground floor, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11 (map)
  • Registration: Please write a short e-mail to if you plan to attend.

About the speaker:

Thomas has studied Physics in Göttingen and Cracow, specializing on solid-state physics and ultrafast spectroscopy. During his doctoral studies, he contributed to the development of ultrafast transmission electron microscopy in the group of Prof. Ropers at the 4th Physical Institute in Göttingen.

After receiving his PhD in 2021 and a short postdoc period, Thomas transitioned from academia to consulting in 2022. Today, he is a Senior Consultant at Senacor Technologies AG, a leading provider of business and IT transformations in the DACH region.

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 broa

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