WEBINAR EVENT SCIENCES - Re-Shape the PhD Mould: Discussing Careers Outside Academia

  • 16 Jun 2020
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Re-Shape the PhD Mould: Discussing Careers Outside Academia

In this interactive panel discussion learn the value of skills acquired during your PhD and PostDoc, in transitioning to a career outside academia and it’s challenges

Our panellists will share information on non-academic career options available to scientists with a PhD.  Trained by academics, you may not be aware of the many career paths open to you and we will highlight these through a panel of experts that have successfully transferred their knowledge and skills outside the lab. They will candidly share their experience and provide insights on what helped make a successful move.

Questions for panellists welcomed prior to the event via the booking form, for a robust and fun evening of discussion!  Of course questions will be taken on the night also!

Your panel moderator:

fLorence Cotel is a Neuroscientist, president & founder of the non-profit BLiSS Science and Innovation inc, endurance athlete and inspirational speaker. Building on 10+ years of experience working in academic research in Europe and Australia and leading volunteers in NFP sector, she develops and uses innovative leadership solutions to catalyse cross-boundary collaborations. fLorence is an active connector for scientists & entrepreneurs. Find her on drflorencecotel.com, Twitter @drfLorenceCotel, Facebook drfLorence Cotel.

Your panellists:

Dr Zoe Cahill is Executive Manager of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at UQ and has nearly 10 years of management experience across tertiary and early education sectors. She has a PhD in fetal neurophysiology and an Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience from Monash University.  

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Dr Nagaraj Gopisetty is Deputy CEO of Life Sciences Queensland and heads the business development program - Life Sciences Catalyst. Nagaraj is an innovation architect with a proven track record in technology translation and commercialisation. 

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Dr Julia Hocking is the Research Development Manager at Griffith University.  Julia has a Msc in Cognitive Neuropsychology and a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience. In her current role Julia works on development of collaborative and strategic partnerships to build competitive funding successes.

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Dr Gerardo Miguel Soret-Cantero undertook his PhD at the University of Queensland and is currently a Fire Engineer at Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

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