Program 18

LSCD Program on Wednesday, May 16th 2018

Auditorium César-Roux, University Hospital (CHUV)
Welcome Desk opens at 9:15

10:00-10:40 Opening Ceremony: The scientist’s role in society
Training Rats to Save Lives : discover an extraordinary project about animals & humans, TEDx, NGO APOPO

  • Lena Fiebig, Head of Tuberculosis, APOPO
  • Anna Bouchier, Executive Director Switzerland, APOPO
10:40-10:45 Short Teaser: F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Gold Sponsor Networking Forum
What’s next in my career? Dr. Volker Herdtweck, Campus Marketing
10:45-11:15 Networking Forum Companies (Hall)
Meet professionals from major companies and expand your network

Interactive seminars:

For PhDs & Postdocs, César Roux Auditorium:
How to design your career path!
A work psychologist and a coach talk about the key phases in a career and give you tips to successfully go through them

  • Donatella Canella, Certified Leadership coach and trainer, faculty for the Coaches Training Institute and member of the Human-Centric Leaders Alliance
  • Shékina Rochat, Manager of career counselling services for upper-secondary education, Canton of Vaud

Moderator: Carina Schey, Health Economist & Partner at Global Market Access Solutions & Toastmaster Ambassador.

For Masters & Bachelors, Yersin Auditorium:
The value of young professionals

Moderator: Philippe Moreillon, Honorary Professor at the Department of Fundamental Microbiology, University of Lausanne



Networking Forum

Meet Professionals & Alumni (Hall)
This session has been created to interact & expand your network! In addition to the companies & other institutions present with a booth, meet our Guests/Alumni that will be pleased to guide you. Be bold: ask questions & get inspired!

Company Talks & Round tables (Tissot & Yersin Auditoria)
Roche, Covance, Executive Insight AG, HaYA Therapeutics, McKinsey & Company, Biopôle, Healthcare Businesswoman’s Association (HBA). Click here to have a look at the schedule.

15:00-15:10 Teaser: The Graduate Campus & SOC Counseling and Career Service
Resources to support professional transitions
The services, training and counseling available at the University of Lausanne

15:10-16:40 Symposium: Multiple career paths for the scientist – Matching profiles with positions & organizations
Discover the different career profiles inside companies, non-profit and startups & some practices in recruiting.

Moderator: Carina Schey, Health Economist & Partner at Global Market Access Solutions, Trainer in Communication and presentations skills & Toastmaster Ambassador

16:40-16:45 Closing Ceremony
Video Clip (LSCD Film): Take Home Message
Niko Geldner
, Director of the Doctoral School FBM & Professor @The Geldner Lab, Department of Plant Molecular Biology (DBMV)
16:45-18:00 Aperitif & Networking (Hall)


“Soft skills such as communication, flexibility, tolerance and patience are crucial in a professional life. I have met many very bright PhD graduates who are academically brillaint but lack a pragmatic approach to professional and commercial situations. Furthermore, I rate the skill of being able to persuade fellow workers very highly, as it underpins good leadership. I specifically mean to persuade with knowledge and a clear argument, as opposed to coerce, which is often misconstrued as persuasion.”
Carina Schey, Experienced Toastmasters/Coach about leadership
Hear her moderate the symposium Multiple career paths for the scientist – Matching profiles with positions & organizations