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PhD Career Week 2022

Date:

31 May (Tue) - 2 June (Thu) 2022

Format:

Online Event

PhD Career Day is an annual event where young researchers can learn more about their career prospects, meet with companies, and network.

The event is open for PhDs and junior researchers from all universities in Denmark with the aim of providing an overview of non-academic career possibilities as well as introducing the companies to the talents at the danish universities.

PhD Career Week 2022 will encompass 6 career workshops and 21 company presentations spread out over three days. The participating companies cover all types of industries.

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Day 1 - 31 May 2022 (Tue)

31 May (Tue)

Morning

Career Workshops

8.30-8.45:
Welcome by AU Career  PhD & JR
8:45-9.45: Career Decision Making (IDA) There are many career-paths for after your Ph.d., and the choice may seem overwhelming. This workshop will introduce you to 5 different career-paths and will try to address questions, such as: When is the right time to make a big career decisions? What can I do to prepare myself for the choice of career path? Will I be stuck on the career path that choose now? Who can help me decide such important decisions?
9.50- 11.30:

PhD Skills Awareness workshop by Sarah Blackford

In this two-hour workshop, participants will have the opportunity to focus on themselves as researchers, reviewing the skills and interests they have been developing, with the aim of improving their self-awareness and enhancing their employability. Underpinned by models of career theory, PhD researchers will learn about tools and techniques to assist them in linking their personal and professional competences with different types of career opportunities, in order to make informed career decisions and identify areas for personal and professional development.

Speaker:
Sarah Blackford is a master’s qualified higher education careers adviser and an honorary teaching fellow (Lancaster University) with a background in scientific research and publishing. A Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), Sarah specialises in providing career development education to PhD and postdoctoral researchers and has been delivering career workshops and one-to-one coaching for over 25 years in research institutions, universities, EU consortia and doctoral training programmes. As a registered practitioner with the Career Development Institute and the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS), Sarah adheres to a recognised ethical code of practice.

Afternoon

Company Presentations

12.15-13.00:   Arla Foods

Arla Foods is a farmer-owned cooperative with 8.950 owners in seven countries (Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg). One out of four Arla farmers are in Denmark and they contribute 40% of the milk supply. Arla Foods is the fourth largest dairy company worldwide and the largest producer of organic milk. The milk is used for dairy products such as milk, yogurt, cheese, butter, milk powders and milk-based beverages. As a cooperative, the company's performance is reflected in the milk price paid to the farmers for their milk. Globally, Arla Foods employs more than 20.000 people, of whom 10.000 are working in Denmark, where the headquarter and 22 production facilities are located.Arla Foods has the vision “Creating the future of dairy to bring health and inspiration to the world, naturally” and with it latest strategy, Future26, aspires to be a leader in value creation and sustainability. 

Speaker:

  • Peter Langborg Wejse, PhD, Head of University Collaboration and Director of Arla Food for Health             
Foss FOSS creates end-to-end solutions that secure and improve food quality. They develop analysis instruments that enables businesses to run intelligent data-driven productions with less waste and bigger yields.
13.10-13.55:   Kamstrup

Kamstrup has been a great supplier of reliable, cost-effective ways to measure and manage water consumption globally for more than 70 years. The main purpose of our business is to ensure clean water and power to as many people as possible. Thereby, Kamstrup provides smart solutions within the areas of power, water, heat, and cooling. We are present in more than 60 countries worldwide with more than 1,500 employees.

Speakers:

  • Thomas Stichelbout, Development Engineer
  • Morten Karstoft Rasmussen, Data Scientist
KMC

KMC is a cooperative owned by Danish starch-potato farmers. For more than 80 years, we have been growing, developing, and producing high-quality potato-based ingredients for the global food industry – serving more than 80 countries across the globe. Through research and development we always strive to get a better understanding of our raw and modified materials and the complex food systems our ingredients are a part of, which helps us develop new, innovative, and sustainable solutions for our customers in the food industry. 

Speakers: 

  • Christinne Hedberg, Research Chemist
  • Angela Hørdum Valente, Chemist
  • Mia Rix Jalum, Application Specialist - Confectionery
14.05-14:50: Danfoss

Danfoss is a Danish engineering company, with over 37000 employees globally.

Speakers: 

  • Radu Dan Lazar, Research Engineer 
  • Christian Uldal Graulund, Manager of Research and University Collaborations at Danfoss Drives 
15.00-15.45: Roche

Roche in Denmark consists of three divisions: Roche Pharmaceuticals, Roche Diagnostics and Roche Innovation Center Copenhagen. Roche Pharmaceuticals and Roche Diagnostics are located in Hvidovre, south of Copenhagen, whereas Roche Innovation Center Copenhagen is located in Hørsholm, north of Copenhagen.In total, Roche in Denmark employs around 275 people.

In Roche Denmark, you will have the opportunity to work with all steps of the diagnostic and treatment process. Whether you decide to work within the diagnostic or pharmaceutical area, the core values remain the same: the passion, integrity and courage of our employees are the foundation of Roche and the reason why we are able to help make a difference. 

Speaker:

  • Bjørn Zabell, Health System Partner 
Implement Consulting Group

How can organisations become truly fit for humans and fit for the future? More competitive, adaptable and sustainable – and more innovative, engaging and entrepreneurial? We believe it calls for an uncompromising combination of deep functional and transformational expertise. It also calls for a certain mindset: that all change starts with people and that consulting is, in essence, helping. And it demands we work in small, agile teams committed to creating impact together with our clients. Headquartered in Copenhagen with offices in Aarhus, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo, Oslo, Zurich, Munich, Hamburg and Raleigh, we are fortunate to count more than 1000 colleagues working globally with clients on projects of all shapes, sizes and ambitions.

Speakers: 

  •  Kasper Lyngsie, Management Cosultant

  • Daniel Vestergaard Olsen, Head of Talent Attraction

15.55-16.40:  

Innovationsfonden

(Denmark's Innovation Fund)

The Innovation Fund Denmark creates a framework for the country's entrepreneurs, researchers and companies so that they can develop innovative solutions to society's challenges. They will introduce different industrial researcher programs (e.g. the industrial postdoc program).

Speaker: 

  • Anne Sofie Dahlmann, Relation Officer

Day 2 - 1 June 2022 (Wed)

1 June (Wed)

Morning

Career Workshops

8:30-10.00: CV Writing This workshop will help formulate your CV: what information to include, and how to translate research experience into a CV aimed at industry.
10.00- 11.30:

LinkedIn

LinkedIn can be a useful tool to have yourself noticed by recruiters, to highlight your skills, and to maintain a strong a network. This workshop will give you some insight into using LinkedIn to support your job application materials.

Afternoon

Company Presentations

12.15-13.00: The Royal Danish Library

Det Kgl. Bibliotek is an institution controlled by the Danish Ministry of Culture. We provide services and communication of knowledge, and we preserve the Danish cultural heritage for posterity.

  • As a university library, Det Kgl. Bibliotek provides services that support research and education at Aarhus University, the IT University of Copenhagen, the University of Copenhagen and Roskilde University.
  • As a national library, Det Kgl. Bibliotek collects, preserves and provides access to cultural heritage via texts, images and audio, in both physical and digital form.
  • As a loan centre for the Danish public libraries, Det Kgl. Bibliotek provides service that supplements the public libraries’ service offerings to citizens.
  • As a research institution, Det Kgl. Bibliotek increases knowledge and awareness of the Danish cultural heritage.

Speakers:

  • Line Renate Hanssen, Vicedirektør, Biblioteksservice og Partnerskaber, AU Library
  • Dorte Tranberg Axelgaard, Akademisk Medarbejder på AU Library, Katrinebjerg, PhD in Molecular Medicin 

Scitaris 

(Germany based)

We are a boutique consulting firm consisting of passionate scientific minds working with pharma and biotech companies across the US and Europe. Driven by our deep scientific understanding, our mission is to maximize our clients’ success in bringing drugs to the market that make meaningful changes to patients’ lives.

Our work is focused on various aspects of R&D strategy. We perform science-driven screens to identify the most suitable drug in-licensing opportunities to fit every individual client's capabilities and goals.

Ultimately, the core of our business is the review of scientific and clinical data, and thus power, of an on-going clinical trial with the goal of estimating its probability of success. This is then put into context with business and strategic analytical elements to generate key insights for our clients.

The company is located in Germany. 

Speaker:

  • Josephine Choo, Biopharma Strategy Consultant
13.10-13.55:   Grundfos

Grundfos is a global water technology company working with two key concepts: sustainability and innovation. Grundfos provides drinking water for the smallest villages and the highest skyscrapers, treating and removing wastewater and bringing heat and comfort to the world. They employ more than 20.000 employees in more than 60 countries around the world.

Speakers:

  • Lotte Ansgaard Thomsen - Lead Data Architect
  • Jacob Arnbjerg - Lead Sustainable Materials Specialist
Chr. Hansen

Chr. Hansen is a global market leader in bioscience and natural ingredients offering worldwide opportunities for a meaningful career. We work to pioneer science in food ingredients, nutritional health, agricultural productivity and medical treatment, and to do so we need the best and most talented people in all fields and at all levels.

Speakers: 

  • Stjepan Kracun, Senior Scientist, Microbial Screening
  • Cigdem Yucel Falco, Application Scientist, Fresh Dairy Application
14.05-14:50: McKinsey

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm employing around 10,000 consultants in more than 100 offices located in more than 30 countries. McKinsey works with the world's leading companies, governments, and major institutions, including some of the world's largest technology companies. They solve a range of different problems, and the size of the firm means that you are not obliged to choose one career path, but you can try out your skills within different sectors, industries, and functions.

Speakers:

  • Emanuele Giraudo, PhD in Engineering management, Consultant at McKinsey & Company 
  • Kristina Wedege, PhD in Chemical & Biological Engineering, Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company 
  • Tone Bengtsen, PhD in Biochemistry, Consultant at McKinsey & Company 
  • Ricky Teiwes, PhD in Physics, Consultant at McKinsey & Company 
15.00-15.45: COWI Together with customers, partners and colleagues, we shape a future where people and societies grow and flourish. We do that by co-creating sustainable and beautiful solutions that improve the quality of life for people today and many generations ahead. Our starting point is gaining a deep understanding of our customers, their aspirations and concerns. This is what sets us apart and how we deliver long-term value.

Primarily located in Scandinavia, the UK, North America and India, we currently number 6,900 people, who offer our expertise in engineering, architecture, energy and environment.

Speakers:

  • Jasper Kyndi – Senior Market Director, Business Line Denmark 
  • Søren Husted - Vice President Railways and Metros
  • André Filipe da Silva Rodrigues - PhD, Specialist Railways
  • Mads Borgbjerg Jensen - PhD, Specialist Green Fuel and Thermal Power

Day 3 - 2 June 2022 (Thu)

2 June (Thu)

Morning

Career Workshops

8:30-10.00:

Cover Letter Writing (DM)

If you are interested in alternatives to a career in academia, communicating the value of you training as a researcher is essential. In this session we will address different problems in cover letter writing, that are often encountered by researchers.
10.00- 11.30:

Working Across Cultures - Intercultural Awareness Webinar

Intercultural Awareness is the first step when it comes to understanding one another. Often Danish work places have International and Danish employees working side by side, which can be an interesting and rewarding work environment but may also pose challenges. Different cultures approach work-life, trust, humour, networking, and business hierarchy at work in various ways. It is important to understand your host culture and what the norms and expectations are. During this webinar we will go over the above mentioned topics and we will also become familiar with Cultural Adjustment Stages. Join us to gain some insight into the Danish work culture and why you can never say no to cake. 

Speaker:

Kathy Borys Siddiqui has lived in 4 countries and on 2 continents, she holds MA’s in Cultural Studies and in American Studies. Kathy has been able to combine her passion and profession as an Intercultural Trainer, owner of Active Action, entrepreneur, public speaker, writer, Personal Brand, Networking, Cultural Awareness and Well-Being Specialist. 

 A firm believer that if you are lacking something - create it. She is the founder of Active Action - supporting Internationals as well as their accompanying families in their intercultural transitions. She firmly believes that all internationals have a right to thrive. Active Action focuses on raising awareness, acknowledging and bringing  solutions to challenges that Internationals, their families, and employers are faced with, in order to create a thriving and positive environment.

Afternoon

Company Presentations

12.15-13.00:   HØIBERG

Have you dreamt of becoming a Patent Attorney ever since you were a small child? Well do not worry, neither have we. And no, you do not need a law degree. At HØIBERG, we are proud scientific nerds. In fact, around 90 % of our Patent Attorneys have a PhD degree. In addition to our scientific knowledge, we are specialized in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) including Patents, IP Strategies, Innovation Management, and Business Development, and we have both start-ups and multi-national companies as clients.

HØIBERG has offices in Lund, Malmö, Stockholm, Aarhus and Copenhagen. If you want to work with the future in any of these locations, then please visit our career presentation and/or sign up for a 1:1 session with us, and meet our Patent Attorneys Martin and Vibeke.

Speakers:

  • Vibeke BayVibeke has been a Patent Attorney at HØIBERG since 2018. She has a Master’s in Molecular Medicine (2015) and a PhD in Health Sciences (2018) both from Aarhus University. During her studies, Vibeke focused on neuro-diseases, in particular stroke and depression, as her PhD at the Department of Clinical Medicine concerned the effect of depression on stroke outcome in a pre-clinical model.
  • Martin Espiñeira CachazaMartin has worked as a Patent Attorney at HØIBERG since 2021, and has a Master’s in Physics and a PhD in Quantum Physics from Copenhagen University. During his PhD at the Niels Bohr Institute, he worked in the Microsoft Quantum Materials Lab, where he studied and optimized semiconductor crystal growth of the nanowire quantum bits – a future part of a universal quantum computer.
Netcompany

Netcompany is the fastest growing and most successful IT service company in Northern Europe and was founded in 2000 and has its headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. Today, we are an international company with more than 6,500 employees working from 17 countries. We serve a wide array of customers in their digital transformation journeys in public and private sectors across Europe. Netcompany is a pure-play IT services company delivering business-critical strategic IT projects that accelerate customers’ digital transformation through digital platforms, core systems and infrastructure services.

Speaker: 

  • Svend Christian Svendsen, PhD in Computer Science from Aarhus University
13.10-13.55:   Working as a Medical Writer

Speaker

  • Ana Oliveira - Senior Medical Writer at Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company, with almost 100 years of experience, and one of the broadest diabetes product portfolios in the healthcare industry. Novo Nordisk's purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases, such as obesity and rare blood and endocrine disorders. This talk will focus on working as a medical writer.

Working as a Teacher and Researcher at VIA University College (Lise Majgaard)

VIA is one of Denmark’s six university colleges, focusing on professional practice in areas such as healthcare, teaching, social education, technology, business and design.

My path from ph.d. scholar at university to associate professor at vocational college: I've taken quite a few career detours along the way, which might serve as inspiration for scholars seeking outside the realm of the university.  

Teaching and researching in vocational education: How fundamental research meets applied research, and how my ph.d. helps me teach teachers how to teach

Speaker:

  • Lise Majgaard Mortensen, Lektor
14.05-14:50:

Nationalbanken

Nationalbanken is the national bank of Denmark, managing the monetary policy of Denmark and overseeing the commercial banking system.

Speakers:

  • Simon Hetland, Economist

  • Alessandro Tang-Andersen Martinello, Principal Data Scientist  

Danish Technological Institutet

Danish Technological Institute is a leading research and technology company. They develop and disseminates research and technology-based knowlege.

Speakers:

  • Arezoo Taghizadeh-Toosi, Senior Scientist
  • Andreas Sommerfeldt, Consultant, winner of PhD Cup 2021
15.00-15.45: Qiagen

We are the Aarhus branch of the global company QIAGEN,  renowned for its sample and assay technologies for molecular biology applications. In the Aarhus branch we develop software and database solutions for analysis for genetic molecular data

Speakers: 

  • Cornelia Buus, Bioinformatics Scientist
  • Dmitrii Kamaev, Senior Software Engineer
  • Tobias Madsen, Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

One-On-One Talks

At PhD Career Week 2022 you have the opportunity to talk and discuss with HØIBERG, Danish Technological Institute and COWI one on one.

HØIBERG

//Time: 2 June 2022, 13:15-14:15

//Venue: Online

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING: 30 May 2022


When signing up you must attach your CV (with a statement of interest). Please note that signing up does not guarantee a spot. HØIBERG will read your CV and select 4-8 candidates, who will be invited to an online one-on-one talk.

At HØIBERG, we are proud scientific nerds. In fact, around 90 % of our Patent Attorneys have a PhD degree. In addition to our scientific knowledge, we are specialized in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) including Patents, IP Strategies, Innovation Management, and Business Development, and we have both start-ups and multi-national companies as clients.

HØIBERG has offices in Lund, Malmö, Stockholm, Aarhus and Copenhagen. If you want to work with the future in any of these locations, then please sign up for a 1:1 session with us, and meet our Patent Attorneys Martin and Vibeke.

Sign up here

Danish Technological Institute

//Time: 7 June 2022, 13:00-14:00

//Venue: Online

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING: 1 June 2022

When signing up you must attach your CV (with a statement of interest). Please note that signing up does not guarantee a spot. Danish Technological Institute will read your CV and select 4-8 candidates, who will be invited to an online one-on-one talk.

Danish Technological Institute is a leading research and technology company. They develop and disseminates research and technology-based knowlege.

Sign up here

COWI

//Date & Time: 9 June 2022, 11:00-13:00

//Venue: Online

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING: TBA

When signing up you must attach your CV (with a statement of interest). Please note that signing up does not guarantee a spot. COWI will read your CV and select 4-8 candidates, who will be invited to an online one-on-one talk.

COWI: Together with customers, partners and colleagues, we shape a future where people and societies grow and flourish. We do that by co-creating sustainable and beautiful solutions that improve the quality of life for people today and many generations ahead. Our starting point is gaining a deep understanding of our customers, their aspirations and concerns. This is what sets us apart and how we deliver long-term value.

Primarily located in Scandinavia, the UK, North America and India, we currently number 6,900 people, who offer our expertise in engineering, architecture, energy and environment.

Sign up here

PhD Career Week 2022 Full Programme

31 May (Tue)

1 June (Wed)

2 June (Thu)

Morning

Career Workshops

Morning

Career Workshops  

Morning

Career Workshops  

8.30-8.45:  
Welcome by AU Career
PhD & JR
8.30-10.00:   CV Writing (PharmaDanmark) 8.30-9.55: 

Cover Letter Writing (DM)

8:45-9.45: Career Decision Making (IDA)
9.50- 11.30:  

PhD Skill Awareness Workshop

by Sarah Blackford

10.00-11:30:   LinkedIn (DJØF) 10.00-11:30:  

Working Across Cultures - Intercultural Awareness Webinar

by Kathy Borys Siddiqui

Afternoon

Company Presentations

Afternoon

Company Presentations

Afternoon

Company Presentations

12.15-13.00:  

Arla Foods

Det Kgl. Bibliotek

Netcompany

Foss Scitaris (Germany based) HØIBERG
13.10-13.55:  

Kamstrup

Grundfos

Working as a medical writer (Ana Oliveira, Novo Nordisk)

KMC
Chr. Hansen Working as a Teacher and Researcher at VIA University College (Lise Majgaard)
14.05-14:50: Danfoss McKinsey Nationalbanken
Danish Technological Institute
15.00-15.45: Roche COWI Qiagen
Implement Consulting Group
15.55-16.40:   Innovationsfonden

 


Want to know more?

Would you like to collaborate with us on PhD Career Week 2022, or do you have any questions?

Feel free to reach out to us at career.phd@au.dk or contact Veronika Juhasz at veju@au.dk.


The program of PhD Career Week 2022 is still under construction.

Until further details are announced about the 2022 edition of the event, feel free to browse the 2021 program:

2021 Programme

20 April (Tue)

21 April (Wed)

22 April (Thu)

Morning

Career Workshops

Morning

Career Workshops  

Morning

Career Workshops  

8.30-8.55:  

Welcome to PhD Career Week

(AU Career PhD & JR) 

9.00-10.15:  

Working in Denmark as

an International PhD (IDA) 

9.00-10.15:  

Cover Letter Writing (DM)

9.00-10.00:  Career Decision Making (IDA)  
10.10- 12.00:  

Researcher Skills at Work (DM) //

Due to illness changed to:

Career Question Session with

Vibeke Broe & Dorte Petersen  

10.30-12:  CV Writing and LinkedIn (Djøf) 10.30-12:   

“Freelance you” (The Kitchen) 

Afternoon

Company Presentations

Afternoon

Company Presentations

Afternoon

Company Presentations

12.30-13.15:  

Arla Foods amba

Chr. Hansen

Novo Nordisk

13.25-14.10:  

Danish Technological Institute

ALK-Abello 

Danske Commodities 

VIA University College (in Danish)

14.20-15:05:

Grundfos

VIVE - Det Nationale Forsknings-

og Analysecenter for Velfærd (in Danish)

Innovationsfonden (in Danish) 

Qiagen

15.15-16.00:

Roche

Nationalbanken

Høiberg

16.10-16.55:  

Netcompany

Novozymes

Kamstrup