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Career Day. Life Science Career Day (UNIL)


16.05.2023, 09h00-18h00

Lang mainly EN

UNIL, Faculté de Biologie et Médecine and Rectorate

UNIL, Bioscience Network Lausanne,

UNIGE, Faculté de Médecine

UNIGE, Faculté des Sciences

EPFL, SV Industry Group



The Life Sciences Career Day is a large-scale networking and career guidance event for students and young researchers in the field of life sciences at Swiss universities to facilitate their access to their first job outside the university



Program 2023 (Preliminary)



Life Science Career Day is a must-attend event for those who are wondering about employment outside of university. In honor of this eleventh edition, the theme of the event will be “the diversity of jobs in the life sciences”. Networking, career guidance, conferences, round tables: the preliminary program is to be discovered below!


Practical information
Date & place: May 16, 2023 at the SwissTech Convention Center, Lausanne.
Target audience: students and early career researchers from Swiss Universities wishing to prepare for a career in the corporate world or in various organizations (governmental and non-governmental).
Language: mainly English.
Registration: from April 3 / free of charge.


SESSION 1OPENING CEREMONY (Auditorium B, 900– 1000)

Find inspiration: your career options & employability with a Life Science background…endless!

Carina Schey, International award-winning public speaker and coach in effective communication and leadership, Moderator of the day

Followed by a dynamic and fun interview of two alumni:
About “transition” “Interview” “employers” “first job outside academia”, “career anchors” “public service vs private sector”

Lucie Sprecher, Scientific collaborator, environment & water protection, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology & Federal Office for the Environment

Romain Bodinier, Equity Analyst, AtonRâ Partners

Niko Geldner, Professor in Plant Molecular Biology, Head of the Doctoral School FBM, University of Lausanne
BREAK (1000– 1015)
SESSION 2 – COMPANY PRESENTATIONS (Auditorium B, 1015– 1115)

Company presentation Platinum Sponsor (30′)

Flash talks
: start-ups & companies will have one minute to introduce themselves and you will benefit from advice to prepare your pitch when you join them in the hall.

LUNCH (Hall, 1115– 1315) & NETWORKING

CV Check with Together ag : meet recruitment experts and get precious feedback (10 minutes per person, onsite registration)

SESSION 3 – COMPANY PRESENTATIONS (Auditorium B, 1315– 1400)

SESSION 4 (Auditorium B, 1410-1530)

First job & career: dive into diverse workplace cultures!


Andrzej Kurenda, Chief Scientific Officer, Vivent
Céline Müller, Scientific collaborator, Forest, Nature and Landscape Service of the State of Valais
Christophe Ungar, producer and scientific journalist, RTS
Jean-Luc Eiselé, Chief Executive Officer, World Heart Federation
Martine Bourqui-Pittet, Head of eHealth Suisse

To be confirmed: one speaker working in Industry, Engineering

BREAK (Hall, 1530-1645)

Includes a special networking session with 30 alumni and recruiters at the lunch tables (Hall, 1530-1645)

Get an idea of the diversity of jobs for scientists in the private and public sectors

Job titles are not sufficient to fully understand the complexity of a specific role inside an organization. Which are the main tasks and responsibilities of our guests? Which skills are necessary to have – and to develop – to carry out their multiple missions? Discover our list of alumni (which includes the speakers from the previous session, the list will be published soon) and prepare your questions. Our guests will be in the hall to answer you queries. Don’t miss this opportunity!


Career anchors: a tool to navigate through your job search

Natacha Wicht, HR expert and Career blogger Fresh out of studies



Swiss Tech Convention Center, Lausanne






The 11th Life Science Career Day will take place May 16th 2023, at the SwissTech Convention Center (winner of the 2022, 2019 and 2016 “Best Convention Center” Award), in Lausanne.

“The SwissTech Convention Center is one of the largest conference centers in the Lake Geneva region hosting events of international fame. This majestic building is distinguished by its modernity, its innovative technologies and a warm and experienced team.” (quote)

Click here to visit it virtually.



Route Louis-Favre 2
CH-1024 Ecublens


By subway

The venue is easily accessible with the M1 subway line.

Picture – Copyright: SwissTech Convention Center




Registration: from April 3 / free of charge.




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