EVENT POSPONED FURTHER DETAILS COMING SOON Sciences Evening #1 - Re-Shape the PhD Mould: Discussing Careers Outside Academia

  • 26 Mar 2020
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • The Ship Inn, South Bank (top level), Sidon St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
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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 panelists 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.

Networking and refreshments will be provided (5.30-6pm) and we welcome questions for our panelists 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:

Dr Mike Todorovic is a Senior Lecturer and Medical Researcher at Griffith University. He obtained his PhD in Clinical Neuroscience & currently lectures Anatomy and Physiology. He hosts an Apple iTunes Top 10 Science & Medicine Podcast, educational YouTube channel and has a fortnightly call-back segment on ABC Radio 'How the Body Works'.

Find him on Instagram @drmiketodorovic Twitter @MickeyTod Facebook: Dr Mike Todorovic.

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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Roisin Duffy is a highly skilled career strategist and human resources executive at Blue Sky Career. She has implemented major corporate restructure programs, led HR on major acquisitions and divestments, and brings a wealth of strategic HR experience to her recruitment agency.

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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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