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    LSM_Breakfast series: Session 3: Life sciences careers in the public sector

    Monday, 24 June, 2019 - 08:00
    Campus: Brussels Health Campus
    Building A
    Facultaire Meeting Room (FMR)
    Breakfast series

    Session 3: Life sciences careers in the public sector

    Q&A session on public sector careers, starring 2 VUB alumni with a Life sciences Phd and currently active in the public sector, and a representative from Poolstok (HR services provider for Flemish public sector organisations). Together the 3 speakers will cover 3 policy levels: Flemish, Belgian and European.


    • Dr. Elke Van Rossen had a taste of both the private and the academic sector before she started working for the Belgian federal government. She currently works as Accreditation manager Medical and Life science testing laboratories and will show you how a life sciences career can sometimes be found in an unusual place, like FPS Economy (Federal agency for Economy).


    • Dr. Afroditi Mertzanidou switched from being a specialist in chromosomal abnormalities in the human pre-implantation development to becoming a generalist at European policy level. She will give you an idea of what it is like to work for a vast organisation like the European Commission.


    • Lieze Stassen is Account consultant at Poolstok (HR services provider for Flemish public sector organisations) and will guide you through the specificities of applying for a public sector organisation.


    !! Attention: Participation in this training will NOT automatically appear in your online PhD portfolio, fill out this form and let it sign by the instructor as proof of participation.

    When? Monday, June 24th, (Breakfast will be served at 8am. Session will end at 9:45am)

    Where? Faculty Meeting Room (VUB Health campus, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels)

    Registration: (MAX. 15 participants)

    Register online here

    We kindly ask you to register only once and only when you can actually participate. In case you have already registered but are not able to participate, please be so kind as to notify us by sending an e-mail to lsm@vub.be so we can offer your place to one of your PhD colleagues on the waiting list.

    Please be aware of the fact that the cancellation and no-show policy of VUB applies. Cancellation of your participation is only allowed up to 48 hours before the start of the course. Otherwise, the policy as described on the doctoral school website will be followed.

    Registration Rules: https://student.vub.be/en/phd/doctoral-training#registration
    No Show Policyhttps://student.vub.be/en/regulations-and-forms#phd