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Frankfurt Session 4: Take the next step: How to thrive outside of academia with your scientific background

  • Goethe University | PEG 1.G192 Theodor-W. Adorno-Platz 6 60323 Frankfurt Germany (map)

Welcome to SIUConversations! In our speaker series we invite renowned experts from various fields of industry and academia, who will share insides into their personal career trajectories. Our aim is to inform students and early researchers (PhD, PostDocs) of diverse career possibilities through the examples of our speakers. After each talk, the audience will have the chance to get to know the speakers and organizers in an informal wine and cheese setting.

Our speaker for this event will be Dr. Patrick Britz.
Are you considering starting a company or working for an existing company with the skills you gained during your PhD?

If yes, come and join this exciting session to listen to Patrick Britz who turned the company Brain Vision into a leading distributor for neuroimaging equipment and a reliable partner for many research labs around the world.

In this talk he will share his own success path with us by giving valuable information on:

-        How to prepare yourself for a career outside of academia

-        What to pay attention to when you are applying for a job

-        How to use your scientific knowledge to create a company

-        What are the highs, lows and mistakes of creating a company in the research market

Patrick is the CEO & President of Brain Vision LLC and the Marketing Director at Brain Products GmbH. He also holds a PhD degree in Biopsychology. During his PhD, he started working for Brain Vision as a scientific consultant and not long afterwards was promoted to President of Brain Vision thanks to his problem-solving skills and commitment to providing solutions to Neuroscientists.