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More than 60 participants take part in the 3rd Career Progression in Science Day

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More than 60 participants take part in the 3rd Career Progression in Science Day

More than 60 particpants took part in the "Career Progression in Science - Options Beyond the Bench" day, held on June 9 in the Auditorium of the Barcelona Science Park (PCB). The event, organized jointly by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and the PCB, aimed to create a platform where experts with a background in science, but who have gone on to take up a wide range of careers beyond the bench, could share their personal experiences and provide perspective on alternative careers for students and young researchers.

This year’s panelists included: Sarah Sherwood, Head of the Department of Communications and External Relations at IRB Barcelona; Susana Baqué, Director of Support and Market Development for EMEA at AB SCIEX; Johanna K. Scheper, R&D Project Manager at CIBER-BBN; Antoni Párraga, Knowledge Management and Modelling Director of Esteve; Paula García Nogales, Scientific Project Manager at AROMICS SL; and Xavier Rubies, Head of Technology Transfer at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG).

In the first session of the day, from 9h30 to 10h30, speakers recounted their professional experiences, explaining what their current jobs entail as well as what factors led them to choose their careers paths. After a short Q&A session, the panelists had a chance to interact directly with participants in a relaxed atmosphere over snacks.