My Career Path Undergraduate - too long ago ! 2 nd & 3 rd year Microbiology Honours (Microbiology) PhDResearch Post-doctoral training – 3 years overseas Post-doctoral training – 3 years overseas Research Scientist Research Scientist
My Career Path First job – CSIRO On the job training – research management Own work Own work Project team Project team Program Program Director of the CRC for Vaccine Technology Director of the CRC for Vaccine Technology
My Career Path Crossed to the “Dark Side” bridged between R&D and Commercial bridged between R&D and Commercial Honorary appointment at Uni Melbourne Now work for Pfizer, the world’s largest Animal Health company AH licensing & bus dev in Aus, NZ & Asia AH licensing & bus dev in Aus, NZ & Asia discovery & evaluation, negotiation of commercial terms, contracts & agreements discovery & evaluation, negotiation of commercial terms, contracts & agreements Career goal – a role with global responsibility
Timely Advice Join a relevant professional association Consider sabbaticals / work experience in your chosen field There are no grades in PhDs Publish as much as possible Volunteer to present you work Don’t underestimate the value of a logical, scientific mind – it can be applied to all sorts of pursuits!