Career Day "Project Management"


December 2nd, 2016

DKFZ Communication Center, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg

Career Day "Project Management" info for download

Have you ever considered project or science management as a career option? Are you wondering how other scientists made their way into this field? Would you like to know what a typical day of a project manager looks like?

To get updates about the program, DKFZ employees and Alumni can also join the event on DKFZ Connect.

Everybody (from in- or outside the DKFZ) is welcome to participate at the Career Day.    
Don’t miss your chance to gain valuable insight into this multifaceted career field!


8.30 Registration

9.00 - 09.15 Welcome and Introduction

Project Management in Academia and beyond

9.15 - 10.15 Session I

  • Tobias Schafmeier (Scientific Coordinator at Helmholtz Center Munich)
  • Frauke Leitner (Scientific Project Manager at EMBL)
  • Andriy Kubarenko (Scientific Resources Manager at University Hospital Bonn and IT/ Data Manager at ImmunoSensation Cluster of Excellence, University of Bonn)

Coffee Break

10.45 - 11.45 Session II

  • Dieter Weber (Project Manager at Jülich Research Centre, Consultant & Partner at Bond Consulting - Venture and Technology)
  • Annalisa Zuccotti (EU Project Manager at CyberForum e.V.)
  • Johanna Wesnigk (Managing director at Environmental & Marine Project Management Agency, EMPA)

11.45 - 12.15 Panel Discussion I

12.30 - 13.00 Round tables I


Project Management in Industry and beyond

14.00 - 15.00 Session III

  • Karin Mössenböck (Product Manager at Roche)
  • Holger Hess-Stumpp (Director Strategic Alliance Management at Bayer Pharma)
  • Björn Lamprecht (Market Access Manager at Roche)

Coffee break

15.30 - 16.15 Session IV

  • Klaus Schoepe (Vice President Project Management at Rentschler Biotechnologie)
  • Daniel Gau (Director External Ventures Management at Fresenius Medical Care, COO / Head of Business Development at Unicyte AG, Founder & Partner at Beyond Science)

16.15 - 16.45 Panel Discussion II

17.00 - 17.30 Round tables II

17.00 Get together

Workshops on December 1st, 2016

Workshops will take place in the afternoon between 4 and 6 pm (you will receive detailed information after registration)

  • "Management of collaborative research projects – a brief introduction and some philosophy"

Susan Kentner (Acting Head of the DKFZ Grants Office)

All of us carry out projects – more or less successfully – every day, in our work, but also in our private lives. So maybe without even realizing it, you have acquired project management skills that you can develop even further as a possible career option. In the workshop, we will discuss the unique characteristics of research projects and the special challenges of carrying out research projects involving many partners. Workshop participants will be invited to propose solutions for some typical pitfalls and problems that often arise in project management. The goal of this mini-workshop is thus to become aware of the skills and expertise required to become a successful project manager.

  • “Project Management in practice”

Dieter Weber (Project Manager at Jülich Research Centre, Consultant & Partner at Bond Consulting - Venture and Technology)

"EVERYBODY has experience in project management already! Learn how activities in a scientific career relate to project management, and what type of work and challenges to expect as a project manager."

The Career Day "Project Management" is kindly sponsored by


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