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Alternative Careers in Science

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Lecture Theatre B at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

305 Grattan St

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The MDHS ECR Network is proud to present an evening of opportunity. The “Alternative Careers in Science” event, chaired by Prof. Patrick Reading (Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology, and Senior Scientist and Educator at the WHO), will include presentations by 4 members of the scientific community who have taken less traditional career pathways after completing their studies. Come along and listen to inspiring stories about the types of careers that are available to STEM scientists, and have the opportunity to ask questions about how each of these scientists identified their niche and developed a successful career. Light refreshments will be provided at the end of the session, so come along and enjoy a glass of wine and a great networking opportunity.

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Dario Buso holds a Chemical Engineering degree and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, and has acquired extensive research experience in the field of advanced materials, polymers and nanotechnology for sustainable energy, sensing and photonics. Dario has been a post-doc researcher in Australia from 2008 until 2011 as the recipient of an Australian Research Council (ARC) fellowship, working at CSIRO in a joint project with Swinburne University of Technology. Since 2011 Dario has been working as a Patent and Trademarks Attorney within the Materials Science group at Davies Collison Cave, where he manages patent portfolios for clients that are active in the field of materials engineering, materials synthesis and industrial process development.

Krystal Evans has an undergraduate degree in medicinal chemistry and holds a PhD in medical biology undertaken at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Krystal led a malaria vaccine development program at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, which attracted funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the NHMRC and Commercialisation Australia. Krystal is a leading advocate for science and technology, and was a founding member and Chair of the Australian Academy of Science’s Early and Mid Career Researcher Forum. A champion of the 2011 “Discoveries Need Dollars” campaign, she led the Melbourne “Rally for Research” to protect funding for medical research in Australia. Krystal was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the BioMelbourne Network in July 2014 and has over 15 years experience in the biomedical research sector. Krystal’s skills in government affairs, stakeholder relations and business development underpin her commitment to advancing Victoria’s unique position as a global destination for life sciences and health technology.

Katherine Jackman holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Melbourne. Katherine completed her postdoctoral training at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York on an NHMRC CJ Martin Fellowship, then came back to the Florey Neuroscience Institute and is now an investment analyst at Brandon Capital Partners, a leading Australian life science venture capital firm. Katherine is currently undertaking a MBA at Melbourne Business School.

For mor information see the MDHS ECR Network Website: https://mdhsecrnetwork.wordpress.com/events/

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