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BioTwist 2nd edition: Working in R&D in the Life Science Industry

Thursday, 29 March, 2018 - 18:00
ViaVia Café Brussels
Baksteenkaai 74, 1000 Brussel
Career Event

Looking for a career in the Life Science industry? Or simply curious towards the scientific and business processes that drive basic research into new standards of care?

Join the 2nd edition of BioTwist during the WeKONEKT.Brussels week and discover the R&D sector of the Life Science and Healthcare industry on the 29th of March at ViaVia café in Brussels! In this edition, we discuss the process of R&D in industry, the various careers necessary within this process, the qualities needed to succeed in these careers and how businesses can greatly improve their R&D through effective project management and business process transformation.

Looking to start your new career? Valesta will be looking for new talent for multiple job positions! As usual, drinks will be served throughout the evening with plenty of networking with professionals and recruiters as well as a limited-seat workshop on job interviews. 

This event is free and open to everyone who has a passion for science and business. Registration is not mandatory but does include a free drink!



Option: Early bird job interview workshop

Together with the VUB career center and XPE pharma, we organize a free 1 hour workshop on ‘how to ace the job interview’ starting at 18:00. This workshop is open to all life science students from all universities, but seats are limited so be sure to register quick!


Graduating soon as a Bachelor, Master or PhD? Make the first step towards your professional career with the Valesta recruitment team during BioTwist! With almost 20 years of experience, Valesta offers various job positions in a broad range of life science companies to freshly graduated students with no prior experience. Aside from a diversity of projects, Valesta also offers candidates continuous training and coaching to make sure that you are fully equipped to succeed in your assignment and progress in your career.


17:50 Opening registration and drinks

18:00 Start job interview workshop and recruitment opportunities by Valesta

19:00: Presentations and Q&A

20:30: Networking drink with speakers and recruitment opportunities by Valesta


Confirmed company speakers

Valesta: Career guidance in the world of Life Sciences: With almost 20 years of experience in recruitment and professional development in clinical R&D, Valesta will be giving a presentation on the different career paths within clinical R&D, the skills required to succeed in these careers and what professional recruitment agencies look for in job applicants.

PhD, PharmD, MsC in industrial pharmacy and VUB alumna Marie Lemper will present the different stages of the non-clinical drug development pipeline, the careers associated to each stage and real-life examples on the challenges and issues that arise during this process. As a current senior scientist Discovery Toxicologist at UCB, she will also talk about her experience on transitioning as a PhD to industry and how the skills obtained during her PhD helped her succeed in her career.

CMAST: As a Management Consulting Company in the Life Sciences, CMAST focuses on creating competitive advantages for life science companies through effective project management and improving business processes. In their presentation, they will be showcasing these concepts and the daily tasks and challenges of a management consultant through several business cases.


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