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488 national and international visitors – 19 exhibitors from academia and industry

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Phoenestra RCPE Ribbonbiolabs SAN Shimadzu
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8 Employer & Career Workshops - Employer Booths - Talent Pool –

Interviews – Employer Pitches – CV Check – Job Profiles – Job Board


For the first time in 2022, the Life Science Career Fair© (LSCF) was held in person by the ÖGMBT in Vienna as a pre-event of the 14th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting. The LSCF is the first career fair for the whole life science sector in Austria, from academia to industry. As career platform, the fair enabled jobseekers, and potential employers to meet and to network.

The fair attracted a diverse target group composed of 4/5 students and 1/5 professionals with a Bachelor (10%), Master (30%) or PhD (60%) degree. Over 450 visitors arrived not only from Vienna and surroundings (60%), but also from all other Austrian federal states (60%) and from abroad (10%). Students and graduates received a representative overview of careers offered by the Austrian job market in the life science field. Young professionals had the chance to get in contact with a variety of potentials employers from academia and institutions, from start-ups and SMEs to global corporates. Meanwhile, the 19 exhibitors strengthened their branding as employers in Austria and were able to directly recruit young talents.

The supporting program offered interesting WORKSHOPS to envision personal career goals and inspiring presentations showcasing different career opportunities. Moreover, several recruiting tools facilitated the matchmaking of jobseekers with employers looking for skilled personal. Within the framework of EMPLOYERS Pitches, the exhibitors introduced themselves as potential employers. The TALENT POOL gave the exhibitors access to over 300 CVs uploaded by the visitors enabling recruiting before and after the fair. In addition, the dedicated INTERVIEW AREA allowed the exhibiting employer to invite potential job candidates for an interview on-site.

In the evening, the career fair transitioned into the opening of the ÖGMBT annual meeting followed by the Life Science Awards Austria ceremony, where the brightest young researchers received prestigious awards for their research efforts. Finally, the online flipbook “ÖGMBT Life Science Awards Austria – Success Stories 2010-2020” was presented. Afterwards all attendees and exhibitors were invited to a party in the night to celebrate the successful fair. The informal get-together also allowed for more networking and a strengthening of the Life Science field.

The feedback from students, scientists, professionals, and companies was incredibly positive. Dozens of employments were mediated thanks to due this year’s career fair. The large attendance proved the need in Austria for such an event to connect life sciences with the job market. Therefore, the career fair will become a recurring event by the ÖGMBT taking place in Vienna. The next Life Science Career Fair© will take place on the 16th of May 2023. Save the Date!


Program outline

10:00 - 12:00 Opening Session with ÖGMBT YLSA, LISA & Employer Pitches

Welcome words

ÖGMBT Young Life Scientists Austria 
presentation by
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Anja Kostelac

PhD student, BOKU

Team member YLSA East
& Internat. relations officer

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Life Sciences in Austria - innovation moves mountains

presented by 

LISA Sonja Polan

Sonja Polan

International Marketing Life Science Austria

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Employer pitches – 2 minutes presentations by all exhibiting employers

12:30 - 13:20 Employer Workshop with Takeda Pharma

TakedaIn this workshop, we'll take a peek behind-the-scenes of Austria's largest pharmaceutical company. You will learn how Takeda scientists develop lifesaving solutions for millions of people. As ‘Top Employer Austria 2022’, we show which talents we hire and what you can expect if you join Takeda. Ask your questions directly to our department heads in small break out groups. With this workshop we want to address mainly experienced people, nonetheless also recent graduates and junior jobseekers are invited to participate.



Employer Workshop Takeda Larissa Kahr Employer Workshop Takeda Muttenthaler
Larissa Kahr
Head of External Partnership Europe
Elisabeth Muttenthaler
HR Partner R&D
Employer Workshop Takeda Juan Hernandez Bort Employer Workshop Takeda Gerald Prokop 880 880 px1 
Juan Hernandez-Bort
Head of Computational Analysis and Academic Initiatives
Gerald Prokop
Director PAD Drug Device Qualification

13:30 - 14:20 Employer Workshop with Takeda Pharma (second run)

TakedaIn this workshop, we'll take a peek behind-the-scenes of Austria's largest pharmaceutical company. You will learn how Takeda scientists develop lifesaving solutions for millions of people. As ‘Top Employer Austria 2022’, we show which talents we hire and what you can expect if you join Takeda. Ask your questions directly to our department heads in small break out groups. With this workshop we want to address mainly experienced people, nonetheless also recent graduates and junior jobseekers are invited to participate.


Employer Workshop Takeda Larissa Kahr Employer Workshop Takeda Muttenthaler
Larissa Kahr
Head of External Partnership Europe
Elisabeth Muttenthaler
HR Partner R&D
Employer Workshop Takeda Juan Hernandez Bort Employer Workshop Takeda Gerald Prokop 880 880 px1 
Juan Hernandez-Bort
Head of Computational Analysis and Academic Initiatives
Gerald Prokop
Director PAD Drug Device Qualification


12:30 - 13:20 Career Workshop - A career in academia - what does that even mean?

A career in science lures with the prospect of work that, driven by curiosity, yields novel discoveries that may advance research and society. At the same time, it is full of challenges. In this session, two researchers from the Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science (CMESS) at the University of Vienna provide insights into the structures and building blocks of an academic career. Participants of the session benefit from the views of an early career researcher and an established professor: Margaret Vogel is a postdoctoral researcher with international experience in various fields of activity gained at different universities. Thomas Rattei heads both a research division and the Centre's Doctoral School. Both speakers will share their insights and experience with you: Which skills do you need? What are the Ups and Downs and Ins and Outs of an academic career? If you are unsure whether to pursue a career in academia, how to get there or what such a career might entail, this session is for you.



Career Workshop Uni Wien Margaret Vogel

Margaret Vogel
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Division of Microbial Ecology, Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science (CMESS), University of Vienna


Career Workshop UniWien Thomas Rattei

Thomas Rattei

Full Professor for In Silico Genomics
Head of the Doctoral School in Microbiology and Environmental Science
Head of the Division of Computational Systems Biology, Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science (CMESS)
Vice Head of the Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science, CMESS
University of Vienna


13:30 - 14:20 Employer Workshop with St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute (CCRI)

CCRIWould you like to get some impressions of how a scientific career can look like?

Meet Dr. Sabine Taschner-Mandl, our Principal Investigator for the Group ‘Tumor Biology’, and get some input for your own scientific career!

Dr. Taschner-Mandl will talk about:

 1. How to become a PI (Principal Investigator)?
    a. General Information
    b. Requirements for PI
    c. How to plan your international career path

 2. How did her own career path look like?
    a. What were the milestones?
    b. How was it like for her?

 3. Tips for a successful application process
    a. In general but also for applications@CCRI
    b. Information about your own career opportunities@CCRI

Afterwards Dr. Taschner-Mandl will be happy to answer your questions.

Who is primarily addressed?
Young Professionals who are pursuing their PhD or have climbed the first steps after their PhD graduation. Senior Professionals who are thinking about their next steps will also benefit from listening to Dr. Sabine Taschner-Mandl.


Employer Workshop CCRI Taschner Mandl

Sabine Taschner-Mandl

Principal Investigator for the Group "Tumor Biology", St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute (CCRI)



14:30 - 15:20 Employer Workshop with Boehringer Ingelheim RCV

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Workshop Program

Short company presentation
Working at Boehringer Ingelheim: Panel discussion & Q&A session with Boehringer Ingelheim employees

Why should you join?

Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the 20 leading pharmaceutical companies in the world. The Regional Center Vienna (RCV) is one of the company’s most important sites, hosting the main center for cancer research as well as multiple biopharmaceutical production factories with all related competencies.

Our common goal is to achieve breakthroughs in the treatment of diseases and to advance medical research – let’s work on it together in the future!


Employer Workshop Boehringer Sonia Arzt






 Sonja Arzt

HR Recruiting Manager at Boehringer Ingelheim


14:30 - 15:20 Career Workshop - What do we know about career choices of life science PhDs and postdocs?

In this talk, we will look at what we know and do not know about career choices of PhD students and postdocs in the life sciences. Which career paths do life scientists with a PhD pursue? Are they satisfied with their career choices? How have career prospects changed over the years? Are there differences between countries? Career decisions are individual choices. Yet it can help to have an overview of the general prospects. This talk wants to provide such an overview. As such, it may be interesting for anyone who considers pursing a PhD or who is a PhD student or postdoc thinking about their next step.



Career Workshop IST Daniela Klammer

Daniela Klammer
Career Advisor, Institute of Science and Technology Austria


15:30 - 17:00 Career Workshop - So stellen Sie Ihre Karriereleiter an die richtige Wand (German)

Orientierung in den vielfältigen Karrieremöglichkeiten in Life Sciences  

„Manchmal merkt man erst, wenn man die Leiter ganz hochgeklettert ist, dass sie an der falschen Wand lehnt.“ Karrieremöglichkeiten in Life Sciences sind vielfältig und können einfach überwältigend sein. Es ist oft schwer herauszufinden, welcher Weg der richtige für Sie ist. 

Dieser Workshop wird helfen, Ihnen auf diesem spannenden Weg Orientierung zu geben. Sie lernen verschiedene Modelle und Möglichkeiten aus einer Meta-Perspektive kennen, die Sie dann selbst umsetzen können. Sie erfahren, wie Sie ein Gesamtbild Ihres Lebens und Ihrer Berufung entwickeln können, das Ihnen als Leitplanke auf Ihrem Weg dient.Ich helfe Ihnen, herauszufinden, ob ein bestimmtes Arbeitsumfeld das Richtige für Sie ist oder nicht und werde Ihnen zeigen, wie Sie Ihre Berufung finden und konkret definieren – eine Berufung, die es Ihnen ermöglicht, Ihr volles Potenzial und Talent auszuschöpfen! 

Bleiben Sie also gespannt – wir freuen uns auf Sie!


Ablauf:                  60 Minuten theoretischer Input mit Diskussion und Reflexion                              
                             30 Minuten Gelegenheit für individuelle Fragen


Career Workshop Career Workshop Petra Buchinger

Petra Buchinger
Biomedizinische Analytikerin, Unternehmensberaterin, Interims-Managerin, Projektmanagerin, Supervisorin, Coach, Organisationsentwicklerin, Mediatorin, Psychosoziale Beraterin, Trainerin


16:10 - 17:00 YLSA Career Workshop - How to boost your CV for science or industry

Learn from experts what is important when writing your CV, differences in academia and industry and how to stand out with your resume.


Career Workshop LBG CC Yasmin Dollak Struss

Yasmin Dolak-Struss
Independent Systemic Coach for Research & Business, Expert and Trainer for European Funding Programmes


Career Workshop LBG CC Mareike Kerschbaum

Mareike Kerschbaum
Program Management & Career Development for Researchers at Career Center Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft


Organized by Elisabeth Damisch and Anja Kostelac from ÖGMBT-YLSA


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18:00 - 20:15 Opening Ceremony of 14th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting & Life Science Awards Austria 2022 Ceremony

Opening of the Annual Meeting by ÖGMBT president Lukas A. Huber and organizing/scientific chair of the 14th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting Michael Sauer

Welcome words by a BMAW representatives Florian Frauscher / Ulrike Unterer 

Life Science Research and PHD Awards Austria 2022 bestowal and lectures by winners

20:15 - 22:00 Party


Impressions of the Life Science Career Fair© 2022

Opening Session: Alexandra Khassidov welcome words, ÖGMBT YLSA presentation by Anja Kostelac, LISA Sonja Polan presenting facts of the Austrian life science sector


Program and exhibition: employers pitches, workshops, and booths


Takeda Pharma

Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines.

We are innovators and collaborators with a robust partnership model that is key to bringing forward truly transformative treatments for patients who have significant unmet needs. Our world-class labs are partnered to access cutting-edge science wherever it originates, helping us build one of the most modality-diverse pipelines in the industry. Together, with our investments in data and digital, we aim to revolutionize how we treat disease and improve patients' experiences. We strive to nurture a workplace that is as diverse as the patients we serve; inclusive in our behaviors; and equitable in our actions. Our R&D activities in Austria is a central part of Takeda's global research and development engine. The scope of activities covers the entire pharmaceutical development process, starting with the selection of a product candidate up to the commercialization of the product. The focus is not only on the continuous development or improvement of the manufacturing process, but also on the monitoring of all clinical trials with the aim of ensuring a robust commercial production process.


HOOKIPA Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: HOOK) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel immunotherapies that mobilize and amplify targeted T cells to address unmet needs in cancer.

This leveraging its proprietary, versatile platform to engineer a broad pipeline of differentiated arenaviral therapeutics. These novel immunotherapies induce robust antigen-specific killer T cells to a broad range of self and non-self antigens, including viral antigens, tumor-associated antigens and neoantigens. HOOKIPA’s platform technology uses replicating viral vectors based on the target cancer, with the potential to induce killer T cell response levels previously not achieved by other immunotherapy approaches. HOOKIPA’s pipeline includes wholly-owned investigational arenaviral immunotherapeutics targeting HPV16+ cancers, prostate cancer, KRAS-mutated cancers (including colorectal, pancreatic and lung), and other undisclosed projects. In addition, the company aims to develop functional cures of HBV and HIV in collaboration with Gilead.

St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute (CCRI)

CCRI strives to improve treatment for children and adolescents with cancer by bringing together translational and clinical research with open-minded exploration of basic disease mechanisms. Every year, 250-300 children and adolescents in Austria alone are diagnosed with cancer. Thanks to research, more than 80 % of these children will survive. Integrally connected with St. Anna Children’s Hospital, experimental and theoretical scientists at CCRI work side-by-side with oncologists to tackle eminent issues in pediatric cancer research and therapy.

The CCRI trains a generation of passionate and courageous researchers and it hosts state-of-the-art experimental facilities to power it's mission. CCRI tears down conventional boundaries by constant exchange and collaboration with outside institutions for the greater benefit of the patient. Bringing research from bench to bedside, CCRI headquarters clinical trials and is integrated in international networks to maximize innovation and impact.

ribbon Biolabs

Ribbon Biolabs is a synthetic biology company advancing a new technology for the automated synthesis of long DNA molecules to enable innovation in the life sciences. With its proprietary technology in place, Ribbon Biolabs aims to be an inflection point in the continuing growth of the Bio- Economy by becoming the leading partner for long DNA molecules.

Boehringer Ingelheim Regional Center Vienna

Successfully committed to health for over 130 years, Boehringer Ingelheim offers security and stability for its employees. Steady but deliberate growth leads to top solutions for a better life for people and animals.

As part of the German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim, the Boehringer Ingelheim Regional Center Vienna (RCV) has business responsibility for over 30 countries in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. This makes the RCV one of the most important locations of the group, with more than 3,000 employees in Vienna.

The Vienna site is the center of cancer research for Boehringer Ingelheim, while one of the most modern biopharmaceutical production facilities in Europe is also in operation here.

Together we are pursuing one goal: to achieve breakthroughs in the treatment of diseases and to advance the development of medicine!

Bartelt (Labor und Datentechnik)

Bartelt GmbH is one of Austria's leading companies in the field of laboratory equipment, laboratory devices, chemicals and laboratory consumables.From our location in Graz, we not only sell laboratory devices, equipment and consumables to customers all over Austria; we are also able to offer commissioning, qualification, maintenance and repair due to our service department.In order to develop ourselves further, to carry on to safeguard jobs in the long term, to provide new job opportunities and to improve the quality for our customers, we are expanding our competencies in the field of life sciences.For this reason, we are looking for committed individuals who graduated in molecular biology, cell biology, chemistry and who would like to work in field sales. If you are interested in our products, please visit www.bartelt.at If you would like to learn more about job opportunities, please visit www.bartelt.at/Karriere

Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering

The Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering (RCPE) is a global leader in pharmaceutical process engineering. The center supports its partners in the development and manufacture of innovative medicines. Our science enables tomorrow's medical discoveries and improves the lives of patients around the world.

With their unique capabilities in simulation, AI, (nano-)material science, process design & quality control, as well as process monitoring and quality assurance, our multinational team redefines what is possible by translating fundamental research into breakthrough industrial applications. As a non-profit, private company owned by Graz University of Technology (65%), the University of Graz (20%), and Joanneum Research GmbH (15%), we combine outstanding science, business, and industry in an application-oriented approach..

SAN Group

SAN Group is a globally operating biotechnology company headquartered in Austria with employees on four continents. We are represented by subsidiaries and distribution partners in Europe, North- and South America, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. The business of SAN Group focuses on animal health (SAN Vet), plant health (SAN Agrow), and planet health (SAN Venture featuring SAN Real, SAN Enertech, and the winery DER FÖRTHTOF). Or vision is simple as that: Creating science-based solutions for a better tomorrow. SAN Group is 100% privately owned.



Arkeon is an Austria-based FoodTech company working to provide the most nutritious and best tasting ingredients for the next generation of alternative protein products. The company’s mission is to decouple food production from agriculture and climate by developing technologies to convert CO2 into complete and versatile protein ingredients such as amino acids and peptides by using gas fermentation. This new way of protein production turns the equation upside down and allows building proteins brick by brick. The technology does not rely on land, animals, or large quantities of water and allows Arkeon to utilize the power of nature to transform a resource-intensive food industry into a sustainable, low-emission system.



Phoenestra is a young company focusing on technology platforms enabling the transition of stem cell-derived products into human therapies. We are working on induced pluripotent stem cells - which we generate from cells isolated from human urine samples - and telomerized mesenchymal stromal cells (licensed from Evercyte GmbH) and grow these cell lines under fully controlled conditions in scalable bioreactors. We process these cells further and isolate vesicles derived from stem cells or differentiated cells. Phoenestra is expanding the core team and is currently looking for motivated scientists with cell biology and process science backgrounds.



Provision of human cells for biotechnology and biomedicine.
Evercyte makes use of specialized human primary like cells for the development of relevant in vitro test systems that allow the standardization of pre-clinical models. Moreover, our cells are ideal for use as innovative cell factories for production of recombinant complex molecules or extracellular vesicles for clinical applications.



TAmiRNA is a spin-off of BOKU University and Evercyte GmbH. We launched in 2013 and are still based in Vienna, Austria. Our mission is to discover novel small RNA (microRNA) biomarkers that aid the diagnosis or prognosis of severe human illnesses. We further develop, manufacture, and commercialize the resulting molecular in-vitro-diagnostic tests or offer them as a service. Complementary to our diagnostic business area, we offer RNA biomarker discovery and validation as a fee-for-service to our customers to support basic, translational, and clinical research.


University of Vienna - Doctoral School in Microbiology and Environmental Science

The doctoral program at the Doctoral School in Microbiology and Environmental Science is unique in offering interdisciplinary training at the interfaces of microbiology, ecology, and environmental geosciences to address current challenges in the 21st century society, including the role of microbiomes, adaptation and resistance mechanisms, biogeochemistry, pollutant dynamics and nutrient fluxes in global change and for human, animal, plant, and environmental health.During the course of their PhD studies, our students acquire a comprehensive understanding of microbes at all levels, from molecular circuits determining the fate of single cells to microbial communities to ecosystem processes and of pollutant dynamics and nutrient and geochemical cycles.
Students also have access to high-level infrastructure to study microbes, microbe-host interactions, and environmental processes at the forefront of fundamental and applied sciences.



Endless growth. Exciting possibilities.
From your first day with DSM, you’ll be encouraged to discover new things and explore different career paths – guided by strong leadership, provided with incredible resources and given access to our global business. It’s this transformative thinking that helps us find the smart solutions that impact our customers, society and the planet.
The DSM team is made up of a diverse group of people, all working together for the better. We come from all walks of life and bring together different expertise to create a culture that’s caring, courageous and collaborative. It’s a place where you’re supported to be who you are, to put your wellbeing first and to dare to do things differently to create solutions for society.



acib is an international centre of excellence in the field of industrial biotechnology. The research centre develops sustainable, environmentally friendly, and economically and technically advanced processes for the biotech-, pharmaceutical- and chemical industries. In doing so, it takes nature’s methods and tools as its model.
Within its partner network, acib cooperates with industry to transfer scientific results into efficient processes and innovative products, always for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment.
The Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib) sees itself as an essential link between research and industry and currently forms a network of about 200 scientific and industrial partners in the field of industrial biotechnology. About 160 scientists in Graz, Vienna, Tulln and Innsbruck are currently working on more than 90 industrial and strategic research projects.
Students also have access to high-level infrastructure to study microbes, microbe-host interactions, and environmental processes at the forefront of fundamental and applied sciences.



Welcome to EURAXESS Austria! EURAXESS is a platform for researchers, entrepreneurs, universities and businesses to interact with each other. Packed with information, EURAXESS covers mobility issues for researchers and entrepreneurs, allows universities and businesses to find the right talent, and connects people, projects and funding. All services of the EURAXESS Network are free of charge.


As a leading global manufacturer of solutions for instrumental analysis, Shimadzu offers a wide range of analytical instruments that are essential for research, development, and quality control. We develop and produce innovative products for laboratories in a variety of market segments, such as food manufacturing and control, environmental analysis, the pharmaceutical, clinical, and chemical sectors as well as academia. The Shimadzu brand has been a hallmark of quality, sustainability, and innovation for more than 145 years. In Austria, we have been represented since the foundation of Shimadzu HandelsgesmbH in Korneuburg in 1990. At that time, our team consisted of just 10 employees. Over the years, we have grown not only in terms of personnel, but also in terms of region, with branches in Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. Today, our team proudly counts 20 employees throughout Austria and another 30 in our branches. Our employees are at the centre of our work. Through the contribution of each individual and through our team spirit, we strengthen our company and lead it into the future together.


life-science Karriere Services

You are a Bio Scientist and looking for a Job?

life-science Karriere Services supports you to get in touch with companies which are looking for employees with a life science background. Our job board is specialized on bio scientists: Medicine, Biology, Biotechnology, Genetic, Chemistry, Physik, Agriculture, and comparable. For Management, Research, Sales, Administration and others. Meet the right one!

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of approximately $40 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, increasing productivity in their laboratories, improving patient health through diagnostics or the development and manufacture of life-changing therapies, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 100,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon and PPD. Bender MedSystems GmbH is a subsidiary of Thermo Fisher Scientific registered in Austria and based at the Campus Vienna BioCenter. The company is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of immunological detection systems.