Lecture - Possible Career of a Ph.D. Graduate

28. 5. 2021, 09:00 - 10:30   

Veronika Stepankova, JIC (South Moravian Innovation Centre)  

  • What career opportunities do you have after obtaining a Ph.D. degree?
  • What are the specifics of the academic and private sectors?
  • What are the pros and cons of each option?
  • Is it possible to do business in your field at all?

These issues/questions and much more will be addressed in the lecture provided by Veronika Stepankova from South Moravian Innovation Centre (JIC). JIC is an innovation agency supporting entrepreneurs and looking after the development of an innovation ecosystem in the South Moravian region.

And who is Veronika Stepankova?

Veronika has a PhD in Biochemistry from Masaryk University in Brno. Currently, Veronika works in the South Moravian Innovation Center (JIC) as a startup consultant. Here, she helps promising young companies start their business and succeed in the market.  Between 2013 and 2019, she worked as a CEO in Enantis, the first biotechnology spin-off from Masaryk University specialized in protein engineering, which is a discipline aimed at designing useful proteins for industrial applications (mainly pharmaceutical industry). Prior to this, Veronika held a research position at the Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment, Masaryk University, working in the field of biocatalysis and enzyme engineering. She extended her expertise in industrial biotechnology during her research stays at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and National Institutes of Health in the USA. She has authored or co-authored several peer-reviewed scientific publications and two patents.  

The lecture takes place within the FRESHERS series of CEITEC MU and is suitable primarily for PhD students and postdocs.