Under the Microscope - med.monash.edu

Under the Microscope - med.monash.edu

Under the Microscope Careers arising from a degree in Microbiology Jan Tennent August 2006 Microbiology The science of studying micro-organisms Bacteria Yeasts

Algae Viruses Fungi Parasites Environmental / Commensals / Pathogens Multidisciplinary Biology Biochemistry Chemistry Physiology

Molecular Biology Genetics Immunology Medical / Veterinary / Industrial Career Options Biosafety Clinical Microbiology Bacteriology.Virology.Mycology.Ocular.Parasitology Diagnostics Antimicrobials Epidemiology Vaccine Technology Food cheese, bread, beer

Probiotics Wine making Career Options Cosmetics, Vaccines & Pharmaceuticals Quality Control & Laboratory Management Water Quality / Waste water treatment Bioremediation Education Research Forensics Science Communication Science Ethics Qualifications

Bachelors degree Honours Masters PhD Specialised post-graduate My Career Path Undergraduate - too long ago ! 2nd & 3rd year Microbiology Honours (Microbiology) PhD Research first jobs

Post-doctoral training 3 years overseas Research Scientist back at Monash My Career Path First real job CSIRO industrial research On the job training research management Own research work vaccines for livestock Project team team leader Program research management

Director of the CRC for Vaccine Technology Honorary Assoc. Prof. appointment at Uni Melb My Career Path Now work for Pfizer, the worlds largest Animal Health company AH licensing & bus dev in Aus, NZ & Asia discovery & evaluation, negotiation of commercial terms, contracts & agreements Career goal a role with global

responsibility Timeline Study - Monash Post-Doc Industry Research - CSIRO Shift to Commercial - CSL Licensing & Business Development - Pfizer 0 5 10

Years 15 20 25 30 Advice I would have liked to have known as an undergraduate. Join a relevant professional association Seek out sabbaticals / work experience in

your chosen field There are no grades in PhDs Publish as much as possible Volunteer to present you work Dont underestimate the value of a logical, scientific mind it can be applied to all sorts of pursuits!

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