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GAUSS Career Impulse Session “Skills in Science – Opportunity in Industry” with Peter Wehner/Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH on 26 Oct 2018

GAUSS-Career_Flyer_4seitig_09032018-1The GAUSS Career Service is happy to announce the next Career Impulse Session  titled “Skills in Science – Opportunity in Industry” with Dr. Peter Wehner, sales specialist at Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH.


Many people used microscopy techniques during their PhD but how could you use such a skill to start a career in industry?

Peter Wehner a 3D-Imaging Specialist in Sales at Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH will explain how he used his knowledge in science for his current job and why a sales position could be a good start for your career.

Maybe it will help you to hear how he benefited from every educational step in his career and what it means to work as a sales specialist.

He is happy to share his experience with you and answers all your questions at the end.

Date: Friday, 26 October 2018
Time: 13-15h
Location: European Neuroscience Institute (ENI), large seminar room 0.56 (ground floor, to the left from entrance)

For organizational reasons please write a short email to if you plan to attend.

Information about the speaker:

Peter Wehner studied Biology at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena before he joined the GGNB PhD program “Genes and Development” in Göttingen.  After successfully defending his thesis in 2012 he became a postdoc at the UMG. From January 2014 he worked as a microscopy specialist at the European Neuroscience Institute in Göttingen before joining Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmBH in October 2014 as a Sales Specialist for Imaging Systems.

About the sessions:

Our Career Impulse Sessions offer a platform for interactive and informal exchange about career-related topics for PhD students and Postdocs in the Life and Natural Sciences. By inviting PhD holders with different career paths, we would like to illustrate the broad range of potential careers for PhD students and Postdocs and give inspiration for career choices. The sessions also offer a platform to exchange experiences among each other.