Planning a career strategy - part 1 - job finding methodology and networking

25 and 26 February 2008


Students will learn about the various job-finding methods and understand how to develop a personal career strategy.


Dr. Pavel Kraus, aht'intermediation, Liestal

Pavel Kraus, born 1955, holds a Doctorate from ETH Zurich and a master degree from the University of Chicago, both in the fields of geography.
In 1987 he joined Hoffmann-La Roche holding various positions in pharma marketing. As a knowledge networking officer he developed and implemented knowledge management methods in the Roche diagnostics division.
After leaving Roche in 2001, P. Kraus is one of the founding partners of the consulting company aht'intermediation. In addition he teaches at various universities for applied science.


Students will identify their personal job options and expand their horizon regarding their future possibilities on the job market.

Round table on Tuesday February 26, 10.00-12.30 with:

Prof. Edward Farmer, University of Lausanne
Dr. Luca Rossi, Philip Morris International R&D, Neuchâtel
Dr. Susanne Vogelgsang, Research Station Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon ART, Zürich
Dr. Laure Weisskopf, University of Zürich (former Ph.D. students and participant of the doctoral programme Plants and their Environment)

pre-course assignment

Developing and sending in the current version of CV before February 8,  2008 to Dr. Pavel Kraus.

general information

Dates: 25 and 26 February 2008

Schedule: 8.55 - 17.00

Location: Université de  Neuchâtel, Unimail, building G, "Institut de chimie", room B1

Credit points: 1.0 credit point (Communication)

Evaluation: Active participation including home preparation

Information: Please contact the  NCCR education officer Dr Christiane Bobillier

Travel expenses: NCCR Ph.D. participants are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class). 


This course is open to all Ph.D. students, however priority is given to doctoral programme "Plants and their Environment" participants.

This course is limited to a maximum of 16 participants. 

This course is free, but the effective cost is approx. CHF 400.00 per person. Therefore a waiting list will be prepared to ensure that there are no empty seats.

Registration through the web only: course full

Deadline: 8 February 2008.