Planning a career strategy: job finding methodology and networking

19-20 October 2009


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.

A round table on 20 October will be organized with:

Redouan Bshary, professor in the department of behavioural ecology

Diana Santelia, former PhD student in the doctoral program (now postdoc at the ETHZurich in the group of plant biochemistry)

Danilo Christen, former PhD student in the doctoral program (now chef du groupe de recherche arboriculture, station de recherche Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil ACW)

pre-course assignment

Developing and sending in the current version of CV before 2 October to Dr. Pavel Kraus.

general information

Dates:  19-20 October 2009

Schedule: 8.55 - 17.05

Location: University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des sciences, UniMail, building C (Animalerie), room 001

Credit points: 1.0 credit point (Communication)

Evaluation: Active participation including preparation (home work as described; please note the deadlines)

Information: Please contact Dr Pavel Kraus or the doctoral program coordinator Dr Christiane Bobillier

Travel expenses: participants of the doctoral program are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class). Please send the original tickets (no copies, except for the general abonnement) at the end of the term to Dr Christiane Bobillier.  No reimbursement for bus, taxi or car travel expenses will be paid.


This course is open to all Ph.D. students, however until 1 September priority is given to "Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology" 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 onlycourse fully booked

Deadline: 1 October 2009.