Career Webinar - Research in a company

Life Sciences Career Event


Are you curious what kind of jobs are possible after finishing your Master's degree? Join the Life Sciences Career Event webinars!

During the Online Life Sciences Career Events we invite GSLS alumni to talk about their job and the road towards it. Each event has a specific theme, either a field to work in (consultancy, non-profits, pharmaceutical industry), or a topic to help you kickstart your career (finding a job as an international, how to prepare a job interview). These events are facilitated by a GSLS career officer, and you are invited to actively ask questions and/or participate in discussions. Please make sure to register for the events for them to count for the Broadening Life Sciences module. 

Topic: research in a company

What does it look like to work in research outside of academia? Where and how can you find companies that perform research, and what is different compared to working within academia? We discuss this with two alumni working in research-based positions outside academia.

Programme in short

16:00     Start and introduction
16:05     Alumnus 1
16:20     Q&A
16:30     Alumnus 2
16:45     Q&A
16:55     Closure

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Renske Bolder (Janssen Vaccine and Prevention)

Renske currently holds a position as scientist at Janssen Vaccines and Prevention located in Leiden, which is part of Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine. She works at the viral vaccine research department focusing on the development of new respiratory vaccines.

Renske obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at Utrecht University. She took a gap year to go to India for voluntary work, experiencing first-hand the disparity in health care and the risks of infectious diseases. She pursued her passion with a master Biomolecular Sciences, after which she started at Crucell (later Janssen Vaccines). An opportunity to combine her interest in both virology and immunology and impact global health. Over the years she developed within the company, starting as a research technician to a study responsible scientist.

Liza Wijler

Liza Wijler is working as a Scientist in the Research and Innovation team of Crown Bioscience Netherlands, which is a Contract Research Organization (CRO) that specializes in 3D organoid drug screening, using High Content Imaging, immuno-oncology assays and ex vivo tissue. At the RnI department, we are mainly focusing on developing novel assays and tools that can provide a platform for our clients to test their novel anti-cancer drugs. 

Liza started her scientific journey in Wageningen, where she obtained her Nutrition and Health - Molecular Nutrition and Toxicology Bachelor and Master degree. After her graduation internship at Danone Nutricia Research, she stayed a few months in the company before starting a PhD position in the Lab Translational Oncology of prof. dr. Onno Kranenburg. She studied the effect of medical nutrition on cancer cachexia (muscle loss) in advanced metastatic colorectal cancer, using 3D tumor organoids and microsurgical in vivo techniques. In september 2021 she started her current position in Crown Bioscience. 

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