As a rule, the Division organizes a "Perspektivenentag" (formerly: doctoral day) every one to two years, which offers young people, such as students or doctoral candidates, the opportunity to learn more about potential employers and to make contacts.
The 6th Perspective Day of the Division of Environmental Chemistry & Ecotoxicology took the 10 participants into the exciting world of contract research at ibacon GmbH in Roßdorf near Darmstadt on November 15, 2022 and was organized for the first time by the young environmental chemistry & Ecotoxicology (jUCÖT).
ibacon GmbH is an independent, medium-sized contract research laboratory (Contract Research Organization, CRO). The company was founded in 1994 and currently employs around 170 people from many different professional groups. As a partner to the global chemical and pharmaceutical industry, ibacon GmbH offers a GLP-compliant service for the environmental risk assessment of chemicals. What is particularly noteworthy is the balanced gender ratio among the employees and the family-friendliness of the company.
The participants who are currently pursuing their doctorate or master's degree or who have already completed their doctorate had the opportunity to get to know a potential employer and make contacts as soon-to-be career starters as part of the perspective day. Through exciting lectures in a friendly atmosphere and laboratory tours through the individual departments of Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Terrestrial Ecotoxicology, Chemical Analysis and Environmental Fate, the participants were able to get an idea of the topics of environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology from the perspective of a CRO. In addition, Vali Consulting GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of ibacon GmbH, gave an impression of the work in the area of risk assessment and registration of chemicals. Through short career descriptions and job descriptions from employees in different areas, the participants were able to learn more about the opportunities and challenges of daily work as a study manager, QA manager or regulatory affairs manager.
5th Perspective Day at the Federal Environment Agency
Anyone who has always wanted to get to know the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) as an employer had the opportunity on November 20, 2019. The GDCh Division of Environmental Chemistry & Ecotoxicology held its annual Perspective Day this time in Dessau-Roßlau. The day offered students and doctoral candidates the opportunity to find out more about the UBA as a potential employer and to make initial contacts. In addition to general information on the work of the UBA in Dessau-Roßlau, the regulation of chemicals was examined from different perspectives in specialist lectures. In addition to an introduction to regulatory ecotoxicology, there were also presentations on the Water Framework Directive as a media-related regulation and on flame retardants in WEEE as an example of product-related regulations. There was also a guided tour of the architectural and technical features of the office. It was particularly exciting for the participants to get an impression of the day-to-day work of the lecturers. This was also served by an afternoon meeting with new employees of the UBA, who talked about their experiences in the application phase and starting their career.
The 4th Doctoral Day on October 10, 2017 enabled a look behind the scenes at Eurofins Agroscience Services GmbH in Niefern-Öschelbronn in Baden-Württemberg.
On October 20, 2016, the Board of directors of the GDCh Division of Environmental Chemistry & Ecotoxicology invited to the 3rd doctoral day at the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME in Schmallenberg.
The 2nd Doctoral Day took place on October 28, 2015 at Bayer CropScience in Monheim and provided insights into the topics of "Environmental Fate, Metabolism and Ecotoxicology".
This meeting for doctoral students and young professionals with potential employers was launched on November 25, 2014 with a visit to the BASF sites in Ludwigshafen (or Frankenthal sewage treatment plant) and Limburgerhof (plant protection center).
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