Jun 21, 2020 | E007 How To Get Hired as a Consultant in Pharma as a PhD? How To Side-Hustle? On the Origins of BNFL

Dr. Natalia Vtyurina was trained in Russia as a fundamental Physicist at Lomonosov Moscow State University (2011). She successfully graduated as a PhD in Biophysics from the Bionanoscience department at Delft University of Technology (2016) where she studied DNA-protein interactions at the single-molecule level. This experience prompted her to proceed further towards a new challenge in biomedical research. With the ultimate purpose of discovering how to maximize the delivery efficiency of engineered nano-sized drug carriers, she has completed a postdoctoral research project in the field of nanomedicines at the University of Groningen (2019). Being social and communicative, she is actively contributing to the dynamic, fast-moving, and multicultural environment of the Controlled Release Society (CRS). In February 2019 she established a new CRS BeNeLux & France Local Chapter and in April 2019 was elected to be a president of this non-profit scientific association. In November 2019, Natalia made a transition from academia to industry and joined ProPharma Group in Leiden, the Netherlands as an Associate Consultant. She is executing assignments and projects in Life Science Consultancy, Manufacturing & Development, and has experience in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Internal Standards, Qualification and Validation, and Data Integrity. In this webinar, Natalia told us about the process of transitioning from academia towards pharma industry. She also explained how she created the CRS BeNeLux & France Local Chapter association, and how she manages working on her business as a stretching class instructor after working hours. Lastly, she answered many questions about how to talk to recruiters.

Natalia Vtyurina’s contact information:

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliavtyurina/

Natalia Vtyurina’s Twitter profile: https://twitter.com/NVtyurina/

Please contact Natalia Vtyurina if you need some advice with respect to: (1) How to do Networking & Communication effectively, (2) How to use self awareness as a tool for career success, (3) How to sell yourself on a job market & transition from academia to industry. 

The episode was recorded on June 21st, 2020. This material represents the speaker’s personal views and not the views of their employer(s).

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