Career Day

The career day is one of the core activities of the ENABLE event and participants will have the opportunity to develop their professional future as young scientists. At ENABLE 2021 we will make sure to cover the aspects we believe are critical, especially in our career chats.

Participants will have the chance to broaden their horizons and expand their capabilities through three complementary career activities: insightful discussions with experts from different career paths in the career chats section, workshops aimed at building new skills, and an opportunity fair hosting potential employment options from the academia, start-up, biotechnological and pharmaceutical companies.

The career day will be done virtually, through different platforms that will give participants the opportunity not only to listen and learn but also to interact, since we consider that active participation is essential for this part of the conference.

Career chats

Career chats overcome the classical format of career development round tables providing more direct interaction between PhD and Postdocs and experts with different profiles from academia and industry, such as PIs, industry CEOs, medical science liaison, medical advisor, regulatory affairs manager, science management consultants, editors or science communicators.

In small groups of 7-8 people, participants will have the opportunity to interact with professionals and learn more about their individual career paths, including obstacles and surprising opportunities, during intimate, online career chat sessions.

To make sure every participant gets the chance to talk to the career chatter he/she would like to meet, we take inspiration from the speed dating idea. Small groups of participants will have brief sessions with each professional. Switch your career chatter every 20 minutes and network to the fullest! If you have additional questions for the career chatters, get in touch with them via email!

Some of career chatters that will be available:

1. Federica Alberghini, Medical Science liason, Merk

2. Fabiana   Saccheri, Medical Advisor, Novartis

3. Pietro Spinelli, consultant, Bioaccelerator

4. Maria Grazia Magro, strategy and scientific affairs, HT 

5. Agnese Collino/Chiara Segre, communication, FUV

6. Marco Morini, Regulatory manager, Novartis


Workshops during the ENABLE career day are intensive courses for small groups to help the personal and professional development of young researchers. Improve your transferable skills and achieve your professional goals, by taking part in one of the 12 workshops that will be offered. Here are some of the final workshops:

  1. Goal and time management by HFP consulting, Heidelberg
  2. Job interview preparation by HFP consulting, Heidelberg
  3. What’s next by HFP consulting, Heidelberg
  4. Building Personal Resilience and Handling Stress by HFP consulting, Heidelberg
  5. Science Communication by Scienceseed
  6. Science communication by Umberto Veronesi Foundation
  7. Tech transfer/Patenting by Marzia Fumagalli, IEO
  8. Linkedin by Sonia Anania, communication and social media consultant
  9. Enterpreuneship by YEBN

Opportunity Fair

Where will the next challenge be in your career? The ENABLE opportunity fair will be a unique occasion for young and talented researchers to meet with companies and public organizations and build up constructive interactions with people from various life science sectors. Representatives will be present from:

  • Academia
  • Start-up
  • Job recruiters
  • Biotech companies

A list of companies taking part in the opportunity fair will be soon made available.