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VFC Science Voices from Home: Germany

Special Event: Informational Session

Nov 06, 2019

This event is recommended for: Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows; NIH Staff Scientist/Staff Clinician.

Interested in career opportunities abroad? Ever thought about getting a research position in Germany after your postdoc at the NIH? Ever wondered how to search for a job opportunity in Germany? Here is a chance to get some answers and advice from NIH Alumni Ulrike Diesterbeck and Edgar-John Vogt, and Moritz Ballensiefen and Laetitia Wolf from the German Embassy. The NIH Visiting Fellows' Committee is hosting this Information Session and you can attend via a webinar and ask your questions live.

To attend via webinar, please register using the following link:

Dr. Ulrike Diesterbeck is a veterinarian and started a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in 2013. In 2018, she returned to Germany and became Project Manager at IDT Biologika developing new veterinary vaccines. In 2019, her department was acquired by the French global veterinary health company, Ceva Santé Animal.

Dr. Edgar-John Vogt is a trained cell biologist and started a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in 2012. In 2018, he returned to Germany and managed as the Graduate Program Coordinator the Berlin School of Integrative Oncology at the Charité Medical University. This October he became Project Manager at the German Accelerator Life Sciences, which supports high potential German startups in successfully entering the U.S. market.

Laetitia Wolf is part of the German Embassy in Washington DC. After finishing her degree as Immigration Specialist in Berlin, she worked in the visa department in the German Consulate in Lagos/Nigeria. In 2017 she moved to the US to work at the Embassy, focusing on German family rights, inheritance questions, and immigration issues. Since 2019 she is the director of the business department of the German Embassy.

Dr. Moritz Ballensiefen studied politics and psychology at the Universität Duisburg-Essen and the University of Portsmouth. He did his doctoral degree as a Evonik Industries Fellow at the School of Governance in Germany. He has been working in in a variety of political science management positions in the German Government since 2008 and has been stationed as a Counselor for Science and Technology at the German Embassy in 2018.