BioContact e.V. was founded in Heidelberg in the summer of the year 2000 by PhD students and Alumni of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). Every year new PhD students and Postdocs from various surrounding institutes such as the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for medical research, or from institutes of the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, join BioContact e.V. as new members. At the moment BioContact e.V. is run by around 50 active members.
Our goal is to provide a platform for young scientists to network with industrial companies from the field of life science, medicine and pharmaceutics.
Through our "in CONTACT with" company presentations organized several times a year we offer companies the opportunity to present themselves as an attractive future employer to a highly skilled audience. Renowned international companies such as Merck, Abbott, Procter & Gamble, Sandoz, McKinsey & Company, Springer as well as Bain & Company have successfully presented themselves in the past.
The current "in CONTACT with" company presentation event calendar can be found here.
The life science job fair CONTACT is organized annually on the premises of the DKFZ Heidelberg. Here international life science companies but also startups, publishers, job portals, and a wide array of other interesting companies present themselves with information booths, company presentations and workshops. Through this we aim to present possible career paths for young scientists and intensify the contact with potential future employers.
We are proud to have held 19 consecutive CONTACT job fairs since the founding of BioContact e.V.
Information on past CONTACT job fairs can be found at CONTACT archive.