Postdoc/Grads Accelerator & Career Enrichment

Postdoc/Grads Accelerator & Career Enrichment

January 21, 2021

9:00am – 10:00am

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lrich Betz, PhD
Vice President, Innovation Merck, KGaA

Ulrich Betz, Vice President of Innovation Merck, is responsible for innovation management and strategic academic collaborations at Merck leading the departments Strategic Innovation and Future Insight. He is an accomplished R&D manager with >20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry, including positions in the President’s Office Merck Biopharma and positions reporting directly to the Heads of Research and Development at Bayer and Merck. In his current role for example he designed and implemented the Merck Innovation Cup, the Curious-Future Insight Conference, the Merck Future Insight Prize, the Darmstadt Science Declaration, the idea competition inspire and the BioMed X Outcubator. Prior to joining Merck in 2005, he worked 7 years for Bayer AG in various scientific and managerial positions in Pharma Research. Ulrich received his PhD in functional genomics and immunology from the University of Cologne and his diploma in biochemistry and physiological chemistry from the University of Tübingen.


What are PACE Events?

PACE events are co-organized by the UCLA Technology Development Group, David Geffen School of Medicine, and MAGNIFY at CNSI for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to create opportunities for our trainees to meet leaders in technology development fields, hear from other PhDs how they have moved into a variety of careers in these spaces, and network with employers and alumni, who are hiring for internship and full-time positions.