Target participants: EMCRs from AIBN and other institutes




9.00 am - 9.30 am




Introduction to Alternative Careers – are you in the right job?

9.30 am -10.30 am

Dr Rachael Pitt

Personality profiling to identify values, skills, and potential alternative careers


Morning Tea

10.30 am -11.00 am





How to land your perfect job?


11.00 am - 12.30 pm

Emma Chuang – Fuse Recruitment

CV and cover letter, effective job hunting, interview techniques, optimizing online profiles


Lunch and networking in the AIBN Courtyard

12.30 pm - 1.30 pm



Speakers Bio

Dr Rachael Pitt
HDR Careers Advisor
UQ Graduate School
The University of Queensland

Rachael is an expert in researcher career development learning, doctoral education, and researcher development. With 20 years’ experience in both academic and professional roles at Australian universities, she has worked extensively across disciplinary and professional boundaries. Rachael’s roles have included academic research positions, interdisciplinary undergraduate teaching and program coordination, higher degree by research (HDR) supervisor support, doctoral and supervisory training coordination, and project management.

Since 2017 she has been providing focused career development and employment support to The University of Queensland’s HDR candidates through her role as HDR Careers Advisor.  Within this role she enjoys using her expertise and research interests in higher education, doctoral education, and research careers to assist HDR candidates to explore their career options and identify strategies for moving forward. Through her consultancy work, Rachael also provides researcher career development learning support via online workshops to users of the PostAc job search platform.

Emma Chung
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Fuse Recruitment

Emma is a Senior Recruitment Consultant at Fuse Recruitment with over 7 years of experience recruiting for the scientific sector nationally. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and spent over 10 years in the biotechnology industry with expertise in TGA, FDA, ISO and GMP accredited facilities. Emma works closely with scientific organisations and industry bodies and has an inherent understanding of what companies are looking for in their next employee. Emma brings perspectives from her experience and directly from her clients to help provide insights into how you can better present yourself for opportunities in industry, as well as sharing some great tips and trips when job hunting for your next career move!

Block one: Industry career launchpad workshop

Tue 24 Oct 2023 9:00am1:30pm


Building 75,Cnr College Rd &, Cooper Rd, St Lucia QLD 4067
AIBN seminar room, Level 1