Steffi Magub

MedComms marketing agency
Steffi completed her PhD in Biochemistry in 2012, and since then has been working in medical communications and marketing. Her work helps life sciences, healthcare and pharma companies develop information and tools for healthcare professionals, patients and carers to ensure they are well-informed about illnesses and their treatment. She has experience writing for oncology, fertility, virology, rheumatoid arthritis, and more. During her time at university, Steffi was a teaching assistant for practical classes, and also a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Networking (STEMNet) Ambassador to the South-East of England from 2008 to 2011.

Articles by Steffi Magub

Advice To An Earlier Me, On The Occasion Of My Graduation

Advice To An Earlier Me, On The Occasion Of My Graduation

I recently had my PhD viva (that’s a thesis defense, to those of you in the US, and it was successful – yay!), and one of the questions my examiners brought up was: “if you could go back and do things differently, what would they be?”. Obviously they were thinking more about what different reagents,…

Build A CV You Can Be Proud Of – Part III: Analytical Skills… Including the Dreaded Statistics!

In the previous article in this series, we covered teamwork and networking. Now it’s time to move on to what many people consider the most boring part of the lab work: the analysis. I know we all wish that a simple histogram or a rather nice-looking Western blot or PCR would suffice. But the fact…

Build a CV You Can Be Proud Of – Part II: Teamworking and Networking

Build a CV You Can Be Proud Of – Part II: Teamworking and Networking

Previously, we covered how to add communication skills to our CVs; now it’s time to consider teamwork and networking! In science it can sometimes seem like finding ways to work as part of a team are difficult – after all, how many people does it take to do a Western blot? However, there are ways…

Build a CV You Can Be Proud Of – Part I: Communication Skills

Build a CV You Can Be Proud Of – Part I: Communication Skills

They say scientists are highly skilled… and rightly so! While many people would think that we’re shy, retiring types who sit at our lab benches obsessing over teeny-weeny molecules, science (and particularly the process of obtaining a PhD) sets us up as highly skilled members of the workforce. I can hear you all groaning as…