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  • Dr. (MD) Uwe Albrecht, MICR CSci
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Dr. (MD) Uwe Albrecht, MICR CSci
Featured Profile: 
At A Glance
Licensed Body: 
First Degree: 
Managing Director
Works For: 
Mediconomics GmbH
Master Degree, Doctorate
Pet Hates: 
Danger to those who I love
Burning Ambition: 
Collection of Cars
Reading your mind
Big Picture
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? 
Pilot, Latin Teacher, Judge
Who or what inspired you to become a scientist? 
My education and my deep interest in how nature is constructed
What do you love about your job and being a “scientist”? 
A change every day, every day there is something new to learn
What would you change? 
Nothing, I am as happy as one could be
What qualifications did you take at school? 
German Abitur
Why did you choose your first degree subject? 
M. Sc. equivalent in Biology
Do you have a Masters or PhD? If not, was it difficult to demonstrate Masters-level equivalence in order to achieve CSci? 
How do you describe your job when you meet people at a party? 
Managing a company is a task of being a member of a team. It always is necessary to focus on the tasks. This is an interesting job as I do my project work in science and I am interested in learning about people, views and innovation.
What is ‘cutting-edge’ about your work? 
Introduction of electronic dossiers for product license application
What are the biggest implications your work will/could have in the future? 
Getting new products developed which are totally safe, but very effective.
Describe some of the highlights of your average day. 
Meeting my team in the morning, working with highly motivated scientists every hour over the day.
How well is your job compensated? What is the starting salary for your field, and how much can this be expected to rise? 
I think my income is considered to be fair. The starting salary would be about 60 T€ per annum. This certainly can be doubled.
How do you see your field developing over the next 5-10 years? 
Getting the science networks more closely together.
What’s the most unexpected thing about your job? 
The inland revenue
What’s the biggest achievement of your career so far? 
To manage companies and see them growing
Would you say you have a good standard of living/ work-life balance? 
The work-life balance is certainly a matter of improvement. I need more time to think and therefore have cut my office hours from 70 a week now to 50. The standard of living is fine with me, I need my Volkswagen Bug (old and reliable, his name is Dobby) and something to eat and to drink.
What do your friends and family think about your job? 
The think that I have done well so far and have possibly neglected them due to my hours at work.
What kind of hobbies or extracurricular activities do you do to relax? 
I love to take my vintage motorbike for a smooth ride through the countryside, to go sailing and flying. It is fantastic to have time to read books (have got plenty). My favorite place is a summerhouse in Denmark, there is nature, wind and beautiful views and very pleasant people
Why did you choose to apply for CSci and what do you value most about being a Chartered Scientist? 
As I spent a considerable number of years in England and go there frequently I am proud to be a member of a honorable group of scientists
What is the value of professional bodies? 
Networking and advice
How important is CPD? What do you think of the revalidation process in ensuring that CSci is a mark of current competence? 
It is vitally important to update your knowledge and to keep up with the state of the art.
Advice & Reflection
What words of wisdom would you give someone interested in getting into your field? 
Focus, focus, focus.
How important is the mentoring process in your field and to you personally? 
Mentoring is of paramount importance
How would you define “professionalism”? 
Not be somebody being “important” but to know who you are
What would you do differently if you were starting out in your career now? 
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