IMB student snapped up by Fortune 500 company

23 Apr 2015

PhD student Fabian Kurth has accepted a position at Accenture, a leading global management, consulting and outsourcing services organisation.

Taking advantage of his background in both technology and science, Accenture have recruited Fabian to join the life sciences strategy and product development arm of the company.

Based in Munich, Fabian will head home to Germany to join a consulting team as Strategy Consultant (Product) for Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

“My role will focus on bringing the cloud closer to the pharmaceuticals industry to develop more personalised medicines and accelerate new-product development,” Fabian said.

While at IMB, Fabian has been a member of Professor Jenny Martin’s research lab, focusing on developing antibiotics less prone to resistance.

Fabian said his PhD helped prepare him for his new role by developing his analytical capabilities, mathematics skills, problem solving and creative thinking.

“Critical thinking will play a major part in my new role at Accenture and being a PhD student in Professor Martin’s lab gave me a great deal of practice at looking at things in incredible depth.”

Excited about expanding his networks, traveling and thinking on a global scale, Fabian hopes this role will also help to expand his strategic abilities.

“I’m looking forward to experiencing the fast-paced and dynamic environment of an international consulting firm like Accenture,” he said.

Contact: Kate Sullivan, IMB Communications, 07 3346 2155,