Who we are.
Science Bridge is led by an amazing and enthusiastic team of scientists and coaching experts, passionate about developing the youth of South Africa, particularly amongst science and healthcare graduates.
We believe in the potential of local talent and we look to provide the training, coaching and networks needed for students to achieve their career dreams through online courses and coaching. In addition, the local scientific and healthcare industry is losing good talent due to poor employer branding or talent networks. Science Bridge is in place to bridge the gap, and connect well trained talent to one of the fastest growing industries in South Africa.
Meet The Team
CEO & Founder
Martyna is an accomplished scientist with a Ph.D. degree in immunology. Born in Poland, she completed her studies in South Africa and spent 10 years studying and working in various countries abroad including Netherlands, Germany, and South Africa.
Her travels and educational experiences in each country have made her aware of the many pitfalls in higher education. Her special focus is towards health science postgraduates, which she discusses regularly on our YouTube channel “Science Bridge”.
Her passion for the motivation and education of postgraduate students resulted in a one-of-a-kind Alternative Career Development Workshop 2020 for Faculty of Health Sciences students at the University of Cape Town, and Hybrid Biotechnology Job Expo 2021.
She has published several articles and reports on the needs of biotechnology postgraduate students in South Africa. She is a founder of Science Bridge, a company specializing in creating opportunities for biotechnology-related students across the country. Martyna is also a founder of BuildUP Science Career Accelerator, which is a 2-year program providing support, guidance, education and mentorship for both students entering the job market as well as entrepreneurs. Today Martyna is advocating for creating joint ventures across the country which will aid the transition of talented postgraduates to industry and result in the creation of more jobs for unemployed alumni.
Celeste is managing director of Employer Branding Africa. She has immense experience in the development, planning and execution of recruitment marketing and employer branding business strategies, campaigns and projects.
Her experience lies in consulting, advising and training Talent Management Teams within companies on how to best position themselves as Employers of Choice in order to attract the best and most sort after talent. Companies know what they are looking for in finding the right talent, but are often perceived differently in the eyes of graduates and professionals. A large portion of her work involves running internal and external talent research surveys with a view to providing companies with a better understanding on how to profile themselves to engage and attract the best talent. Celeste has worked across diverse industry sectors and job levels, having delivered on a number of graduate recruitment and internship programs from start to finish.
A recent contract saw Celeste engaged with the SA Team of Universum Global, a data-led employer brand research company specializing in the collection of graduate and professional data insights. She worked, in sales, facilitation and marketing to national and multinational key accounts.
Celeste’s mission lies in defining and driving the essence of employer branding and the fundamental importance of companies adopting it as a business imperative.
Our mission is to create unique opportunities fully focused on further developing talented and deeply motivated postgraduate students of science and healthcare-related fields of study in South Africa, and engage students with their dream employers.
Our Vision is to see excellent, locally-developed talent finding and capitalizing on the great opportunities that are available amongst our local scientific industries, contributing to the building of a strong biotechnological hub in South Africa.