Philipp has studied and researched chemistry (>1800 citations, Researchgate 2019) at five universities in Germany, Australia and Scotland. He gained experience in industry, first at baseclick, a biotechnology start-up and later at Eurofins Genomics as Teamleader R&D, QC and Analytics, being responsible for up to 22 staff. Since 2016, he is fully focusing on his work as co-founder of NaturalScience.Careers. He specialises in seminars and talks about career development, leadership and gender in science. Since 2016, he regularly writes career columns for Nachrichten aus der Chemie.