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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
 
Professional and Career Development Series
Careers Beyond the Bench

November 3, 2016
Drexel University Campus

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Careers Beyond the Bench, a one-day professional development conference, will feature accomplished speakers and panelists discussing non-academic career options for graduate students and postdocs. Attendees will learn about careers in private industry, federal government and foundations, as well as training strategies and career planning tools. Morning sessions will include seven plenary speakers, followed by a time for questions and answers. Topics of discussion will include the future of health care research, how to talk to your advisor about a career shift, the value of a dual degree, career opportunities in biotechnology, drug development and more.

After a brief break for lunch, there will be a series of break-out sessions profiling three recent success stories from professionals in the industry, and how-to sessions that will include tips from a scientific recruiter.

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Careers Beyond the Bench speakers
Speakers and panelists, top row: Toby Freedman, PhD, Executive Recruiter, Synapsis Search Recruiting; Ken Maynard, PhD, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company; Lique Coolen, PhD, University of Mississippi; Sudhir Rao, MS, MBA, Director, R&D Transactions, Takeda Pharmaceuticals; Paul Calvo, PhD, JD, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox; Elinor H. Cantor, PhD, Drexel University College of Medicine.
Bottom row: Christopher Thomas, PhD, NINDS; Guyeter Serbest, PhD, Incyte Corp; Daphney Jean, PhD, NSF; Christina R. Maxwell, PhD, MTR, Research Director, Drexel Neurosciences Institute; Rae Nishi, PhD, Director of Education, Marine Biological Laboratory; Jillian Scavone, PhD, oncology scientist and medical writer at National Comprehensive Cancer Networks.

Agenda

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Bossone Research Enterprise Center
3140 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (View Map)

Registration

Bossone Center, 1st Floor Lobby
8:30 a.m.  

Welcome and Overview

Mitchell Auditorium, 1st Floor
9 a.m. Elisabeth Van Bockstaele, PhD

Morning Plenary, Career Trajectories

9:10 a.m. Toby Freedman, PhD, Executive Recruiter, Synapsis Search Recruiting
Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development
Moderated by Jacqueline Schneider, PhD Candidate
9:50 a.m. Lique Coolen, PhD, University of Mississippi
How to Talk to Your Advisor About a Career Shift: Timing and Best Practices
10:10 a.m. Christopher Thomas, PhD, NINDS
Science: A Constant Rewrite
10:30 a.m. Question and Answer Session
10:45 a.m. Break
11 a.m. Guyeter Serbest, PhD, Incyte Corp
Developing Your Career for a Future in Health Care Research
Moderated by Anand Rao, PhD Candidate
11:20 a.m. Sudhir Rao, MBA, Director, R&D Transactions, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
11:40 a.m. Ken Maynard, PhD, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
Best Practices When Preparing for a Career Shift Outside of Academia
12:20 p.m. Question and Answer Session
Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center
3210 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (View Map)

Lunch and break-out sessions follow at Behrakis Grand Hall, 3210 Chestnut Street - View Map)

12:35 p.m. Lunch - You may pick up your box lunch from 12:35 to 1:30 p.m. in Behrakis Grand Hall Center

Afternoon Break-Out Sessions I & III
Behrakis Grand Hall North: Recent Success Stories

Session A:
1:45 - 3 p.m.

 

Session B:
3:10 - 4:25 p.m.

  Christina Maxwell, PhD, MTR, Research Director, Drexel Neurosciences Institute
Pursuing a Career Beyond the Bench: My Experience as a Translational Researcher
 
  Daphney Jean, PhD, NSF
How Being an AAAS Fellow Is Guiding My Career Outside of Academia
 
  Jillian Scavone, PhD, Oncology Scientist and Medical Writer at National Comprehensive Cancer Networks
Working as a Medical Writer
 

Afternoon Break-Out Sessions II & IV
Behrakis Grand Hall South: Learn How To

Session B:
1:45 - 3 p.m.

 

Session A:
3:10 - 4:25 p.m.

  Paul Calvo, PhD, JD, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
Seeking a Dual Degree: Is It Worth It? Plus, Patent Office Jobs
 
  Rae Nishi, PhD, Director of Education, Marine Biological Laboratory, MBL
The Importance of Face-to-Face Networking in Making a Career Transition
 
  Elinor H. Cantor, PhD, Drexel University College of Medicine
Current Trends for Working With Recruiters, and What Is Possible for a Graduate Student or Postdoc in Working With Recruiters
 
Berhakis Center Hall

Reception

4:30 p.m. Behrakis Center Hall

 
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