OVERVIEW: As postdoctoral, clinical fellows and staff scientists at the NCI’s Center for Cancer Research (CCR), many of you will be exploring and choosing from various career options in the future. Faced with a range of opportunities in what may be unfamiliar settings outside of traditional academic tracks, we have created a workshop to help familiarize participants with opportunities available in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Given that these opportunities may include roles outside of the traditional bench sciences, we hope to provide resources for you to make informed decisions about your potential future endeavors. This workshop was held for the first time last fall on the NIH Bethesda campus. As a result of its tremendous success, we have decided to hold another workshop on the Frederick campus to provide the same opportunity to the resident CCR fellows. The workshop includes speakers invited to present important information needed to succeed at various jobs within the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Many of the speakers are former NIH scientists who successfully transitioned to these career tracks. They will share their experiences and the individual journeys that brought them to choose and remain in industry while describing best practices for getting a job, setting work expectations, and imparting how to navigate unique business-oriented scientific cultures. The workshop aims to shed light on how to position yourself and improve your skills to succeed within industry if you choose that professional course.
A variety of companies are represented and speakers will include scientists, human resources experts, administrators, sales personnel, recruiters and industry consultants. The former NIH alumni in the workshop will anticipate many of the questions you have and relate what you need to know. The workshop will cover many topics, including:
Jobs available for scientists from smaller niche firms to larger multi-business corporations.
Major takeaways from the first workshop held in Bethesda include:
Location and Time : The workshop will be held every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. for 8 weeks on the Frederick campus, starting March 6th through April 24, 2013 in Building 426, Conference Room 103.
For more information contact:
Dr. Ravi Dhar
Schedule and Speakers
This workshop will be held at 3:00 p.m. every Wednesday in Bldg.426/Conf. Rm.103 from March 6 – April 24, 2013. Click on each speaker to view their biosketch and the topics to be discussed.
Anjan Thakurtha, PhD
Senior Director, Translational Development, Celgene Corporation
March 13, 20
Randall K. Ribaudo, PhD
President, CEO, Human Workflows
Raed Samara, PhD
Scientist, R&D Project Management at QIAGEN, Washington, D.C.
Michele Gunsior, PhD
Scientist, Translational Sciences, MedImmune
David Heimbrook, PhD
CEO, SAIC-Frederick, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Sales/Safety Manager, Fischer Scientific
Recruiter, Aerotek Scientific
A service of the National Cancer Institute