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Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Symposium at the NewYorkBio Conference

Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Symposium at the NewYorkBio Conference

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

10 on The Park @ Time Warner Center, Columbus Room


Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) graduate students and postdocs have many career options, but it can be difficult to find resources and information on the job exploration process.

NewYork Bio is partnering with the Science Alliance to host the Student & Post Doc Career Symposium at the NewYorkBIO Annual Conference on May 11th, 2016. This symposium will give graduate student and postdocs opportunities to learn about potential career options and what employers are looking for not only in academic or traditional life science industry jobs, but also in industries that utilize STEM specialists.

Discover from practitioners what they do, how they got to their current positions, and what it is you need to do to prepare for that challenge. You will have the opportunity to meet directly with and talk to industry specialists in R&D, pharma, biotech, law, consulting, government, and other industries you might not have even thought about at the networking reception.

Dress code: Business casual

Bring business cards with your name, affiliation and contact information (leave your resume at home).

Registration link:

Registration Fees:

Graduate students and postdocs: $25

Registration fee includes:

1) Panel: Beyond the PhD: Realities of the Job Market Panel and Roundtables Discussion (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)

2) Keynote Address (4:00 PM-5:00 PM)

3) NewYorkBIO Annual Conference Welcome Reception (5:00 PM-7:00 PM)



* Presentation titles and times are subject to change.

May 11, 2016

2:00 PM

Panel: Beyond the PhD: Realities of the Job Market Panel and Roundtables Discussion
You are considering a transition away from academic research, but what are other available jobs and where do you find them? This panel will address career opportunities that are available to science PhDs, offer practical job search strategies, and provide insights into what potential employers are seeking from successful job applicants. The second part of this session will be set up as roundtables where the speakers will sit at individual tables with a small number of participants for a more intimate discussion.

Yaihara Fortis Santiago, PhD, The New York Academy of Sciences
Lindsay M. McCracken, PhD, Vice President, Private Client Associate, U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Justin Campbell, Managing Director, TemPositions Group of Companies

4:00 PM

Keynote Address

5:00 PM

NewYorkBIO Annual Conference Welcome Reception

7:00 PM