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Success Stories: International Scientists in the US

Success Stories: International Scientists in the US

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York

Presented By


The New York Academy of Sciences


Are you an international scientist interested in understanding the steps necessary to become successful within the US, either in academia or non-academic career tracks? Gain awareness of the US academic career path as well as various non-academic career paths available to PhDs by joining INet NYC and the New York Academy of Sciences for the Success Stories: Overcoming the Barriers of an International Scientist in the USA event.

At this event, professionals pursuing diverse career paths will share practical advice related to their own career including descriptions of their current jobs, opportunities in the field, ways to get training, required skills, visa sponsorship and where to find more information about their careers. You will have the chance to hear their stories and ask questions. There will also be a networking reception following the roundtable discussions.

Registrants will have the opportunity to interact with 3 professionals in small groups (7 people maximum per table). Further, up to 3 of the following fields can be chosen:

  • Academia
  • Biotech
  • Pharma
  • Finance/Equity Research
  • Consulting
  • Science Communication/Medical Writing
  • Non-profit
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Data Science

Schedule (*subject to change)

  • 6:00-6:20 PM:  Registration for professional and participants, table assignment
  • 6:20- 7:00 PM: Introduction NYAS, INetNYC, Professionals
  • 7:00-8:00 PM: Roundtable Discussion [Participants will rotate every 20 min while the Professionals will stay seated in the same table]
  • 8:00- 9:00 PM: Networking Reception with Professionals

INetNYC Description: INet NYC (International Networking in NYC) was founded in 2014 and is run by young volunteer scientists. It is an organization that aims to provide support and professional development opportunities for international STEM scientists in the NYC area. We facilitate the connection of scientists, allowing for the sharing of experiences and the formation of a strong international peer network. INet NYC organizes professional, networking and social events that are focused on the challenges encountered by international students and opportunities available to them. We believe that, by creating a local community, INet NYC can assist in finding solutions to career and social concerns that international scientists face.


Alejandro de la Puente


Nonmember Student, Undergrad, Grad, Fellow
Member Student, Post-Doc, Fellow


John Yazbek, M.Sc
John Yazbek, M.Sc

Genomics Data Science at Medidata ​

Alexander D Radian, PhD
Alexander D Radian, PhD

ClearView Healthcare Partners ​

Alejandro de la Puente, PhD
Alejandro de la Puente, PhD

New York Academy of Sciences​