September 19, 2017  - Register
12:00pm - 7:00pm   
University of Illinois at Chicago
M.M. Thompson Room ABC
Student Center West
828 South Wolcott Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612

This unique symposium will gather postdoctoral fellows and graduate students from across the greater Chicago area to connect, network, collaborate and learn about different career paths emanating from their postdoctoral experience.

Schedule:

12:00pm
Inauguration of Symposium and introductory remarks
12:15pm
Keynote Speaker: Joanne Kamens, PhD, Executive Director, Addgene
1:15pm
Lunch Break
2:00pm
Navigating the Shifting Academic Research Landscape: Advice for the Junior Scientists
Guest Speaker: Garry McDowell, PhD, Executive Director, Future of Research (FOR) Inc.
2:50pm Break
3:00pm

 

Career Track Workshops (First Choice)
1. Industry Careers: Industry research scientists, Project managers, Regulatory affairs
2. Science Communication Careers: Science/Medical writers, Medical Science Liaisons, Science Policy
3. Business and Science Careers: Consultants, Venture capitalists & private equity, Technology transfer
4. Academic Careers: Grants officer, Core Facility, Program manager 
4:00pm Break
4:10pm
Career Track Workshops (Second Choice)
1. Industry Careers: Industry research scientists, Project managers, Regulatory affairs
2. Science Communication Careers: Science/Medical writers, Medical Science Liaisons, Science Policy
3. Business and Science Careers: Consultants, Venture capitalists & private equity, Technology transfer
4. Academic Careers: Grants officer, Core Facility, Program manager 
5:10pm
Closing Remarks
5:20pm
Reception and Networking Event - Organized by Chicago based Scientists, CHIentist

Speakers:

Joanne Kamens, PhD, Executive Director, Addgene

Garry McDowell, PhD, Executive Director, Future of Research (FOR) Inc.

Sponsors:

 

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Please contact us at uic.pda@gmail.com if you have any questions.


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