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
  • Mitra Dutta, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Research, UIC
  • Robert A. Barish, MD, MBA, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, UIC
12:15pm
Grab the Bull by the Horns - Taking Steps to a Fulfilling Career in Science
Keynote Speaker: Joanne Kamens, PhD, Executive Director, Addgene
1:15pm
Lunch Break and informal networking with speakers and panelists
2:00pm
Future of scientific research and role of junior researchers: get in the driver’s seat!
Guest Speaker: Gary McDowell, PhD, Executive Director, Future of Research (FOR) Inc.
2:50pm Coffee Break
3:00pm

 

Career Track Workshops (First Choice)
1. Industry Careers: Industry Research, Research Scientist, Regulatory Affairs
2. Science Communication Careers: Science/Medical Writers, Medical Science Liaisons, Science Communicator
3. Business and Science Careers: Consultants, Venture Capitalists & Private Equity, Technology Transfer & Commercialization
4. Careers in Academia: Core Facility, Program Director, Research/Teaching Faculty
4:00pm Break
4:10pm
Career Track Workshops (Second Choice)
1. Industry Careers: Industry Research, Research Scientist, Regulatory Affairs
2. Science Communication Careers: Science/Medical Writers, Medical Science Liaisons, Science Communicator
3. Business and Science Careers: Consultants, Venture Capitalists & Private Equity, Technology Transfer & Commercialization
4. Careers in Academia: Core Facility, Program Director, Research/Teaching Faculty
5:10pm
Closing Remarks
5:20pm
Reception and Networking Event - Organized by Chicago based Scientists, CHIentist
CHIentist is a grassroots initiative that seeks to create a sense of community and build new connections among life scientists and professionals in the Chicago area by encouraging networking on a regular basis. Our organization provides a platform for in-person and virtual communication, exchanges of ideas and opportunities, and the maintenance of interpersonal bonds that support future career endeavors. CHIentist helps to bridge the gap between long separated groups under a common interest in science and a desire for a collaborative and nurturing community in Chicago.

Sponsors:

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


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