SATURDAY OCTOBER 19

 

10-11:30AM | SESSION 1

CAREERS IN FINANCE AND EQUITY RESEARCH

LOCATION: ALUMNI HALL A

 

MODERATOR:  

ALEXANDRA MARSZALEK

BANK OF AMERICA MERRIL LYNCH, FINANCE ANALYST

PANELISTS:

DEREK DIROCCO

RA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC, EQUITY ANALYST

 

LINDSAY MCCRACKEN

U.S. TRUST, VICE PRESIDENT - PRIVATE CLIENT ASSOCIATE

 

DANIEL PARISOTTO

GUGGENHEIM PARTNERS, EQUITY RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

The bioscience industry is built on life science innovation but money is the means to development. If you have an interest in how money flows to investments and enjoy a high-intensity work environment being a financial analyst may be the career path for you. In this panel, we will hear from professionals who have made the leap from evaluating bio data to engrossing themselves in financial data and learning how the industry operates.

CAREERS IN TEACHING AND EDUCATION

LOCATION: ALUMNI HALL B

 

MODERATOR:  

VICTORIA RUIZ

ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY

 

PANELISTS:  

JESSICA ALLEN

COLUMBIA COLLEGE, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY

 

NATHAN LENTS

JOHN JAY COLLEGE, PROFESSOR OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

 

MATTHEW MARCELLO

PACE UNIVERSITY, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY

Teachers are essential to engage students to foster a scientifically informed public and inspire the next generation of scientists, policy makers, and informed citizens. This panel will cover teaching careers at the college level.

RESEARCH CAREERS IN INDUSTRY
LOCATION: FARKAS AUDITORIUM

MODERATOR:

CALEPH WILSON

MILTENYI BIOTECH, FIELD APPLICATION SCIENTIST

PANELISTS:

JEFFRY CESARIO

MERCK, SENIOR SCIENTIST

 

TYNISHA GLOVER

JANSSEN BIOTHERAPEUTICS, SENIOR SCIENTIST

NATALY MANJARREZ ORDUÑO

BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB, SENIOR RESEARCH INVESTIGATOR

The pharmaceutical industry draws on a variety of expertise to fill variety of positions. Our panelists will shine a light on the road into a career in the pharmaceutical industry and what to expect if you get there.

CAREERS IN NON-PROFITS & FOUNDATIONS

LOCATION: COLES 101

MODERATOR:

KATE KRUEGER

NEW HARVEST, RESEARCH DIRECTOR

PANELISTS:

GIOVANNA GUERRERO

CIENCIA PUERTO RICO & YALE UNIVERSITY, DIRECTOR

 

ELISABETH MARI

NATIONAL MS SOCIETY, DIRECTOR OF BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

JOERG SCHLATTERER

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, MANAGER, GRADUATE & POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARS OFFICE

From philanthropy to government, explore careers looking for science-trained professionals to help guide the use of public and private resources.

A STRONG CV IS NOT ENOUGH: WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW MIGHT HURT YOU

LOCATION: COLES 109

SPEAKER:

MARY MITCHELL

THE MITCHELL ORGANIZATION, PRESIDENT

Nearly every major hiring decision involves face-to-face interaction. And the interview process is often as much social as formal. This workshop will both heighten your awareness and give you the confidence to present yourself effectively outside your lab. Topics include: Interview skills, communications principles, business etiquette, appropriate dress, and how to thrive at business/social events.

 
 
 
 
 

11:30-12:30PM | LUNCH

12:30-2PM | SESSION 2

 
 
 
 
 

HOW TO GET PUBLISHED IN NATURE

LOCATION: ALUMNI HALL A

SPEAKER: 

NICK CAMPBELL

GLOBAL INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERSHIPS, EXECUTIVE EDITOR & EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

A brief introduction to Nature and the Nature journals as well as the peer review and editorial decision-making processes at these journals. This seminar is suitable for researchers in general from graduate students upwards.

CAREERS IN DATA SCIENCE, ANALYTICS & VISUALIZATION

LOCATION: ALUMNI HALL B

MODERATOR: 

MATTHEW OBERHARDT

NEW YORK-PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL, PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR RESEARCH SCIENCE

PANELISTS:

ANASUYA DAS

MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING, SENIOR DATA SCIENTIST

PRIYA KAR

SIGNALS ANALYTICS, CUSTOMER SUCCESS MANAGER

TOM LAGATTA

SPLUNK, STAFF SALES ENGINEER

Many PhD trained scientists have used analytic tools to extract meaning from large amounts of experimental data. These skills can be translated from research to do predictive analytics and data mining. This panel is made up of scientists that have evolved from academic researchers to data scientists.

NON-RESEARCH INDUSTRY CAREERS

LOCATION: FARKAS AUDITORIUM

MODERATOR:

EMILY BAUER

BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, US IMMUNO-ONC MARKETING

PANELISTS:

NANCY ILAYA

ESTEE LAUDER, MANAGER OF MEDICAL AFFAIRS

STEPHEN SHANNON

NOVOCARE, MEDICAL AFFAIRS FELLOW

DIVYA VASUDEVAN

AGENUS, MANAGER, ONCOLOGY INTELLIGENCE & ANALYTICS

Many students and postdocs assume that transition to industry means they’ll just be pipetting in a fancier setting and getting a bigger paycheck. But most PhDs working in private industry don’t do bench research, and this session sheds light on the wide range of non-research careers open to you in the corporate world. From communications to regulatory affairs to education, and beyond, the options for your future are far greater than you might have thought.

CAREERS IN PATENT LAW AND TECH TRANSFER

LOCATION: COLES 101

 

MODERATOR:

CRISEYDA MARTINEZ

NYU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, GRADUATE STUDENT

PANELISTS:

BETH ASHBRIDGE

GOODWIN PROCTER, LLP, SCIENCE LAW CLERK

ANANDA GHOSH

NYU LANGONE HEALTH, TECHNOLOGY MARKETING ASSOCIATE

ALTHEA STILLMAN

IP GROUP PLC, SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Private companies have long understood that the key to their survival is the generation and protection of intellectual properties.  More recently, academic institutions are diversifying their revenue through more aggressive pursuit of commercializing their own intellectual property. As the science behind patents becomes more complex, PhDs are increasingly in demand to bridge the gap between business and law. Whether the issue is licensing an idea to a company, establishing contracts between companies and universities, or startups coming out of schools, the world of patent law and tech transfer is an exciting and challenging environment. It can be confusing and daunting to contemplate a career in IP Law, Tech Transfer, or Venture Capitalism, but our expert panel will explain their paths taken to this exciting new world.

SCHMOOZE OR LOSE WORKSHOP

LOCATION: COLES 109

 

SPEAKER:

MARY MITCHELL

THE MITCHELL ORGANIZATION, PRESIDENT

 

Social settings often intimidate otherwise accomplished professionals. Mary Mitchell discusses business event etiquette concerns such as, address introductions, handshakes, small talk, gender differences, and Miserable Moments - forgetting names, breaking into a group, alcohol protocol, and a host of others. You’ll be given an opportunity to practice these skills.

2-2:30PM | COFFEE BREAK

2:30-4PM | SESSION 3

 
 
 

CAREERS IN MARKETING

LOCATION: ALUMNI HALL A

 

MODERATOR:

CHISANGA LWATULA

BIO-RAD LABORATORIES, GLOBAL INFECTIOUS DISEASE PRODUCT MANAGER

PANELISTS:

EMILY BAUER

BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, US IMMUNO-ONC MARKETING

 

HEATHER KING

PRECISION BIOSCIENCES, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS AND PR AT

 

ALOMA RODRIGUES

DDB HEALTH, VP, MEDICAL DIRECTOR

The mere mention of the word “marketing” can bring to mind either the nostalgic days of Mad Men, or the sleazy world of used-car salesmen.  People tend to see marketing as a way to get people to buy things they don’t need, or that it preys on people’s insecurities.  But there is not just method to the madness, but real science.  PhDs with a bit of savvy and flair can use their abilities to convince study sections of the beauty of their latest proposal, the novelty at the core of their not-so-novel ideas, and engage an audience for an hour describing why their failed experiments were actually the greatest breakthrough in the field.

The field of marketing is more technologically advanced and science-driven than ever before, and if you like persuading others, writing, and building the most beautiful animations or graphic illustrations of data, you might love a career in marketing!

CAREERS IN SCIENCE OUTREACH AND INFORMAL EDUCATION

LOCATION: ALUMNI HALL B

 

MODERATOR:

RUSSELL LEDET

NYU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, GRADUATE STUDENT

 

PANELISTS:

JEANNE GARBARINO

THE ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY, DIRECTOR OF SCIENCE OUTREACH

 

JOE HANSON

IT'S OK TO BE SMART/PBS, SCIENCE WRITER/YOUTUBE EDUCATOR

 

JULIE NADEL

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, PROGRAM MANAGER, SCIENCE ALLIANCE

Spending just a few minutes on Facebook, Twitter, or C-Span illustrates the urgent need for scientists to be more engaged with society. If your interest in science started with a desire to save the world, Science Outreach might be the most urgently needed way to make that goal a reality. Science outreach careers bring science to the public in many settings. Whether it’s from a research university teaching high school teachers how to run a lab, graduate students mentoring K-12 students to pursue a degree in STEM, or a scientist explaining scientific curiosities on YouTube, their passion for science is undeniable. This is the panel for you if love mentoring people in your lab and the desire to communicate your science to nonscientists.

 

CONSULTING CAREERS

LOCATION: FARKAS AUDITORIUM

 

MODERATOR: 

FON POWELL

BAIN & CO., CONSULTANT

PANELISTS:

BRENT OSBORNE

DEFINED HEALTH, CONSULTANT

 

ALEX PORRAS

MCKINSEY & COMPANY, CONSULTANT

 

LAWANDA THOMPSON

SUSTAINABLE OUTCOMES, LLC, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT

If problem solver, creative and analytical thinker, and team player describe you well, then you may find a career in consulting and related fields a good match. Panelists will cover consulting and related careers where those transferable skills you picked up in graduate school becomes your #1 asset.

MEDICAL COMMUNICATIONS CAREERS

LOCATION: COLES 101

 

MODERATOR:

ALISSA PHAM

PHASE FIVE COMMUNICATIONS (A DIVISION OF GREYHEALTH GROUP), ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR

 

PANELISTS:

CALI HOWITT

BGB GROUP/BIONYC, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MEDICAL DIRECTOR

 

JENN MATOS

MCCANN TORRE LAZUR, DIRECTOR, SCIENTIFIC STRATEGY

LASHON PRINGLE

HEALTHCARE CONSULTANCY GROUP, SENIOR MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Medical communications is not journalism, academic publishing or regulatory writing. MedComms agencies advise pharma companies on how best to educate and inform their customers about new therapies and medicine, supported by clinical and economic data. Many global MedComm agencies have an office in the greater New York City metro area and are growing their medical writing staff. Those who enjoy being technical, creative, fast paced and looking to work in a range of therapeutic areas should attend this session.

CAREER SATISFACTION WORKSHOP

LOCATION: COLES 109

MODERATOR:

MATTIAS BIRK

NYU WAGNER SCHOOL, ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

You want to know which career is right for you, but where do you start? This workshop will help you gain greater clarity around what you’re innately good at, what motivates you, and what matters to you. Seeing this weekend’s sessions through the lens of your own individual strengths, preferences and values can help the right career choice become more clear. We’ll also take a look at what modern psychology tells us about the elements that need to be in place to be successful and happy.​

 
 

4:30-6PM | KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

NEXT GEN PHD: WHERE PHDS LAND, AND HOW TO GET THERE

LOCATION: FARKAS AUDITORIUM

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

MELANIE SINCHE

 

This workshop will provide an up-to-date assessment of the current career landscape facing doctoral recipients and postdocs in the sciences. Author Melanie Sinche will share new research data and profiles of recent science doctoral recipients across a wide range of disciplines to demonstrate the breadth of occupations that doctoral recipients currently hold, along with proven strategies for landing potential occupations for advanced degree candidates. 

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