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SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5

 

10-11:30AM | SESSION 1

MEDICAL SCIENCE LIAISION CAREERS

LOCATION: ALUMNI HALL A

 

MODERATOR:  

CHARLOTTE WINCOTT

ALKERMES, MEDICAL SCIENCE DIRECTOR

PANELISTS:

INDRANI CHATTERJEE

CELMATIX INC., MEDICAL SCIENCE LIAISON

 

THIHAN PADUKKAVIDANA

TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICALS, SENIOR MEDICAL SCIENCE LIASION

 

ALEXANDRIA WISE-BROWN

ROCHE, SENIOR MEDICAL SCIENCE LIASION

 

Most postdocs and grad students have never heard of medical science liaisons (MSL), much less know whether it’s a career they might be interested in.  Formerly the sole domain of MDs and PharmDs, PhDs have slowly, but inexorably shown the world that the skills developed in graduate school enable them to learn almost anything and put that knowledge to use rapidly. An MSL works to bring the science behind medicine, medical devices, and new therapies to physicians who use them. You travel a lot (at least at first), interact with different people every day, work on a wide range of projects on tight deadlines. We were lucky to slow down four of these elusive creatures long enough to share their stories with you, don’t miss this opportunity!

 

GOVERNMENT CAREERS

LOCATION: ALUMNI HALL B

MODERATOR:

CAIRA WOODS

BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION, PROGRAM OFFICER

 

PANELISTS:

ASTRID HAASE

NIDDK/ NIH, TENURE-TRACK INVESTIGATOR

 

OLIVER OU

USDA, REGULATORY SCIENTIST

CESAR PEREZ

FDA, BRANCH CHIEF

Working for the government involves a wide variety of career options, from running a basic research lab to working on science policy and everything in between. This panel will shed some light on the kinds of opportunities most available to recent Ph.D. graduates, and provide insight into how to find the right fit for you.

GETTING YOUR FIRST JOB: HOW TO BECOME "BUSINESS-READY" TO STAND OUT AGAINST YOUR COMPETITION

LOCATION: FARKAS AUDITORIUM

 

SPEAKER:

RANDALL RIBAUDO

SCIPHD, CO-FOUNDER, CEO

Adapting to industry jobs can be a significant challenge for scientists coming from academia. Industry values and even requires skills that go beyond the traditional scientific/technical competencies. Being “business-ready” means being able to demonstrate you have the business and social skills valued in order to fit into their team-based work environments. This workshop introduces 23 business and social competencies valued in industry, and shows you how to relate your own experiences to demonstrate your value to the organization and stand out against your competition.

ENTREPRENEURS: FROM SCIENCE TO STARTUP

LOCATION: COLES 101

MODERATOR:

FRANK RIMALOVSKI

NYU, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENTREPRENEURIAL INSTITUTE

PANELISTS:

MARIA LUISA PINEDA

ENVISAGENICS, COFOUNDER & CEO

EDWIN VAZQUEZ-CINTRON

CYTODEL, FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH

EHSAN YAZDI

NOMOCAN PHARMACEUTICALS, FOUNDER & CEO

What do all the companies and organizations here at the career fair have in common? People who were entrepreneurial started them all. In this session entrepreneurial individuals share how they made an impact with their innovations and how you could too.

 

CAN I STAY OR SHOULD I GO NOW: A VISAS WORKSHOP FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS

LOCATION: COLES 109

 

SPEAKER:

BRENDAN DELANEY

HILL, FRANK & DELANEY LLC, ATTORNEY

Foreign national postdocs and researchers face challenges in navigating their career path in the US due to visa and immigration related issues. This workshop will discuss relevant temporary visas including the J-1 Visa, J-1 waivers and touch on other visas (in a more informative way) such as the H-1B/O-1/TN etc. We also tend to discuss the type of issues that they face in terms of their career development, such as visa transition to industry, and also how they can build their CV/Resume for purposes of a self-sponsored application (including the types of evidence, documents and material that they need), which may allow them to expand their career opportunities and transition to an employment position of their own accord.

 
 
 
 
 

11:30-12:30PM | LUNCH

12:30-2PM | SESSION 2

 
 
 
 
 

ACADEMIC CAREERS BEYOND THE TENURE TRACK

LOCATION: ALUMNI HALL A

MODERATOR:

TOM MAGALDI

MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER, MANAGER OF CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

PANELISTS:

ERWIN CABRERA

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK - RESEARCH FOUNDATION / DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION / SUNY - FARMINGDALE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, RESEARCH ALIGNED MENTORSHIP (RAM) PROGRAM

 

SHEENAH MISCHE

NYU LANGONE HEALTH, SENIOR DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF ADVANCED RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIES

ANNMARIE PACCHIA

MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER, VICE PRESIDENT, RESEARCH AND PROJECT ADMINISTRATION


Academic institutions are increasingly looking for academically trained people to help support scientific research and training. Panelists who have taken a variety of paths to the support of side of research will talk about their careers in academia beyond the tenure track.

CHOOSING A TRADITIONAL OR NON-TRADITIONAL POSTDOC

LOCATION: ALUMNI HALL B

MODERATOR: 

LYDIA GRMAI

NYU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, POSTDOCTORAL SCIENTIST

PANELISTS:

JON CRUZ

REGENERON, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

NATASHA EMMANUEL

PFIZER, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW​

 

BIANCA MARLIN

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Graduate students considering their next career move usually look at doing a postdoc, and that makes sense for many. But not all postdocs are created equal, and more and more innovative programs are appearing that can give you postdoctoral experience in a more specialized setting that will prepare you more completely for the ultimate career of your choice. Join us for a discussion of a few examples, and hear about why an academic postdoc or a non-traditional postdoc might be the best career move you can make.

CAREERS AT REGENERON

LOCATION: FARKAS AUDITORIUM

MODERATOR:

MARCUS JONES

REGENERON, SENIOR MANAGER, R&D PLANNING, STRATEGY & OPERATIONS

 

PANELISTS:

CIRO BONETTI

REGENERON, SCIENTIST

NATHALIE FIASCHI

REGENERON, DIRECTOR, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
 

LORI MORTON

REGENERON, DIRECTOR OF CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH AND FIBROSIS RESEARCH

Regeneron has grown tremendously over the last few years, and many former NYU students and postdocs have found careers with them. This session will highlight some of the diverse career paths available within this vibrant company that you might not know much about. This goes beyond the bench scientist in industry we all think we know, and will open your eyes to the breadth of possibilities at Regeneron and other pharmaceutical companies.

CAREERS IN TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

LOCATION: COLES 101

MODERATOR:

MICHAL GILON-YANAI

NYU LANGONE HEALTH, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, BIOMEDICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM, OIL/OTA

PANELISTS:

STAN KING

EMULATE, INC., VICE PRESIDENT OF CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT

PAUL RILEY

DIAGNOSTICA STAGO, INC., SCIENTIFIC BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

CARLO YUVIENCO

NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Research institutions are the source of many ground-breaking discoveries and inventions with the potential to save lives or preserve world around us. If you aspire to help turn those discoveries into products or businesses then a career in technology & business development may be for you. In this panel we will hear from professionals who have moved from the bench to work at the interface of science and product development.

RESUME WORKSHOP

LOCATION: COLES 109

 

SPEAKER:

BERNADETTE SO

NYU, DIRECTOR, GRAD STUDENT CAREER DEVELOPMENT

The resume is an expected document for many job applications, but what a resume can look like is not always as obvious. Learn how to look at yourself as a candidate so you don't get overlooked by employers! Attend this workshop to understand how to articulate your skills, align your qualifications to job descriptions, and create a resume that matches an employer's needs.

2-2:30PM | COFFEE BREAK

2:30-4PM | SESSION 3

 
 
 

CAREERS IN PUBLISHING

LOCATION: ALUMNI HALL A

MODERATOR:

JEAN MARY ZARATE

NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, SENIOR EDITOR

PANELISTS:

NATALIA ORTUZAR

JOHN WILEY AND SONS, ASSOCIATE EDITORAL DIRECTOR

SERENA TAN

JOHN WILEY AND SONS, EDITOR

 

ANGELA WELCH

ELSEVIER, SENIOR PUBLISHER

A career in the publishing world can be incredibly rewarding and exciting, but as the world of publishing changes it can be hard to know what roles will be played by PhDs in the future. Our panel of publishers will explain the breadth of possibilities, what skills are most needed, and what is the best way for a PhD to make the transition.

CAREERS IN SCIENCE POLICY

LOCATION: ALUMNI HALL B

MODERATOR:

YAIHARA FORTIS-SANTIAGO

MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING, MANAGER, POSTDOC AFFAIRS OFFICE

PANELISTS:

BARBARA NATALIZIO

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE, PROGRAM OFFICER, BOARD ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE

YVETTE SEGER

FEDERATION OF AMERICAN SOCIETIES FOR EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY (FASEB), DIRECTOR OF SCIENCE POLICY

CAIRA WOODS

BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION, PROGRAM OFFICER

Our ability as a society to support the scientific enterprise depends on a bright and dedicated group of science-trained individuals who can recommend policies to lawmakers, granting agencies and other influential groups. From stem cell research to teaching science in public school, sound policy requires thoughtful and insightful individuals to create the structure under which we operate. Our panel will discuss the different ways to apply your scientific training in ways that affect the way science is done.

FACULTY POSITIONS IN ACADEMIA

LOCATION: FARKAS AUDITORIUM

 

MODERATOR:

REBECCA HAEUSLER

COLUMBIA, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

PANELISTS:

KALIRIS SALAS-RAMIREZ

THE CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK, ASSISTANT MEDICAL PROFESSOR

DAVIDA SMYTH

MERCY COLLEGE, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

RICHARD TSIEN

NYU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE CHAIR, NEUROSCIENCE AND PHYSIOLOGY, DIRECTOR, NEUROSCIENCE INSTITUTE

 

Public, private, research, liberal arts: there are many options for those who are looking for a faculty position, but with the varying expectations of faculty at different institutions, what should you be doing now to increase your chances of landing a faculty position?

 

NEGOTIATION SKILLS WORKSHOP

LOCATION: COLES 101

SPEAKER:

BERNADETTE SO

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, DIRECTOR, GRADUATE STUDENT CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Obtaining a job offer can be met with great excitement... and after the excitement wears off, questions about how to negotiate that offer may come to mind. Preparation before a job offer appears can ease the negotiation experience. Attend this workshop to prepare for negotiation research, practice responding to negotiation questions, and identify factors to consider when negotiating a job offer.