Bioscience Careers

‘Master Class’ on Life Science Startups

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Robert Masterson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur in Residence – Center for Commercialization, University of Washington Board Director – Prevencio, Inc. View Dr. Masterson’s talk here. Startup life science companies provide important opportunities for bioscience Ph.D. graduates, allowing, for example, possible contributions that may change the way medicine is performed. It starts with

“Getting that first biotech job: stories from a recent graduate”

 Download the slides from Dr. Ramirez’s talk here Thursday, October 9th, 2014 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Arturo Ramirez, Ph.D. Research Scientist RareCyte, Seattle, WA Download Dr. Ramirez’s powerpoint here. Upon graduating from UW’s Molecular and Cellular Biology graduate program in 2010, Dr. Ramirez joined the small, Seattle-based biotech RareCyte, whose mission is to understand how

“Invention, Investment, and Incubation: Managing the Transition from Science to Business”

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Dhileep Sivam, Ph.D. Senior Manager – Special Projects Intellectual Ventures, Bellevue, WA Since graduating from the University of Washington with a PhD in Bioinformatics, Dhileep Sivam has held several positions at Intellectual Ventures, a Bellevue-based private equity fund focused on investing in invention. He has held roles

“Fair Balance: My career as a medical science liaison”

Thursday, May 29, 2014 Download Dr. Payne’s talk here Shannon Payne, Ph.D. Medical Science Liaison – Nephrology Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Hayward, CA As a Medical Science Liaison, Dr. Shannon Payne interacts with leaders in the pharmaceutical industry to identify emerging clinical issues and educate clinicians about pharmaceutics and medical devices. In this role, she actively manages

“Grad, Grantee, Grantor: Navigating Non-Profit Career Paths in Global Health”

Thursday, May 15, 2014 Jennifer Osborn, Ph.D. Associate Program Officer in HIV Diagnostics Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA Dr. Jennifer Osborn is an Associate Program Officer in HIV Diagnostics at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked at PATH as a Program Associate developing point-of-care diagnostics for

“From Academia to Industry”

Thursday, April 10, 2014 Download Dr. Sanowar’s talk here Sarah Sanowar, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate, Genentech San Francisco, CA Work environments are becoming more diverse involving multidisciplinary collaborations in Academia and in Industry. Although each has distinctive ways of research, work and reward, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are well prepared for scientific careers in either.

“Scientific Communications: Building Bridges Between Science and Business” 

Thursday, March 6, 2014 Arun Divakaruni, Ph.D. Senior VP of Element Scientific Communications and Acting General Manager at Weber Shandwick Los Angeles, CA As Senior VP of Element Scientific Communications™ and acting General Manager at Weber Shandwick, Dr. Arun Divakaruni works with over 20 former scientists and science writers around the world to incite change

“Weighing Career Advice in Trying Times: Finding your Path to Professional Satisfaction”

Thursday, February 13, 2014 Download Dr. Moran’s talk here Paul Moran, Ph.D. Research Geneticist, Northwest Fisheries Science Center Seattle, WA In the past three decades, the field of genetics has exploded and transformed the study of biology. Opportunities that unfolded for biologists in the past may not be available now, but new opportunities present themselves. Career

“Looking Back: Lessons Learned from My First 35 Years in Research and Biotech” 

Thursday, January 23, 2014 Download part one of Dr. Lyman’s talk here Download part two of Dr. Lyman’s talk here Stewart Lyman, Ph.D. Manager, Lyman BioPharma Consulting LLC Seattle, WA Looking for some inspiration to kick-start your research or job hunt in the New Year? Join us for an illuminating talk by Dr. Stewart Lyman as he