Bioscience Careers

May 25, 2017

“Is Medical Writing Right For You?”

Thursday, May 25th, 2017 5:00pm-6:00pm in Health Sciences Building, Room T-739 Andrew Hellman, Ph.D, E.L.S. Medical Writer Quest Diagnostics, Seattle, WA Andrew Hellman has always liked writing, but he didn’t make it a career until he finished his doctorate. He earned his PhD at Stanford University, where he studied neurobiology in C. elegans. He now works for

May 8, 2017

“An Unplanned Twenty Year Journey to a Career in Academic Technology Transfer”

Thursday, May 11th, 2017 5:00pm-6:00pm in Health Sciences Building, Room T-739 Dennis Hanson, PhD Senior Technology Manager CoMotion, Seattle, WA Dennis Hanson is currently Senior Manager at CoMotion in the Innovation Development group.  He works with UW researchers to help in the process of pushing ideas out of the laboratory and into the real world.  Prior

April 18, 2017

“Overlap in academia and the startup world: how a scientist can become a CEO”

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 5:00pm-6:00pm in Health Sciences Building, Room T-739 Alex Jiao, PhD CEO & Co-founder Silene Biotech, Seattle, WA Silene Biotech is building a personalized medicine platform for consumers using their own cells. Alex is the cofounder and CEO of Silene Biotech and has been responsible for the incorporation, establishment, and operation of the

March 28, 2017

“From Lab Bench to Bedside and Beyond: Where PhDs Can Fit in Clinical Trials and Drug Development?”

Thursday, March 30th, 2017 5:00pm-6:00pm in Health Sciences Building, Room T-739 Tingting Li, PhD. Manager, Biostatistics, Advanced Clinical Advanced Clinical, Deerfield, IL Tingting Li applies her knowledge of drug development to oversee biostatistics activities in clinical trials and manage biostatisticians. Previously, she worked as a director of biostatistics, manager, and project director in the same field.

February 15, 2017

“The Museum Path to a Career in Public Engagement with Science”

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 5:00pm-6:00pm in Health Sciences Building, Room T-747 Marley Jarvis, PhD. Portal to the Public Science Communication Fellowship Program Supervisor Pacific Science Center,  Seattle, WA Dr. Marley Jarvis was raised in a coastal town in northern California by an artist father and oceanographer mother, and she shares a passion for both.  Throughout her

January 17, 2017

“What Kind of Scientist Do You Want to Be?”

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 5:00pm-6:00pm in Health Sciences Building, Room T-747 Joshua Burton, Ph.D. Computational Biologist Adaptive Biotechnologies,  Seattle, WA Video of the seminar can be found here. Joshua N. Burton has traveled through several scientific fields en route to a fulfilling career in the biotechnology industry.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Princeton University in

December 8, 2016

“Science stories: a career in science journalism”

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 5:00pm-6:00pm in Health Sciences Building, Room T-747 Jessica Marshall, Ph.D. Associate Editor Chemical & Engineering News,  Seattle, WA Video of the seminar can be found here: Part 1/2, Part 2/2 Jessica Marshall is an associate editor at Chemical & Engineering News. Prior to joining C&EN, she spent a decade as a freelance science and

November 17, 2016

“Transition from Academia to the Industry: Joining the Dark Side?”

Thursday, November 17th, 2016 5:00pm-6:00pm in Health Sciences Building, Room T-747 Fernando F. Migone, Ph.D. Key Account Regional Manager Carl Zeiss Microscopy, Inc.,  Seattle, WA Fernando is an Account Manager for Carl Zeiss Microscopy Inc using his expertise in cutting edge imaging technologies to provide sales, support, and application development for labs across the Pacific Northwest.

October 13, 2016

“The Art and Science of Venture Capital”

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 5:00pm-6:00pm in Health Sciences Building, Room T-747 Anna Turetsky, Ph.D. Associate Lightstone Ventures, Boston, MA Anna is an Associate at Lightstone Ventures, where she evaluates new early-stage investment opportunities in the biopharmaceutical and medical device sectors. Before joining Lightstone, she was at Fletcher Spaght, a healthcare strategy consulting firm. Anna completed her

April 29, 2016

“Career Transitions in the Biological Sciences; Navigating between Academia and Biotech”

Thursday, May 19, 2016 5:30pm-6:30pm in Orin Smith Auditorium, South Lake Union (SLU) Ruwanthi Gunawardane, Ph.D. Director, Stem Cells & Gene Editing Allen Institute of Cell Science, Seattle, WA Ruwanthi (Ru) Gunawardane is part of a multi-disciplinary team focused on building image-based models of cellular behavior. Ru joined the Allen Institute after spending 5 years at

April 15, 2016

“Building a Bright Career through Innovation”

Thursday, May 5, 2016 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Lee Weng, Ph.D., MBA Chief Strategy Officer and Board Director Kolo Medical, San Jose, CA To view a video of the panel: click here To view slides of the panel: click here   Looking at the current, highly competitive business landscape, many students may wonder how to start a new career

March 31, 2016

“Facilitating science: Working in scientific program and operations management”

Thursday, April 21, 2016 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Alison S. Mehravari, Ph.D. Assitant Director of Operations Air Force Center of Excellence, University of Washington Institute for Neuroengineering, Seattle, WA To view a video of the panel: click here Do you enjoy the organization and planning aspects of science more than working at the bench? Consider a career in

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