Bioscience Careers

December 31, 2020

Alejandro Grajal, President and CEO of the Woodland Park Zoo

Bioscience Careers Seminar with Alejandro Grajal, Ph.D. Thursday, January 21, 2021, 12-1 pm, via Zoom Registration link for Zoom webinar: https://bit.ly/3goUUdi Abstract: I have a PhD major in Zoology and a minor in Tropical Conservation & Development. As CEO of a non-profit organization, I manage an annual budget of $45M and nearly 300 employees. I

February 13, 2020

“Always carry a notebook: My career in science writing and media relations”

Bioscience Careers Seminar with James Urton, Ph.D. Thursday, March 5 2020, 5-6PM, HSB T-747 Abstract:   James is a cell biologist who hasn’t picked up a pipet in years. He spends his days in the University of Washington News Office, where he covers news and discoveries from 15 departments and institutes. He writes press releases, edits copy, pitches reporters, fields media requests, reads

February 5, 2020

“Storyteller, Writer, and Scientist”

Bioscience Careers Seminar with Adam Ruben, Ph.D. Thursday, February 13, 2020, 5-6PM, HSB T-747 Adam Ruben is a writer, comedian, and molecular biologist. He has appeared on the Food Network’s Food Detectives, the Science Channel’s Head Rush and How Do They Do It?, the Weather Channel’s Weather Gone Viral, the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the

November 13, 2018

RECAP: Dr. Christie Wilcox, PhD, “Finding Your Voice: From Scientist to Science Writer”

Blog post written by Taylor Wang. ********************************* October 25th: “Finding Your Voice: From Scientist to Science Writer” Dr. Christie Wilcox, Ph.D. Science Writer Editor, SciShow   If someone had asked young Dr. Christie Wilcox what she wanted to be when she grew up, the last thing on her mind would have been science. As an

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

October 19, 2015

“Researcher, Writer, Consultant: Finding the Right Fit and How to Get There”

Thursday, November 12, 2015 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Brooke Anderson-White, Ph.D. Disease Area Analyst Oncology Resource Group, Seattle, WA To view a video of Dr. Anderson-White’s talk: click here Brooke is a PhD molecular biologist passionate about competitive intelligence, partnership building, and technical writing in the fields of oncology, microbiomics, and infectious disease. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship

March 2, 2015

“Freelancing, contracts and careers in eLearning”

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Sandlin Seguin, Ph.D. eLearning Specialist Tableau, Seattle, WA View Dr. Seguin’s talk here. Sandlin Seguin, PhD is an (new) eLearning Specialist at Tableau. Her brief career since defending in 2011 has included freelance work in text book editing, text writing, course and contracts in curriculum development and

September 19, 2014

“I am a scientist and I play one on TV”

Thursday, February 19th, 2014 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Jennifer Gardy, Ph.D. Senior Scientist BC Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, BC View Dr. Gardy’s talk here. After completing a PhD in microbial genomics, Dr. Gardy followed the “traditional” path, ultimately getting a faculty position, though based at BC’s Centre for Disease Control, where her work combines genomics with infectious disease

May 29, 2014

“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

March 16, 2014

“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

April 4, 2013

“Drugs, Money, and Trials: The Life of a Regulatory Medical Writer “

Thursday, April 4, 2013 Download a video of Dr. Chertova’s talk here Cortney Chertova, PhD. Medical Writer/Project Manager Randstad Pharma, Seattle, WA

February 7, 2013

“How a Microbiology Ph.D. Became an Editor, Science Writer and Book Author”

Thursday, February 7, 2013 Download a video of Dr. Berezow’s talk here Alex Berezow, PhD. Editor, RealClearScience; Co-author, Science Left Behind Seattle, WA