Bioscience Careers

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

May 6, 2015

Life in the Cloud: A Tech Industry Panel

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Jeremiah Wander, Ph.D. Researcher, Medical Devices Group Microsoft James Thompson, Ph.D. Research Scientist, Web Services Amazon Tim Blakely, Ph.D. Software Engineer, Machine Intelligence Google  To view the video of the panel discussion: click here Ever wanted to know what it’s like to work for one of the big

March 16, 2015

“Beyond the Bench: Turning Community Building into a Career”

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Jenn Pang, Ph.D. Director Science and Math Institute, Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA To view a video of Dr. Pang’s talk: click here Long before graduating from UW’s Molecular and Cellular Biology program in 2010, Jenn Pang was considering leaving the bench. While still in graduate school, Pang pursued opportunities

October 15, 2014

Transitioning From Academia to the Allen Institute for Brain Science

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Pete Groblewski, Ph.D. Scientist I – Neural Coding Group Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, WA Download Dr. Groblewski’s powerpoint presentation here. Peter Groblewski recently joined the Allen Institute for Brain Science where he is a Scientist in the Neural Coding group. He is applying his extensive experience with rodent

‘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

October 9, 2014

“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

September 19, 2014

“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

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

May 15, 2014

“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

April 10, 2014

“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.

December 5, 2013

“A Biochemist’s Career in the Wine Industry “

Thursday, December 5, 2013 Download part one of Dr. Watson’s talk here Download part two of Dr. Watson’s talk here Download part three of Dr. Watson’s talk here Bruce Watson , PhD. Wine Consultant, Bruce Watson Wine Consulting Seattle, WA Do you enjoy drinking a nice glass of merlot, but never thought about how your bench skills could

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