Post Doc and Grad Student Career Symposium

Life science students and post docs have a complex career path to negotiate, and getting it started can be the hardest part. The NewYorkBIO Student & Post Doc Career Symposium will introduce you to the skills and qualities that potential employers are looking for, not only in academic or traditional life science industry jobs, but also in industries that utilize life science specialists. Find out from practitioners what they do, how they work, and what it is you need to do to prepare for that challenge. You will have the opportunity to meet directly with and talk to industry specialists in R&D, pharma, biotech, law, consulting, government, and other industries you might not have even thought about.



1:30-2:00PM          Registration and Check-in

2:00-2:3PM            The Power of Young Innovators

How does university research get transformed into commercial products? Since the passage of the Bayh-Dole Act, which encouraged the transfer of technology from university to industry, New York has seen impacts on the broader local economy, industry-university relations, the formation of new companies and growth of industry clusters. This panel discussion will examine this process through examples from early ideas, early and later stage companies, highlighting the important contribution of graduate students and postdocs in this continuum.


2:30-3:30              Advancing Your Career by Developing Your Professional Brand

Yes, you are a scientific expert. But, now is the time to round out your professionalism and develop the skills you will need that will differentiate you from the rest of the pack - your professional brand. In this compelling session, you will learn the tools and techniques that you can use throughout your career to help you:

  • Advancing your career

  • Deal with conflict

  • Learn essential networking

  • Develop a social networking presence

  • Utilize engaging presentation skills

  • Advocate through effective negotiation


3:30-5:00      Individual meetings with representatives from:

  • Johnson & Johnson

  • Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

  • NYAS Science Alliance


  • Pfizer, Inc.

  • Sanofi

  • Bionest Partners

  • Haug Partners     and more to come!


5:30              NewYorkBIO Opening Reception


Registration fee:  $30