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Jan 15th 2013 FILS Event - Overview of Life Sciences Career Paths

On January 15th, 2013, the kickoff event to the 2013 Futures in Life Sciences Series will occur. This event will provide an overview of Life Sciences Career Paths and will set the stage for the 7 other events in this series which will deep dive into specific functional areas in the sector. All events in this series will be held at the MassBio Offices, 300 Tech Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA from 5:30-8:00pm. To register for this event, click here: http://fils12013-eorg.eventfizz.com/.

The FILS events are open to current graduate student (MBA, MPH, JD, Eng, Ph.D., MD etc,), post doctoral fellow, or medical resident, interested in learning about the variety of career paths ranging from R&D, consulting, commercial, business development, marketing, clinical, regulatory, medical affairs, bioinformatics, systems biology, modeling, pharmacoeconomics, reimbursement, patient advocacy, market access, finance, legal, and operations. Together, Propel Careers, MassBio, and MassBioEd are committed to fostering the next generation of industry leaders in the life sciences. We look forward to seeing you there!

Meeting Agenda

5:30pm-6:00pm – Registration and Open Networking; 6:00pm-6:10pm – Introductions, Overview, and Recognition of Sponsors; 6:10pm-7:30pm – Panel Discussion - Moderator: John Hallinan, CBO MassBio and CFO Cytel. Panelists: Stephen L. Altieri is an associate in the Cooley LLP, Rita Viegas, Clinical Trial Manager, Biogen Idec; Erin Whalen, Lab Head and Project Team Leader, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research; Nessan Bermingham, Atlas Venture, Monsanto Seed Fund Alliance Advisor and Managing Partner, Bio Equity Capital. 7:30pm-8:00pm – Open Networking

The Futures in Life Science (FILS) Seminar Series is a year-long event series, created in 2011 by Propel Careers, MassBio, and the MassBioEd, to promote the variety of career paths ranging from research and development to marketing and commercialization that exist in the Massachusetts Life Science Industry for individuals with graduate degrees. We believe that the career paths that exist in the Massachusetts Life Science Industry are numerous, exciting, and rewarding and that it is imperative that students considering these careers be well informed regarding the areas that their education and training are relevant.

The year-long program provides in-depth overviews of specific careers in the life science industry that often require advanced degrees. We have focused on covering the various functional areas in the life sciences sector including, R&D, consulting, commercial, business development, marketing, clinical, regulatory, medical affairs, bioinformatics, systems biology, modeling, pharmacoeconomics, reimbursement, patient advocacy, market access, finance, legal, and operations. Most graduate students and post-docs are well prepared to take numerous directions in their careers, and it is our intent to provide a comprehensive understanding of the aptitudes and work environments that are associated with specific career paths, so that the individuals who attend these events can make more informed career decisions. We are also big believers in the power of connections and networking, so each seminar will have specific time set aside to meet the presenters and the attendees and to develop relationships that will be an asset to those in attendance.

The program has an average attendance of 80 individuals per event. Each event has a panel discussion comprised of industry leaders who provide an overview of the life sciences landscape and various career opportunities which exist in the industry. The individual seminars are scheduled to accommodate the academic school year with a focus on the technical or scientific expertise that is relevant to each area and the typical work environment associated with common roles.

For event details on the Propel Careers Website, click here: http://www.propelcareers.com/index.cfm/events/

Full FILS 2013 Series Event Schedule:

January 15th, 2013. Futures in Life Sciences Program – Overview of Life Sciences Career Paths. Location: MassBio Offices, 300 Tech Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA. Time: 5:30-8:00pm. To Register: http://fils12013-eorg.eventfizz.com/

February 19th, 2013. Futures in Life Science Series - Consulting Career Paths in the Life Science Industry. Location: MassBio Offices, 300 Tech Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge MA. Time: 5:30-8:00pm. To Register: http://fils22013-eorg.eventfizz.com/

March 19th, 2013. Futures in Life Science Series -Commercialization 1 (Marketing, Product Management, Business Development) Career Paths Location: MassBio Offices, 300 Tech Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge MA. Time: 5:30-8:00pm. To Register: http://fils32013-eorg.eventfizz.com/

April 16th, 2013. Futures in Life Sciences Program – Research and Development. Registration Details will be available shortly.

May 21st, 2013. Futures in Life Sciences Program – Clinical Development, Regulatory, and Medical Affairs. Registration Details will be available shortly.

September 17th, 2013. Bio-Informatics, Modeling and Systems Biology Career Paths. Registration Details will be available shortly

October 15th, 2013. Commercialization 2 (Reimbursement, Pharmacoeconomics, Patient Advocacy, and Market Access) Career Paths. Registration Details will be available shortly.

November 12th, 2013. Finance, Legal, Operations Career Paths. Registration Details will be available shortly.

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