Propel Careers

April 5th Research and Development focused Futures in Life Science Event 

March 14, 2011 
by Lauren Celano 

Futures in Life Sciences Program: Research and Development Panel discussion and networking event

Date: April 5th 2011

Location: MassBio Offices, One Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

To register:

Propel Careers, MassBio, and the MassBioEd have joined together to organize a series of networking and panel events focused on raising awareness of career paths that exist in life sciences for individuals with advanced degrees. This Futures in Life Science program will bring together experts across a wide range of disciplines and functional areas within the life science industry, who will detail their roles and will provide a rich context for the audience to gain a clear understanding of the skills, aptitudes, competencies, and personalities that thrive in their particular functions.

Attendance for this program is open to current graduate students, post doctoral fellows, and medical residents who are interested in careers in the life sciences industry. Space is limited to 100 individuals.

The event will focus on the various career options within the Research and Development areas of the life sciences sector including: Bench Research, Business development, Discovery project management, preclinical, CMC/formulation, and Intellectual Property.

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 Ken Olivier, Ph.D Director of Toxicology, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals; Kevin Sprott, PhD , Verastem; Jared Silverman, PhD Vice President, In Vitro Biology, Cubist

7:30pm-8:00pm – Open Networking

Additional events are being planned for the areas below. The specific dates in September, October, and November for each seminar are still TBD, but will be scheduled as follows:

May 17th 2011: Clinical Development/Medical Affairs:

September: Bio-Informatics/Modeling

October: Commercialization 2 (Reimbursement/Market Access/Pharmacoeconomics)

November: Finance, Legal, Operations

Food and refreshments will be provided at each event, and all events will have ample time included to meet and network with the panelists and other attendees.


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