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BIO Buzz: June 18th 2012 BIO Career Fair Panel: How to Break into Biotech 

June 8, 2012 
by Lauren Celano 

So you've got your degree and experience working in a lab--how do you join the life sciences industry? Join us as distinguished panelists address this very topic at the Futures in Life Sciences panel: "How to Break into Biotech" at the 2012 BIO International Convention Career Fair - http://convention.bio.org/careerfair/

We'll bring together experts across a wide range of disciplines and functional areas within the life sciences industry who will detail their roles and provide a rich context for those people nearing completion of a bachelor's degree, graduate students, post doctoral fellows, and medical residents who are interested in careers in the life sciences industry. We will cover both research and non-research roles to showcase the various options for individuals to find fulfilling careers in this sector. Attendees will gain a clear understanding of the skills, aptitudes, competencies, and personalities that thrive within the life sciences industry, a key driver of Massachusetts' economic success.

Confirmed speakers so far include: Kevin Pojasek, PhD, Vice President, Corporate Development, Kala Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Kenneth J. Olivier Jr., PhD, Director of Toxicology, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals; Ray Barber, Senior Recruiting Specialist, Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson; Kevin Coughlin, Associate Director, Human Resources, Vertex Pharmaceuticals; Lauren Celano, Co-founder and CEO, Propel Careers

The discussion will offer plenty of opportunity for Q&A as panelists address such topics as: How to initiate the transfer between academia, industry, and government; Resources that are available to support this career path; Tips for networking toward your next job; And much more!

This panel discussion is open to all registered career fair attendees and is FREE to attend. Just register for the BIO Career Fair online and you will receive an email invitation to attend both the BIO Career Fair and the Panel Discussion for free!

This panel will take place on Monday, June 18th from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm in the Hynes Convention Center (Room 208, 2nd level) and is being coordinated by MassBio, MassBioEd & Propel Careers.

 

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