Propel Careers

March 18th FILS Event on Commercial Career Paths in Life Sciences 

March 6, 2014 
by Lauren Celano 

Are you a current graduate student (MBA, MPH, JD, Eng, Ph.D., MD etc), postdoctoral fellow, or medical resident, interested in learning about the variety of career paths that exist within the commercial areas of life sciences? Are you looking to learn more about roles like business development, project and alliance management, and commercial development? If so, then join us for the 3rd FILS event of 2014 which will provide insight into this area. Upcoming events in the series are also listed below. To register, Click Here:

Meeting Agenda

5:30pm-6:00pm – Registration and Open Networking

6:00pm-6:10pm – Introductions and Overview

6:10pm-7:30pm – Panel Discussion. Moderator: Lauren Celano, CEO, Propel Careers

Panelists: Victoria Bartlett, Ph.D., Associate Director, Alliance and Program Management, Moderna Therapeutics; Marian Nakada, Ph.D. , Vice President, Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation (JJDC); Deb Palestrant, Ph.D. , Senior Director, Business Development and Strategy, Editas Medicine; and Adam Schayowitz, Ph.D., MBA, Associate Director Medical Affairs, Algeta

7:30pm-8:00pm – Open Networking

The series, created by Propel Careers, MassBio, and the MassBioEd is organized as 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 detail their roles and 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. The event will focus on the various career options within the life sciences industry. The full schedule is below:

January 21st, 2014 - Overview of Life Sciences Career Paths. To register, Click Here:

February 18th, 2014 - Consulting Career Paths in the Life Science Industry. To register, Click Here:

March 18th, 2014 - Commercialization 1 (Marketing, Product Management, Business Development) Career Paths. To register, Click Here:

April 15th, 2014 - Research and Development Career Paths in Life Sciences. To register, Click Here:

May 13th, 2014 - Clinical Development, Regulatory, and Medical Affairs Career Paths. To register, Click Here:

September 16th, 2014 - Bio-Informatics, Modeling and Systems Biology Career Paths. To register, Click Here:

October 21st, 2014 - Commercialization 2 (Reimbursement, Pharmacoeconomics, Patient Advocacy, and Market Access) Career Paths. To register, Click Here:

November 18th, 2014 - Finance, Legal, Operations Career Paths in Life Sciences. To register, Click Here:

About the Organizers

MassBio - MassBio, a not-for-profit organization that represents and provides services and support for the Massachusetts biotechnology industry, is the nation's oldest biotechnology trade association. Founded in 1985, MassBio is committed to advancing the development of critical new science, technology and medicines that benefit people worldwide. Representing over 600 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, research hospitals, and service organizations involved in life sciences and health care, MassBio works to advance policy and promote education, while providing member programs and events, industry information, and services. To learn more, visit: .

MassBioEd - The Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation, founded in 2001, is a non-profit charitable organization committed to supporting science and biotechnology education in Massachusetts through school programs, workforce training, and lifelong learning. MassBioEd is closely affiliated with the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council and helps the Council in fulfilling its goals to nurture the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) pipeline in Massachusetts. To learn more, visit .

Propel Careers - Propel Careers is a Boston based life sciences search and career development firm founded in 2009 to foster entrepreneurship and to cultivate leaders in the life sciences industry. Propel recognizes the importance of job creation and career development opportunities to the success of the industry as well as to next generation of industry leaders. The mission of Propel Careers is to make connections that fuel innovation, and we do this through placement, networking, coaching and mentorship. To learn more, visit.


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