Beyond the Bench: Career opportunities outside academia
Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
What's this all about?
Academia is increasingly becoming the alternative career. According to the National Science Foundation, only 22.9% of STEM PhD holders in 2008 held tenure-track positions within 5 years of obtaining their degree. Despite this, most graduate students and postdocs are not exposed to opportunities for satisfying careers outside academia.
In this meeting, sponsored by the American Society of Cell Biology, we would like fill that gap for up-and-coming biologists on Long Island
- Dr. Herb Boyer: co-founder of Genentech and 1996 recipient of the Lemelson-MIT Prize
- Dr. Colin Goddard: Chairman & CEO of Coferon, and former CEO of OSI Pharmaceuticals
- Life as a scientist in industry
- Science Writing
- TBA soon
When & Where
Bioscience Entreprise Club and Current Exchange magazine
Bioscience Entreprise Club
The Bioscience Entreprise Club (BEC) is dedicated to helping its members explore alternative science careers and develop entrepreneurial skills through interaction with peers and professionals.
Current Exchange magazine
Current Exchange is a biannual student-run magazine, published as a joint venture between the Meetings & Courses program and the Watson School of Biological Sciences at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Flip through our inaugural issue at http://issuu.com/currentexchange/docs/spring2013.