Career Paths in Big Data in the Life Sciences
Career Paths in Big Data in the Life Sciences

Career Paths in Big Data in the Life Sciences

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Futures in Life Sciences Program

Overview of Big Data Careers in Life Sciences

If you are a MA-based student interested in attending this event, financial assistance is available through the Stay in MA program.  Please visit

Location:  MassBio Offices, 300 Technology Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139

Time:   5:30-8:00pm

Propel CareersMassBio, 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 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. A few tickets are available for early career professionals (graduated in the last 5 yrs)

This event will provide an overview of career paths in the big data areas of life sciences including bioinformatics, systems biology, data science, and other informatics related areas.  These are some of the fastest growing areas of the industry.

Meeting Agenda:

5:30pm-6:00pm – Registration and Open Networking 
6:00pm-6:10pm – Introductions and Overview

6:10pm-7:15pm – Panel Discussion

Moderator: Lauren Celano, CEO, Propel Careers


- Katherine Bettencourt, Ph.D., Senior Scientist at The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

- Jeanne Latourelle, Ph.D., Sr. Research Scientist, GNS Healthcare

- Luke Ward, Ph.D., Sr. Scientist, Amgen

 - Michael Valentino, Ph.D., Scientist, Exosome Diagnostics 

7:15pm-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 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.


FILS 2016 Series Event Schedule: (All events are held at the MassBio office in Kendall Sq from 5:30-8:00pm)

Wed Jan 27th 2016: Overview of Career Paths in Life Sciences Industry -

Tues Feb 23rd 2016: Overview of Consulting Career Paths in the Life Sciences Industry

Tues March 22nd 2016: Commercialization 1 (i.e. Marketing, Alliance Management, Business Development, Product Management) Career Paths

Tues April 26th 2016: Career Paths in Research and Development I: (i.e. Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacology / Toxicology, Intellectual Property)

Tues May 17th 2016: Career Paths in Clinical, Regulatory, and Medical Affairs

Tues Sept 27th 2016: Career Paths in Big Data

Tues Oct 18th 2016: Commercialization II (Reimbursement, Pharmacoeconomics, Patient Advocacy, and Market Access) Career Paths (Date Changed to the 18th from Oct 25th)

Tues Nov 15th 2016: Career Paths in Research and Development II (Preclinical Research, Clinical Biomarker Development, Research Operations / Finance, Project Management)


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

MassBio Offices are located just a five minute walk from the Kendall Square subway stop on the MBTA Red Line. After exiting the T station, walk 3 blocks west on Main St. (away from the river) and Technology Square will be on your right.

Additionally, several MBTA buses service the area (CT2, 64, 68, 85) and the EZRide Shuttle runs between Kendall Square and North Station.

Parking is available in the Technology Square Garage, off of Portland Street or Tech Square Drive. MassBio does not validate parking.  

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Lauren Celano (lauren@propelcareers) with any questions

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, this can be arranged through the registration site.   

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. Please save paper and do not print the ticket.

What is the refund policy?

A full refund or registration transfer is offered if you cannot make the event. 

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