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Industry Job Search Series

This series will focus on the successive phases of an Industry Job Search.  Barbara Preston, Ph.D., recruiter and co-founder of PharmaScouts, will present the series and share tips and best practices to help you succeed in transitioning from academia to industry.  Attend this series to learn how to positively leverage your experience in postdoctoral training for an industry position. 


Resume Writing for Industry: April 5 from 12-1 pm

Learn the differences between a CV and resume and gain a better understanding about how to present your experience, communicate relevant skills, highlight what is important to a hiring manager in industry and even how to be considered for non-bench scientific roles.

Resume Review for Industry: April 26 from 12-1:30 pm

In the Resume Writing workshop, you learned that a resume is used to get the attention of your potential employer and interest him/her enough to call you for an interview. As a follow up to that workshop, Dr. Preston will review resumes and provide feedback for up to 12 UC San Diego postdocs.

If you would like to submit your resume for review, please complete the Position/Result/Edge (PRE) worksheet, which will be provided to you in the first workshop, to draft your resume. Send a copy of your resume to Dr. Preston at by Saturday, April 15 to be considered for review.

If your resume is selected, Dr. Preston will review each “blinded” resume to give personalized feedback. A similar workshop was offered in 2013 and 6 of the 9 postdocs who had their resume reviewed have transitioned to an industry position.

Even if your resume is not selected, we invite you to attend to witness the resume reviews of your peers to gain insight into the conversion process.


Getting in the Door of Industry: May 10 from 12-1 pm

Learn how to identify companies and make targeted lists of companies you would want to work for [whether or not a position is posted], identify the right people to connect with internally using available resources, and discover how to connect with those people directly to assist your transition from academia.

Passing the Interview Hurdle: June 7 from 12-1 pm

Learn about phone screens, the in-person interview with multiple individuals at different levels, and the scientific seminar.  This workshop is a combination of universal job interview insights and tips specific for new-to-industry postdoctoral applicants to help with the common questions and challenges you will face.

Have questions about Industry Job Search Series 2017? Contact UC San Diego Office of Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Affairs

When & Where

Leichtag Building, Room 107; University of California, San Diego


UC San Diego Office of Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Affairs

The UC San Diego Office of Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Affairs is under the Vice Chancellor for Research, and our mission is to advance the research enterprise through postdoctoral training and research education.



Virginia (Ginger) Hazen at or (858) 822-5915

Jennifer Oh at or (858) 534-6632

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