MassBioSciences Career Development Workshop - Day 2

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MassBioSciencesAcademic faculty positions are no longer the guaranteed career path for young scientists. Postdoctoral fellows and graduate students now require additional training and skill sets to allow for future success in alternative science career paths.

The Postdoctoral Associations from Boston Children’s Hospital, Broad Institute, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Tufts University, and Harvard School of Public Health have joined together to organize the MassBioSciences Career Development Workshop.

This workshop will provide attendees with knowledge on key transferable skills needed for transition into alternative careers, leadership and management styles, careers available in alternative paths, and how to network effectively. The event ends with a networking social where postdocs and students can practice their networking skills with their peers and industry representatives. 

This event runs two days, April 28th and April 29th but the SciPhD Workshop on day one is sold out. Please join us for day two career panel sessions and networking by registering below!


Session 1: Alternative careers in science panel - Part I (10:00AM-11:15AM) 


  • Lauren Celano, Propel Careers


  • Lance Hartford, Executive Director, MassBioEd Foundation
  • Anu Swaminathan, Ph.D., Senior Program Manager at The Biomedical Research Institute at Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Colin White, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer at Parcell Laboratories
  • Ann Goldstein, Ph.D., Scientific Editor at Neuron, Cell Press/Reed Elsevier
  • Jessica Tytell, Ph.D., RNA Market Development Manager, Firefly, An Abcam Company
  • Regina Rabinovich, M.D., Scholar in Residence, Harvard School of Public Health

Session 2: The Art of Negotiation: An Interactive Workshop by Lauren Celano and Sarah Cardozo Duncan (11:30AM-12:30PM) 

Session 3: Alternative careers in science panel - Part II (1:30AM-2:45PM) 


  • Sarah Cardozo Duncan, Career Strategist


  • Elvira Ponce, M.D., M.Sc, Global Medical Affairs Director, Meningitis ACWY & Early Vaccines at GlaxoSmithKline
  • Maude Tessier, Ph.D., Director, Business Development at Merck
  • Charles Omer, Ph.D., Director of External Science and Alliances, Oncology Innovative Medicine Unit, AstraZeneca
  • Victoria Bartlett, Ph.D., Associate Director – Alliance and Program Management at Moderna Therapeutics
  • Joe Nabhan, Ph.D., Senior Scientist at Pfizer, Rare Disease Research Unit
  • Masha Hareli, Ph.D., Founder and President at ATR, LLC, Co-Chair, Drug Discovery Working Group at MassBio

Session 4: Improving Leadership Skills by Gwen Acton (3:00PM-4:15PM) 

Session 5: Effective Networking Strategies with Joanne Kamens (4:30PM- 6:00PM) 


For more information, visit the event website here:




  • $10 for Postdoc/Student
  • $20 for Industry Professional


April 29, 2015
10:00AM - 8:00PM


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