2020 Virtual NIH Career Symposium

Did you miss the Career Symposium this past Friday? Don’t fret! All of the events and panels were virtual and are still available online at our OITE YouTube Channel. Here is an overview of what to check out:

  • Faculty Careers: An Introduction to Academia
    • Dimitra Bourboulia, PhD, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Assistant Professor
    • David Sharlin, PhD, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Associate Professor
    • Kerry Smith, PhD, Clemson University, Professor and Director of EPIC
    • Tracie Delgado, PhD, Seattle Pacific University, Associate Professor
  • Industry Research and Development Careers  
    • Dennise A. De Jesús Díaz, PhD, Remedy Plan Therapeutics, VP Scientific Operations
    • Samantha Yost, PhD, ReGenEx Bio, Scientist-Research and Early Development
    • Catherine Nezich, PhD, Biogen, Scientist II
  • Science Administration Careers
    • Maile Henson, PhD Duke School of Medicine, Research Development Associate
    • Shakira Nelson, PhD, AACR, Sr. Scientific Program Administrator
    • Kristen Kindrachuk, PhD, University of Manitoba, Research Facilitator and, Business Development Officer
  • Industry: Non-bench Careers
    • Brenna Brady, PhD, Lead Researcher, Outcomes Research, Life Sciences,Value Based Care, IBM Watson Health
    • Kimberly Shafer-Weaver, PhD, Scientific Director, Global Medical Afffairs Merck & Co, Inc
    • Martha Sklavos, PhD, Senior Strategic Project Manager, U.S. Oncology Medical Affairs, Heme Franchise
    • Karol Szczepanek, PhD. Medical Science Liaison, AstraZeneca    

Also available on OITE’s YouTube channel are a variety of panels and 1:1 interviews on the following topics:

Transitioning to a faculty job

Government Jobs

Industry: Making the transition

Business, Technology Transfer and Patent Careers

Science Policy

Careers in Science Communication

Science Education and Outreach Careers

Teaching Intensive Faculty Careers

Non-Faculty Research Intensive Careers

Careers in Public Health

(note the careers for clinicians panel has been moved to late summer after consultation with ClinFelComm, more info on that in late-June)

Lastly, check out the career-focused Twitter chat that took place on Friday by searching for the hashtag #OITECareerChat. The live chat function is closed now, but feel free to share your answers as they could be inspirational for another reader. While you are on Twitter, be sure to start following us @NIH_OITE.

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