Postdoc Conference and Career Fair

2014 AGENDA

Agenda items are subject to change. Speakers and panelists will be announced as they are confirmed. Parking at this event is free.

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration and Networking
HALLWAY OUTSIDE OF SALON FGH
Continental breakfast available
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
How to Navigate the Career Fair
SALON FGH
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Preparing to Get a Job
Topics will be presented multiple times
  • Building a Better Resume - SALON F
    Derek Haseltine, Director, CPS Career Services, The George Washington University
  • Interviewing Skills - SALON G
    Jennifer Aumiller, Director, Career Development and Alumni Relations, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Immigration 101 - SALON H
    Adam Frank, JD, Partner Attorney, Leavy, Frank & Delaney, LLC
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Career Expo
SALON DE
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Professional Skill Building
  • Communicating Effectively - SALON F
    Larry Petcovic, Executive Communications Coach, 3rd Order Communications LLC, Co-Founder, SciPhD.com
  • Networking for Scientists - SALON G
    Donna Vogel, PhD, Director, Professional Development Office, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
  • Negotiating a Job Offer - SALON H
    Lori Conlan, PhD, Director, Office of Postdoc Services and Career Services Center, OITE/NIH
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Preparing to Get a Job - Afternoon Sessions
  • Building a Better Resume - SALON F
    Derek Haseltine, Director, CPS Career Services, The George Washington University
  • Interviewing Skills - SALON G
    Jennifer Aumiller, Director, Career Development and Alumni Relations, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Preparing for an Industry Career - SALON H
    Randall Ribaudo, PhD, CEO, SciPhD.com
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Immigration Attorney Consultations
LINDEN OAK ROOM, LOWER LEVEL
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Resume Reviews
MIDDLEBROOK/OAKLEY ROOMS, LOWER LEVEL
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch
WHITE OAK ROOM, LOWER LEVEL
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Afternoon Session: Panel Dicussions
Working for Large Companies
SALON F
Join representatives from local companies with more than 100 employees to hear about their jobs to see if a large company fits your career needs. Panelists will cover both research and non-research careers that PhDs can pursue.
  • Steve Coats Sr., PhD, Director, R&D, MedImmune
  • Todd Pihl, PhD, Principal, Lead Scientist, SRA International
  • Bowen Cui, PhD, Senior Scientist, Qiagen
  • John Leggitt, PhD, Senior Study Director, Westat
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Commercializing Science: Careers Moving Science Forward
SALON H
This diverse panel will focus on the multiple types of collaborations, jobs and people that move new discoveries to market. We will highlight scientific entrepreneurs who got their start and went on to create their own company. Other panelists will talk about how careers in academic and science incubator administration build partnerships to move discoveries from university to the private sector.
  • Patrick O'Shea, PhD, Vice President & Chief Research Officer, University of Maryland
  • Carol Nacy, PhD, Co-Founder & CEO, Sequella
  • Jayfus T. Doswell, PhD, President & CEO, Juxtopia, LLC
  • Trupti Dhami, PhD, CEO, Allegiance NanoSolutions and Professor, Loyola University
  • Jennifer Reynolds Director of Venture Creation, bwtech@UMBC Research & Technology Park
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Afternoon Session: Panel Discussions
Working for Small to Medium Size Companies
SALON F
Join representatives from local small to medium size companies to learn whether working for a small or medium size company is the right fit for you.
  • Bill Enright, President & CEO, Vaxin Inc.
  • John Otridge, PhD, Director, Program Management, BioFortis, Inc.
  • Katya Vert-Wang, Director, Product Development, Emergent BioSolutions
Non-Bench Careers
SALON G
Regardless of the STEM field you come from, non-research careers abound. We will highlight these careers including science writing, consulting, science administration and more.
  • Sean Sanders, PhD, Editor, Custom Publishing and Program Director, Outreach Science/AAAS
  • Christine Tomlinson, PhD, Senior Scientist, Schafer TMD
  • Tiffany Ricks, PhD, Pharmacologist,Division of Hematology Oncology Toxicology, CDER, FDA

Additional speakers, TBA

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Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Montgomery County Department of Economic Development



Platinum Sponsors




Gold Sponsors

BioHealth InnovationMedImmune



Silver Sponsor

I.M. Systems Group, Inc.National Institute of Standards and TechnologySchafer Corporation



Bronze Sponsors

Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer Mid-Atlantic RegionMesoScale Diagnostics, LLCMichelin North AmericaSyracuse UniversityTEDCOThe Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC)United TherapeuticsWestat



Support Sponsors

 Rockville Economic Development, Inc.EditageLeavy, Frank & DelaneyMaryland Biotechnology Center
MinorityPostdoc.org
Oak Ridge Associated UniversitiesSocial & Scientific Systems, Inc.


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