Career Center

SoMCC Event



Exploring Career Considerations: Hidden Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development

Date:   Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Time:   12:00 -1:00 PM (Presentation and Q&A)
1:00-1:30 PM (Informal reception)

Location:   Clark Center Auditorum

Sponsor:   School of Medicine Career Center (SoMCC)

Event details:  

 Many trainees understand the roles of ‘bench researcher’ and ‘clinical trials manager’ as critical within biotechnology and drug development, and recognize these as available career paths.  At the same time, the range of options within industry for those with research and/or clinical training is far greater than many realize, and in fact the “hidden” opportunities represent a variety of appealing options to many accomplished medical science professionals. 

Presented by author Toby Freedman, this program sheds light on a variety of interesting and potentially unforeseen opportunities for medical and life science trainees (Ph.D. and M.D.) within drug development settings, as well as current trends in the biotechnology industry.  In addition, the program offers insights into the most typical traits, characteristics, and personal attributes of those who tend to be successful and content within these settings.

About the Speaker:

Toby Freedman is an author and Founder/President of Synapsis Search.  A scientist by training, she transitioned into business as a recruiter, writer, and entrepreneur.  Her book “Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development” was published in October 2007, and provides a comprehensive overview of many functions associated with successful drug development in industry.  She recently started her own recruiting firm, pairing candidates with companies, focusing on the life sciences. She previously worked at BioQuest, an executive search firm, placing VP to CEO-level executives, and as Director of Business Development at SLIL Biomedical, a drug discovery company developing therapeutics for cancer and other diseases. She earned a Ph.D. from UNC Chapel Hill, a B.S. from the University of California, and as an NIH Fellow, conducted postdoctoral research at Harvard University and at the University of Texas-Austin.

Free and open to Stanford ID holders.
Additional information and/or registration:   RSVP required. Space is limited, register online

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