Career Center

SoMCC Event



Industry Insights - Careers in the Life Sciences and Job Search Strategies: Planning, Networking, & Resume Tips

Date:   Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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:  

If you are interested in finding a job the life sciences industry, join us to hear Toby Freedman discuss her book, Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development. Toby will provide an overview of the numerous appealing, and often unforeseen, opportunities for medical and life science trainees (Ph.D. and M.D.)  in the life sciences industry (including biotechnology, pharma, medical devices, biofuels, etc.) and discuss job search strategies.

We are definitely experiencing a challenging labor market, and there are no magical tricks to finding employment. Companies are receiving hundreds of resumes for each job posting from qualified applicants; how can you make your resume stand out above the rest? In this program,
Toby will provide some useful tips to help get noticed, and review the importance of proactive planning, networking, and preparing effective materials for all stages of the search process.      

About the Speaker:

Toby Freedmanis 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 covers over 20 vocational areas, ranging from venture capital, to marketing, to discovery research, and beyond. She founded Synapsis Search, a search firm focused on executive R&D and business placements in the life sciences industry. 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. in molecular biology 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.  She is chair of the Bioscience Forum, a local area non-profit education group, and teaches classes in career development for the life sciences at UC Berkeley extension.

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

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