Want a job in Biotech? Join us for our Biotechnology job panel

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University of San Francisco
05:30 PM
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The biotechnology industry is one of the fastest growing in the nation. Right here in the San Francisco Bay Area, the birthplace of the biotechnology, we have one of the biggest collections of biotech companies in the entire world. Tens of thousands are employed in fulfilling and well-paid positions in global companies like Genentech to a multitude of start-ups.
How to break into the biotech industry is still a mystery for many students and young professionals. You may be equipped with a biology undergraduate degree and some lab experience but have had no succcess when trying to apply to open positions online. Alternatively, you may have a position in biotech but are curious about switching into a different role such as clinical, regulatory, or business development.
We are assembling a panel of experts for a quesiton and answer session about getting your first job in biotech or switching jobs in biotech. Our panelists include:
Toby Freedman, Ph.D.: Author of the book Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development. President of the bay area based recruiting firm Synapsis Search.
Mitch Bailey, M.S.: Manager, Gloabal Scientific Affairs at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Mitch will provide insight about what it is like to work at a large biotech in a non-research role.
Devanshi Shanghavi, M.S.: Associate Research Scientist at Distributed Bio Inc. Devanshi will share her experiences working at a biotech start-up as a lab researcher.
This is a free event to attend. Food and drinks will be provided in the Getty Study on the first floor of the Lo Schiavo builidng immediately after the job panel event. Please e-mail USF Prof. Cary Lai at [email protected] with questions.


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