Life Sciences Careers Day highlights career options for PhDs – April 25

Life Sciences Careers Day is a symposium financed by the Graduate School and several NIH Training Grants that is held every other year at UW-Madison for graduate students and postdocs. In the past it has drawn 300-350 participants each time. The symposium provides participants with perspectives about career choices after obtaining a Ph.D. in the biological sciences. For the first time, the symposium will be held in the new Microbial Sciences Building. The event is FREE and includes lunch.

Join us in the Ebling Symposium Center on Saturday, April 25th, for Life Sciences Careers Day 2009! We have invited 12 speakers to give 15 minute presentations describing their career paths and the advantages and drawbacks of their current positions; i.e. what their jobs are and how they got there. Lunch and afternoon sessions will consist of small group discussions (“break-out” sessions) in which students have the opportunity to ask the guest speakers questions about their career paths in a small group setting.

Featured career paths this year include:

  • Faculty Positions at Large Research Institutions
  • Faculty Positions at Primarily Teaching Institutions
  • Careers in K-12 Education
  • Careers in Science Outreach
  • Careers in Laboratory Medicine
  • Careers in Large Biotech Companies
  • Careers in Small Biotech Companies
  • Biotech Careers in Law Enforcement
  • Careers in Science Writing
  • Careers in Science Publishing
  • Careers in Administration in the Federal Government
  • Intellectual Property Law

Whether you are just starting out in graduate school, finishing up your thesis, or doing postdoctoral research, Life Sciences Career Day will be entertaining and will help you plan for the future.

To register and/or to obtain more information, please see the LSCD 2009 website: . Reserve your spot at this popular event by registering ASAP. We hope that you will be able to join us for Careers Day this year!

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