Not Just the Tenure Track: Alternative Careers for the PhD
A seminar, co-sponsored by WISE-Grads
Looking to explore non-traditional career opportunities after obtaining a PhD? The skills you obtain as a PhD scientist are valuable beyond the traditional scope of academia. Process development, analytical thinking, research techniques, and technology skills are highly desired in government and private industry. Come out for an informative and interactive session on postdoctoral career paths.
Location: Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th Floor
Date & Time: Thursday February 7, 2013 at 4:30pm
Meet the panelists:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs: Kenneth Gibbs, Jr., Ph.D., a AAAS (pronounced "Triple 'A' 'S'") fellow in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Division of Human Resource Development (HRD). As a AAAS fellow, he has recommendations for evidence-based practices for engagement programs for the COSTEM strategic plan, and conducted research on the factors that influence Ph.D. career decisions. Prior to the AAAS fellowship, he was a graduate student and postdoc at Stanford where his research focused on cell signaling, stem cell and cancer biology. He hopes to return to academia where he can have an impactful career and can combine his passions for service, teaching and research.
Dr. Brook Coley: Brooke is a bioengineer whose research focuses on human movement and biomechanics, specifically the prevention of slips, trips and falls in older adults. She conducted research as a Ruth L. Kirschstein Fellow in the Human Movement and Balance Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. At the National Science Foundation, Brooke’s portfolio includes designing and conducting a study to evaluate the impact that the Engineering Research Centers have had on diversity in the engineering workforce.
Dr. LaTese Briggs: LaTese Briggs, Ph.D. is the Philanthropy Advisory Service (PAS) program analyst at FasterCures. She is responsible for managing scientific content across PAS, with a particular focus on glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most aggressive form of brain cancer. In this therapeutic area she is working with well-renowned neuro-oncologists and neurosurgeons to put together a strategic plan to accelerate the development of life saving treatment options for GBM. Dr. Briggs previously served as a pharmaceutical market analyst for Decision Resources. In this capacity, she provided expert analytics on the state of research and clinical development, including research challenges, market drivers, and unmet patient needs in the infectious disease space.
Light refreshments will be served.
PRIMARY SPONSOR: UMBC WISE-Grads, Women in Science and Engineering - Graduate Chapter.
All graduate students are invited. Please send questions for the panel to Deborah Girma at firstname.lastname@example.org or post questions in the comment section below.
Our guest speakers are UMBC alumni who have additional degrees and postdoctoral experiences from Stanford, the University of Pittsburgh, and MIT.