Event Detail

WIB-San Francisco Presents: "Making a Career Transition from Academia to Industry," June 29, 2017

From 5:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

More postdoctoral and PhD candidates are considering a career transition to the Pharma/Biotech industry rather than staying in academia. Though the choice may seem obvious and easy to make, the actual process of making this transition is very challenging and different from finding an academic postdoctoral or research position.

Join us for an interactive panel discussion, during which our panelists will answer some key questions to assist in understanding the process of finding employment in industry. We will discuss various roles PhDs and postdoctoral scholars can consider in addition to research positions. We will also talk about what managers and recruiters look for in a compelling resume and how to interview well.

Moderated by: Toby Freedman (Synapsis Search and author of Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development), 
Our panelists are:
Johanna Lucas (Senior Director, Talent Acquisition, BioMarin), Rong Wang (VP Finance, MID Labs) and Matt Valentino (Calico Labs).

Walk-Ins Accepted?
Walk-ins are not accepted – be sure to register early!


5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Registration and Networking

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion and Q&A

7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Pricing Information
Members: $5
Non-Members: $35
Students: $5; please email SanFrancisco@womeninbio.org to obtain a discount code; limited quantity available.

Registration Deadline
June 28, 2017

Special Pricing for Guests
When registering, members are also allowed 1 guest at member pricing

Event Date/Time
Thursday, June 29, 2017
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PST

Parking Information
Street parking available (fees vary)

Public Transit Information

  • Walking distance from Muni stop UCSF Mission Bay Station, located on 3rd Street near 16th Street
  • Bus 55 on 16th Street

Maximum Capacity

Mission Bay UCSF Campus Genentech N-114, 600 16th St, in Genentech Hall San Francisco, CA, 94158