For Students: Biomedical and Life Sciences Fair

Biomedical & Life Sciences Career Fair - Wednesday October 1, 2014

1:00-4:00pm, Atrium, Biomedical Research Building II, 421 Curie Boulevard


FINAL LIST OF REGISTERED EMPLOYERS AND SCHEDULE OF EMPLOYER PRESENTATION ARE BELOW


Who Can Attend
List of Registered Employers
Schedule of presentations
Career Fair Resources and Videos

WHO CAN ATTEND?

  • Current postdocs within Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP) from:
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Veterinary Medicine
    • School of Dental Medicine
    • School of Nursing
    • Monell Chemical Senses Center
    • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Students in Biomedical Graduate Studies (BGS)
  • SEAS PhD students & postdocs
  • SAS PhD students & postdocs in related disciplines (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Graduates of SEAS/SAS PhD programs
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center postdocs

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REGISTERED EMPLOYERS

The following employers have registered for the 2014 career fair. Specific skills sought or opportunities are identified below. The time slot for those organizations giving a 10-miunute presentation during the fair (in the adjoining auditorium) is also listed. A complete list of the presentations can be found here.

    Organization
    Description
    AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

    AAAS offers one-year fellowships that seek to foster scientifically informed, evidence-based policy and practice by engaging scientists and engineers from a broad range of disciplines and career stages. A doctoral level degree (or MS in engineering) is required.

    SPECIFIC SKILLS SOUGHT:
    Ph.D. in STEM field or Master's in Engineering plus three years of engineering professional experience

    Presentation time: 1:15pm

    Adelphi Research
    Adelphi Research is a global market research consulting firm specializing in customized qualitative and quantitative solutions exclusively for the pharmaceutical/biotech industry, with a particular focus on strategic studies in complex therapeutic areas. Our goal is to provide our clients with expert opinions, advice and insight through the design and implementation of custom research that addresses their key business questions.
    AdMed, Inc.
    For over 28 years, AdMed, Inc. has established itself as a leader in pharmaceutical and biotechnology medical education and training. AdMed is an innovative medical information, education, training, and multimedia content development company that prepares web-based interactive educational programs in broad therapeutic categories for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. We provide medical education and interactive sales training solutions for both the pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets. Our experientially diverse medical backgrounds and cutting-edge talent allow us to produce scientifically and medically complex content that is simultaneously engaging and educational. We create products that reach across a variety of media and include web, video, animation, print, and more.
    ALCIMED

    Founded in 1993, ALCIMED is an Innovation and New Business consulting firm, specializing in innovative sectors: life sciences (healthcare, biotech, food), energy, aeronautics, ICT, chemicals, cosmetics, materials, transportation, space and defense. We are a company full of youthful, energetic, hard-working individuals that enjoy working together as a team. We are adventurous and passionate about our pursuits.
    Our mission is to help our clients in the private and public sectors to explore and develop uncharted territories. For us, exploring uncharted territories encompasses: New Technologies, Market Innovation, High Growth Geographies and Strategic Foresight. We have seven offices in Europe, one in the United States and one in Asia.

    SPECIFIC JOB OPPORTUNITIES:
    1) Healthcare Business Development Manager (Full time) [click here to view position]
    2) Healthcare Consultant (Full time and Interns) [click here to view position]

    Presentation time: 2:15pm

    Alliance Pharma, Inc.
    Alliance Pharma, Inc. is a Contract Research Organization (CRO) that specializes in GLP and non-GLP bioanalytical (BA) services for both small and large molecules, as well as drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic (DMPK) support. Our core service areas are: Bioanalytical, Biomarker, Biopharmaceutical, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DMPK). Additionally, we support Agrochemical studies and provide Biorepository and Biobanking services. We have served pharmaceutical, biotech and agrochemical industries, as well as academia. We have continued to achieve the highest levels of professional ethics, scientific excellence, regulatory compliance, and client satisfaction.
    American Association for Cancer Research, Inc.
    AACR is the oldest and largest scientific organization in the world focused on every aspect of high-quality, innovative cancer research. Its reputation for scientific breadth and excellence attract the premier researchers in the field. The programs and services of AACR foster the exchange of knowledge and new ideas among scientists dedicated to cancer research, provide training opportunities for the next generation of cancer researchers, and increase public understanding of cancer.

    TechAtlas Group
    TechAtlas Group is a strategy research company that provides uniquely accessible, evidence-based analysis of key competitive commercial landscapes. We conduct extensive primary and secondary research to determine the rules and metrics that govern competition in a particular field and then provide a visual representation of why certain technologies and companies are better positioned to reach important objectives and milestones. Our technology maps serve as a foundation for intelligent discourse among stakeholders and help companies make informed decisions about where to invest their time, money, people, and reputations.

    SPECIFIC SKILLS SOUGHT:
    We are looking for curious, intelligent, and driven individuals capable of delivering results in a timely manner and at the highest levels of quality. We demand a strong scientific background and will provide training in all other aspects of our analysis.

    SPECIFIC JOB OPPORTUNITY:
    1) Healthcare Associate (click here to view position)

    Presentation time: 2:00pm

    Baruch S. Blumberg Institute

    The mission of the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute is to use discovery science to find new therapies and biomarkers for hepatitis B and liver cancer; to advance its research discoveries through traditional scholarship and educational opportunities; to nurture biotechnology; and to promote public health outreach programs to improve the quality of life for those affected by chronic hepatitis B worldwide.

    SPECIFIC SKILLS SOUGHT:
    Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or relevant discipline. Hands-on experience in mammalian cell culture, handling mice & rats, cell biology, molecular biology, electrophysiology, immunostaining & protein biochemistry is desired.

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    About The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country, ranking third in National Institutes of Health funding. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 460-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents.

    Deloitte Consulting

    Deloitte is one of the leading professional services organizations in the United States, specializing in audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services with clients in more than 20 industries. We provide powerful business solutions to some of the world's most well-known and respected companies, including more than 75 percent of the Fortune 100.
    At Deloitte, you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you'll have the chance to give back to your community, make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career.

    ETHOS Health Communications

    ETHOS Health Communications is a full-service, scientifically-driven, medical communications agency that partners with pharmaceutical companies in developing and delivering innovative medical education programs that inform and inspire healthcare professionals as well as drive brand success.

    Presentation time: 3:00pm

    Food and Drug Administration: Center for Tobacco Products

    The Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) is responsible for planning, managing, directing and coordinating major tobacco program objectives to support the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Some of the Agency's responsibilities under the law include setting product standards, reviewing premarket applications for new and modified risk tobacco products, and establishing and enforcing advertising and promotion restrictions.

    SPECIFIC SKILLS SOUGHT:
    Backgrounds in Chemistry, Engineering, Toxicology, or Pharmacology are highly desirable.

    Graphene Frontiers

    Graphene Frontiers is an advanced materials and nanotechnology device company based in Philadelphia. The company is building on its core expertise in graphene film production with the development of a graphene-based sensor platform that will revolutionize chemical and biomolecule detection by shrinking sensor platforms to portable, field-deployable systems with unprecedented speed and sensitivity.

    SPECIFIC SKILLS SOUGHT:
    Diagnostics, DNA, antibody/antigen and aptamer knowledge, esp. binding strength/affinity

    Presentation time: 3:45pm

    The Henry M. Jackson Foundation

    The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving military medicine and public health.

    We envision a Foundation that:
    Is recognized for advancing medical science and improving quality of life
    Values its customers and exceeds their expectations
    Facilitates collaborative scientific ventures
    Is known for intellectual rigor and creativity
    Attracts and retains top-quality people
    Fosters a dynamic, innovative work environment

    IMS Consulting Group

    IMS Health is the leading provider of information services for the global healthcare industry, covering markets in 100+ countries around the world.  A market leader for more than 55 years, IMS Health blends industry expertise and advanced technology to deliver the most accurate perspectives and in-depth analytics on healthcare dynamics. Formerly listed on the NYSE, IMS Health was taken private in February 2010 by TPG Capital.  TPG is a principal investment firm with over $60 billion in assets under management across complementary asset classes.

    Presentation time: 1:45pm

    LifeSensors, Inc

    LifeSensors, Inc., a biotechnology company that discovers and develops enabling technologies for therapeutic, drug discovery and research markets, has established its leadership position by providing innovative research tools for the ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like protein pathways. Its prokaryotic and eukaryotic protein expression platforms SUMOpro and SUMOstar are used worldwide by academic and government institutions, as well as pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

    SPECIFIC JOB OPPORTUNITIES:
    2) Sales & Marketing Representative (click here to view position)

    Presentation time: 2:30pm
    Merck and Co., Inc

    Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products.   Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of people like you.  To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

    SPECIFIC SKILLS SOUGHT:
    Chemical engineering, biological engineering, preclinical drug metabolism, mathematical modeling and simulation.

    Nature Publishing Group

    Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a publisher of high impact scientific and medical information in print and online. NPG publishes journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine.
    Focusing on the needs of scientists, Nature (founded in 1869) is the leading weekly, international scientific journal. In addition, for this audience, NPG publishes the Nature research journals and Nature Reviews journals, plus a range of prestigious academic journals including society-owned publications. Online, nature.com provides over 6 million visitors per month with access to NPG publications and online databases and services. Scientific American is at the heart of NPG's newly-formed consumer media division.

    SPECIFIC SKILLS SOUGHT:
    PhD's and postdoc's looking to enter the scientific field of publishing for Nature journals

    Presentation time: 3:30pm

    The Nucleus Group

    Nucleus Holdings Ltd., also known as The Nucleus Group, is the global leader in delivering world-class, innovative educational and marketing solutions to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. With 12 offices world-wide and over 450 highly talented employees, our clients benefit from the synergies available within our global integrated network of experts who can deliver on a global scale or a local level across a broad spectrum of therapy areas.Our services include strategic planning for Phase I-IV programs, medical education & communications, scientific conferences, e-learning & multimedia.  Our in-depth scientific knowledge and highly creative design and multimedia teams combine to ensure the right information reaches the right audience at the right time.

    Presentation time: 2:45pm

    Nuventra, Inc.
    Nuventra, Inc. is a clinical pharmacology consulting firm specializing in pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD), and pharmacometrics (popPK). The pharmaceutical industry's 'go-to' resource for PK/PD, Nuventra gives pharmaceutical companies and CROs rare access to a hands-on team of leading clinical pharmacology and PK/PD professionals experienced in a multitude of therapeutic areas and using leading PK/PD analysis software.
    ORAU/ORISE

    The Maryland office of ORAU administers research participation programs such as Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) that allow: bachelor's, master's and doctoral students; recent graduates and faculty; to participate in current Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research, training and development activities. Internships and fellowships are located at federal and non-federal laboratories and research facilities nationwide and abroad. Short and long-term appointments available on a rolling basis. All participants receive a stipend based upon education level and experience
    Putnam Associates

    Putnam Associates is a premier strategy consulting firm serving pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics, medical device, and related clients in the healthcare space. For more than 25 years, we have provided objective, high impact strategic advice and analytical services, helping to support clients in crucial business decisions at all stages of the product and franchise lifecycle. Our firm's exclusive focus on the life sciences industry allows us to quickly deliver superior value for our clients by providing clarity and insight to complex issues. Consistently ranked as one of the Top Consulting Firms by Vault, Putnam offers a unique opportunity to play a central role in helping leading companies in this industry tackle their most pressing strategic challenges.

    SPECIFIC JOB OPPORTUNITY:
    1) Life Sciences Consultant (click here to view position)

    Presentation time: 1:30pm
    Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Regeneron is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron markets three products in the United States, EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection, ZALTRAP® (ziv-aflibercept) Injection for Intravenous Infusion, & ARCALYST® (rilonacept) Injection for Subcutaneous Use; ZALTRAP is co-commercialized with Sanofi. Phase 3 studies are in progress with EYLEA in two additional indications & with product candidates sarilumab and REGN727. Regeneron has active research & development programs in many disease areas, including ophthalmology, inflammation, cancer, & hypercholesterolemia.
    Riverside Law, LLP
    Riverside Law represents clients in all aspects of U.S. and foreign intellectual property practice, including patent, trademark and copyright procurement, product and portfolio analysis, as well as providing formal opinions of counsel. Riverside Law has also assisted clients in the development and implementation of a legal strategy to maximize the value of various intellectual assets.
    The Wistar Institute
    Wistar, an independent medical research institute located adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania's campus in Philadelphia, was founded in 1892 as the first institution of its kind devoted to medical research and training and is recognized today as an international leader in basic biomedical research, most especially in areas related to cancer.

    SPECIFIC POSTDOC OPPORTUNITY:
    1) Post Doctoral Fellow (click here to view position)
    Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

    The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is expanding its Teaching Fellowship into New Jersey; we currently fund and operate programs in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. We are taking this time to promote our program, the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship which seeks to recruit high-achieving candidates who are interested in and show promise as Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math (STEM) teachers. The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship is designed to provide an intensive classroom experience. The master's level program enables new, aspiring teachers to begin their careers with an important and rewarding experience, the Teaching Fellowship. Selected applicants are supported by current and former Teaching Fellows and faculty members.

    Presentation time: 3:15pm


    Schedule of employer presentations during the fair


    Organization
    Time
    AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships1:15pm
    Putnam Associates
    1:30pm
    IMS Consulting Group
    1:45pm
    TechAtlas Group
    2:00pm
    ALCIMED
    2:15pm
    LifeSensors
    2:30pm
    The Nucleus Group
    2:45pm
    ETHOS Health Communications
    3:00pm
    Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
    3:15pm
    Nature Publishing Group
    3:30pm
    Graphene Frontiers
    3:45pm

    CAREER FAIR RESOURCES

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    Biomedical Career Fair-- Alumni Interviews from Penn Career Services on Vimeo.

    Click here to watch interviews with Penn Alumni representing their employers at previous career fairs
    Hear their useful advice that you can use for the Biomedical & Life Sciences Career Fair. For more general career fair advice, you can also view this video.

      Employer

      Time

      Nature Publishing Group

      1:15pm

      L.E.K. Consulting

      1:30pm

      ETHOS Health Communications

      1:45pm

      Tech Atlas Group

      2:00pm

      Graphene Frontiers

      2:15pm

      Global Prior Art, Inc.

      2:30pm

      LifeSensors, Inc.

      2:45pm

      AAAS

      3:00pm

      Nucleus Global

      3:15pm

      PriceSpective

      3:30pm

      Alliance Pharma, Inc.

      3:45pm