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Biomedical & Life Sciences Career Fair - Wednesday October 3, 2012
Atrium, Biomedical Research Building II, 421 Curie Boulevard
Thanks to all students, postdocs, and employers who participated in this event!
We look forward to seeing you at this fair in 2013. Until then, you can look at some of the empoyer presentations given during the fair by representatives from the different employers. You can also view two new videos featuring Penn alumni and HR recruiters talking about what they are looking for from candidates at career fairs and in other situations.
Look at the list of employers who attended this event, and view their presentations
Explore some career fair resources and videos
WHO CAN ATTEND?
If you are interersted in attending this fair in 2013, make sure that you review the eligibility information below. If you have any questions, contact one of the grad/postdoc career advisors.
- Current postdocs within Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP) from:
Students in Biomedical Graduate Studies (BGS)
SEAS PhD students & postdocs
- 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
SAS PhD students & postdocs in related disciplines (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Graduates of SEAS/SAS PhD programs
Fox Chase Cancer Center postdocs
Biomedical & Life Sciences Career Fair in the BRB Atrium
The following employers registered for the 2012 fair.
The employer presentations given during the career fair in the BRB Auditorium can be found in the list below.
- OPEN POSITIONS: Some employers listed specific positions that they hoped to fill (those marked with an *** in the list below). The specific positions can be found HERE. While some of these positions may no longer be opne, you may find the descriptions helpful to see the type of opportunities that companies have, and the skills and experiences that they are looking for.
- EMPLOYERS: if you are interested in attending the 2013 Biomedical & Life Sciences Career Fair, please email Dr. Joseph Barber to have your contact details added to our employer database.
|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.
|Center for Technology Transfer
The CTT Fellows Program is a experiential education program launched in the Fall of 2008. It is available to
graduate (Masters/PhD/MBA) students and Post-Doctoral Fellows at Penn with a focus on the schools of medicine,
engineering, arts and sciences, and business. The program concentrates on providing support for the assessment of
the commercial potential of new technologies disclosed to CTT. CTT Fellows will be exposed to a wide range of
emerging technologies and commercialization opportunities in the life sciences, physical sciences, and nanotechnology areas.
|Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Today, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is one of the leading pediatric hospitals and research facilities in the world. Our 150 years of innovation and service to our patients, their families and our community reflect an ongoing commitment to exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare providers and pioneering significant research initiatives.
ClearView Healthcare Partners is a premier strategy consulting firm based in Boston focusing on the life sciences. ClearView provides world-class strategic decision-making support across a wide diversity of business issues, informing actionable recommendations that allow companies to achieve their business goals. We serve the life sciences industry, including firms in the biopharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostic spaces.
Contact Singapore - an alliance of the Singapore Economic Development Board and Ministry of Manpower. It aims to attract global talent to work, invest and live in Singapore. With offices in Asia, Europe and North America, Contact Singapore is the one-stop centre for those who wish to pursue a rewarding career in Singapore, as well as individuals and entrepreneurs who are keen to invest in or initiate new business activities here. Contact Singapore actively links Singapore-based employers with global talent and provides updates on career opportunities and industry developments in Singapore. We work with private sector partners to facilitate the interests of potential individual investors in Singapore.
ECRI Institute is an independent non-profit organization located in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. Our mission is to promote the highest standards of safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness in healthcare to benefit patient care through research, publishing, education, and consultation. ECRI Institute offers a relaxed working environment and a competitive compensation package. Our over 300 dedicated full-time staff blend extraordinary scope and depth of clinical, research, engineering, management, and technical expertise with a wide range of experienced healthcare professionals in a variety of specialties without regard to race, age, sex, religion, or national origin.We are designated an Evidence-Based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and
listed as a federal Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
|ETHOS Health Communications***
ETHOS Health Communications is a unique medical education and marketing strategies company that specializes in building and communicating the science of medicine. The company is staffed by professionals with expertise in clinical science, pharmaceutical/biotech strategic marketing, professional education and content development. Founded in 2002 by professionals with both consulting and pharmaceutical marketing/sales experience, the company has been earning a reputation as an invaluable strategic and tactical partner to pharmaceutical/biotech companies.
|GenScript USA Inc.
GenScript is a leading biology CRO focusing exclusively on early drug discovery and development services. Built on our assembly-line mode, one-stop solution, continuous improvement, and stringent IP protection, GenScript provides a comprehensive portfolio of services that include Bio-Reagent, Bio-Assay, Lead Optimization, and Antibody Drug Development.
|Global Prior Art, Inc.***
Global Prior Art is an intellectual property (IP) research and consulting firm with broad expertise in the electronics, software, e-commerce, communications, medical device technology, biotechnology and drug delivery sectors. In close collaboration with our clients, we perform patent due diligence and trend analysis to support licensing negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, IP planning, product development and other strategic decisions. Global's worldwide IP landscape analysis capabilities help clients address issues at all points along the product development pipeline, including business opportunity assessment, R&D planning, and competitor patent strategy. Founded in 1982, Global Prior Art has a reputation for excellence and high professional satisfaction. We provide a stable environment where professionals can utilize their strong technical expertise to address critical issues at the intersection of technology, business and strategy.
|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
Kantar Health is a global, evidence-based decision support partner with leading pharmaceutical, biotech, device and diagnostic companies. We act as catalysts, to drive distinctive decision-making that helps prioritize product development and portfolios, differentiate brand and ensure product profitability after launch. We have unique tools at our disposal: the deepest epidemiology and oncology data in the world, the longest-standing patient outcomes database, the largest network of peer-identified influencers, and the most highly respected Health Care Practitioner panels. Every day you’ll learn something new: about a disease, a leading-edge treatment or an innovative research methodology. Bring your expertise and innovation, be prepared to build your career on a global level!
|Kaplan Test Prep
Kaplan Test Prep is an industry-leading employer with over 70 years of experience and opportunities throughout the US and Canada. We employ over 10,000 smart and highly-motivated employees who deliver on our mission everyday -- to build futures, one success story at a time. If you like the idea of transforming lives, build your career at Kaplan.
L.E.K. Consulting is a global strategy consulting firm that specializes in corporate strategy, transaction services, and
performance improvement. Founded in 1983, L.E.K. currently employs over 900 professionals in 20 offices
worldwide. Global clients include FTSE 100, Fortune 500, Eurotop 300, and many of the largest firms in
Asia-Pacific. Areas of expertise include Life Sciences, Media & Entertainment, Retail & Consumer Goods, Private
Equity, Aviation & Airports (Travel & Leisure), MedTech, Healthcare Services, Building & Construction, and
Energy & Utilities. With a reputation for solving the most complex issues, L.E.K. collaborates with business leaders
to accelerate the pace and precision of strategic decision-making to achieve superior shareholder returns.
LifeSensors, Inc. is a biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing innovations in an important family of proteins consisting of ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins (UBL). We develop novel technologies that use SUMO (Small Ubiquitin-like MOdifier) to overcome bottlenecks in protein production, and are the leading producer of tools to facilitate the study of the Ubiquitin-Proteasome Pathway. The company has expanded its production capabilities to assist clients improve the quality and quantity of their protein production. Leveraging its active protein production capabilities, LifeSensors is proud to develop Functional Protein Arrays and to introduce first-in-class human de-ubiquitylase arrays (DUB Arrays) used for drug discovery and diagnostic markets.
|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
|Navigant Consulting, Inc.
NAVIGANT (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Our professionals combine technical expertise with business pragmatism in highly regulated industries to support clients in addressing their most critical business needs. Our Life Sciences practice works with pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients to address a wide range of business issues including market analyses, strategy development and business planning. Projects include portfolio/franchise/brand strategy, new product planning, pricing strategies, life cycle management, and technology acquisition evaluation.
|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.
PriceSpective is a management consulting firm specializing in innovative strategies to identify, capture and communicate value for companies in the biopharmaceutical arena. We are uniquely positioned to deliver expert guidance in integrated global pricing, reimbursement and market access strategy due to our depth of experience and the active engagement of our senior leadership. PriceSpective has offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, Philadelphia and London and has been recognized by the Inc 500 list of 'Fastest Growing Private Companies in America", achieving a ranking of # 174. The year prior, PriceSpective was position at # 413.
Promidian is a management consulting firm that is focused on the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and life sciences
We combine deep industry and functional area knowledge with specialized expertise in market assessment, analytics,
and strategy development—to assist life sciences executives in addressing their most pressing business challenges.
PLEASE NOTE: Representatives from Promidian Consulting were not able to attend this event.
|The Princeton Review
Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review has long been a leader in helping college and graduate school–bound
students achieve their higher-education goals through our services, tutoring and admissions resources, as well as
through online courses and resources and print and digital books. We deliver our programs via a network of more
than 5000 teachers and tutors in the U.S., Canada and international franchises. We also partner with schools and
guidance counselors worldwide to help provide students with college-readiness, test-preparation and career-planning
We offer test preparation programs for all the major admissions exams, including the SAT®, ACT®, SAT Subject
Tests™, AP® Exams, MCAT®, LSAT®, GMAT®, GRE®, DAT® and OAT®. Our flexible course options and
|Reaction Biology Corporation
Reaction Biology Corporation ("RBC") is a premier provider of in vitro enzyme activity assays for HTS and
profiling. Serving over 200 customers worldwide, we specialize in optimizing nanoliter scale assaying methods,
allowing for high quality data with fast turnaround and economical pricing. RBC offers gold-standard radioisotope
based assays in the Kinase, Methyltransferase, and HAT enzyme classes, as well as full suite of HDAC/SIRT assays.
RBC also now provides an expanding line of active, human recombinant HMTs, including some exclusive
complexes. Compound libraries, custom assay development, discovery partnerships and cell-based assays are also part
of our portfolio of services.
|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.
CAREER FAIR RESOURCES
NEW VIDEOS FROM RECRUITERS AND PENN ALUMNI
Get advice from HR representatives and recruiters at the career fair
Biomedical Career Fair: Advice from Recruiters from Penn Career Services on Vimeo.
Penn alumni often come back to the career fair to represent their new employers. Hear some of their perspectives in this video
Biomedical Career Fair-- Alumni Interviews from Penn Career Services on Vimeo.
Employers at previous career fairs offer their advice on cover letters, on how to get around a lack of direct experience, and what it takes to be a patent agent or a scientific editor.
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 2012 Biomedical & Life Sciences Career Fair. For more general career fair advice, you can also view this video.
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