Lori Krim Gavrin, PhD
R&D Esprit Associate; Manager R&D Strategy and Portfolio
Program at Penn: Organic Chemistry
|Describe your current position and firm/organization and the career path you took to get there|
The Esprit R&D programme is all about developing future scientific leaders, with the knowledge, capabilities and behaviours to deliver our strategic R&D challenges. Lasting three years, this global development programme has been created to attract high-potential individuals and put them on a fast track to leadership.
Esprit Associate – Manager R&D Strategy and Portfolio, GlaxoSmithKline, 2013–Present
The Esprit R&D programme includes a diverse group of experienced professionals who combine scientific knowledge, strong business acumen and an ability to drive strategy from concept to embedded change. The group maintains a keen awareness of internal and external R&D dynamics in order to effectively shape and continuously challenge the strategic direction of R&D through creative thinking, effective problem solving and strong stakeholder management. My roles have included:
Prior to GSK, I served in Principal Scientist and Research Scientist roles at Wyeth/Pfizer:
Senior Principal Scientist, Pfizer, 2009–2013
Principal Research Scientist, Wyeth Research, 2001–2009
Skills/capabilities/knowledge that have been developed on current assignment
|What skills, strengths, or knowledge did your graduate training provide you that helped you on your career path?|
|If other graduate students and postdocs wanted to get a position similar to yours, what 3 specific pieces of advice would you offer them that they can be doing now while still at Penn?|
|How can graduate students/postdocs at Penn find out more about your career field?|
|What do you most enjoy about your current position?|
What are you looking forward to doing at work over the next week or two?