Mission Statement: The first annual meeting of PhD Career Support Group (PhDCSG) is a much anticipated career advancement event, bringing professionals from more than a dozen life sciences industries and academia under one roof. Learn from first-hand accounts of success from mentors, entrepreneurs, recruiters, and professionals in industry and academia to help STEM graduates successfully navigate careers in life sciences. The meeting will feature highly interactive sessions from an impressively diverse group of STEM professionals, including panel discussions, small-group lunches and one-on-one networking opportunities.
If you are a STEM graduate don’t miss out on being a part of this event!
STEM Peers 2017- Connecting Scientists
1st Annual Symposium on PhD Career Advancements
Organized by Career Support Group for STEM PhDs (PhD CSG)
•September 23, 2017 • Boston, MA •
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8am-9am Arrival and Registration
Welcome Note: Abhinav Dey
Introductory Note: Ananda Ghosh
Keynote Introduction: Ranjith Anand
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10am-10:15am Coffee Break
10:15am-11am Panel Discussion on Research Careers
Session Chair: Ranjith Anand (Gingko Bioworks)
Panelists: Nikhil Gupta (NYU), Jagan Srinivasan (WPI),
Smita Salian-Mehta (Abbvie), Ambrish Roy (Vertex),
Richa Jaiswal (LakePharma)
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11:20am-12pm Panel Discussion on Careers in the Business of Science
Session Chair: Syam Anand (Founder Mainline IP)
Panelists: Ragoo Raghunathan (Metabolon), Moru Vaze (Duane Morris),
Ananda Ghosh (NYU).
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12pm-1pm Lunch Break
1pm-1:45pm Panel Discussion on Science Communication and
Clinical Management Careers
Session Chair: Abhinav Dey (Co-Founder, ClubSciWri)
Panelists: Colleen Brady (CellPress), Ana Batista (CellPress) Mathura Sundaram (OneOme),
Sutirtha Datta (Clinical Trials Office, MSKCC), Muthu Dhandapani (Mitra Biotech)
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1:45pm-2pm Grant Writing as a Postdoc: Vinay Eapen (Jane Coffin Childs fellow at Harvard Medical School)
2pm-3pm Networking Over Coffee/ Chair: Smita Salian-Mehta
3pm-4pm Musical Performance by IMON
4pm-4:30pm Awards Ceremony
4:30pm-5pm Closing Remarks and Future Directions (Syam Anand, Conference Co-Chair)
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Why STEM Peers 2017 could be important for your career advancement?
- If you don’t know what it takes to advance to the next level. If you think your publications make your career, attend and learn more.
If you don’t know what it takes to get hired- the key skills, how to market them, how to to get them noticed by people who matter, and how to make your CV/resume stand out. If you think having a great CV will get anyone’s attention, attend and learn more.
If you don’t know what it takes to stay in a job- getting hired could be the easy part. Staying in a job needs to understand the key job requirements that employers are seeking. If you think your bench work and associated skills is all it takes, attend and learn more.
If you don’t know what it takes to advance your career after staying for a while in a new job (industry/pharma/IP/academia). Advancing your career depends on skills you develop while on the job. This needs preparation and updating of skills, sensing changing needs etc. If you think what got your hired will also advance your career further, attend and learn more.
I cannot emphasize this more- many bench scientists don’t understand these before their funding runs out or visa restrictions start dawning upon them.
Here is your chance to interact with folks who have successfully transitioned and advanced their careers further. Awareness, networking and DETAILS matter.
Finally, would you rather spend hours weeding through the internet to get the info you want or a day with successful people who are keeping their time aside for you?
STEM Peers is a bargain in that respect. We are able to bring all this to you in an affordable manner ONLY because we are a non-profit. Make use of STEM Peers 2017.
FAQs about STEM Peers
- What is the registration fee? Ans: $25 for Postdoctoral Fellows/Graduate Students; 50$ Faculty members/Industry members/Others; Late-registration fee/On-site registration Fee: 30$
- What is included in the registration fee? Ans: The registration fee includes access to all conference sessions and exhibits. When you check-in at the registration desk, you will receive a delegate package, which includes copies of the conference program, your name tag, and other relevant information. The registration fee also covers access to a morning coffee break, and an afternoon coffee break on the entire day of the conference.
- Do I have to be a CSG member to attend the conference? Ans: No
- Do you have discounted rates for graduate students/postdocs? Ans: Student/Postdoc registrations are heavily subsidized, and therefore the Early Registration Discount for these already discounted registrations is smaller
- Do you have early registration discounts? Ans: To have a better idea of how many participants will attend and to promote timely registration for the conference, CSG may offer an early registration discount. A discount applies to regular registrations received before the early registration deadline, as specified on the registration page.
- How do I confirm that I am registered? Ans: Once your registration is finalized, you will receive a confirmation email indicating that you are officially registered. You will receive an Official Receipt from PayPal, via email again, as proof of payment. In addition, your name will appear in the list of registered attendees on sciwri.club
- Can I get a certificate of attendance? Ans: A certificate of attendance can be printed for you on request and e-mailed to you after the conference. Please visit the registration desk and request a certificate to be mailed. We would appreciate it, if you wait for a time when the registration desk is less crowded to request a certificate.
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- What if I have a question that is not answered here? Ans: This FAQ only covers answers to questions that we receive frequently. If you have a question that still has not been answered, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org and one of us will be happy to assist you.
- What is your cancellation policy? Ans: We understand that members who have registered for the conference may have to cancel their registrations due to unforeseen circumstances. While we try to accommodate cancellations to the best of our ability, any cancellation, especially late ones, put CSG at a difficult situation. Due to the size of our conference, we make many of our arrangements well in advance and therefore cancellations come with a cost to CSG. Therefore, the CSG Board has developed a cancellation policy to balance the needs of our members with the costs of cancellation to CSG. As such, please note that cancellation requests for an already confirmed registration will be processed according to the following schedule:
Before August 15: %100 refund ($5 cancellation fee)
August 15 – August 31: 10$ refund.
After September 1: No refunds available
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Acknowledgements: Tribhuwan Yadav, Radhika Raheja and Anita Chavan for testing the registration process.
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