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14th Annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair

April 29, 2011

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EPA Campus Main Building (Building C)

109 T.W. Alexander Drive

Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

What is the NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair

The annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair, now in its 14th year, is one of the largest assemblies of biomedical organizations and young scientists in Research Triangle Park, NC. Targeting postdoctoral fellows and advanced graduate students, the Career Fair provides these young scientists an opportunity to explore a myriad of fields and create a contact network as they plan for their future careers in the biomedical sciences.

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Highlights of the Career Fair

Flyer:2011 Careerfair Agenda(45KB)

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7:45 - 8:45Registration and Continental Breakfast (Building C Rotunda)
Sign up for CV/Resume Reviews
8:45 - 9:00Welcome and Opening Remarks (Room C111-ABC)
Yixing "Emily" Zhou, Ph.D., Co-Chair NIEHS Career Fair Committee
William T. Schrader, Ph.D., Deputy Scientific Director, NIEHS, NIH
David J. Thomas, Ph.D., Pharmacokinetics Branch, NHEERL, EPA
9:00 - 10:25Session I (concurrent sessions)
  1. Panel: Navigating the Process: Academia (Room C112)
  2. Panel: Navigating the Process: Government (Room C113)
  3. Workshop: Planning for Career Satisfaction & Success (Room C114)
  4. Workshop: The Job Search, Cover Letters, CVs, and Resumes (Room C111-A)

CV/Resume Consultations (B Atrium)

Visit Company Exhibits (Lakeside Hallway)

10:25 - 10:45Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:45Keynote Address (Room C111-ABC)
Richard Weibl
Director, Center for Careers in Science and Technology
American Association for the Advancement of Science
11:45 - 12:45Lunch (Rooms C111-ABC, C112, C113, C114, B Atrium)
12:50 - 1:30Session II: Non-Traditional Careers (concurrent sessions)
  1. Grant Management (Room C111-A)
  2. Finance and Venture Capital (Room C111-B)
  3. Patents and Law (Room C111-C)
  4. Non-Profit Organizations (Room C112)
  5. Consulting & Business Development (Room C113)
  6. Science Policy (Room C114)

CV/Resume Consultations (B Atrium)

Visit Company Exhibits (Lakeside Hallway)

1:35 - 2:15Session III: Non-Traditional Careers (concurrent sessions)
  1. Program Management (Room C111-A)
  2. Entrepreneurs and Business (Room C111-B)
  3. Tech Transfer (Room C111-C)
  4. Science Outreach (Room C112)
  5. Media and Communication (Room C113)
  6. Clinical Research (Room C114)

CV/Resume Consultations (B Atrium)

Visit Company Exhibits (Lakeside Hallway)

2:15 - 3:25Networking Dessert Reception (Cafeteria)
3:30 - 5:00Session IV (concurrent sessions)
  1. Panel: Navigating the Process: Industry and Biotech (Room C111-A)
  2. Panel: Finding and Applying for Fellowships (Room C112)
  3. Workshop: Networking: A Tool for Building Relationships and Exploring Career Options (Room C113)
  4. Workshop: Interviewing & Negotiating an Offer (Room C114)

CV/Resume Consultations (B Atrium)

Visit Company Exhibits (Lakeside Hallway)

Registered Exhibitors

Exhibitor NameAddress
NPANiehs Rtp, NC 27709
Carolinas Medical Center1000 Blythe Boulevard Cannon Research Center, Suite 211 Charlotte, NC 28203
Celplor617 Hutton Street, Suite 101 Raleigh, NC 27606
Women in Science Tomorrow1001 Hillsborough St Raleigh, NC 27603
Master of Arts in Teaching1525 Partners Ii Ncsu Campus Box 7271 Raleigh, NC 27695-7271
Intrexon Corporation104 T.W. Alexander Drive Building 4a Rtp, NC 27709
Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc.3054 Cornwallis Drive Rtp, NC 27709
Piedmont Research Center3300 Gateway Centre Blvd Morrisville, NC 27560
Aerotek1201 Edwards Mill Rd. Raleigh, NC 27607
Liquidia Technologies419 Davis Drive Suite 100 Morrisville, NC 27709
North Carolina Biotechnology Center15 T.W. Alexander Dr. P.O. Box 13547 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3547
U.S. EPA Networking and Leadership Training OrganizationU.S. Epa Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Aerotek1201 Edwards Mill Rd. Raleigh, NC 27607
NTANeihs Rtp, NC 27613
National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, U.S. EPA109 T. W. Alexander Drive Durham, NC 27711
Burleson Research Technologies, Inc.120 First Flight Lane Morrisville, NC 27560
Olympus America3500 Corporate Parkway Center Valley, PA 18034
Durham Technical Community College1637 Lawson Street 2401 Snow Hill Road, Durham, Nc 27712 Durham, NC 27703
AAAS1200 New York Avenue, Nw Washington, DC 20005



PANEL: Navigating AcademiaBill Barnes, Ph.D.Clarion University
 Jerry Stumpf, Ph.D.Marian University
 Brandt F. Eichman, Ph.D.Vanderbilt University
 Thomas Kash, Ph.D.UNC
PANEL: Navigating GovernmentJohn VandenbergEPA
 Scott Williams, Ph.D.NIEHS
 Humphrey Hung-Chang YaoNIEHS
 Robert Ahern, Ph.D.USDA
 Angela DavisNIEHS
PANEL: Navigating IndustryKay Lawton, Ph.D.Metabolon, Inc.
 Shawn Hayes, Ph.D.Abbott Laboratories
 Christine KerlinManpower Professional
 Derek Schorzman, Ph.D.Liquidia Technologies
PANEL: FellowshipsCynthia RobinsonAAAS
 Shobha Parthasarathi, Ph.D.NC Biotech Center
 Kathleen (Kacee) Deener, MPHEPA
 Benjamin CorbASBMB
WorkShop: Planning for Career Satisfaction & SuccessMelanie Sinche, M.A., M.Ed, NCCHarvard University
WS: Professional Relationships & NetworkingDara Wilson-Grant, MSEdUNC OPA
WS: Job Search, Cover Letters, CVs, & ResumesLori Conlan, Ph.D.NIH OITE
WS: Interviewing & Negotiating an OfferMelanie Sinche, M.A., M.Ed, NCCHarvard University
SHORTS: Grant ManagementLisa Edwards, M.B.A.NIEHS DERT
SHORTS: Finance and Venture CapitalMike Dial, Ph.D.Hatteras Venture Partners
SHORTS: Patents and LawJason Seifert, Ph.D., J.D.Life Sciences Law
SHORTS: Non-Profit OrganizationsNaina Bhasin, Ph.D.The Hamner Institute
SHORTS: Consulting and BusinessRob LindbergNC Biotech Center
SHORTS: Science PolicyJohn VandenbergNCEA
SHORTS: Program ManagementMichael Humble, Ph.D.NIEHS DERT
SHORTS: Entrepreneurs and BusinessTimothy Haystead, Ph.D.Duke University
SHORTS: Tech TransferKelly Sexton, Ph.D.NC State
SHORTS: Science OutreachNeasha Graves, MPAUNC Institute for the Environment
SHORTS: Media and CommunicationBanalata Sen, Ph.D.EHP
SHORTS: Clinical ResearchYing Mei Zhang, CPA, MDQuintiles Transnational Corp.



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