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Career Symposium

Fellows' Career Development

Career Symposium

Fellows' Career Development

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The annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium (formerly the NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair), is one of the largest assemblies of biomedical organizations and young scientists in Research Triangle Park, NC. Targeting postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, the Career Symposium provides young scientists with an opportunity to explore a myriad of career options and create a contact network as they plan for their future careers in the biomedical sciences. The symposium features up to 10 workshops targeting needed professional skills in addition to a range of career panels, featuring a wide variety of career path options available to PhD-holders. The event also features up to 100 CV/resume review sessions, along with time for networking with company representatives in the afternoon.

2022 Article

Kathryn Headley, Ph.D., and Rachel Dee, Ph.D.
Headley and Dee were co-chairs for the 25th annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium, a four-day virtual event hosted by the NIEHS Trainees Assembly. (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw / NIEHS)

More than 500 attend the 25th annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium 

The 25th annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium was held December 8-9 and 12-13. Two days of keynote speakers, panels, and workshops were followed by two days of one-on-one consultations for curriculum vitae (CV) and resume writing and formatting.

The annual event is led by the NIEHS Trainees Assembly and supported by the Office of Fellows’ Career Development to connect postdoctoral fellows and graduate students with career advice and opportunities throughout the broader biomedical science community. This year’s symposium, which was held virtually and captured the attention of 520 unique visitors, was co-chaired by Kathryn Headley, Ph.D., and Rachel Dee, Ph.D., both of whom are Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) fellows at NIEHS.

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