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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.

2021 Article

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Headley, left, and Warden led efforts to plan and organize the career symposium. (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw / NIEHS)

Trainees explore biomedical careers during NIEHS symposium

Some 450 registrants from as far away as Japan, along with two dozen business, academic, and government exhibitors, took part virtually in the 24th annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium, August 26 – 31.

NIEHS is mandated not only to advance environmental health sciences research but also to train the next generation of scientists, noted institute and National Toxicology Program Director Rick Woychik, Ph.D. “Training is not limited to working in a laboratory,” he said. “Many scientists sit at the crossroads of science and policy, playing critical public health roles.” The symposium included workshops and panels on such topics as bench and regulatory science, communication, lab leadership, data science, and clinical research.

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