June 25, 2010

Symposium to focus on science career opportunities

Symposium to focus on science career opportunities

Eric Haseltine, Ph.D., former associate director of the National Security Agency, will give the keynote address at a career opportunities symposium for postdoctoral fellows and graduate students July 27-28 at Vanderbilt University.

This is the fourth “Career Opportunities in the Biomedical and Biological Sciences” symposium presented by the Office of Biomedical Research, Education and Training (BRET) at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, with support from the Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association and Vanderbilt training grant programs.

The first day begins at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center with the address by Haseltine, a former Vanderbilt postdoctoral fellow and author of the new book, “Long Fuse, Big Bang: Achieving long-term success through daily victories.”

He will be followed by 25 other scientists who have pursued careers in government, academia, nonprofits and the private sector, including the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

The second day begins with a networking breakfast with the speakers, representatives of local companies and alumni of Vanderbilt graduate and postdoctoral programs, and then it will move to Light Hall for a series of professional skills workshops.

There is no registration fee for attendees from Vanderbilt or Meharry Medical College, but advance registration is required before July 12. For more information and to register, go to https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/career-symposium/2010 or contact Kim Petrie, Ph.D., BRET director of Career Development, at kim.petrie@vander-bilt.edu or 322-6885.