Futures in Life Sciences Program: Research and Development Career Paths

Tuesday, April 16 2013
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: MassBio Offices, 300 Tech Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge MA 02139

Propel Careers, MassBio, and MassBioEd have joined together to organize a series of networking and panel events focused on raising awareness of career paths that exist in life sciences for individuals with advanced degrees. This Futures in Life Science program will bring together experts across a wide range of disciplines and functional areas within the life science industry, who will detail their roles and will provide a rich context for the audience to gain a clear understanding of the skills, aptitudes, competencies, and personalities that thrive in their particular functions.

Attendance for this program is open to current graduate students, post doctoral fellows, and medical residents who are interested in careers in the life sciences industry.  Space is limited to 100 individuals.

The event will focus on the career paths that exist within life sciences research and development.



  • Kenneth J Olivier, Senior Director, Toxicology at Merrimack Pharmaceuticals  
  • Andrew Taggart, Senior Investigator 1, Novartis 
  • David Proia, Associate Director, Cancer Biology, Synta Pharmaceuticals
  • Brian Bronk, Vice Presiden, Satori 
  • Joleen White, Princial Scientist, Biogen Idec

Food and refreshments will be provided at each event, and all events will have ample time included to meet and network with the panelists and other attendees.  

Meeting Agenda:  

5:30pm-6:00pm– Registration and Open Networking                                
6:00pm-6:10pm – Introductions, Overview, and Recognition of Sponsors
6:10pm-7:30pm – Panel Discussion
7:30pm-8:00pm – Open Networking



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