8th Annual NIH Career Symposium

May 15 2015 -
8:00am to 4:15pm

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The 8th Annual NIH Career Symposium aims to highlight the diversity of career choices available to your generation of biomedical researchers.  Whether you are a new graduate student,  postdoc, or clinical fellow just beginning to consider career options or a senior student/fellow ready to look for a job, the NIH Career Symposium is for you.  Read write-ups (written by postdocs) of past NIH Career Symposiums here: www.training.nih.gov/nih_career_symposium [You can find information like this 153-slide PDF filled with helpful insights, or the general summary of the symposium].


  • More variety of career choices than ever before
  • Two panels of careers outside of the US
  • A view on publishing from a journal editor
  • The Senior Vice President, R&D and Head of Research from MedImmune will discuss the myths of industry
  • The Symposium includes panels and workshops with over 75 speakers. 
  • International Opportunities in Science (new in 2015)
  • Two panels: one from Asia/Australia, one from Europe 
Careers in Industry R&D 
Careers in Clinical Research and Medical Affairs 
Industry Careers in Business Development and Marketing 
Industry Operations, Quality Control, and Regulatory Affairs Jobs 
How to Successfully Transition to Industry 
Bench Careers in Unexpected Places 
Finding an Academic Position 
Academic Careers in Unexpected Places 
How to Start Up a Lab for the First Time 
Teaching-Intensive Careers in Academia 
Careers in Science Policy 
Technology Transfer Careers 
Careers in Science Administration 
Leveraging Your Science Through Business: Consulting Careers 
Science Education and Outreach Careers 
Careers in Science Communication 
Career Options for Clinicians 
Demystifying USAjobs.gov 
Finding Ways to Enhance Your Resume 
Networking and Informational Interviews 
Resumes and Cover Letters
Top Ten Tips for Grant Writing
Using LinkedIn for Career Success 
Finding a Postdoc 
Stress Management for Scientists 
Find the Career for You 
Getting Published: Tips from an Editor 
Unraveling the Myths of Industry 

Please note: This is NOT a job fair; it is a place for you to gain information about the next step in your career.  There will be NO recruiting tables.