Positioning your PhD: Leveraging your advanced degree outside academia


Virtual, WA  
Tuesday, November 02, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM   Add to Calendar Pacific Standard Time

More and more healthcare PhD graduates are pursuing careers outside academia, some leaving their technical field entirely. However, after 5-7 years of hard work earning those letters, choosing a non-academic career can often feel like “abandoning” your PhD. During a job search, you can be pigeonholed in your very specific technical field. You might even be asked to “defend” your PhD to hiring managers. How do you build your career pathway, while leveraging the unique skills gained from your PhD? Join HBA Seattle as we meet with four PhD-holders who have successfully leveraged their degree towards different non-academic career pathways. You’ll hear how they overcame challenges in positioning their degree, what unique skillsets from their PhD were valuable in their career pathways, and how to navigate career pivots without losing their degree’s value. Featured Panelists: Kelli Jonakin: Head of Healthcare, Life Sciences, & Genomic Industry Marketing, Amazon Web Services Tera Eerkes: Sr Director of Molecular Product Development (TBD), Adaptive Biotechnology Jeffrey Mosenson: Sr Medical Science Liaison, LEO Pharma Courtney Domigan: Associate Director, Kite Pharma Moderator: Shivani Ludwig: Senior Program Manager, AmazonDx

HBA Seattle presents

Positioning your PhD: Leveraging your advanced degree outside academia


Date and time
Tuesday, 02 November
12:00PM - 01:00PM PST
Location
Virtual

Event Contact
Portia Vliet-Gregg
Competencies
12. Continues to learn, grow and transform

More and more healthcare PhD graduates are pursuing careers outside academia, some leaving their technical field entirely. However, after 5-7 years of hard work earning those letters, choosing a non-academic career can often feel like “abandoning” your PhD. During a job search, you can be pigeonholed in your very specific technical field. You might even be asked to “defend” your PhD to hiring managers. How do you build your career pathway, while leveraging the unique skills gained from your PhD?
Join HBA Seattle as we meet with four PhD-holders who have successfully leveraged their degree towards different non-academic career pathways. You’ll hear how they overcame challenges in positioning their degree, what unique skillsets from their PhD were valuable in their career pathways, and how to navigate career pivots without losing their degree’s value.

Featured Panelists:
Kelli Jonakin: Head of Healthcare, Life Sciences, & Genomic Industry Marketing, Amazon Web Services
Tera Eerkes: Sr Director Regulatory Affairs, Adaptive Biotechnology
Jeffrey Mosenson: Sr Medical Science Liaison, LEO Pharma
Courtney Domigan: Associate Director, Kite Pharma

Moderator: Shivani Ludwig: Senior Program Manager, AmazonDx



Registration information
Event is open to: HBA Members and Nonmembers

Featured Speakers

Courtney  Domigan

Kite, a Gilead Company
Tera  Eerkes

Adaptive Biotechnologies
Kelli  Jonakin
Worldwide Head of Marketing- Healthcare & Life Sciences
Amazon Web Services, Inc.
Shivani  Ludwig
Senior Program Manager, Amazon Diagnostics
Amazon
Jeffrey  Mosenson
Medical Science Liaison
LEO Pharma Inc.

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 Member - Euro€8.00
 Non-Member$20.00
 Non-Member - Euro€17.00

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