October 3, 2011

Advanced Academic Programs to host two events on careers in the life sciences

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ Office of Advanced Academic Programs this week is hosting two evening events called Career Opportunities in the Life Sciences and Job Search Strategies.

The sessions, to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 4, on the Montgomery County Campus and on Wednesday, Oct. 5, on the Homewood campus, will include networking opportunities and presentations by Toby Freedman, author of Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development. Freedman, who holds a doctorate in molecular biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is also the founder and president of Synapsis Search, a biotechnology executive recruiting firm.

Freedman will share the findings of her book, which was based on interviews with more than 200 industry executives, and provide an overview of more than 100 different careers in the life sciences, ranging from careers in venture capital to discovery research.

Each event takes place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The Homewood location is 110 Maryland Hall. The MCC session will be in 106 A&R Building.

Reservations are requested. To register, go to biotechnology.jhu.edu and click on the desired date under “Upcoming Events.”