A course offered by The American Society for Cell Biology
and Keck Graduate Institute, with generous funding from EMD Millipore
Thinking about a career in industry?
The 2015 course will be held July 12-24, 2015. The application site will be open in early January and will close on February 27, 2015.
The course will introduce PhD scientists to the competencies they need to thrive in industry and will expose them to the culture and infrastructure of life sciences companies through MBA- style case-based teaching, professional development workshops, and a team-based project. Learn how to conduct research in industry and gain invaluable insight into the way industry views scientific research. Learn to leverage your analytical PhD skill set! International and U.S. applicants are welcome. The course is designed for advanced graduate students with at least three years of scientific research experience and for postdocs.
What Does the Scholarship Cover?
All 40 students accepted into the program will receive free tuition, housing, meals, and 50% travel support.
KGI, a leading provider of professional education for scientists interested in business aspects of the life science industry, has conducted intensive courses similar to this one for the past three years.
Short Course on Biotech Management
Introductory lectures and MBA-style business cases are designed to teach participants about the organizational structures, business strategies, and financing of biotech companies.
Career-Oriented Workshops and Networking Events
The course will include hands-on workshops on networking, effective resume writing, and strategies to employ when applying for jobs. Career panels will introduce participants to opportunities in research, clinical and regulatory affairs, and management roles within biotech industries. In addition,participants also will be able to attend a number of informal networking events.
Teams of 4-5 participants will be assigned a project that will allow them to gain experience in team work, project management, and project presentation. Assignments will cover commercialization aspects of a novel life sciences product and will include market analysis, clinical assessment, and competitive analysis.
How to Apply
You must be a member of the ASCB to apply. Not a member? Join now, then apply for the course as a member-applicant.
You will need to submit:
- A personal statement (no more than one page) answering these questions:
- Why are you interested in working in the life science industry?
- How do you believe the course will help you make a career transition from academia to the bioscience industry? and
- What relevant experiences will you bring to the course? For example, have you volunteered at your university’s tech transfer office?
- Your CV
- A recommendation letter from your advisor or another person of your choosing
- Upload all as a single PDF. If you prefer, during the application process, you can choose an option to enable your advisor to directly upload a letter of recommendation.
For additional information, contact Thea Clarke, Director of Communications and Education, American Society for Cell Biology, 8120 Woodmont Ave, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20814, 301-347-9304. Keck Graduate Institute is located at 535 Watson Drive, Claremont, CA 91711.