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Reminder: Career Options Seminar tomorrow by Sharon Bergquist – science and health policy

What are the odds that you will follow your PI in becoming a tenured faculty? Yep, less than 25%. Would it make sense to focus your entire PhD career on that 1 in 4 shot (assuming those odds don’t deteriorate once you get your shot at a tenured track faculty position)? Of course not. Therefore we offer your an insight in the various career options there are for people with a PhD in molecular biology (and related fields), so you can make an educated plan for your own future. You can have plans for the day after your finish your PhD.

Career Options Seminar

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Sharon Bergquist


LSA 1022

Sharon (NAS/Koshland) earned her PhD in neuroscience from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her doctoral work focused on the molecular mechanisms that underlie the nervous system’s ability to compensate for perturbation in brain activity and function. During her doctorate, Sharon worked in the San Francisco public schools through the Science Education Partnership (SEP), which pairs scientists with public school teachers to develop and teach science lessons. Sharon served on the graduate student executive committee as the student health chair working to usher in an improved student health insurance plan. She also managed UCSF’s Alliance to Save Energy Green Campus team, working to identify and implement programs to reduce energy usage across California campuses. Sharon is looking forward to her time as a Christine Mirzayan Fellow for which she will learn how science and health policy are made, the links between research and policy, and how she can use her background to best contribute. In her spare time, Sharon enjoys sports of all kinds, yoga, and spending time with friends.

Whatever you study, this will be a good talk to attend because Sharon will provide insight into how she succeeded in her career using the sheepskin we are all working for.

Tell your fellow grad students, techs, postdocs, and PI and we’ll see you on Tuesday Jan 10th!


Kind regards,

-Daniël Melters, Katrina Garvey, Damian Guerra

COS Committee


Seminar schedule (https://bmcdb.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/career-option-seminar-schedule/):

Fall quarter
11 Oct 2011 – David Posner, UC Davis graduate, human resources Cisco
08 Nov 2011 – Paul Henderson, National lab + start-up company
13 Dec 2011 – Eric Jonas, CEO of Novia Systems start-up, PhD student at MIT

Winter quarter
10 Jan 2012 – Sharon Bergquist, Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellows, policy and global affairs
14 Feb 2012 – Jane de Lartigue, freelance science writer
13 Mar 2012* – Dave Crotty, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, executive editor CSHL Protocol

Spring quarter
10 Apr 2012 – Mel Bradnam, grant office at UC Davis Cancer Center
08 May 2012 – Megan Hall, associate editor PLoS Biology
12 Jun 2012** – Jacqueline Alldritt, high-school teacher

All talks will be at 10h30 in LSA1022.

* will be on a Friday at 2pm in LSA1022

** will be on a Tuesday, but at 4pm in LSA1022

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