Register Now for the IVAM/GSLC Fall Webinar: Career Opportunities Related to In Vitro and In Silico Toxicology
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm Eastern Time
Co-chaired by Dr. Amy Clippinger, IVAM President and Ms. Jessica Sapiro, GSLC Professional Development Subcommittee Chair
Moderator: Ms. Lauren Walker, GSLC Professional Development Subcommittee Member
Dr. Rhiannon Hardwick, Scientist I, Tissue Applications, Organovo.
Mr. Brent Gilbert, Director of Business Development, Personal Care and Chemicals, Cyprotex.
Many graduate students and postdocs are interested in furthering the field of alternatives to animal testing, but do not know what career options are available to them or how to prepare for such a career. With this in mind, the In Vitro and Alternative Methods Specialty Section (IVAM) and Graduate Student Leadership Committee (GSLC) are teaming up to provide this information to students and postdocs interested in pursuing a career focused on alternatives to animal testing.
The speakers will use their experiences as an example to highlight:
- What degree and experience are needed to qualify for specific jobs? Is a postdoc required?
- What different types of positions are available (e.g., bench research, marketing, or sales)?
- Are there opportunities for graduate students to obtain experience while working on their degrees (e.g., internships)?
- What is a typical day like?
- What are key similarities and differences to working in academia or other industries?
- Who do you regularly collaborate with (e.g., other scientists, business development, or engineers)?
- What is the most important advice you can offer to potential career seekers?
Webinar attendees will have an opportunity to ask the speakers questions following the webinar.