Description: In this webinar, Lauren Celano will discuss ways that you can become a better candidate for a position in industry while completing your Ph.D. or postdoctoral training. Lauren will focus on research and non-research positions such as consulting, business development, writing, and medical affairs. For Ph.D.’s, she will talk about how to incorporate collaborative research into your Ph.D. work, how to learn hard and soft skills valued by industry, and various ways to gain management and leadership skills. For postdocs, she will talk about how to strategically choose an advisor to work with, or project to work on, what experiences and skills are most important to work on within a postdoc, and more. Importantly, she will discuss how both Ph.D.’s and postdocs already possess many skills valued by industry, and ways to discuss and highlight these skills.
Bio: Lauren Celano is the Founder and CEO of Propel Careers, a life science search and career development firm focused on connecting talented individuals with entrepreneurial innovative life sciences companies. Lauren is very passionate about working with individuals with strong scientific backgrounds to find exciting growth opportunities in the life sciences industry. Through Propel, she builds relationships and provides guidance on how individuals can position themselves for their next opportunity. She also actively places individuals into positions with exciting life sciences companies Prior to Propel Careers, Lauren was a senior account manager for SNBL USA where she worked with emerging biotech companies in Europe, Asia, and the US to help characterize and advance their drug molecules. Prior to SNBL USA, she held business development positions with Aptuit and Quintiles and worked with Absorption Systems as a marketing manager and account manager. She has a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Gettysburg College and an MBA with a focus in the health sector and entrepreneurship from Boston University. To learn more about Propel Careers, see link: www.propelcareers.com.