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The Biotechnology Specialty Section (BTSS) is excited to announce the novel Battelle Postdoctoral Award in Biotechnology. Please go to the Awards section for more information.

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A Biotechnology Specialty Section (BTSS) Sponsored Webinar

Navigating From Job Search Through On-Site Interview:
Perspective from Hiring Managers and a Recruiter

Friday, October 6, 2017; 12:00 Noon EDT

This webinar is designed to provide career guidance to early career toxicologists interested in industrial jobs. Many candidates have the technical skills required for an industrial position. However, many are unaware of the recruiting process, resources for searching right job, and what to expect during the conversation with the hiring managers and their team. In the Universities, there are plenty of resources for students who are preparing their CV/resume for academic careers. However, guidance for early career scientists preparing their CV/resume for industrial careers is frequently limited.

Hence, BTSS has organized this webinar with objectives to

  1. provide guidance on tailoring a CV, resume, and cover letter to industrial jobs; what a hiring manager will look for in the CV/resume; and how to make a ca tchy resume.
  2. provide guidance and resources for a job search in industry. A recruiter will present the process by which recruiters hunt for the right candidates, what they look for in applications, and how candidates should prepare themselves to crack the first barrier.
  3. discuss preparation for telephone and on-site interviews, what to expect during these interviews, and what your prospective team is looking for in you.

Speakers: Anne Chester, Gilead Sciences; Amanda Rose, Battelle; and Amy Sharma, Amgen

Moderator: Vijay P. Kale, Battelle and Co-Moderator: Joseph Jilek, University of California, Davis

Webinar Recording

Webinar: BTSS—Careers in Biotechnology for the Toxicologist: What are they and how can I navigate my way to them?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Description: Over the past decade, there has been a rapid rise of biotechnology-derived products in medicine, food production, and agriculture; however, many post doctoral fellows and students remain unaware of the diversity of career options for toxicologists in the field.This webinar aims to offer career guidance to the early career toxicologist by promoting a better understanding of career opportunities in risk assessment of biotechnology-derived products across multiple sectors including, private industry, government and academics.

The webinar will consist of a panel of 5 toxicologists; each representing a specific sector of the field (i.e. pharmaceutical industry, academics, consulting, government, and CRO). Each panelist will give an overview of their career path, guidance on how to break into the field, as well as specific attributes needed to do their job well. This will be followed by a 30 minute interactive Q&A session to enable free flowing communication between early and established toxicologists.

Webinar recording

Presentation Slides:

Introduction Slides Jeanine L. Bussiere, PhD, DABT, ATS Cynthia Ju, PhD  
Vijay P. Kale, PhD Jane Sohn, PhD Andrea B. Weir, PhD, DABT  


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52nd Annual SOT Meeting

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Dr. Alison van Eenennam, UC Davis

2012 Reception
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2011 Reception
50th Annual SOT Meeting