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    Date and details will be available Summer 2020

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Molly Wilson, Ph.D.

 

Jill Weimer, Ph.D.​
Senior Director of Therapeutic Develop and Scientist, Sanford Research; and Senior Vice President of Discovery Science and Gene Therapy Research, Amicus Therapeutics


Career Story w/ Jill Weimer, Ph.D.: Being a researcher in academia, not-for-profit, and for a for-profit company.


Friday, April 24, 2020
11:00 am-12:00 pm | Zoom

 

Presented by Jill Weimer, Ph.D.  (AS&E (B.S.) ’97, SMD (Ph.D.) ’05); Senior Director of Therapeutic Develop and Scientist, Sanford Research; and Senior Vice President of Discovery Science and Gene Therapy Research, Amicus Therapeutics

Jill will share…

  • Her story and path to getting her postdoctoral fellow position at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to her present dual scientific role at Sanford Research (academic position) and Amicus Therapeutics (pharm position).
  • How she landed each of these opportunities? Her personal advice and experience in knowing this was the right fit?
  • How important involvement is outside of the lab and how it helped her toward what she is doing today.
  • Also if time permits, what she is involved in today and how will that help her toward reaching her future goals. Do employers look at these opportunities when seeking candidates for opportunities?
     

For more information on this Career Story, please contact Eric Vaughn at Eric_Vaughn@urmc.rochester.edu.

Join this Zoom event at https://rochester.zoom.us/s/820623244.

Need accommodations? Contact Jen_Prosceo@urmc.rochester.edu at least three business days prior to the event.

Jennifer Stripay, Ph.D.

 

AnnaLynn Williams, Ph.D.
SMD, Ph.D. Graduate ’19; Postdoctoral Fellow,
St. Jude Children’s

 


Career Story w/ AnnaLynn Williams, Ph.D.: What to think about when applying for NIH Fellowship and Transition Awards and planning for the pre- to post-doc transition.


Friday, May 1, 2020
11:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.|  Zoom

Presented by AnnaLynn Williams, Ph.D. (SMD ’19) Epidemiology.

Topics to be discussed include: Insights into the timeline for writing your F31 or F99/K00.

  • How do you think about a long-term research project that you can carry into a postdoc if you don’t know where that postdoc will be yet?
  • How do you discuss your research and training plans with your mentor?
  • How to find the right postdoc?
  • What are the pitfalls and things to avoid when composing an F31 or F99/K00? What are the expectations for securing funding past your K at your postdoc institution and how to start planning for the faculty transition?
     

For more information on this Career Story, please contact Elaine Smolock at Elaine_Smolock@urmc.rochester.edu.

Join this Zoom event at https://urmc.zoom.us/j/903864757.

Need accommodations? Contact Jen_Prosceo@urmc.rochester.edu at least three business days prior to the event.

Why Choose Us

  • You can join a program that identifies and supports bold, innovative approaches to broaden graduate and postdoctoral training, including internship possibilities.
  • You need a team of mentors to be successful at the University of Rochester and beyond. No one person can offer you everything.
  • You will find out you are “not the only one.” Discover peers across a variety of departments that can support you by sharing their experiences.
  • You can expand your network by participating in face-to-face activities and discover opportunities through the URBEST LinkedIn Group.
  • URBEST leaders (and contacts) can discuss next steps for your professional development, no matter what career appeals to you

Testimonials

Comments from current and former URBEST Trainees

The URBEST program has helped to show me that there are other career options outside of academia and have made these options feel attainable. It has really helped to end the stigma around academia being the only choice and has done an excellent job of providing resources and training needed to excel in our future career choices! – Emily Warner

URBEST really opens up new opportunities for career avenues outside of tradition academia. Although I am still unsure of my path it has better directed my general interest that will hopefully become more focused as I progress through my program. It also gives me the ability to network with people that could increase my current research scope while increasing possibilities of procuring a job in the future. – Emily Quarato

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