In partnership with the Stem Cell Network, Medicine by Design hosts a career seminar series that profiles a wide variety of different careers available to trainees who hold a degree in the life sciences. The goal of the series is to help trainees understand the different careers available outside of academia, the skills required for certain positions, and some of the daily functions of those positions.

Upcoming Speakers

Past Speakers include:

R&D and Process Development

September 14, 2022, Careers Beyond Academia featuring Laura Smith, PhD, Principal Scientist, AmacaThera and Stephanie Fisher, PhD, Senior Scientist, BlueRock Therapeutics.

Communications and Technical Advisor

October 13, 2022, Careers Beyond Academia featuring Betty Zou, PhD, Research and Communications Specialist, University of Toronto and Adriana Suarez-Gonzalez, PhD, Science and Technology Advisor, 10X Genomics.

Medical Affairs and Sales

November 16, 2022, Careers Beyond Academia featuring Catia Perciani, PhD, Medical Scientist, HIV Gilead Sciences, and Nikta Fay, PhD, Key Account Executive – Cell Culture, STEMCELL Technologies.

Consulting and Business Development

January 18, 2023, Careers Beyond Academia featuring Helen Luck, PhD, Senior Consultant, Shift Health, and Ryan Mitchell, PhD, Director, Business Development, Satellos Bioscience Inc.

Industry Relations and Partnerships

February 16, 2023, Careers Beyond Academia featuring Jodi Garner, PhD, Strategic Collaborations Lead, Roche, and Patrycja Thompson, PhD, Partnerships Officer, Strategic Initiatives Industry Partnerships, University of Toronto.

Product Management and Quality Control

March 15, 2023, Careers Beyond Academia featuring Matthew Hildebrandt, PhD, Product Manager, STEMCELL Technologies, and Matthew Zeglinski, PhD, Lead Quality Control Analyst, Aspect Biosystems.