february, 2016

23feb5:30 pm8:00 pmOverview of Life Sciences Consulting Career Paths


Event Details

Futures in Life Sciences Program

Overview of Consulting Career Paths in Life sciences

If you are a MA-based student interested in attending this event, financial assistance is available through the Stay in MA program.  Please visit www.stayinma.com.

Location:  MassBio Offices, 300 Technology Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139

Time:   5:30-8:00pm

Propel Careers, MassBio, and the MassBioEd have joined together to organize a series of networking and panel events focused on raising awareness of career paths that exist in life sciences for individuals with advanced degrees. This Futures in Life Science program will bring together experts across a wide range of disciplines and functional areas within the life science industry, who detail their roles and provide a rich context for the audience to gain a clear understanding of the skills, aptitudes, competencies, and personalities that thrive in their particular functions.  Attendance for this program is open to current graduate students, post doctoral fellows, and medical residents who are interested in careers in the life sciences industry. A few tickets are available for early career professionals (graduated in the last 5 yrs)

This event will provide an overview of career paths in the consulting area covering large and boutique firms to show the diversity of roles that exist in this area.

Meeting Agenda:

5:30pm-6:00pm – Registration and Open Networking
6:00pm-6:10pm – Introductions and Overview

6:10pm-7:15pm – Panel Discussion

Moderator: Lauren Celano, CEO, Propel Careers


Gary Gustavsen, Vice President, Personalized Medicine, Health Advances

Michael Jacobson, Principal, Precision Advisors

Archana Vaithilingam, Consultant, Decision Resources

7:15pm-8:00pm – Open Networking

The Futures in Life Science (FILS) Seminar Series is a year-long event series, created in 2011 by Propel Careers, MassBio, and the MassBioEd, to promote the variety of career paths ranging from research and development to marketing and commercialization that exist in the Massachusetts Life Science Industry for individuals with graduate degrees.  We believe that the career paths that exist in the Massachusetts Life Science Industry are numerous, exciting, and rewarding and that it is imperative that students considering these careers be well informed regarding the areas that their education and training are relevant. The individual seminars are scheduled to accommodate the academic school year with a focus on the technical or scientific expertise that is relevant to each area and the typical work environment associated with common roles.


(Tuesday) 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


MassBio HQ

300 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139