Scripps Research Hosts First Recruitment Day

By Mika Ono

The road to becoming a professional scientist is a long one—typically involving four years of college, five years of graduate school, and three to five years of postgraduate training. And then, there's the job search.

To help with this last critical step from postdoc to professional, The Scripps Research Institute will host the First Annual Industry–Scripps Research Recruitment Day on Wednesday, June 9. The event is part of a larger effort, spearheaded by Associate Professor Luc Teyton, to enhance the postdoctoral experience at the institute.

The Recruitment Day will bring hiring managers and human resources personnel from four companies to campus to speak with postdoctoral fellows and graduate students at the institute. The companies are:

  • Amgen, a biotechnology company that develops therapeutics in the areas of metabolism/nephrology, oncology, inflammation and bone diseases, and neurology.
  • AstraZeneca, an international biosciences firm, which has research and development operations in Boston, produces ethical pharmaceuticals and agricultural and specialty chemicals, and supplies healthcare services.
  • Agilent Technologies, a designer, manufacturer, and provider of electronic and optical test, measurement, and monitoring instruments, systems, and solutions.
  • Novartis, an international firm that develops products in the areas of pharmaceuticals, generics, consumer health, eyecare products and medicines, and animal health.

In addition to responding to questions, representatives will present an overview of their firms, discuss career opportunities, and give details of their companies' recruitment efforts to each audience.

The Amgen (noon to 12:30 PM), AstraZenteca (12:30 to 1:30 PM), and Agilent Technologies (1:30 to 2:30 PM) sessions will be held in the Keck Amphitheater of the Beckman Building and are open to all Scripps Research graduate students and postdocs. The session with Novartis (2:30 to 3:30 PM) requires pre-registration, and has already filled.

"Based on the feedback so far, we expect the event to have good attendance," says Ryan Wheeler, program assistant with the Scripps Research Counseling and Postdoctoral Services Department. "The session with Novartis filled about a day after we announced it."

Before their presentations to postdocs and graduate students, company representatives will meet with Teyton and several other Scripps Research faculty members. They will discuss the institute's career efforts for postdocs and graduate students and these young scientists' employment potential.

For more information on events, resources, and services for Scripps Research postdocs, see the new Postdoctoral Services web page, which now includes job postings, a calendar of events, information on training seminars, other career resources, benefits information, and links to Scripps Research postdoctoral groups.


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The new Recruitment Day is part of a larger effort, spearheaded by Associate Professor Luc Teyton, to enhance the postdoctoral experience at Scripps Research.