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Industry Bridge Program

Our Mission

This program is designed to provide opportunities for TSRI postdocs and graduate students to learn about industry careers by visiting biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As part of the experience, postdocs will have the opportunity to obtain industry exposure, interact with industry scientists and learn how to prepare for the transition from academia to industry. 

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The company visit

Company visits will vary depending on the companies’ needs and can last from a few hours to all day. A typical visit will consist of a facilities tour, presentations by the company employees (research, company mission, etc) and a networking lunch for the attendees to get a chance to talk with the industry scientists in small groups. The industry bridge program does not provide one-on-one meetings. The purpose of this program is not to lead you to a job offer; it is for you to get an inside look at life as an industry scientist.


Selection of participants is on a first-come first-serve basis.  On average we expect 10-20 participants per visit. Upcoming visit dates will be announced by email and posted to this site.


  1. Must be a full-time Research Associate or ≥ 4th year graduate student at The Scripps Research Institute. 
  2. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously participated in an SoF IBP visit.
  3. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  4. Cancellation within 72 hours of the event will count as attending the visit and affect future IBP visits!


Review intellectual property information provided by the TSRI Office of Technology Development prior to visit.

Upcoming visits

Future visits will be announced in the coming months via email. If you have company suggestions, or if you would like to help organize a visit, please contact us.

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Photos of previous visits:

Eli Lilly visit
Eli Lilly visit
Eli Lilly visit
Eli Lilly visit
Pfizer visit
Pfizer visit