Science Career Fair at Harvard University

Science Careers has partnered with Harvard University to produce a unique career fair open to all. Take advantage of free career seminars, company presentations, and meet with staffing professionals and hiring managers from the industry’s top companies all in one place.

Date: March 14, 2018
Location: Harvard campus, Cambridge, MA, Northwest Building – Room B100, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA
Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm ET

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Participating Companies


11 am- 12 pm -  Exploring Bioscience and Entrepreneurship
Dr. Arlen Meyers, Instructor for AAAS Career Development
This session starts by defining entrepreneurship and will help to identify several bio-entrepreneurial career options. It will also address why it is important to acquire entrepreneurial knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies and ultimately, assist you in creating a plan to acquire education, resources, networks, mentors, experience and social support

11 am – 12 pm - Networking for Scientists
Jackie Oberst, PhD, Assistant Editor, Custom Publishing, Science
Depending on where one falls on the Myers Briggs test, networking can be seen either as a necessary evil or as a banquet of opportunities. Whether looking for an immediate or future job change, networking is a skill that all can master, including introverts. In this presentation, conventional (and unconventional) steps for how to successfully network will be given, with special attention given to those less likely to embrace it.

3:30 pm– 4:30 pm -  Science Communication and Public Engagement Fundamentals
Gemima Philippe, Communication Associate, Public Engagement, AAAS
The flagship Science Communication and Public Engagement Fundamentals seminar focuses on the core components of successful public engagement. Participants are introduced to the AAAS public engagement framework, a guide they can apply to all kinds of interactions. Participants learn how to identify a public engagement goal, determine the relevant audience, and craft tailored messages to achieve their goal.

3:30 pm– 4:30 pm - Transitioning into a Non-academic Career
Dr. Josh Henkin, Instructor for AAAS Career Development
This session explores the skills and best practices for transitioning from an academic environment to one of many non-academic career paths. This course introduces a strategic level of career planning from networking to interviewing, and emphasizes how career planning is an ongoing process fostering professional development throughout your career.

Company Presentations

Pfizer Worldwide R&D Postdoctoral Program

EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma & EMD Performance Materials

FAPESP -Sao Paulo Brazil Research Foundation

The Jackson Laboratory

Moderna Therapeutics

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

Research in Germany




Free registration for this event is required. Pre-registration is available and highly recommended.

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Speaker Bios

Dr. Arlen Meyers is the president and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) and is a professor emeritus of otolaryngology, dentistry and engineering at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health. A serial bio-entrepreneur and consultant, Dr. Meyers has created several medical device companies with his primary research in biomedical and health innovation and entrepreneurship and life science technology commercialization. Dr. Meyers consults for and speaks to companies, governments and colleges and universities internationally on bio-entrepreneurship, bioscience, health care, health care IT, medical tourism, new product development, product design and financing new ventures. He is a former Harvard-Macy fellow and completed a Fulbright at Kings Business, the commercialization office of technology transfer at Kings College in London and was named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives.

Dr. Jackie Oberst is the Assistant Editor of Custom Publications at AAAS. Jackie aids in the creation of online and print features, booklets and webinars that cater to professionals in all stages of their careers.

Gemima Philippe is a Communication Associate at AAAS. She provides programmatic and outreach support for the Center for Public Engagement, including the Communicating Science program, which trains scientists and engineers around the country. Since 2004, the AAAS Center for Public Engagement has worked to further awareness of science and the scientific process and increase public input into scientific research and policy agendas, encouraging and facilitating dialogue between policymakers, the general public, and the scientific community. Philippe has a background in public health marketing and communication. Prior to joining AAAS she worked with both federal and private sector clients to promote occupational health and health communication services.

Dr. Josh Henkin is a Program Manager at The Tauri Group, where he leads teams that provide a full range of technical and programmatic support to Department of Defense (DoD) vaccine and therapeutic development programs. He contributes a blend of management support, subject matter expertise, strategic planning, risk management and knowledge of the FDA regulatory landscape. Prior to his current role, Dr. Henkin joined Medtronic as a Principal Field scientist in its cardiac rhythm disease management division where he managed a portfolio of investigator-initiated clinical trials to promote innovative research with implantable cardiac devices. In 2004 he was a recipient of the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship and worked closely with the DoD as a scientific adviser for the Undersecretary of Defense for Laboratories and Basic Sciences, creating policies and managing basic science programs. After years of successfully mentoring STEM job-seekers, Dr. Henkin founded STEM Career Services in 2014, a career coaching company aimed at helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) graduates launch and sustain careers outside of academia. Henkin and his team of instructors conduct workshops and provide career counseling to STEM graduates at all levels of their careers. These efforts have earned him a position on the National Postdoctoral Association Board of Directors, where he sits on the executive committee and serves as the nonprofit’s treasurer.