One-Week Intensive PhD Industry Training

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), in partnership with the Keck Graduate Institute, is offering a one-week intensive course from July 9-14, 2018, at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, CA. This course will accommodate 50 graduate students and postdocs (international and domestic). The course registration fee is $525, with an additional, optional accommodations package of $350.

The course will introduce PhD scientists to the skills they need to thrive in industry and will expose them to the culture, organizational structures, and practices of life science companies through MBA-style, case-based classroom experiences, career networking, and a team-based project. They will learn how academic science is commercialized and gain insight into the way industry views scientific research. The course is designed for advanced graduate students with at least three years of research experience and for postdocs.

Participants in the course over the past several years have been extremely successful in landing industry jobs, as evidenced by the on the website. Moreover, they have ended up in a close-knit network of like-minded individuals.

The deadline to apply is April 13, so please forward this email to anyone who might be interested. The application is straightforward, and the only stipulation is that applicants must be or become an ASCB member.  for more information and to apply.