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2017-2018 Event Schedule


Life Sciences Postdoc networking social at Nine Irish Brothers Pub
Wednesday, September 20th, 5:00-7:00 PM

Network with your fellow Postdocs across Life Sciences at Purdue
Appetizers and one drink voucher per person provided


Information session on writing Biosketch/CV/Cover letter
Tuesday, October 17th, 10:00 -11:30 AM, LILY 1-117

Workshop to offer helpful tips on writing effective support documents


Pharma Industry Career Round Table with BSAAC
Friday, October 27th, 5:00-7:00 PM, Location TBD

Members of the Biological Sciences Alumni Advisory Council from Abbott Laboratories, Pfizer and Eli Lilly will share their advice and insight on having a career in big Pharma


Travel grant writing competition information session
Date and Location TBD

$500 Travel awards with the winners announced at the Mini-symposium in April
Must attend at least 3 Life Sciences Postdoc Initiative Events to be eligible


"Meet the Leader" with Dr. Phil Low
Wednesday, March 21st, 5:00-7:00 PM, Drug Discovery Lobby

Dr. Low, the Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and former Director of the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery, will share his story and path to his successful career as a serial entrepreneur


Postdoc and Senior Graduate Student Mini symposium and poster session
Friday, April 6th, 1:00 – 5:00 PM, MRGN 121 and Café atrium

Symposium sponsored by the Life Sciences at Purdue will offer an opportunity to share your research with a broad audience, with short talks and a poster session.


Organized by the Department of Biological Sciences and generously supported by Purdue University Graduate School, the Colleges of Science, Agriculture, Engineering, Health and Human Sciences, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine.

For more information, contact either Dr. Andrea Kasinski or Dr. Alex Chubykin in the Department of Biological Sciences.

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