Managing Science in the Biotech Industry – An intensive Course for Students and Postdocs
- July 12-July 24, 2015
- On KGI’s Campus
Based on the success of last summer's intensive course, KGI is pleased to partner again with the ASCB to provide another experience for PhD students and postdoctoral professionals. Participants in this intensive course will be introduced to the competencies they need to thrive in industry. It will expose them to the culture and infrastructure of life science companies through MBA-style case-based teaching, professional development workshops, and a team-based project. In addition, they will learn how to conduct research in industry and how industry thinks about science.
Participants will spend two weeks fully enmeshed in the culture and organization of the bioscience industries. Each day will include a variety of sessions focused on formal management training, professional development, and a team-based project.
- Short course on bioscience management. Introductory lectures and MBA-style business cases designed to teach participants knowledge surrounding the organizational structures, business strategy, and financing of bioscience companies.
- Career oriented workshops. Hands-on workshops will be held in networking, writing effective resumes, project management, presentation skills and applying for jobs. Career oriented panels designed to introduce participants to career opportunities in research, clinical and regulatory affairs, and a variety of management roles within the bioscience industries will also be provided.
- Team-based project Teams of 4-5 participants will be assigned an industrial science project to gain hands on experience in team work, project management, and project presentation to strengthen participants' analytic and business communication skills. Project assignments will cover commercialization aspects of a novel life science product and will include marketing analysis, clinical assessment, market research, and competitive analysis.
Who should apply?
International and U.S. applicants interested in a career in the life science industries are welcome to apply. The course is designed for advanced graduate students and postdocs with at least three years of scientific research experience.
How to apply
You must be a member of the ASCB to apply. Please see the ascb.org website for membership and application information.
An application consists of the following:
A CV, personal statement, and one letter of reference.
The cover letter should address the following questions:
- Why are you interested in working in the life science industry?
- How do you believe this course will help you make a career transition from academia to the bioscience industry?
- What relevant experiences will you bring to the course?
The deadline for applications is April 15, 2015
All 40 students accepted into the program will receive free tuition, housing in nearby dormitories, and daily continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner.