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Beyond the Academic Postdoc:

Transitioning out of Academia after Graduate School"


A panel discussion with recent PhD graduates from the chemical and biological sciences.


April 17th
5:30-7:00 pm


The BioFrontiers Biotech Opportunity Seminar Series (BOSS) will be holding an informational panel focused on recent PhD graduates that have obtained positions outside of the academic sector. The four panelists have varied experiences ranging from science writing to national laboratory work (see descriptions below). They will discuss how they made the transition from academia into their current positions and give advice for others with similar career objectives.

Date: Monday April 17th, 5:30-7PM
Location: JSCBB B331
Light refreshments will be available prior to the panel

All graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff are welcome! Please bring lots of questions and join us for what promises to be a great panel discussion!

Stephanie Puglielli is a Senior Research Analyst at IBM Watson Health where she conducts systematic literature reviews for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. With her work, she helps companies answer specific medical questions by searching the literature, abstracting relevant information, and analyzing the data. Stefanie received her PhD in 2014 from CU Boulder.

Andrew Dalby is a Project Manager at SomaLogic.  He graduated with a PhD in Biochemistry from the Cech lab at CU Boulder in 2014.  In addition, Andrew has worked as a researcher at a number of local biotech companies.

Matthew Coggon is a postdoctoral researcher at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and is currently working to understand the impacts of wildfires on climate and air quality.  Matt received his PhD from Caltech in 2015.

Joshua Black is a statistical research scientist at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center studying trends in drug abuse, misuse, addiction, and diversion. Previously, Joshua worked at a contract research organization building digital image analysis diagnostic assays for cancer research and as a postdoc studying lipid metabolism using machine learning.  Joshua obtained his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Denver in 2013.