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Professional Development Events

  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Career Options for STEM Ph.D.s Networking Event

    Want to build connections with the local biotech, pharma, and government community and learn more about these careers? Duke graduate students and postdocs are invited to attend a networking event at the North Carolina Biotech Center. Guests will include bench scientists, business owners, entrepreneurs, consultants, CEOs, venture capitalists, government researchers, tech transfer specialists, and patent specialists from local companies.

  • Thursday, May 30, 2019
    9:30 am to 10:30 am

    Careers at LabCorp

    Interested in continuing your scientific career at an established and innovative global life sciences company based in North Carolina? LabCorp, headquartered in Burlington NC, provides comprehensive clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services. LabCorp is hiring PhDs for multiple positions. At this information session, you will have the opportunity to discuss Ph.D. career paths and the LabCorp hiring process as well as to network with speakers from the company.

  • Friday, May 31, 2019
    11:45 am to 1:00 pm

    A Guide to Your Ph.D. Skill Development: A Workshop for the Duke Doctoral Academy

    You’re taking advantage of the Duke Doctoral Academy because you see the value in building skills beyond those offered in your academic discipline.  This workshop provides an opportunity to recognize additional skills you have developed during your graduate and/or postdoctoral work, identify gaps, and find opportunities that can help you continue your professional development.

  • Tuesday, June 4, 2019
    9:30 am to 11:00 am

    The Mentoring Relationship: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Do you ever question your role in your lab? Do you hesitate to address issues with your mentor? Do you wonder how to be successful during this step in your career? In this interactive session, learn how to navigate the mentoring relationship, including how to promote open communication, work more productively with your mentor, and get the most out of your training experience.

  • Tuesday, June 4, 2019
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Professional Development Progress Lunch

    Summer is a wonderful time to make progress on your professional development goals. Whether your aspirations include updating your LinkedIn profile, starting your teaching portfolio, preparing faculty job application materials, conducting informational interviews, or researching career options, join our informal lunch gathering to share your progress and your questions.

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    11:30 am to 1:00 pm

    From the Bench to the Clinic: A Career in Research and Development with Ben Maynor, Ph.D. ’04

    Ben Maynor, Ph.D. ('04, Chemistry) is the Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Liquidia Technologies. Dr. Maynor, a co-inventor of Liquidia’s PRINT® technology, has initiated several new drug delivery technology initiatives at Liquidia since joining the company in 2005, including programs in inhaled drug delivery, ophthalmology, and other therapeutic areas. At this session, Dr. Maynor will share his experiences in taking a technology from the bench to the clinic and everything he learned along the way.

  • Thursday, June 13, 2019
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Moving from Resistance to Writing (Webinar)

    This free webinar from the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity will allow participants to reflect on how writing resistance manifests itself in academic life and what strategies can be used to move beyond resistance to productivity.

  • Monday, June 17, 2019 to Sunday, June 30, 2019

    14-Day Writing Challenge (Webinar)

    This free online 14-day writing challenge gives participants the chance to experiment with daily writing, online community, and supportive accountability, hosted by the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. Register by June 13, 2019.