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Alum Zoom: 5 Career Questions with a Duke Ph.D.

Monday, September 21, 2020
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Nick Rizzo. PhDOn September 21, our guest is Nick Rizzo, PhD ’17 (Genetics & Genomics), Associate Manager of Strategic Feasibility at IQVIA Biotech (they are currently hiring 2 PhD-level positions on his team!). Nick will discuss his background, job searching in industry, roles in clinical research, and opportunities for PhDs. IQVIA Biotech provides integrated clinical and commercial solutions designed to help smaller biotech companies move forward in their effort to get treatments to patients. 

5 Questions:
1.  Can you tell us about your background?
2.  How did you get your job?
3.  What's a typical day like at your organization (pre- and post-COVID)?
4.  What can postdocs and students who would like to work in this field (or explore it further) do to prepare?
5.  What is the employment outlook for this field, given the COVID crisis? (please note that the answer to this question may be "we don't know yet")

A link with Zoom meeting details will be sent to confirmed registrants. This event is part of the Alum Zooms series co-sponsored by The Graduate School, the Office of Postdoctoral Services, and the Duke Career Center. Questions? Contact Jennifer Levy, Assistant Director for Graduate Career Services, at

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Event Category

  • Professional Development
  • Professional Adaptability
  • Careers Beyond Academia