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“Career Opportunities Beyond the Bench: One Man’s Journey through Big Pharma, Consulting, and Government” with Nader Halim, Ph.D., MPH, Senior Director, Pfizer

Thursday, October 26, 2017
9:30 am to 11:00 am

Nader Halim, PhD, MPH, is Senior Director in Pfizer’s External Science & Innovation (ES&I) team and is a scientific liaison to academic intuitions, biotechnology companies, and venture capital firms in New York City and the Mid-Atlantic region. Nader received his PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and his MPH and MBA in Health Economics and management from the Johns Hopkins University. Previous to Pfizer, Nader worked at Genentech as Senior Market Planning Manager for Commercial Assessments, at Quintiles as Principal Consultant, at Avalare Health as Senior Manager, at Booz Allen Hamilton as Associate, and at NIH as Biologist.

In this talk, Nader will discuss how he made the leap from academia to industry, describe his job duties and what a typical day is like at Pfizer, and give first-hand advice to grad students and postdocs who are considering moving from academia to industry. Nader will also discuss potential options for partnering with industry. The presentation will run from approximately 9:30-10:30 am; afterwards Dr Halim will be happy to answer individual questions from postdocs and students.

This session sponsored by Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute, The Graduate School, Postdoctoral Services, and Career Center. Questions? Contact Molly Starback, Director of Duke Postdoctoral Services, at

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Bryan Research Bldg room 103 (next to Trent Semans Center for Health Education on Medical Campus)
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Event Category

  • Professional Development