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Career Options for Science Ph.D.s

Friday, October 9, 2015
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Our speaker for this talk is Melanie Sinche, Director of Education at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, CT. In this role, she develops programs for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars in genomic education. Prior to this position, she served as a Senior Research Associate in the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School, where she conducted survey research on careers for PhDs in science. She was also the Founding Director of the FAS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Harvard University, held the same position at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as a consultant to the National Institutes of Health in building the first NIH Career Services Center for over 9,000 intramural trainees. Her current research explores employment patterns of recent science and engineering PhDs. Her work also addresses skills and experiences required to enter different scientific occupations, and illustrates whether these were developed in the educational/training period of the PhD or on the job, thus contributing to the national discussion of efficacious training of PhD-level scientists and engineers.

This event is co-sponsored by The Graduate School's Professional Development Series and the Office of Postdoctoral Services. Questions about this event? Contact The Graduate School's professional development team at

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Room 143 Jones Building

Event Category

  • Professional Development