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Careers in Big Pharma

Thursday, December 11, 2014
9:00 am to 10:00 am

The Research Triangle Park area is a hub for major pharmaceutical companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Pfizer, and Zoetis. What’s a typical day like for a big-pharma scientist, and how can Ph.D.s position themselves for this career? Come listen to our panelists, all former postdocs and Ph.D. students, discuss their career paths, how they made the transition from academia to biotech, and how you can make the leap.


  • Jeffrey Pavlicek, Ph.D., virology scientist at Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics (formerly a postdoc at Duke Human Vaccine Institute)
  • Elizabeth Turpin, Ph.D., scientist, Diagnostic Services and Global Marketing,  Zoetis (formerly a senior scientist for viral vaccines at Pfizer and postdoc at the Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences)

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Bryan Research Building, Room 103

Event Category

  • Professional Development