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Careers in Data Science for STEM Graduate Students and Postdocs

Thursday, March 2, 2017
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Data science was the top-rated career path of 2016 according to Glassdoor. The analytical and technical skills needed for data science are often a good match for people with advanced STEM degrees. At this event, panelists will talk about how they apply principles of data science to various industries. They will share how they transitioned from academia into their current roles, how they found these jobs, and how attendees can take steps to learn more and prepare for careers in data science. 


  • Jamie Shorey, PhD (electrical & computer engineering), Solutions Manager-Data Analytics, NC State Univ. Lab for Analytic Sciences 
  • Laura Kavanaugh, PhD (genetics), Senior Computational Biologist, Syngenta 
  • William LeFew, PhD (applied mathematics), Principal Data Scientist at CoVar Applied Technologies

This event is part of the 2016-17 Careers Beyond Academia Series, co-sponsored by The Graduate School's Professional Development Series, the Duke Career Center, and the Office of Postdoctoral Services. Questions about this event? Contact Dave McDonald, Assistant Director for Graduate Career Services, at

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Bryan Research Building (Corner of Research Dr and Coal Pile Dr), Room 103
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Event Category

  • Professional Development