Venkatesan Raghavan—Associate Consultant with IMS Consulting Group

1. Please describe your current position. I am an Associate Consultant with IMS Consulting Group in New York City. IMSCG is a healthcare/life-science focused management consulting firm that advises pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies on pricing, market access, branding and commercialization strategies. Our clients range from  … Read more

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Robert Morton—Microbiologist in Industry

1. Please describe your current position. I am the lab manager and I supervise microbiology lab personnel and equipment. I perform equipment and protocol validations for new or existing methods. I serve as the ambassador for the department and I work directly with other departments  … Read more

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Megan Cox—Postdoctoral Associate at Genzyme

1. Please describe your current position. I work in research & development at Genzyme studying rare diseases in skeletal biology. 2. How far in advance of your planned starting date did you begin looking for jobs? 1 year. 3. How did you learn about your  … Read more

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Josh Henkin—Founder and Career Counselor at STEM Career Services

1. Please describe your current position. I am the founder of STEM Career Services. STEM Career Services is a career counseling company that specializes in working with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) graduates and postdocs who are looking to start a career outside of  … Read more

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Aathavan Karunakaran—Imaging Scientist

1. Please describe your current position. As an imaging scientist in a small start up (5-10 people) I was responsible for many aspects of an imaging platform for a clinical diagnostic product. (Note: The responses are for a position I held from March 2014-July 2015.  … Read more

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Erin Cadwalder—Government Relations Associate at Lewis-Burke Associates

1. Please describe your current position: I do public and science policy as a government relations associate at Lewis-Burke Associates. We are a lobbying and consultant firm; our clients are all either mid to large research universities or scientific societies and associations. I advocate on  … Read more

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Jonah Cool—Scientist II at Organovo

1. Please describe your current position. I am a Scientist in the Therapeutics group at Organovo. My primary responsibilities are focused on developing applications for Organovo’s bioprinting technology. On a daily basis I am at the bench but also responsible for helping manage a team  … Read more

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Announcing COMPASS’s 2015 Share Your Science Video Contest Winners

Today Pinar Gurel announced the winners of the 2015 Share Your Science video contest. The goal of the contest was to increase basic science awareness and improve public attitudes about research funding through short, entertaining videos. Here are the 2015 winners: 1st Prize Winners:Jessica Polka  … Read more

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Kinga Hosszu—Outreach Director at F1000 Americas

1. Please describe your current position. As Outreach Director at the Faculty of 1000, I serve as the point of contact for scientists, postdoctoral and graduate student associations and other professional groups in the Americas. I maintain communication with these groups to learn about their  … Read more

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Dennis Goussetis—Medical Science Liaison

1. Please describe your current position. I’m part of the Medical Affairs team of a pharmaceutical company. Our team manages the clinical development of the company’s drugs and pipeline products. 2. How far in advance of your planned starting date did you begin looking for  … Read more

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