ASCB announces East and West Coast dates for summer biotech course, scholarships

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The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) will offer an East Coast version of the popular week-long summer biotechnology management course this June in partnership with the Manning School of Business at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. The East Coast course will be held June 2-8. The same course, held in collaboration with Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, CA, now in its sixth year, will be held July 7-13.

Also, new this year, thanks to support from Biogen, ASCB will be able to offer partial scholarships based on financial need.

The application deadline for either course is April 15. To apply, submit your CV, one letter of recommendation, and a one-page essay on why you think industry is a better fit for you than academia. Click here to get more information and to apply.

These courses are both designed for U.S. and international advanced graduate students and postdocs (though others are welcome) who are interested in transitioning to jobs in industry. Students will learn about how academic science is commercialized, gain insight into the way industry views scientific research, learn what careers are available, and understand how to best leverage their skill set. The course includes discussion-oriented lectures and highly interactive MBA-style case studies, professional development sessions with industry guests, a team project, and lots of opportunities to network.

The registration fee of $875 covers tuition, curriculum materials, lunches, snacks, several dinners, and single dorm room accommodations for six nights. Participants are responsible for all travel costs.

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