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Events and Networking

Expand Your Network at One of Biocom’s 150+ Annual Events

Life Science Career Exploration for Veterans

When:

Fri Sep 14 15:30:00 GMT 2018 - Fri Sep 14 20:00:00 GMT 2018

Where:

The Alexandria
10996 Torreyana Road
San Diego, CA 92121

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Ranked as one of the top regions in the nation for life sciences, San Diego is an optimal place to begin your next career. Join our second annual half-day Life Science Career Exploration for Veterans to learn more about this vibrant industry.
 
This half-day symposium is open to veterans of all stages of transition with interest in exploring career opportunities in the life science sector. Attendees will hear from top executives in the industry speaking on the variety of jobs in this thriving sector and the ways their own companies are seeking and utilizing key skills veterans have. HR professionals from leading companies will speak to the benefits of hiring veterans and share advice for successfully navigating the transition into this industry. This is a free event for active duty military, military veterans, and military spouses.

A breakfast buffet will begin serving at 7:30, join us early for a chance to eat and network before the Symposium starts!

This program is part of Biocom Institute’s Veterans Initiative. Biocom Institute has a variety of programs aimed at developing the workforce in the life science industry, and is uniquely positioned to help veterans transition into a career in this sector. The Veterans Initiative provides veterans access to a variety of hiring managers educational training institutions, and executives within the life science industry. Complete with intensive workshops, an industry focused career event and mentorship, this program provides a holistic approach to addressing skills gaps, hiring and job-search challenges, and a unique direct connection for veterans to the life-science industry.

Check out photos from last year's event here!

Agenda:
7:30 am                               
Registration and breakfast open
8:30 am                               Welcome and Introduction - Biocom CEO Joe Panetta
8:40 am                               Keynote - Andrew Lukowiak, CEO of Millennium Health
9:30 - 9:45 am                     Networking Break
9:45 - 11:00 am                   Position Spotlights
11:00 - 11:30 am                 Networking Break
11:30am - 12:30 pm           Hiring Manager Panel
12:30 - 1:30 pm                  Networking and Lunch

 

We are proud to introduce our Keynote Speaker, Andrew Lukowiak, CEO of Millennium Health

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With almost 20 years of management experience in the molecular diagnostics space, Dr. Lukowiak has experience managing a diverse set
of departments and functions throughout his career. These include Operations, R&D, Quality/Regulatory Affairs, Scientific/Clinical Affairs,
Customer Service, and Reimbursement. Dr. Lukowiak earned his doctorate in genetics from the University of Georgia and his bachelor’s
degree in Biology from Pennsylvania State University.

 

Additional Speakers:

Allison Anderson, Director of Human Resources, Biocom

Jeff Barbee, Director, Operations-Facilities, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Steve Beck, Sr. HR Generalist, Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.

Nathalie Becker, Talent Acquisition, Illumina

Eric Borchert, Sr. Recruiter, NuVasive

Jason Callahan, Chief Information Security Officer & Senior Director, IT Infrastructure & Operations, Illumina

Ebin Lanfried, Director, Facilities & Engineering, Ajinomoto Althea, Inc.

Dan McCutcheon, Senior Biosciences District Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific



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