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PostDoc Conference Connects STEM Talent WIth Companies

Tuesday, March 4, 2014  
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On April 24, 2014, an estimated 500 post doctoral fellows in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields from around the Mid-Atlantic region will gather at the Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center for the annual Postdoc Conference and Career Fair.  There they will meet with STEM talent-seeking companies in hopes of furthering their careers. The hiring entities claiming early participation in this industry-leading conference include MedImmune, FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine, Schafer Corporation, United States Pharmacopeial Convention, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), MDA Information Systems and Children’s National Health Systems.

The Postdoc Conference offers hiring companies and resource organizations an opportunity to connect with some of the nation’s most astute STEM minds. The goal is to provide local hiring companies with access to a pool of top talent in our community; professionals with a Ph.D. who are finishing or have completed postdoctoral fellowships.  Recruiting companies that participate will have access to a resume database before and after the event, and will have the opportunity to speak with hiring prospects onsite.

Conversely, the conference provides postdocs with a wealth of job searching, networking, and professional development skills sessions, along with access to potential job opportunities.  This educational conference runs concurrently with the career fair, and will feature panels and speakers on such topics as interviewing skills, preparing for an industry career, negotiating a job offer, working for large or small companies, and steps to taking an entrepreneurial path.

Companies interested in learning more about this year’s Postdoc Conference, participating in the Career Fair, and sponsorship opportunities should visit the conference website.

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