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FELCOM Event: Careers in Project Management

Workshop/Seminar: Industry Careers; Job Search Skills; Networking Opportunities

Sep 19, 2017

Speaker(s): 1. Jessica Weidner, PhD — Project Manager, US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) 2. Aftin Ross, PhD — Senior Project Manager, FDA/Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) 3. Martha Sklavos, PhD, PMP — Research Project Manager, MedImmune 4. Nai-Lin Cheng, PhD, MBA, PMP — Scientist/Project Manager, Intrexon Corporation 5. Raed Samara, PhD, PMP – Global Product Manager, Qiagen
This event is recommended for: Postbacs; Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows; NIH Staff Scientist/Staff Clinician.

Webinar available:

Science is an exciting, creative, and often unpredictable field. Project Managers use a variety of skills, tools, and techniques to ensure that a given scientific endeavor is well-designed, on time, and prepared for obstacles. This involves developing the project strategy; optimizing the project in terms of time, cost, value and risk; monitoring the execution of project tasks; and evaluating the project after its completion. Throughout this process, Project Managers provide a structured approach to making the everyday decisions that keep a scientific business running and guide a project from inception to successful completion.

This month we bring you a panel of scientific Project Managers representing both government and industry. Join us to hear about how they navigate the intersection of science and business to translate strategy into action.

This event is sponsored by the NIH FelCom Career Development Subcommittee. A written summary of the session will be posted for fellows who are unable to attend.