Beyond Tenure Track: Alternative Careers in Translational Research

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Event Location Notes: 

University of Arizona Cancer Center, Kiewit Auditorium
1515 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724

A Panel Discussion and Reception for Postdocs, Graduate Students, and Trainees

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | 4 – 6:30 p.m. MST
Location: Kiewit Auditorium, University of Arizona Cancer Center, 1515 N. Campbell Ave.


Are you a graduate student, postdoc, or trainee? Are you curious about research-based career options that exist beyond the traditional tenure track faculty route? If so, this event is for you! Join us for a panel discussion with scientists who are doing translational research in a variety of contexts, including the NIH, FDA, a local startup company, and core facilities services at the University of Arizona.

If you can't attend the panel discussion in person, you can live stream it here:

4:00-5:00 PM – Panelist Presentations
5:00-5:30 PM – Panel discussion and Q&A with the audience
5:30-6:30 PM – Reception and networking in the Cancer Center Lobby


Jennifer Barton, PhD
, Director, BIO5 Institute, University of Arizona


Valerie Merkle, PhD, Biomedical Engineer, Food & Drug Administration

Jen Watson Koevary, PhD
, COO, Avery Therapeutics, and Research Assistant Professor

Joelle Sarlls, PhD
, Staff Scientist, NIH/NINDS

Ryan Sprissler, PhD
, Staff Scientist and Manager, University of Arizona Genetics Core

Andrew Rouse, PhD, Assistant Professor and Co-Director, Cancer Imaging Shared Resource, UA Cancer Center

This event is sponsored by the Arizona Biomedical Research Centre and is part of the Southern Arizona Biomedical Research Symposia series for 2018.

For questions, please contact or call 520-621-0598.