Upcoming Career Development Events

Wednesday February 27

1-2pm | Room 426
Lunch provided – RSVP HERE
What Color is Your Biostatistics Parachute?
Ever wonder what the diagram of statistics career options looks like across academia, industry, consulting, non-profits and beyond?  This will be a fun lunchtime seminar with Dr. Erin Lake (’01) providing a broad outline and overview of the vast array of career opportunities made accessible by a degree in biostatistics, spanning academia, industry, the private and government sectors, consulting and more.  We’ll discuss the job search, interview process, salary and benefits, touch on CV/cover letter development, self-presentation (both in-person and online), and strategies for developing the start of a career in any of these areas.

Many of our students inquire about such information, so we will hit on a sampling of requested topics in this seminar, with opportunity for discussion and sharing by students as well.  All are welcome.  If need be, we will reserve an upcoming lunch hour to hit on additional topics that come up or that we don’t have time to cover in this seminar.

Wednesday February 27

5:30-7pm | Kresge 202
Sponsored by the HCSPH Office for Alumni Affairs and Career Advancement

Salary Negotiation Workshop with Israela Brill-Cass, Esq.

Israela has led this workshop for 3 years now, and is able to answer salary negotiations for a variety of fields, including biostatistics.


Harvard Chan students, please RSVP in CAREERCONNECT.
Postdocs, please RSVP via email STEPSUPO@HSPH.HARVARD.EDU.

Thursday February 28
1-2pm | Room 426
Lunch provided – RSVP HERE

Lunchtime Career Chat with Patrick Loerch, PhD ‘08

VP, Global Head Data Sciences & Prevention Biomarkers
World Without Disease Accelerator
Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies
Patrick is a senior informatics and data sciences professional and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience building and leading high performance teams in healthcare. With a track record of successfully formulating and executing on strategies that create significant business value, his expertise includes an in-depth understanding of the application of data sciences across disciplines, ranging from R&D to commercial analytics.

Patrick’s experience includes roles at Janssen, Celgene, and Merck, as well as time as an independent consultant/founder and CEO.  Patrick defended his PhD dissertation ‘Using Mixed Effects Models to Integrate High-Dimensional, Genomic Data and an Array-Based Analysis of the Evolution of Brain Aging’ in 2008, in the department of Biostatistics at HCSPH.

Bring your questions for lively discussion which will cover current work opportunities, job search tips, as well as advice and personal career perspective from an alumnus!

Monday March 4
1-2pm | Room 426
BYOL (bring your own lunch)

Master’s Student Resume and Cover Letter Development and Editing Workshop
with Dr. Erin Lake

This interactive workshop is geared toward our Master’s students. Learn tips on how best to present yourself through your resume and cover letter.

Wednesday March 6
1-2pm | Room 426
Lunch provided

PhD student and Postdoc CV and Cover Letter Development and Tuning Workshop
with Dr. Erin Lake 

This interactive workshop is geared toward our PhD students and postdocs.
Learn tips on how best to present yourself with your CV and cover letter when applying for either academic or industry positions. Don’t underestimate the importance of a strong, coherent cover letter!


Monday March 11
1-2pm | Room 426
Academic Positions in Liberal Arts Schools: advice and insights from alumnae


Wednesday March 13
1-2pm | Room 426
Industry Panel: Verily, Vertex, Novartis, Takeda