Upcoming Career Development Events


Thursday April 11

Lunchtime Follow up ‘Office Hour’ to Seminar ‘What Color Is Your Biostatistics Parachute?’

1-2pm | Building 2 room 426

Lunch Provided for those who RSVP


All students and postdocs are welcome to take a break, as time allows during this busy season, for an open office hour session to delve further into topics discussed in the February 27 seminar with Dr. Erin Lake.  Given the short lunch hour, some topics were only briefly covered in the original seminar.  Any are welcome to bring additional topics and questions for discussion, and we can review CVs/resumes and cover letters as well.

Thursday April 11


Sponsored by the Harvard Big Data Club

Big-Data and Industry

5:30-7pm | Sever Hall Rm 202, Harvard Yard


Thursday April 18

Lunchtime Career Chat with Owen White, PhD.

Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland; Director of Bioinformatics for the School of Medicine;

Associate Director of Informatics of the Institute for Genome Sciences; Associate Director of the UM Center for Health-related Informatics and Bioimaging (CHIB).

12-1pm | Building 2 Room 401

Lunch provided


Dr. Owen White is an internationally recognized expert in bioinformatics with more than 25 years of experience.  He leads a group of over 25 scientists and engineers at the Institute for Genome Sciences who are collectively responsible for the development of nearly all production-level annotation pipelines, database systems, and tools for automated and manual annotation of genomes and metagenomic data sets at the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine.  Dr. White’s primary role is to enable the researchers at the School of Medicine to perform state of the art high-throughput DNA sequence generation and genomic analysis.  He has also obtained funding to build a number of genome analysis tools including tools to build bioinformatics pipelines, visualization tools, and genome standards development.  We are thrilled to host a visit with Dr. White, and welcome all students and postdocs for a career-focused lunch with him during his stay.

** Dr White has additional time to meet with students and postdocs – Please contact Nicole Levesque to schedule.

Tuesday April 23

Lunchtime Career Chat with 
Edgar Dobriban, PhD (2017, Stanford)
Assistant Professor of Statistics, Department of Statistics, Wharton School

1-2pm | Building 2, Room 426

Lunch provided

*April is a busy month at the Office of Career Services (OCS) at GSAS

Keep an eye on their impressive calendar of events here, and refer to an earlier departmental mailing ‘Going on the Academic Market and more OCS spring programs.’

*HCSPH Office of Alumnae Affairs and Career Advancement spring events can be found here, and include workshops on interview prep, salary negotiation, and more.