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  • Upcoming Events

    Volunteer Opportunity - Venutre Summit

    March 24th, 2014
    Life Sciences and Healthcare Venture Summit Seeking Volunteers This venture capital summit will bring together over 400 VCs, Corporate VCs, Private Investors, Investment bankers and CEOs of cutting edge companies, will feature an impressive line-up of more than 40 VCs on interactive panels; presentations from more than 50 Top Innovators and high-level networking opportunities. The “Featured Company” Coaching Session is on April 1st from 1:00pm -5:30pm is a more intimate gathering of VCs and entrepreneurs and will feature seven VCs on a panel discussion followed by presentations from some of the featured companies with the VCs providing feedback. The session will then be followed by a cocktail reception which you are welcome to join us for. The full day Venture Summit will be on the 2nd. Students are able to gain free admission and in turn help out for part of the day and enjoy the summit for the other part. Volunteers assist with setup, registration, program coordination, company presentations etc. The volunteer time slots are: Tuesday, April 1st 9:30am – 5:30pm (the reception follows) Wednesday, April 2nd 6:30am – 5:30pm Here is a link to the prog

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    Regeneron Postdoctoral Program – Now Accepting Applications

    October 18th, 2013
      Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company, is currently recruiting for its Postdoctoral Training Program. Now in its second year, the Regeneron Postdoctoral Program offers: Three years of formal postdoctoral training in a program directed by an award winning educator. Exposure to the biotechnology industry’s most successful and innovative scientists. Weekly postdoctoral scientist meetings to foster scientific rigor, creative thinking, critical reasoning, and career advancement. A prestigious, well resourced, and highly driven industry environment. Encouragement of scholarly productivity such as publications and conference presentations. Opportunities to pursue your own cutting edge research ideas in almost any area of biomedicine, including human genetics. Application deadline is December 15, 2013. Visit www.regeneron.com/scienceeducation_professional for more information and to apply.      
  • Top News

    2014 Technology Commercialization Fellowship

    April 8th, 2014
    The New York State Center for Biotechnology (CFB) is seeking a highly motivated, ambitious and entrepreneurial candidate for a one-year full-time Technology Commercialization Fellowship. The Technology Commercialization Fellow will be primarily responsible for working with the Director of Operations, Assistant Director, and Business Development Associates at the CFB to develop and implement strategic consulting, business development and technology commercialization services on behalf of bioscience companies throughout Long Island and New York State. Responsibilities will include active participation in the management and implementation of the CFB's BioVenture CATalyst program, with specific emphasis on the Innovation Boot-Camp, BioStrategy Sessions, Technology Commercialization Clinic (TCC) and Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR) Program. In addition, the Technology Commercialization Fellow will help manage client projects and portfolios and serve as support for the Center's outreach activities, including the identification of potential commercialization clients and companies interested in participating in events, such as the Life Sciences Summit, Fundamentals of the Bioscience Indu

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  • News

    “On Tuesday Operating the Mars Rover, on Friday Working at Starbucks”

    February 26th, 2013
    This Friday a machete will be taken to the federal budget, unless another last-minute budget deal is reached. Years of failed congressional wrangling will yield across the board cuts of 8.2% for domestic discretionary spending. The cuts are much deeper than initially designed because they have been delayed for several months and now an entire year’s worth of cuts totaling $85 billion have to be squeezed into the remaining seven months of the fiscal year ending on September 30th 2013. This 8.2% cut would result in $3.78 billion in lost federal R&D dollars across multiple agencies critical to not just the biotechnology industry, but also academia and all research institutions. These cuts would stand to permanently dent American research initiatives. To put things in perspective, here is breakdown of what each agency stands to lose: National Institutes of Health (NIH) – $2,516,580,000 Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – $467,400,000 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (ARHQ) – $30,504,000 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – $200,900,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) – $565,800,000 These numbers are for 2013 alone. Looking cl

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  • Jobs

    2014 Technology Commercialization Fellowship

    April 8th, 2014
    The New York State Center for Biotechnology (CFB) is seeking a highly motivated, ambitious and entrepreneurial candidate for a one-year full-time Technology Commercialization Fellowship. The Technology Commercialization Fellow will be primarily responsible for working with the Director of Operations, Assistant Director, and Business Development Associates at the CFB to develop and implement strategic consulting, business development and technology commercialization services on behalf of bioscience companies throughout Long Island and New York State. Responsibilities will include active participation in the management and implementation of the CFB's BioVenture CATalyst program, with specific emphasis on the Innovation Boot-Camp, BioStrategy Sessions, Technology Commercialization Clinic (TCC) and Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR) Program. In addition, the Technology Commercialization Fellow will help manage client projects and portfolios and serve as support for the Center's outreach activities, including the identification of potential commercialization clients and companies interested in participating in events, such as the Life Sciences Summit, Fundamentals of the Bioscience Indu

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    2014 Technology Commercialization Fellowship

    April 8th, 2014
    The New York State Center for Biotechnology (CFB) is seeking a highly motivated, ambitious and entrepreneurial candidate for a one-year full-time Technology Commercialization Fellowship. The Technology Commercialization Fellow will be primarily responsible for working with the Director of Operations, Assistant Director, and Business Development Associates at the CFB to develop and implement strategic consulting, business development and technology commercialization services on behalf of bioscience companies throughout Long Island and New York State. Responsibilities will include active participation in the management and implementation of the CFB's BioVenture CATalyst program, with specific emphasis on the Innovation Boot-Camp, BioStrategy Sessions, Technology Commercialization Clinic (TCC) and Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR) Program. In addition, the Technology Commercialization Fellow will help manage client projects and portfolios and serve as support for the Center's outreach activities, including the identification of potential commercialization clients and companies interested in participating in events, such as the Life Sciences Summit, Fundamentals of the Bioscience Indu

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  • Events

    Volunteer Opportunity - Venutre Summit

    March 24th, 2014
    Life Sciences and Healthcare Venture Summit Seeking Volunteers This venture capital summit will bring together over 400 VCs, Corporate VCs, Private Investors, Investment bankers and CEOs of cutting edge companies, will feature an impressive line-up of more than 40 VCs on interactive panels; presentations from more than 50 Top Innovators and high-level networking opportunities. The “Featured Company” Coaching Session is on April 1st from 1:00pm -5:30pm is a more intimate gathering of VCs and entrepreneurs and will feature seven VCs on a panel discussion followed by presentations from some of the featured companies with the VCs providing feedback. The session will then be followed by a cocktail reception which you are welcome to join us for. The full day Venture Summit will be on the 2nd. Students are able to gain free admission and in turn help out for part of the day and enjoy the summit for the other part. Volunteers assist with setup, registration, program coordination, company presentations etc. The volunteer time slots are: Tuesday, April 1st 9:30am – 5:30pm (the reception follows) Wednesday, April 2nd 6:30am – 5:30pm Here is a link to the prog

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  • Career Development

    "Beyond the Bench" Career Symposium - 10/19 @ CSHL

    October 18th, 2013
    The Bioscience Entreprise Club (BEC) at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory invites students, post-docs, PIs, technicians, undergrads... to their inaugural "Beyond the Bench" Annual Symposium for Alternative Careers in Academia. Join them on Saturday October 19 for a day packed with talks, live Q&As and panels about career opportunities for PhDs interested in careers in biotechnology, entrepreneurship, publishing, science writing and IP/Law. Keynote speakers include: - Dr. Herb Boyer, co-founder of Genentech and 1996 recipient of the Lemelson-MIT Prize - Dr. Colin Goddard, Chairman & CEO of Coferon, and former CEO of OSI Pharmaceuticals Get your free ticket here: http://beyondthebench2013.eventbrite.com/. Register now because seats are limited!! The conference will take place in the Hawkins Conference Room, Wendt Building at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Bungtown Rd, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 Food will be provided, and the day will end with a Wine & Cheese networking session.
  • Articles

    Meet the 2013/2014 Alumni Network Executive Committee (ANEC)

    August 26th, 2013
    We are pleased to announce new members of the 2013/2014 Alumni Network Executive Committee (ANEC): Valery Matthys, PhD Class of 2013 I am a recent graduate from the FOBIP course. I enrolled in the course shortly after starting my second post‐doc because I realized that my knowledge of “what  can you be with a PhD?”  was  too limited. The Fobip course was a great experience and exceeded  my expectations. The  course changed my view on my potential as a scientist and I  am convinced it gives me a step  ahead compared to other job  seekers. My goal is promote the Fobip course, especially at Stony Brook‘s postdoc association and focus on career development and networking events for scientists who want to leave academia and enter the commercial world. Many PhD students and probably even more post‐docs are unaware of the many opportunities that are available to them. Being part of the Fobip alumni is great way to start for students and post‐docs for networking, creating industry connections and career opportunities.   Qin Yao, PhD, Class of 2013 Networking, improvement, opportunity and leadership are values I hold dearly and will seek to imple

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