Health & Science Newsletter
March 30, 2022 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources
Michael Biarnes (new window)
Scientific Project Manager, Foundation for the NIH
MS in Biology
What does your work entail? As a Scientific Project Manager at the FNIH, my role is to develop and manage private public partnerships in the field of neuroscience. This role requires clear and constant communication with our partners to drive projects to completion within time and budget. I work to foster collaboration within our project teams and steering committees, comprised of senior-level representatives of pharma, biotech, NIH, and academia, to drive scientific progress. This involves leading all facets of the project lifecycle including definition of project goals and deliverables, negotiation of required agreements, formulation of project budget and cash flow, support in business development efforts, and execution of the final project plan. In addition to traditional project management activities, due to my previous technical experiences in research and assay development, I am also responsible for reviewing and guiding the scientific progress of our projects in conjunction with our scientific experts, key opinion leaders, and project team members.
What skills are most needed in this career? The ability to communicate clearly, manage and build relationships, identify and troubleshoot problems, and prioritize time and resources are all crucial in my current role.
What are the best ways for students to learn more about and/or stay abreast of trends in this industry? Subscribe to a few daily newsletters in the field that explain all of the latest pharma news (clinical trial results, M&A, portfolio investments, etc.), exciting research discoveries, and pertinent laws/regulations being discussed.
P.S. This fellow alum wrote a book, Redefining Success: Stories, Science, and Strategies to Prioritize Happiness and Overcome Life’s “Oh Sh!t” Moments. Check it out! The book explores the intersection of success and the science of happiness with a mix of stories from the likes of Olympian Apolo Ohno and Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, science-backed strategies, and practical exercises.
All the best,
Jodi Schneiderman | firstname.lastname@example.org (new window)
Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Industry Advising | Health, Science, and Technology
Please note that this is a sampling of jobs and internships with approaching application deadlines. Go to Handshake to see the complete list.
Volunteering, Teaching & Working Abroad
Did you know Cawley has a website page with resources on volunteering, teaching, and working abroad? This page provides factors to reflect on as you consider your options, resources to help you conduct more research, and specific programs to look into. A few favorite resources include this article on the six countries that U.S. citizens qualify for working holiday visas (for post-graduate) and the internship abroad program, AISEC.
Spring Drop-In Hours
Drop-ins are in-person from 1-3pm Monday-Friday.
Appointments: Virtual and in-person appointments are available via Handshake. Sign up under ‘Career Center,’ then ‘Appointments’, then ‘Industry Advising,” then ‘Health, Science, and Technology’.