How to break into Biotech and Pharma: Myths and Realities


Are you interested in pursuing a career in biotech and pharma but are unsure of how to transition from academia into industry?

Then join the Office of Career Services and the SKI Postdoc Association for a panel discussion and networking event.

During this event you will learn about:

  • The realities of the biotech and pharma job market
  • How to prepare for careers in industry during your academic training
  • What companies look for in competitive candidates
  • The individual career paths of several professionals

Following the panel discussion, you will be invited to a reception where you will have the opportunity to network with 17 professionals from 12 different companies.

Additional Information

Dress code: Business casual
What to bring: business cards —- leave the resume at home.


This event is only open to students, postdocs, and scientists who are conducting research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Date & Time(s)


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Zuckerman Research Center
417 East 68th Street
Zuckerman Auditorium and Lobby
New York, NY 10065


For further information about this event, please contact Thomas Magaldi, PhD, Administrator, Office of Career Services, at or 646-888-3507.

Registration Details

Registration for this event has closed due to maximum capacity. If you would like to inquire about open spots, please contact Tom Magaldi at



Daniel Rohle, PhD
Investigator, GlaxoSmithKline
Postdoc at SKI
PhD from Weill Cornell Medical College

Kate Rochlin, PhD
Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Immunovent LLC
PhD from Weill Cornell Medical College/ Thesis Research in a SKI Lab

Ross Grossman, PhD MBA
Former VP of Human Resources
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (2002-2013)
PhD from Claremont Graduate University; MBA from UCLA

Chad May, PhD
Director, Antibody Drug Conjugate Biology Pfizer
Postdoc at SKI
Received PhD from Weill Cornell Medical College

Networking Reception Attendees

17 professionals from the companies listed below will attend a networking reception. Professionals will be stationed at cocktail tables to facilitate to informative conversations.

1 Million Metrics
Bristol Myers Squibb
Champions Oncology
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals