Alumni share opportunities

from their current companies or organizations

We welcome alumni and friends to post available positions and offers to assist current graduate students and postdoctoral scholars via our LinkedIn Careers Beyond Academia group. Below are a few examples of past offers. We encourage you to reach out to contact these professionals if you are interested in the work done at the companies, organizations and institutes they have worked for.

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“I am very excited to be at the USPTO! If you have anyone interested in an IP career, please feel free to have them reach out to me. I would be happy to share my journey.” -Alumna Josephine Gonzales PhD’20 Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology. She served as a Technical Specialist at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox prior to her current role. “My biggest advice would be get some experience, any experience, it does not have to be big like taking a course or attending a seminar. The learning curve from science to IP is a challenge but it’s also very rewarding. Everyone asks me if I miss science and I say, I work with and reading about new technology (on multiple projects) every day. If you know anyone that is interested in the same career path feel free to have them contact me on LinkedIn.”

Alumna Joo Hyun Im PhD’18 is a computational biologist. She shares virtual PhD internship opportunities at Vertex. “Please reach out to me if you have any questions!”

Double alumnus Jorge L. Colón ’92 DVM ’95 MBA shares that registration is now open for the Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship at Cornell 2021 Animal Health Hackathon, an interdisciplinary event which brings together students from across degrees, majors, and schools at Cornell. Teams form, comprised of veterinary, business, engineering, and design students, and begin to create solutions to needs in veterinary health care. Reach out to him directly if you want to learn how to get involved with the event and the Center for Veterinary Business Entrepreneurship.

Interested in a career in academia, but more in research development? This might be for you. Thanks to @Cornell postdoc-turned-Vice Provost, Kim Holloway for sharing! “Northeastern University research development is expanding! We are hiring two new Sr. Research Development Officers in central RD. Please contact me if you have questions!”

Megan Biango-Daniels PhD’18 says “Advance your career in 2021 by joining the Mori team! We’re looking for Research Associate with postharvest experience to join our team. Please share and reach out with any questions about Mori Careers Boston – formerly known as Cambridge Crops.”

Giulia Stellari PhD’09 shares open positions at Unilever: “To all my fellow plant scientists – check out this job opportunity in Unilever focused on plant science and regenerative agriculture.” Although this position is filled, check out other opportunities and the steps you can take to find a perfect fit.

Natera is continuing to have hiring surge and there are lots of open positions you might be interested in. Alumna Ezen Choo PhD’17 said she would happy to talk to anyone interested and would love to help with resume preparation/ interviews etc. Contact her directly via LinkedIn! What a generous offer, thanks, Ezen!

Natalie Morse PhD’18 shares: “I’m a data scientist at BMW in South Carolina, we always hire interns/co-ops and hire MS and PhDs for these roles. It is a great way to get some real world experience without committing to anything full on. If you’d like to learn more just give me a shout!”

Cornell alumni would be happy to talk to you about working at ThermoFisher–contact us to be connected! This job is shared by Shrivatsav Pattabiraman, Ph.D.’13 who is currently a technical sales specialist there!

Alumna Lisa Placanica (’00, PhD’09 WCM) shares this biotechnology research internship opportunity for PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows to collect, analyze pre-clinical and clinical data from various sources related to therapeutics and various diseases for market potential, financial projections and chances for clinical and regulatory success to support RM Global’s life science focused strategic advisory and investment banking business. Work directly with a Partner/Managing Director on a team, remotely with occasional internal NYC meetings, for 6 months with an option to extend 6 mo. & potentially leading to a FT Biotech Research Associate position. Successful candidates will have proven scientific and communication skills with familiarity and knowledge of the biotech/pharma industry including clinical development, regulatory affairs, business development and commercialization, and an ability to evaluate therapeutic approaches across a wide range of disease areas. Send your CV to Carol Cheung

Michael Santiago, PhD’16, who started a company following participation in the NSF I-Corps program as a postdoc, shares that they seek plant scientist and engineer technicians as FloraPulse grows.

Adele Zhou PhD’18, after completing a postdoc at MedImmune, shares openings at AstraZeneca for medical communications scientists.

Renato Bauer (PhD’11 Chemistry) Senior Research Scientist, Discovery Chemistry Research and Technology at Eli Lilly, who was in the Cornell Chemical Biology Interface Program, shares job openings for skilled and motivated chemists who are interested in defining and solving challenging problems as part of a multidisciplinary team. The PhD level positions are in Discovery Chemistry Research and Technology, the medicinal chemistry department (San Diego and Indianapolis), and in Small Molecule Design and Development, the process chemistry department. Eli Lilly is particularly interested in scientists who combine multiple skills, including synthesis and computational methods, in innovative ways to unlock key discoveries.  Register now for the Aug 6 info session that will provide guidelines on interviewing, insights into Lilly’s interviewing process and entertain your questions for a lively discussion.

Rachel Dorin PhD’13 is founder and CEO of Terapore Technologies. TeraPore is seeking a self-motivated Bioprocess Applications Engineering Director to make an impact in bringing TeraPore’s technology to the market.

Was your summer internship opportunity rescinded? Are you interested in entrepreneurship? Sandy Khaund BSEE ’89, MEng ’95 says you can connect with him by emailing and let him know of your interest (& to share your business idea and situation). “Even if I can’t provide you with monetary support, I’d love to connect!” says Sandy. He’s looking to connect with student entrepreneurs.

John Dominy PhD’08 at Novartis shared that he has an open postdoctoral position for a talented scientist who is passionate about finding new genetic modifiers of human disease. He looks for people with either molecular biology or bioinformatics experience to join this exciting effort in genetics-based target discovery.

Nathan Pumplin PhD’10 shares an exciting position open to support Joyn Bio’s Field Trial program. He says “this Field Scientist role will work with , and will be a golden opportunity to work at the frontier of synthetic biology and agronomy, and learn from Salim’s tremendous experience!” He previously shared a position opportunity for a Research Associate, Microbiology QC if you seek to make more impact with your skills. Joyn Bio, a joint venture between Ginkgo Bioworks and Leaps by Bayer, was founded to bring synthetic biology to the challenges facing sustainability in agriculture.

Juan Guzman PhD’18 is CEO of CaproX. They seek a Research Development Lead to join their team in Ithaca, available immediately. The ideal person for the role is a MS or PhD grad/soon-to-be-grad with a degree in biological, chemical, civil, environmental, or mechanical engineering, or food science, environmental science, or microbiology, with direct experience with fermentation, biorefining, bioenergy, and/or wastewater treatment. This Lead would manage the in-lab R&D efforts; performing wet-lab analysis (GC, HPLC, water testing); and assist with building and operating scale-up plants.

Alumna Zhen Tong PhD’16 shares this job opportunity as a Co-Op Position in Manufacturing Science & Technology. Bristol Myers Squibb (Devens, MA) is a recognized leader in our industry and, as a Diversified Specialty BioPharma Company, has a clear mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. Patients are at the center of everything we do. Our culture thrives on the passion, support and collaboration of diverse, smart, talented and valued colleagues across the globe.
This specific Co-Op position (July-Dec 2020) will be based in Bioprocess Technology group within MS&T. You will contribute to the characterization of process parameters (cell culture & protein purification) on critical quality attributes including charge variant distribution of a commercial biologic drug product using high throughput screening systems such as Ambr and Tecan. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, executing and troubleshooting bioreactor and chromatography runs. He/she will coordinate with analytical groups for sample submission, testing and data recording. He/she will also be responsible for data interpretation, discussion, presentation and revise/optimize experimental design as applicable.
Please email your resume directly to if you are interested. Due to the COVID-19 impact, if applicable please check with ISSO for your visa status (e.g. CPT) to be able to start the program in July. Advanced degrees (Master & PhD) are preferred.

Frank He PhD ’18 is seeking a highly motivated Computational Biologist at LifeCanvas Technologies, an MIT startup in Boston. The company is tackling problems that span a variety of domains: image analysis, big data and machine learning to achieve user-friendly, robust and scalable solutions for their tissue-processing platform. Please contact to talk about LifeCanvas Technologies.

Alumna Marsha Lampi PhD’17, Freelance Editor with BioScience Writers and Lecturer with the Division of Undergraduate Programs and Student Success at the University of Huston Cullen College of Engineering, shared these job opportunities with Bioscience Writers: a full-time Client Service Consultant and flexible Contract Scientific Editors and Writers with remote work. Visit the BioScience Writers job page.

Materials Science graduate Abby Goldman PhD’18 shared a posting at the Science and Technology Policy Institute for a summer associate position for grad students from a variety of disciplines including computer science, infotech, math, chem, physics, operations research, aero/astronautical engineering, MechE or electrical engineering, as well as materials science, international relations, policy studies, social & behavioral sci., statistics, finance, and economics.

After working for three years at Syntax, alumna Jocelyn Marshall PhD’16, Medical Communications Specialist at Biolumina, shared opportunities in medical or regulatory writing at her company in NYC and asked us to distribute them to participants interested in science communication. If you are interested in becoming a Medical Writer or Regulatory Writer feel free to reach out to her for advice!