AAAYA Yale Career Panel: Research & Development

AAAYA Yale Career Panel: Research & Development
Tue, 02/14/2017 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm


Yale Career Panel - A Candid View of Research & Development

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This event is the twenty-third in a series covering different professions of interest to Yale students and alumni.  There is a separate series, “Yale Career Fireside Chats,” that covers general career related issues.
Time: February 14, 2017 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST
(The panelists have agreed to stay for an additional 30 minutes from 5:30 pm to 6 pm to answer additional questions from the attendees at Yale.)
Locations and Webinar:
Yale Location: Great Hall at the Rose Alumni House, 232 York Street
Webinar: Streaming video (instructions will be sent to registrants)
Please register for just one venue (Yale or the Webinar)

  • Where is the profession heading (good and bad)?
  • How do you get into the profession and what is the typical career path?
  • What are the myths versus the realities?
  • What are the characteristics of people who tend to do well and are happy in the profession?
  • What types of people tend not to do well or end up unhappy and why?
  • If you don’t stay in the profession until retirement, what are the exit routes to other professions?

Jared Davis, Ph.D., Director of Synthetic Process Development, Alexion Pharmaceuticals (Brigham Young University, BS in Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison Ph.D. in Biochemistry, and postdoctoral position in the Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Department at Yale University in the Strobel Lab.)
W. Mark Saltzman, Ph.D., Yale University Goizueta Foundation Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (Iowa State University, B.S. in Chemical Engineering and MIT S.M. in Chemical Engineering and MIT Ph.D. in Medical Engineering) 

Moderator and Organizer:
Peter Young, President and Managing Director, Young & Partners (B.A. Economics, Yale; M.S. in Accounting, NYU; M.B.A., Harvard Business School)