Career, Industry

Transition to Industry 2024 with Torrey Pines Training Consortium

DateWednesday, February 21, 2024 to Thursday, February 22, 2024 | 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
ContactHeather Dillon |

The Torrey Pines Training Consortium has developed this course for early career scientists who are thinking of transitioning to a career in industry. Instructors and panelists with extensive industry experience will share their insights and provide guidance to help clarify the pathway to establishing a successful career in industry from academia. Participants will gain an understanding of corporate culture and practice and of industry priorities and operational areas. While this course is designed for postdoctoral scholars, graduate students and research staff may also find this training informative and may attend.


Session will take place each event day from 10:00 am-2:00pm (PT) with an optional in person networking reception from 4:00 - 5:30pm (PT) on 2/22 . Visit the T2I website for workshop descriptions and speaker biographies.

February 21, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am

PhD Careers & Culture in Industry

11:30 am- 12:30 pm

Team Dynamics: Communicating in a Matrixed Team Environment*

  • Christopher Dillon, Ph.D. | Director, Translational Sciences | Oncology R&D, Pfizer
  • Other Panelists TBA

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Communicating Across Organizations

February 22, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am

Job Search Success & LinkedIn

  • Josh Henkin, Ph.D. | FDA Regulated Product Program Manager | Founder, STEM Career Services

11:30 am- 12:30 pm

Applying, Interviewing and Hiring: An Insiders Perspective

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Transitioning to and Succeeding in Industry*

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Networking Reception. Optional opportunity to network in-person with PhD professionals in the San Diego area.

Registration Fee for TPTC members*:

Early Registration (by February 5) = $50

Regular Registration (February 6 or later) = $75

*TPTC members include postdocs, graduate students, faculty, and staff from Salk, Sanford Burnham Prebys, Scripps Research and UC San Diego.

  • For UC San Diego participants, payment may also be made via recharge. Email Heather Dillon for more information.
  • Institutional email is required for registration. Registrations that do not provide a valid Salk, Sanford Burnham Prebys, Scripps Research, or UC San Diego institutional email will be cancelled and refunded (minus the processing fee).
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