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AAPS Career Fair

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Careers Page PhotoPlan now for our upcoming 2014 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Career Fair!

We had a very successful 2013 Career Fair, and you won't want to miss next year! We will host our upcoming Career Fair in conjunction with the 2014 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition at the San Diego Convention Center on November 2–6, 2014.  


The AAPS Career Fair is a full-service career fair for pharmaceutical scientists and biotechnology professionals, as well as manufacturers and suppliers interested in reaching life sciences professionals. The AAPS Career Fair provides the perfect backdrop for professionals looking to discover potential career opportunities, make industry contacts, sharpen networking skills, and see the latest technology all in one place.

Career Fair Exhibitor Registration Information 

  • Interested in exhibiting as an employer? 
  • Want to place a job advertisement on-site?
  • New: AAPSCareers LIVE—Career Fair preconference résumé alert system.  
  • Visit the Employer Exhibit page  

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Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with hiring managers at many top pharmaceutical organizations. Candidates will also benefit from résumé/CV review and attend professional development workshops presented by career consultants as an additional free resource!

Candidate resource information coming soon! 

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Welcome to our 2014 Career Fair Participating Employer Partners! 
Catalent Pharma Solutions 
Gilead Sciences, Inc.  
U.S. Food and Drug Administration 


Onsite Schedule/Location

Hours of Operation 

Sunday, November 2 6:30 pm–8:30 pm, "Welcome Reception"
Monday, November 3 9:30 am–5:00 pm, Career Fair Reception 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Tuesday, November 4 9:30 am–5:00 pm

San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 


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Professional Development Sessions

CareerCenterPhotoRegister for the 2014 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition today and attend these on-site sessions.

Résumé and Curriculum Vitae Consultant   

Need help with your résumé? Schedule a 20 minute one-on-one appointment (onsite scheduling only) with a consultant at the Career Fair. Registration for résumé reviews will take place at the information table onsite at the Career Fair Exhibitor Hall ONLY. Sign-up is on a first-come first-serve basis and will begin at the exhibitor hall "Welcome Reception" on Sunday night, November 2 at 6:30 pm.

Monday, November 3

8:00 am–10:00 am
Successful Interviewing Strategies in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry: Résumé Building and Other Helpful Tips

Megan Driscoll
PharmaLogics Recruiting

1:00 pm–3:00 pm
A World Wide Web—The ABCs of Networking 
Nicole Buist, Ph.D.
Merck & Co., Inc.

Annette Bak, Ph.D.
Merck & Co., Inc.

Sharon Liu

Tuesday, November 4

8:00 am–10:00 am
Developing Your Career Plan: Skills to Grow within Your Company and Advice on When and How to Look for a New Job Externally if Necessary
Megan Driscoll
PharmaLogics Recruiting

8:00 am–10:00 am
Essential Regulatory Affairs for Pharmaceutical Scientist: A Live Session of Regulatory Affairs 101 eLearning Course
Monica Lee Whitmire, M.S.
PPD Development, LLC

Lynn Gold, Ph.D.
Camargo Pharmaceutical Services

Kim Huynh-Ba, M.S.

Shanthi Sethuraman, Ph.D.
Eli Lilly & Company

10:00 am–noon
Women in Pharmaceuticals Sciences—Career Development Facts, Myths, and Tips
Marilyn Morris, Ph.D.
University at Buffalo

Annette Bak, Ph.D.
Merck & Co., Inc.

Nurulain Zaveri, Ph.D.
Astraea Therapeutics, LLC 

10:30 am–12:30pm
How Economic Pressures and Employment Trends Affect the Science of Pharmaceutical Development and How You Should Respond to Secure and Retain a Job in the Industry
Grant Hanson
Tangent Partners

Jennifer Hanson

1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Creating and Developing Your Professional Brand
Allen Templeton
Merck & Co., Inc.

Robert Reed
Celsion Corporation 

1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Running Out of Time? Learn to Manage It!
Howard Adams, Ph.D.
H.G. Adams & Associates 

Moderated by Sujay Kharade, Vanderbilt University and Nisha Nanaware-Kharade, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Develop Your Influencing and Negotiation Skills

Annette Bak, Ph.D.
Merck & Co., Inc.

Joy Fuerst
Merck & Co., Inc.

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Disclaimer: Opinions, materials, and statements presented at the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition and affiliated events are not endorsed by, and do not necessarily represent, the views of the association or its members.