Developing an Industry Job Simulation Program for Graduate and Postdoctoral Trainees in Life Sciences

The previous ITCS team leads have published an article summarizing how to develop Job Simulation programs that enable trainees to gain relevant experience for industry careers. In addition, David Sealey, Anne Meyer-Miner, and Katelyn Kozma have created a poster Employment Outcomes of Life Science Industry Job Simulation Program Alumni at the University of Toronto—Where are [...]

COVID-19 in the workplace and how to adapt to this virtual reality

The COVID-19 pandemic has irreversibly shifted the modern workplace. Many surveys have highlighted this shift, with changed expectations from both employers and employees following the departure from traditional workplaces. With employees also reporting improved work life balance and increased productivity, coupled with cost savings for business, it appears this shift from working in a centralized [...]

By |2021-09-02T21:15:41-04:00February 4th, 2021|Career Development, Interviews|1 Comment

Three tips if you’re looking for a job during the COVID-19 pandemic

With a pandemic looming over our heads, the pressure on those entering the workplace to find a position may feel heavier than ever. Is anyone even offering  jobs with all of the hiring freezes? Are companies trying to expand during these uncertain times? Is it worth beginning a job search right now? If you are [...]

By |2021-09-02T21:15:41-04:00December 8th, 2020|Career Development, Interviews|0 Comments

Top 3 Predicted Science Careers in 2020

Artificial intelligence, big data, cannabis legalization, climate change, and the aging population are just a few of the fields that are shaping the careers of the future. For graduate students, this means that exciting prospects and new career opportunities lie ahead. Here are a few of the top predicted science careers based on projected demand [...]

By |2020-02-13T15:26:33-05:00February 13th, 2020|Career Development, Potential Careers|0 Comments

How to: have a productive career year

If you’re anything like me, the start of the fall semester called for a fresh Moleskine planner penned with renewed productivity and ambitious goals. While your goals for the 2019-20 academic year likely include research publications and conference proceedings, this year we challenge you to add some new topics to the list: career exploration and [...]

By |2019-12-09T20:14:39-05:00December 9th, 2019|Career Development, Interviews|0 Comments

The Innovations Arms Race: Commercializing Life Sciences in Toronto

To learn more about the commercialization of life sciences in Toronto, I sat down with U of T Immunology alumnus, Dr. Patrycja Thompson, to discuss her role as Manager of Technology Sourcing and Evaluation at the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM). Below, Dr. Thompson discusses her career trajectory, job responsibilities, and the role [...]

Recapping 13th Annual LSCDS Career Day

LSCDS Career Day: Spotlights Written by Vaibhav Bhandari On the 23rdof April 2019, the LSCDS hosted its annual Career Day. Hoping to connect graduate students in the life sciences with professionals in industry, the 13thedition of this event served as an invitation for the students to explore future possibilities outside academia. Scientists with advanced degrees [...]

By |2019-08-11T12:10:34-04:00June 11th, 2019|Career Development|0 Comments

Women in Science: Achieving equal opportunity

Written by Kyla Germain On March 9th, thousands of Toronto women and men rallied down Yonge Street for the International Women’s Day March. The theme, ‘We Are Fearless,’ artfully captured the current feminist tone which is unafraid to protest the inequalities still faced by women around the globe. Amid the colourful signs and vigorous chanting, [...]

A Conversation on the Non-Academic Employability of Life Science PhDs

Written by Pailin Chiaranunt Universities worldwide award PhD degrees in the life sciences at an increasing rate, yet the number of tenure-track positions remains relatively constant (1). It is no surprise that pessimism about the oversupply and employability of PhDs has become an important talking point among graduate students. On top of that, as the [...]

By |2019-08-11T12:43:08-04:00January 29th, 2019|Career Development, Potential Careers|2 Comments

Year-End Review: The Industry Team Case Study

Written by: Bassem Toeama 2017-2018 Year-End Review: The Industry Team Case Study Today, we celebrate the Life Sciences Career Development Society’s (LSCDS) 17th birthday. In recognition of the pioneering work that LSCDS has done in bridging the gap between academia and the life sciences industry, we bring to you a highlight of our work, the [...]

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