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Post-Ph.D. Career Pathways: From the Lab to Science Policy
Davis, CA

Post-Ph.D. Career Pathways: From the Lab to Science Policy

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 1:00 – 2:00 PM Location: Memorial Union, MUII room (2nd floor)

Target Audience: STEM postdocs and graduate students

This talk will explore the various options available for lab scientists after Ph.D. completion. Dr. Gibbs will discuss his time as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation, and his position as a Cancer Prevention Fellow at the National Cancer Institute. Further, he will share results from recent, national studies he’s conducted examining the career development of recent biomedical science Ph.D. graduates (see reference below).

What Do I Want to Be with My PhD? The Roles of Personal Values and Structural Dynamics in Shaping the Career Interests of Recent Biomedical Science PhD Graduates” Kenneth Gibbs Jr and Kimberly A. Griffin, CBE Life  Sciences  Education, 2013,  p  711-723.  

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Kenneth Gibbs, Jr., PhD, is a Cancer Prevention Fellow at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Gibbs conducts policy-relevant research aimed at strengthening the research enterprise. His work focuses on:

  • Biomedical Graduate and Postdoctoral Training, Workforce Development & Workforce Diversity. (See more at: www.linkedin.com/in/stemphdcareers/)
  • Developing methodologies for evaluation and dissemination of best practices in “team science”.

Prior to the NCI, Dr. Gibbs completed an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Gibbs completed his PhD in Immunology at Stanford University, and received his BS in biochemistry and molecular biology summa cum laude from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where he was a Meyerhoff, MARC, and HHMI scholar. Dr. Gibbs also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Postdoctoral Association, and has written about career development for Science Careers.