Please join Duke Postdoctoral Services and the Graduate School for a series of short, focused career conversations with former Duke postdocs and PhD students.
We will ask each Alum 5 questions:
- Could you tell us about your background?
- How did you get your job at your organization?
- What’s a typical day like at your organization (pre- and post-COVID)?
- What can postdocs and students who would like to work in this field (or explore it further) do to prepare?
- What is the employment outlook for this field, given the COVID crisis? (please note that the answer to this question may be “We don’t know yet.”)
We will ask each New Faculty Member 5 questions:
- Could you tell us a bit about your institution and your responsibilities there as a new assistant professor?
- How did you adapt to changes in the application and interview process and/or onboarding for your position due to the pandemic?
- Given the impact of the pandemic, are there any specific experiences, credentials, or qualifications (eg, online teaching experience) that your department or institution now seeks in potential hires?
- What advice would you offer current postdocs and grad students who will be applying for faculty positions soon?
- What is the hiring outlook at your institution? (please note that the answer to this question may be “We don’t know yet.”)
Thurs Feb 3, 11-11:30 am
WHAT: Alum Zoom with Nathan Rudemiller, PhD, Associate Director (Large Molecule/Gene & Cell Therapy Assay Development and Bioanalysis), Bioagilytix
Nathan has worked in the field of immunology since beginning his PhD training in 2010. Nathan spent his PhD training and postdoctoral fellowship elucidating immunological drivers of complex disease using in vivo models, ex vivo primary cell systems, and in vitro immortalized cell lines. Consequently, he has much experience with and a proclivity for developing cell-based assays, including assays with flow cytometric outputs. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University, Nathan joined BioAgilytix Labs in 2017. At BioAgilytix, Nathan oversees development and validation of PK, PD/Biomarker, ADA, NAb, and Potency assays using a variety of bioanalytical platforms under GxP regulations. Notably, he oversees all flow cytometric assays at the Durham, NC headquarters. Nathan’s team leverages flow cytometry to address emerging bioanalytical challenges for large molecule and cellular therapeutics. Nathan received his PhD in Physiology from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Nathan will also tell us about the open PhD-level positions at Bioagilytix – he is the Hiring Manager, so please be sure to attend if you are interested in this great local company!
Thurs Feb 10, 11-11:30 am
WHAT: Alum Zoom: 5 Career Questions with Ashley Trama, PhD, Senior Director for Research and Development Program Management at Locus Biosciences
WHEN: Thurs Feb 10, 11-11:30 am
Ashley received her PhD from Duke Immunology in 2014 and her MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business in 2018 with a certificate in Healthcare Management through the Weekend Executive MBA program. Ashley joined Locus Biosciences in 2019, and currently leads the company’s Project Management Office, which is responsible for delivering all of Locus’ asset development programs and platform projects. She is also the Program Lead on Locus’ partnership with Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Prior to her current role, Ashley was Sr. Director of Technical Operations where she managed the qualification and validation of Locus’ new cGMP manufacturing facility, and additional capital projects. Prior to joining Locus, Ashley worked at the Duke Human Vaccine institute where she managed a protein expression laboratory and operated as the Assistant Director of Program Management.
Ashley will also tell us about the open Project Manager position at Locus – she is the Hiring Manager, so please be sure to attend if you are interested in this highly ranked local company!
Weds Mar 2, 6-7 pm
WHAT: McKinsey Consulting Duke Alumni Panel
The Duke APD Consulting Club invites you to hear from fellow Blue Devils on their journey to McKinsey! Our alumni panel will share their experiences and advice to those interested in a career path at McKinsey. We’ll also lightly cover recruiting tips and guidelines.
Tues Mar 8, 11-11:30 am
WHAT: Alum/Faculty Zoom with Carlos Goller, PhD, Associate Teaching Professor of the Biotechnology Program; and Claire Gordy, PhD, Teaching Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, NC State University
For our Mar 8 Alum/Faculty Zoom, we are excited to welcome back two Duke PhD alums, Drs Claire Gordy and Carlos Goller, who are Teaching Professors at NC State University. In addition to discussing their careers, Claire and Carlos will discuss work/life balance as parents of two young children.
Claire Gordy, PhD, is Teaching Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University. Her research interests include yeast genetics, undergraduate research, and inclusive STEM education.She was a SPIRE Postdoctoral Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill and received her PhD from Duke Immunology.
Carlos Goller, PhD, is Associate Teaching Professor of Biological Sciences and teaches in the Biotechnology Program at North Carolina State University. His research interests include molecular microbiology, metagenomics, epidemiology, history of diseases, science education, and open educational practices. He was a Duke postdoc in Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases.
Weds Mar 16, 1-1:30 pm
WHAT: Alum Zoom with Mark Dudley, PhD, Director, Merit Scholarship Programs, Duke Office of University Scholars and Fellows
This week, our guest is Mark Dudley, PhD, Director, Merit Scholarship Programs, Duke Office of University Scholars and Fellows (OUSF). Mark joined OUSF in fall 2021. He received his PhD from the Duke Department of Political Science. His Duke experience includes teaching courses, coordinating DukeEngage programs, interning at The Graduate School, serving as a college advisor, and working in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Weds Mar 23, 11-11:30 am
WHAT: Alum Zoom with Julie Martin, PhD, Impact Tracking Program Delivery Manager at McKinsey & Co
This week, our guest is Julie Martin, PhD, Impact Tracking Program Delivery Manager at McKinsey & Co. Julie is a social scientist with nearly a decade of experience designing, executing, and managing research studies to reveal actionable insights and drive program improvement. Previously Julie was Director of Research (Harvard SDP Fellow) at PowerMyLearning; Learning Research Associate at YPO; and Research Analyst for Institutional Research & Assessment at Temple University. She received her PhD in Social Psychology from Duke in 2017.