AAAS Science Career Fair @ Harvard University


Friday, June 21, 2019, 11:00am to 6:30pm


Northwest Building, Room B100

AAAS Science Career Fair at Harvard University & FAS-PDA Poster Session

June 21, 2019

11:00 AM-6:30 PM

Harvard Campus, Northwest Building, B100

52 Oxford Street

Cambridge, MA


Science Careers has partnered with Harvard University and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences  Postdoctoral Association (FASPDA) to produce a unique career fair open to all. Join us for a chance to meet with top scientific organizations and get advice from career experts. The combination of valuable career development seminars, a poster session, company presentations, and exciting career opportunities makes this a free "must-attend" event for scientists.


See agenda and register here.


Exhibitors (to date):

AAAS  Science & Technology Policy Felllowships


Aptagen, LLC

bluebird bio                               

Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

Janssen Research & Development, one of the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson


Pfizer, Inc.                           




SQZ Biotech

Vertex Pharmaceuticals


11:00 am – 12 pm - The Universe of STEM Careers Available to STEM Graduates Outside of Academia

presented by Dr. Josh Henkin 

The “universe” of careers available to STEM graduates is widespread and exciting, but daunting to many who might not know which path to take. This workshop guides participants through an exploration of the vast array of career options available 


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm - Science Communication and Public Engagement Fundamentals

presented by Stacey Baker

This seminar focuses on the core components of successful public engagement. Participants are introduced to the AAAS public engagement framework, a guide they can apply to all kinds of interactions. Participants learn how to identify a public engagement goal, determine the relevant audience, craft tailored messages to achieve their goal and rehearse their engagement scenario.


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Short Research Talks - presented by Harvard Postdocs

How do bacteria navigate complex environments? - Marianne Grognot

Nitrogen isotopes in chlorophyll track taxonomic shifts in a natural phytoplankton community - Jenan Kharbush   

Transfer of mRNA between mammalian cells - Andrei Shubin


3:00 pm– 4:00 pm - A Journey of Skills Exploration - Understanding WHY You Are Good at What You Do – presented by Dr. Josh Henkin

Understanding your professional skills, both technical and transferable, is critical to determining 1) the types of jobs you are qualified for, and 2) your value on the job “market”. Postdocs and early career professionals are comfortable discussing their technical skills, but all too often shy away from exploring the transferable skills they possess and utilize on a daily basis. Your transferable skills and how you use them are what set you apart from others with similar technical skills; thus, it is important to understand and be able to discuss both skill types towards achieving your career goals and landing your dream job.