March 17, 2014

Program Helps Researchers Find Non-Academic Careers

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Cornell kicked off its new Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training program — which is aimed to help postdoctoral scholars in the sciences pursue careers outside academia — Tuesday with a panel and networking event in the Biotechnology Building.

The BEST program is funded by a five year, $1.8 million National Institutes of Health award and geared towards postdoctoral scholars and graduate students studying biomedical sciences, according to Prof. John Parker, veterinary medicine, a principle of the program.

Caldwell Hall is home to the Office of Postdoctoral Studies, which addresses the needs of Cornell’s postdoctoral community. (Yichen Dong / Sun Staff Photographer)