MIT Postdoc Panel: Transition to Nonacademic Careers

MIT Postdoc Panel: Transition to Nonacademic Careers

Speakers: Dr. Erika Bechtold, Dr. Abigail Noble, and one additional panelist

Three postdoc alums will share their experiences and answer questions about moving from postdoctoral positions at MIT into nonacademic roles in three very different organizations. There will be refreshments and plenty of time for questions.

Erika Bechtold received her Ph.D. in biological chemistry from Wake Forest in November 2010. She joined MIT as a postdoctoral associate in January 2011 in the Biological Engineering Department. After two years as a postdoc, she joined Tufts University as a licensing associate in the Office for Technology Transfer and Industry Collaboration (TTIC). She now runs the TTIC graduate student and postdoctoral internship program, as well as manages several key patent portfolios and licensing efforts for the School of Engineering and the School of Arts and Sciences.

Abigail Noble received her Ph.D. in chemical oceanography from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution / MIT Joint program in October 2011. She then spent two and a half years as a postdoctoral associate at WHOI and in the Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Department (EAPS). In April 2014, she joined the Environmental Chemistry technical staff at Gradient as a consultant. Her project work at Gradient includes chemical compliance and environmental forensics.

*Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and MIT Global Education & Career Development Career Services.*