Careers in Chemistry Series

The Chemistry Departments within WashU, UMSL, SIUE, and SLU are hosting the Careers in Chemistry Seminar Series for 2024

This collaborative effort, spearheaded by graduate students across the institutions, aims to serve as a resource for professional development, networking, and collaboration through seminars highlighting distinguished speakers. Each institution has selected one distinguished speaker for the series. The selected speakers are from various areas of chemistry and will share the different opportunities within their respective fields.

WashU Ph.D. Chemistry alum Dr. Justin Sperry (MA 2005, Ph.D. 2008, whose chemistry adviser was Michael L. Gross) was selected as the speaker for the WashU seminar. He will be returning to the Danforth Campus on March 14th to deliver his seminar, titled "Be Read. Be Agil. Be You.  Insight into Careers in Biopharma."

The schedule for the series is below:

Hosting University Speaker Seminar Title Date Location Zoom Link
SIUe Samantha Olendorff
Mass Spectrometry Tech Support Scientist | Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
How to Sell Happiness: A Guide to Technical Support for an Instrument Vendor Jan 23, 11:00am SIUE Campus – Science East 1136
UMSL Dr. Vanessa Rosa
Chief Executive Officer | Cuvette Collective
Design Your Career: A Strategic Approach for Chemists Feb 2nd, 1:00pm Benton Hall 103 TBD
WashU Dr. Justin Sperry
Vice President of Transformational Technology | Pfizer
Be Ready.  Be Agile.  Be You.  Insight into Careers in Biopharma. March 14th, 4:00pm Danforth Campus -Wrighton Hall
SLU Chanté Summers
Scientist | Pfizer
Cultivating Your Career – Thriving in Pharmaceutical Chemistry without a Doctorate April 15th, 4:00pm TBD