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Coffee with a Professional: Marta Murcia
Thursday, June 2, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
To be eligible for this event, you must be a MASS AWIS student chapter member or a MASS AWIS member
registered with National AWIS with paid Massachusetts chapter dues.
(Membership status will be checked after registration.)
MASS AWIS wants to offer its members the opportunity to make professional connections in their career path of interest. 3 MASS AWIS members will get the opportunity to meet with a STEM professional for 45 min at a coffee shop. The meeting will be a chance to learn more about the professional’s career and make a new connection. “Coffee With a Professional” is a FREE opportunity for MASS AWIS members. MASS AWIS will provide the professional with a gift card to cover the cost of a drink for all meeting participants.
10 members are allowed to register for each “coffee” session. After registration, they will get an email asking for their resume and a short paragraph explaining why they want to meet with the professional and how the meeting would impact their career (500 characters (not including spaces) max). Their resume and personal statement will be sent to the professional that will select the 3 members he or she wants to meet with. Members will get notified by email if they have been selected or not at least a week before the time of the meeting.
Project Mangement Professional: Marta Murcia
arta is an Academic Research Manager within the Academic Relations and Collaborations group at Roche Pharma Research and Early Development (pRED). In this role, she serves as liaison between Roche pRED and the academic community, scouting for opportunities for collaboration in academia, and facilitating negotiation, design, and execution of collaborative sponsored research projects. Prior to that Marta was a Collaborative Program Manager at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT (KI) where she managed a large-scale, multi-project research alliance between the KI and Janssen Pharmaceuticals and supported other collaborative and communication efforts within the KI. From 2008 to 2011, Marta was a Senior Program Manager of Life Sciences at the New York Academy of Sciences where she led the development and execution of 20+ scientific symposia in collaboration with a wide network of scientists and physicians and in partnership with several academic, non-for-profit, and pharmaceutical organizations.
Marta has multidisciplinary life sciences background with an undergraduate degree in organic chemistry and a PhD in medicinal chemistry (both from the University Complutense of Madrid) and several years of structure-based drug design postdoctoral experience at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.
MASS AWIS is the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association for Women in Sciences. Our mission is to support women in all scientific fields and to achieve equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Our events and membership are open for the public regardless of their gender, professional background, or career level.