Science Beyond the Lab

Increasingly scientists are searching for opportunities beyond bench research. Not only are more scientists interested in pursuing non-research based careers, but the limited availability of tenure-track faculty positions means that these are no longer considered the “alternative” career option. From scientific writing to clinical research, our diverse panel will share insights about their careers, the challenges of these roles and their recommendations for transitioning out of the lab.



  • Kersten Brinkworth, CCRA – Clinical Research Support, Fred Hutch
  • Jennifer Dougherty – Senior Program Manager, Institute for Systems Biology
  • Divya Padmanabha, PhD, CMPP – Senior Accounts Manager (Technical), Cactus Communications Inc.


6:00pm – 6:30pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – 7:45pm – Introductions and Presentation
7:45pm – 8:15pm – Networking

6pm - 8:15pm at

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Pelton Auditorium
Thomas Building
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109