Every Month Series: Careers in Academia You Might Not Know About - Part 2

August 27, 2020
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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August is Academia month at the Office of Career and Professional Development. This month, we shine a light on all of the careers in academia that aren't tenure-track faculty positions. These careers are part of academia, but they aren't what people usually mean when they say "academic careers". This program will broaden your understanding of what it means to work in academia. This program will be held on two days and we'll have three different UCSF professionals on each day. You're welcome to come to either event or both, just register above to receive the Zoom link! Click here for the event on August 25.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about careers in academia other than tenure-track faculty positions
  • Learn what's required to enter these careers
  • Understand the values of people who go into these different careers


Erin Bank, PhD - Associate Director for Research Development and Strategy, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Catherine Dunn, PhD - Training Specialist, UCSF Office of Sponsored Research
Benjamin Rubin, PhD - Director of Industry Partnerships, Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute at UCSF and Interim Associate Director, Precision Medicine, UCSF Office of Science Policy and Strategy
Michael Matrone, PhD - Program Director, Non-academic Career Development, UCSF Office of Career and Professional Development


  • Brief presentation
  • Moderated Q&A
  • Open Q&A
  • Small-group time to connect with speakers

This program is part of the Every Month Series.

A note about our virtual events: We would like to welcome you, as and where you are, to our virtual events. If there are times you just don’t want to be on camera, feel free to attend this event with your camera and mic off. If you prefer to switch on your camera and participate that’s great too. And if this event just won’t work for you please remember you can always make an appointment with us at any time. 

UCSF is committed to making its facilities, activities and events accessible. To request accommodations for this event, please contact Trish McGrath ([email protected]) at the Office of Career and Professional Development at least one week before the event.