Nationally recognized career coaches to educate local students on career opportunities in life sciences

On May 4, hundreds of life sciences PhDs, postdocs and grad students will convene for the Life Science Career Bootcamp at the annual Derby Partnering Summit. Students will have the opportunity to discuss career opportunities with industry leaders from around the world. The event will take place May 4-5 at Hotel Covington in Covington, Ky.

The Derby Partnering Summit is the Midwest’s largest life science event, bringing together advocates, entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics and researchers from across the industry. The three-day summit offers mentoring, networking and seminars focused on industry developments in Kentucky and throughout the region. This year’s event will engage scientists and executives in a conversation on patient-driven innovation.

Presented by the Kentucky Life Sciences Council (KLSC), the Derby Summit gives scientists, students and professionals the chance to form new connections across the life sciences, which includes therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, health care information technology, health and wellness technology, nutrition and agriculture.

KLSC founder Kyle Keeney, PhD, says, “The Midwest is an attractive region for biotech innovation. The environment here is well-suited for collaboration and offers cost-effective means to incubate and validate ideas.”

“The Derby Partnering Summit shows students and post docs in the life sciences field to realize that collaboration is the key to innovation,” says Keeney. “This is the chance to get networking and mentoring experience that research institutions can’t provide, but are critical to career success.”

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About Kentucky Life Sciences Council

The Kentucky Life Sciences Council is a 501(c)(6) trade association operating in conjunction with a 501(c)(3) foundation. Together they represent and support the life science community in Kentucky, providing innovation services, commercialization support, public policy and advocacy.  The purpose of KLSC is to create a favorable business environment for Kentucky’s life science community to discover, produce, and deliver products that benefit society.