2018 Biopharma Trek


We are excited to offer you the possibility to join graduate students and postdocs from the University of Chicago and Boston University on a small, highly selective professional development trek! The Biopharma Trek is an opportunity for you to understand how to apply your PhD training in industry. Six trainees from MIT will be selected to participate in site visits and networking opportunities at area biotech, biopharma and healthcare related companies. Participants must commit to attending all 2.5 days of this professional development trek (November 12-14). The tentative schedule includes visits to the following and additional visits are under development:


Doctoral students and postdocs should be within 1 year of completion of their work. The trek involves visits to 7-8 companies with opportunities to network. Applicants will be chosen based on the application materials including:

1) A RESUME appropriate for the industry (resumes of selected participants will be shared with the companies)

2) A PERSONAL STATEMENT (400 words or less) which includes a) your career goals related to industry research, b) how the Trek may further your career goals, and c) any industry research or collaborations.

3) A one-page COVER LETTER aimed at an open position at one of the companies on the list. This cover letter will not be shared with the companies, but will be used in the application evaluation.

APPLICATION SITE: Biopharma Trek Application    (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GB73D3N)


Application deadline: Oct 22, 2018, 11:59 pm.

Notification of first 6 selected recipients: Oct 24, 2018

Deadline for confirmation of attendance: Oct 25, 11:59 pm.