MASS AWIS Leadership Position Openings

Interested in serving on the MASS AWIS Board in 2015?

The MASS AWIS Board of Directors is asking members who are interested in a leadership position to submit an application describing their interests and experience.

The following positions are open:

  • Events East (2 chairs) – 2 OPENINGS
  • Membership (2 chairs) – 2 OPENINGS
  • Mentoring (2 chairs) – 1 OPENING
  • Sponsorship (2 chairs) – 1 OPENING

To learn more about the leadership position descriptions, go to

To apply, download the application here and submit the application to MASS AWIS Administrator, Maria Bartolini, at by October 1, 2014.

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Alternative Careers in STEM: Tuesday, Sept. 23rd 2014

Exploring career possibilities in the STEM disciplines

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Kinnicutt Hall, Salisbury laboratories, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA 

Julie Bates
(Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Associate Director, Career Development and Research Office,
UMass Medical School)

Dmitry Berenson
(Ph.D. in Robotics Engineering, Assistant Professor,
Computer Science Department and Robotics Engineering Program, WPI)

Lesley A. Mathews Griner
(PhD in Molecular&Cellular Biology, Investigator II, Oncology Molecular Pharmacology
and Biological Chemistry, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc.)

Ian Greene
(M.S. in Biology, Director Cloud Solutions Engineering, Genesys)

Kristin Rider
(M.S. in Biology, Account Executive, Sales & Business Development, Blue Sky Biotech, Inc.)

Jordyn Rombola
( Electrical and Computer Engineering, Product Engineer, Analog Devices)

To Register Visit:

  • MASS AWIS and WECE members $5
  • WPI students $10
  • Non-member/Non-WPI Student $15

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12 Tricks Confident People Use to Overcome the Impostor Syndrome: Tuesday, Sept. 30th


Defeat career complacency and trade self-doubt for success in the STEM industry. Realize your full potential!

Dr. Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D. has unlocked the mysteries of the mind and developed 12 key strategies that will enable you to beat Impostor Syndrome and achieve your greatest professional aspirations.

This seminar teaches you to:

  • Take control of your life, career and success
  • Discover the power of internal validation
  • Break any cycles of self-sabotage
  • Conquer anxiety, poor performance, and low self-esteem
  • Utilize "the art of pretending" as a tool for personal advancement
  • Maximize your personal and professional potential
  • Understand how, by allowing yourself to succeed, you allow others to succeed

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Moving Outside of Academia: Finding Your Purpose and Achieving Your Goals, Wednesday, Nov. 12th 2014 – Save the Date

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: TBD

This highly interactive, nuts-and-bolts workshop focuses on the skills and steps to identify your transferable skill sets and match those to exciting non-academic positions. It is designed to give pre-and post-doctoral students and scientists the tools, techniques, strategy and confidence to find their own myriad and meaningful career opportunities outside of academia.

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Decision Resources: Business Insights Analyst, Infectious, Niche and Rare Diseases

Decisions Resources Group

As of September 22nd, Decision Resources is seeking a Business Insights Analyst, Infectious, Niche and Rare Diseases. 

This is a fundamental role that consists of three broad functions: 1) research and writing capabilities; 2) project management and execution; and 3) external interface/client interactions. The Business Insights Analyst will be responsible for project across the team’s research portfolio, with a particular emphasis on viral and/or bacterial infections.

The link to apply is here:,-Infectious,-Niche-and-R

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1st Annual Women Leaders in Pharma & Biotech Dinner Series


We invite you to join your pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device colleagues and peers from Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Genzyme, Valeritas and more on the RSVP list for IIR’s Inaugural Women’s Leader in Pharma & Biotech Dinner. On October 20th from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm in Boston, MA, leaders hailing from diverse backgrounds will unite to discuss practices and initiatives that can be executed individually and collaboratively to generate breakthrough leadership strategies.

Register here and use code XP1916AWIS for special discount (15%) to MASS AWIS members.

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