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BioTN-LST Online Job Fair Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:30am-1:30pm

Posted by on Monday, August 10, 2020 in Announcements .


An initiative by the Academic Alliance in Memphis, which has continued to bridge the gap between Academic Institutions and the Biotech Industry in the state of Tennessee.  The inaugural Biotech Job Fair, will create a platform where jobseekers with life science degrees residing currently in the state of Tennessee continue to contribute to the overall growth of the state. It is our hope that the Job Fair becomes a recurring event.

The purpose of the Job Fair is not only to help those looking for career opportunities, but also to become a platform wherein the Industry and the Academic Institutions offering biotech jobs in the state of Tennessee are able to find suitable candidates.

Participating Companies: Cognate Bioservices, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Meridian Bioscience, PMI BioPharma Solutions, Transnet YX, and EDP Biotech Corporation.

To register, please visit our Eventbrite page.

The registered participants will receive the link to sign up for one-on-one interviews directly with the HR/Hiring team members of the participating organizations and will also receive a link to upload your Resumes. This link is currently active since yesterday and will remain active until Friday (August 14, 2020) 5 p.m. (CT) or until all the slots are taken up, whichever happens first. Time slots are available on a first come, first served basis. Hurry up!

NOTE: It is not mandatory to sign up to one-on-one interviews! If you do not wish to avail the opportunity to opt for a one-on-one interview with the participating organization, that is still fine. We will share direct contact details of the HR/Hiring teams of each participating organization and you can approach them directly later as well.

The registered participants will also receive the link for the Zoom meeting.

Remember to keep your Resumes/CVs ready!

Should you have any further questions, please reach out to us at



When: Saturday, August 15, 2020

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. CT


8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.: Networking and interactions

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Opening remarks and details about breakout sessions

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Introductions of participating organizations

11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.: One-on-one meetings (individual breakout rooms for interaction between a candidate and an organization)


Abby Trotter, Executive Director, BioTN

James Bell, President and Founder, Medical Device Guru, LLC

Chad Riggs, Marketing Associate Technology Licensing, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Isaac Rodriguez, Co-Founder & CSO, SweetBio, Inc.

Clifford Froelich, Director QCA, Cognate Bioservices, Inc.

Richard Magid, Vice President, University of Tennessee Research Foundation


President: Giri Kumar Chandaka

Deputy President: Erika Dillard

Visual Communications Director: Laura Hamel

Events and Outreach Director: Geetika Singh

Deputy Events and Outreach Director: Deepa Ganesh

Sponsorship Director: Bindumadhav Marathe

Career Development Director: Kavya Annu

UTHSC Liaison: Rui Wang

St. Jude Liaison: Faten Okda

CBU Liaison: Kiara Macklin, Kristine Truong and Rishi Choden

Rhodes Liaison: Jocelyn Ladomborde

Organizers from Nashville: Connie Litts and Danielle Pyle


The video recording of the Resume Workshop video can be accessed here. 

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