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Learn about the path from UC Berkeley postdoc to academic administration, and development and support of the scientific community. Arne’s talk will cover his career journey and advice for:

-Career decision making and transitions for PhDs

-Non-faculty careers on campus

-Careers in scientific community building

Small group mentoring sessions covering the following topics and times (you must register to attend, Stanley Hall location will be provided in confirmation):

-1:30-2:05pm – Career Impact of participating in leadership/trainee initiatives (non-research roles on campus like Beyond Academia)

-2:10-2:45pm – Navigating career transitions

-3:00-3:35pm – Job search advice – for those actively on the market

Bio: Arne Bakker is the director of meetings and community for science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. He has a PhD in tumor immunology from the Netherlands Cancer Institute and did his postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley. Before joining CZI, Arne was the assistant dean of career education for PhDs and Postdocs at Stanford University where he helped graduate students and postdocs find meaningful work.

Throughout his career, Arne has always been actively bringing scientists together: he ran a Science Festival in Amsterdam, co-organized PhD career conferences at UC Berkeley and Stanford, and hosted several events at the Bay Area Science Festival. Now at CZI, Arne leads the team that organizes 15-20 scientific meetings a year for the researchers and communities that CZI Science funds and supports. In addition, he partners with the various CZI Science program teams to build and support collaborative communities, using the lessons he has learned during his multifaceted career.

Date & Time

December 8, 2023
11:00am - 3:00pm




QB3-Berkeley Graduate and Postdoc Career Development

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177 Stanley Hall
Berkeley, 94720


177 Stanley Hall
Berkeley, 94720