Posted by: Audrey Erbes | February 16, 2014

Bay Area Life Science Events and Jobs for Week of Feb. 16th

There will no special message today—just the list of upcoming events this coming week and short list of Jobs. I can’t explain the falloff in listing of jobs that crossed my desk in the past two weeks. Perhaps it’s the season and, hopefully, not a real decline in new job openings.

  • BioCentury This Week, See new program Webcast Starting Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014,, Available anytime starting at 9:00 a.m. EDT; Topic: “Biosimilars: Rules of the Road;” Speakers: Geoffrey Eich, Executive Director of R&D Policy at Amgen Inc., Craig Wheeler, President & CEO of Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc., Brian Malkin, Partner at Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP and former Regulatory Counsel in the Office of the FDA
  • Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Morning, Feb. 18, 2014; Topic: ” Home Use Medical Devices: Evolution and Future Wireless (Mobile Cloud) Trend;” Speaker: Sanjiv Tanna, Chief Technology Officer, Intanna Medical Devices Labs 
  • Janssen Labs, San Francisco Innovation Center, Tuesday Morning, Feb. 18, 2014; Topic: “The Road to the Biologic IND: Best Practices When Filing Biologic Investigational New Drug Applications;” Speakers: Barry Springer, PhD | VP of Technology, Strategy & Operations, Biotechnology Center of Excellence, Janssen R&D; Steven Lang, PhD, MBA | Director, Biologics Research Analytical Discovery, Cell Line Development, Biotechnology Center of Excellence, Janssen R&D; Pauline Martin, PhD | Senior Scientific Director, Biologics Toxicology, Biotechnology Center of Excellence, Janssen R&D; Hugh Davis, PhD | VP and Head of Biologics Clinical Pharmacology, Biotechnology Center of Excellence, Janssen R&D; and Salvatore Morello | Director Global Regulatory Affairs, Janssen R&D
  • BayBio Lunch and Learn, Wednesday Morning, Feb. 19, 2014; Topic: “Strategies for Protecting Biomarket Innovation in the U.S. and Abroad;” Speaker: Django Andrews
  • Palo Alto AWIS, Wednesday Evening, Feb. 19, 2014; Topic: “Lessons from starting a non-profit;” Speaker: Tzipor Ulman, Ph.D. Executive Director of Science is Elementary
  • EMBS, Wednesday Evening, Feb. 19, 2014; Optional dinner location: Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM (no host, no reservations); Topic: “The Development of A Wearable Cardiopulmonary Sensor System;” Speaker: Dr. Sam Eletr, Acting CEO, Rhythm Diagnostic Systems, Inc.
  • BioScience Forum, Wednesday Evening, Feb. 19, 2014; Topic: “The Challenges of Building Shareholder Value in a Growing, Platform-Based Therapeutics Company;” Speaker: Edward Lanphier, President and CEO, Sangamo BioSciences, Inc.
  • BOLD, Thursday Late Afternoon, Feb. 20, 2014; Topic: “Science Trends, Issues and Advances that will Impact the Life Sciences Industry;” Speaker: Karin Lucas, Director of Training and Education at BioTech Primer

My Next UC Berkeley Life Science Marketing and Business Class

 This course was designed for all life science professionals to learn what makes the industry tick and how to interface with marketing professionals and business professionals successfully from their respective functional field inside an organization or company.

UC Berkeley Extension Course, Thursday and Friday, April 10-11, 2014

Course: “Life Science Business and Marketing: Their Integral Role for Success”

Applies for credit toward Professional Program in Life Sciences Business (see flyer at

Instructor: Audrey S. Erbes, Ph.D., Principal, Erbes & Associates and

Guest Speakers:

  • Joyce L Chiarenza, Chiarenza Consulting, L.L.C.
  • Linda L. Schock is the Director of Commercial Compliance & Government      Programs at Compliance Implementation Services (CIS)
  • Bev Hudson, MBA, is Executive Director/SVP of Clinical Research, Oklahoma Foundation for Cardiovascular Research (OFCR)
  • Julie Tompkins, MBA, is Sr. Vice President at Timely Data Resources (TDR),

Dates and Time: Thursday and Friday, April 10-11, 2014; 8:30 am – 5:00 pm for classroom intensive and balance of term for working on term project with gratis access to leading life science database for deals and industry articles

Location: Downtown University of California, Berkeley Extension, 425 Market St., 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105

Cost: $795, course ID is BUS ADM x442.4

See more details and register now. You can locate course online and register at

Find all the details for this coming week’s upcoming events plus those through June 2014 in Audreys picks Feb. 16 2014 You can also download the pdf of JobsThatCrossedMyDeskThroughFeb. 16, 2014 along with Audrey’s Picks by right clicking on the highlighted titles. This latter list includes the latest three weeks of positions.

You can always find my weekly blog and listings on my website Select “blog” and then right click on blog title to link to the WordPress site.


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