Flagship VentureLabs Fellows Program Information Session

Time: March 16th, 4-5pm

Location: TMEC 227 Mini Amphitheater

Food will be provided! 


The Flagship VentureLabs Fellows program provides an exclusive opportunity for graduating students to gain hands-on experience in Flagship VentureLabs’ approach to company conception, innovation and entrepreneuring. Fellows will work with VentureLabs Partners and Associates on Explorations focused on significant market opportunities, involving the formulation and testing of venture hypotheses around new technological platforms. Each Exploration will have the potential to advance from Exploration to ProtoCompany to a Flagship Ventures backed company.

For our Fellows program we are looking for outstanding, creative scientists, engineers, inventors, and budding entrepreneurs who want to stay rooted in science while pushing the creative bounds of an alternative path. Fellows work hand-in-hand with our seasoned professionals through the “Exploration” phase of Flagship’s process.

About Flagship: Flagship VentureLabs® is the innovation foundry of Flagship Pioneering. VentureLabs has been creating breakthrough companies since 2000. It is the first institution dedicated to entrepreneurial innovation, where the acts of discovery, invention and entrepreneuring are performed simultaneously by a world-class team of scientists, innovators and professional entrepreneurs. VentureLabs innovates, invents, launches and builds startups through a unique, systematic approach that produces best-in-class companies. VentureLabs has started over 35 life science and technology companies, including Moderna Therapeutics, Seres Therapeutics, Axcella, and Indigo.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please email hbc.announcement@gmail.com for the full brochure, if interested.


Jargon Jungle: Overview of Financial Asset Classes & An Introduction to the Vocabulary of the Stock Market

6–7:30 pm, March 21st, 2018, Northwest B103

The financial industry is notorious for its own language, from commonplace stocks (“equities”) and bonds (“fixed income”) to the more esoteric vocabulary of options and risk management. This workshop will cover some of the basic terminology used in the stock market, including:

·     “Assets” and “asset classes”

·     Variations on “common stock”, including “options”, “futures”, and “shorting”

·     Portfolio “risk” and “return” measures

·     Trading terminology

  Included in this workshop is a glossary of financial terms.

Alumna Instructor: Karen Hladik, Ph.D. ’84, Business Economics

      Karen Hladik has had a long and successful career in the financial industry, focusing on quantitative modeling and portfolio analytics in equity markets. She was the global head of the Risk and Quantitative Services Group in Global Securities Services at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York, working primarily with hedge fund clients in both the US and abroad. Prior to that, Karen also worked for many years as the senior manager in charge of McKinsey & Co.’s Microeconomics Practice and as an economic analyst in Exxon Corporation’s Corporate Planning Department. With this background, Karen has a unique perspective on how one can apply one’s Ph.D. in a variety of corporate, consulting, and financial positions. She is currently a member of the GSAS Alumni Association Council and a director of Harvard University’s Alumni Association.

STEMCELL Career Open House

We are looking for enthusiastic and science-oriented people to join our sales team in Cambridge. 

A bit about STEMCELL...

Out of STEMCELL's 1000+ employees:
72% under age 40
75% of our sales team holds Masters or PhD degrees in science
STEMCELL was also ranked #11 in Glassdoor's 2018 Top 25 Best Places to Work in Canada, with our Cambridge office being a very included extension of our Vancouver-based headquarters. 

Would you be able to pass along this invite to members of your organization and anyone else who might be interested?
Date: Thursday, March 15th
Time: 5:00 - 7:45 PM
Location: STEMCELL Technologies Cambridge Office (222 Third Street, Suite 2323)
Food: Wine and cheese!
For more information and to RSVP: www.stemcell.com/CambridgeOpenHouse

Clarion Healthcare's 2018 PROPEL: Advanced Leadership Training

Priming Advanced Degree Candidates for a Career in Life Sciences Strategy Consulting

Are you an Advanced Degree Candidate (ADC) looking for an exciting opportunity to propel your career into the fast-paced world of life sciences strategy consulting? A career that allows you to apply the deep content knowledge, critical thinking, and problem solving skills that you’ve developed in your post-graduate work? That challenges you to examine and address complex business issues facing leaders in the pharmaceutical & biotech industry?

Consider Life Sciences Strategy Consulting with Clarion Healthcare, a Boston-based strategic consultancy.

In our 3-day advanced training program, you’ll preview the Clarion experience. You’ll learn about life sciences strategy consulting from experienced professionals, develop real-world skills and gain opportunities through top-notch mentoring and casework. You’ll also meet and network with other Advanced Degree Candidates interested in life sciences strategy consulting. 


Clarion’s PROPEL is open to Advanced Degree Candidates (ADCs), looking to begin a career in life sciences strategy consulting in 2019. We welcome applications from ADCs with expertise in the life sciences, medicine, and/or other areas of quantitative research, including:

  • PhD candidates
  • Post-doctoral researchers
  • MD candidates, residents, and fellows
  • Master students

If you are a degree candidate, please apply if you will be completing your program by Spring 2019. This requirement does not apply to MDs or Post-docs. Applicants must be able to attend entire event.

Key Dates:

  • Application Deadline: Sunday, April 15th 2018
  • Clarion’s PROPEL: Wednesday, June 13th  – Friday, June 15th 2018

Clarion’s PROPEL Experience:

Your 3-days at Clarion will include:

  • Training in Real-World Life Sciences Consulting Skills
  • Healthcare Casework Practice
  • Networking Events with Clarion Firm Leadership, Consultants, and your Fellow ADCs
  • Insider Access to Clarion’s Dynamic Culture
  • …and more.

If you would like to be considered to participate in Clarion’s PROPEL, please submit a cover letter and resume as one document to careers@clarionhealthcare.com with the email subject line “Propel Application” by Sunday April 15th 2018. If you have any questions, please also contact careers@clarionhealthcare.com