Agenda

Date and TimeTitle
Jun 2, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am (Eastern)
Welcome Remarks and MassBioEd’s 2021 Life Sciences Employment Outlook

Welcome to the 2021 Life Sciences Workforce Conference, an annual event uniquely devoted to bringing together the life sciences industry and academia to discuss training of the next generation of leaders.

Hot off the press, the report will be released in conjunction with the conference and will cover the effects of 2020 on the life sciences workforce – including COVID-19 and calls for racial equity – as well as historical trends in overall employment and hiring demand.

Get ready for an informative and highly interactive Conference with built in time for discussing topics together and developing solutions for the industry's most pressing challenges.

Jun 2, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern)
Breakout - Shifting Strategies: Industry Opportunities to Fill the Talent Gap

Join this session in Expanding the Pool of Workers: Specific Workforce Challenge Areas to discuss Shifting Strategies: New Opportunities to Fill the Talent Gap. Presentation and group discussion led by Krista Licata, Managing Director at LabCentral.

Jun 2, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern)
Breakout - Building Inclusivity and Belonging into Our Workplaces

Join this session in Expanding the Pool of Workers: Specific Workforce Challenge Areas to discuss Building Inclusivity into Our Workplaces. Presentation and group discussion led by Wendy Richards, Director of CSR and Community Giving at Sanofi and Michael Lampa, Drug Discovery Scientist, Sanofi Genzyme.

Jun 2, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern)
Breakout - Meeting the Growing Demand for Biomanufacturing Talent

Join this session in Expanding the Pool of Workers: Specific Workforce Challenge Areas to discuss Meeting the Growing Demand for Biomanufacturing Talent. Presentation and group discussion led by Jeffrey Savard at Bristol Myers Squibb and Craig Meinhardt at Pfizer.

Jun 2, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern)
Breakout - Hiring and Securing Foreign-Born Talent

Join this session in Expanding the Pool of Workers: Specific Workforce Challenge Areas to discuss Hiring and Securing Foreign-Born Talent. Presentation and group discussion led by Jennifer Machat, Director, DEI Recruiting, Early Career & Talent Marketing at Sanofi.

Jun 2, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern)
Breakout - Big Tech vs. Biotech: Winning the Competition for Talent in Data Science

Join this session in Expanding the Pool of Workers: Specific Workforce Challenge Areas to discuss Big Tech vs. Biotech: Winning the Competition for Talent in Data Science. Presentation and group discussion led by Jay Mattetal, Director, Oncology Bioscience at AstraZeneca and Sarita Pillai, Director of STEM & Workforce Success at Education Development Center. 

Jun 2, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern)
Breakout - Ending Talent Wars: Growing the Clinical Research Talent Pool

Join this session in Expanding the Pool of Workers: Specific Workforce Challenge Areas to discuss Ending Talent Wars: Growing the Clinical Research Talent Pool. Presentation and group discussion led by Manny Lazaro, Vice President, Global Clinical Development Operations at Jounce Therapeutics. 

Jun 2, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern)
Breakout - Inspiring College Students to Pursue STEM Careers

Join this session in Expanding the Pool of Workers: Specific Workforce Challenge Areas to discuss Retaining College Students in STEM and Inspiring Life Sciences Career Paths. Presentation and group discussion led by Fred Ledley, Director Center for Integration of Science and Industry at Bentley University and Liz Zulick, Director of Lowell Institute School at Northeastern University. 

Jun 2, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm (Eastern)
Lunch & Networking Room D - Thank You Alexandria RE!

Connect with your fellow colleagues in an informal setting over lunch.

Jun 2, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm (Eastern)
Lunch & Networking Room C - Thank You Alnylam!

Connect with your fellow colleagues in an informal setting over lunch.

Jun 2, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm (Eastern)
Lunch & Networking Room B - Thank You Biogen!

Connect with your fellow colleagues in an informal setting over lunch.

Jun 2, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm (Eastern)
Lunch & Networking Room A - Thank You Sanofi Genzyme!

Connect with your fellow colleagues in an informal setting over lunch.

Jun 2, 2021
1:00pm - 1:55pm (Eastern)
Flexibility and Mobility of the New Workforce

2020 proved beyond a doubt that the traditional workplace and structure are not essential to a highly productive workforce. Companies are already hiring worldwide for certain positions with the intent of never bringing newcomers into a traditional work environment. Join us for a discussion between CEOs of biopharmaceutical companies to discuss the following questions. Throughout the session will be facilitated Q&A.

  • What should the future workforce look like?
  • How will the new workforce structure affect Massachusetts and the life sciences industry?
Jun 2, 2021
1:55pm - 3:00pm (Eastern)
Expansion of the Life Sciences Sector Across Massachusetts

Many companies have announced plans to construct new offices, labs, and especially biomanufacturing facilities in Massachusetts over the past year. Our talent supply was already inadequate for the demand. Hear from our speakers on this important area and join us for an open Q&A.

  • Who will work in these new jobs?
  • How will Massachusetts meet this new level of demand?
  • Are new training mechanisms needed?