Description: You’ve spent years using tools and machines as a biologist. You also probably have an opinion about how at least one of those devices could work better. But it may not have occurred to you that you could do something about it – that you could, in fact, get a job doing something about it.
But you can.
In this Webinar, we’ll explore the bioinstrumentation business: how scientific tools are designed and made, and how someone trained as a biologist might fit into that world. Attendees will learn to identify the parts of their previous training that can make them valuable in the field, and discover resources for learning new and useful skills.
Bio: Dr. Habura is an R&D scientist at Next Advance, Inc. (www.nextadvance.com), where she designs and develops equipment for biology research. She is also intensely interested in using 21st century manufacturing techniques and hardware to create specialized devices for basic science. Although she was educated at an engineering school (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), it took some time for the engineering mindset to completely manifest itself. Prior to her move into industry, she spent 15 years as an academic researcher and a tenured government scientist, specializing in the identification, ecology and evolution of eukaryotic microbes. She also held a position as a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University at Albany, and she continues to serve as the Information Officer for the International Society of Protistologists.