Pfizer Pharma Day
Thursday, March 6th, 2014 the Department of Biology at Merrimack College and the Center for Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences held Pfizer Pharma Day. Pfizer, a global pharmaceutical company presented a series of discussions concerning available summer internships and careers in biomedical science and pharmaceuticals. The Pfizer scientists included Louane Hann, Ph.D., Tom Porter, Ph.D., Linda Francullo, B.S., Roger Pak, Ph.D., Sheldon Leung, Ph.D., and Rachel Dinges, B.S. The scientists presented with their respective areas where opportunities are available for Merrimack College students this summer. These areas included BioTherapeutics Pharmaceutical Science Analytical R&D, Bioprocess R&D, Pharma R&D, Pharmacodynamics & Metabolism, and Global Supply (Manufacturing).
A total of 85 students attended the event and all were encouraged to apply and compete for the paid summer internships with Pfizer. After the presentation, students were given the opportunity to personally meet with the Pfizer representatives over refreshments for some additional discussion about the presentations and the opportunities available.