Relevant Opportunities

Updated: August 27, 2019

For more details about these opportunities or to let us know about any opportunities you may have, please reach out to us via email:

2019 North Carolina Regulatory Affairs Forum (NCRAF)

Date: Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Location: Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27599         

The Roundtable Event includes a networking reception, dinner, and roundtable discussions covering a wide-range of topics relevant to regulatory affairs and the broader product development community. 

Registration not yet open. More details coming soon! In the meantime, please reach out to with any questions.

Associated Press Complimentary Webinars

  • Using data to power your own stories
    Hosts: Nicky Forster, AP Data Journalist
    Time: 2 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Aug. 27
    Register here!
  • Is that a pathogen or a germ? Tips from the new health and science chapter in AP Stylebook
    Hosts: Jon Fahey, AP Health and Science Editor; Paula Froke, AP Stylebook Editor
    Time: 2 p.m. ET, Thursday, Sept. 5
    Register here!
  • The ABCs of science reporting
    Hosts: Seth Borenstein, AP Science and Environment Reporter
    Time: 2 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Sept. 10
    Register here!

*Webinars will be recorded as well. If you’re interested in a topic but have a conflict, you can register to receive a recording*

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2019 North Carolina Regulatory Affairs Forum, Spring Symposium
May 9, 2019
“Accelerating Clinical Research by Leveraging EHR Data”
Speaker: Dr. Kristen Buck
SVP, Chief Clinical Development for the Life Sciences, Optum

Registration is now open on the NCRAF website, or by clicking this link. The registration fee is reduced for students, postdocs, jobseekers, and NCRAF members ($20 for NCRAF members, $45 for non-members, or $25 for non-members who are students, post-docs, or unemployed job-seekers with discount code Spring2019). Please reach out to for more details and questions.

The pharmaceutical industry is at a tipping point. Clinical trials in the United States have become increasingly more expensive and complex with 70% of clinical trials missing their timelines and 11% of research sites failing to enroll a single patient. Data are abundant and the recent FDA guidances around the use of RWD in clinical research has made the investment in vast clinical data sets even more compelling. By harnessing clinical data, specifically electronic medical record data, and leveraging technological advances, the current clinical trial paradigm can be re-engineered to execute clinical trials that are faster, that utilize fewer resources, and that are more grounded in real world practice.

Kristen K. Buck MD is Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical Development for the Life Sciences business at Optum.  She delivers expert therapeutic advice and strategic support to sponsors for the design and implementation of their clinical trials using the Digital Research Network (DRN). Prior to joining Optum in 2018, Dr. Buck served as Vice President Strategic Drug Development in a Global CRO where she delivered strategic support to pharma and biotech companies worldwide in the development of TPPs, CDPs, trial designs, due diligence, portfolio prioritization, project valuation, and risk-sharing opportunities. Prior, Dr. Buck served as a Chief Medical Officer, SVP of Scientific Affairs and Board Member for a global medical device company and held multiple leaderships roles in Pharma including designing and delivering several global studies for an NME up through registration and FDA Advisory Committee. Dr. Buck also served as a Medical Officer at the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) where she was responsible for sponsor guidance on drug development strategies (Phases I-IV) and review of new drug applications and investigational new drug applications. Dr. Buck holds a Bachelors in Biochemistry from the University of Virginia, an MD from Penn State University College of Medicine, and board certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine (2002/2012).

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM  Networking and Hors d’oeuvres
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  Dinner
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM  Presentation

The Research Triangle Park HQ/Conference Center
12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Call for abstracts: 2019 Graduate Women in Science National Conference

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, SD, June 20-22

To encourage all GWIS members to attend the National Conference, several travel awards will be available. These awards must be initiated through the National Treasurer ( Chapter travel awards are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reimbursement for travel will be processed once the treasurer receives the reimbursement form and original receipts. Eight $250 Chapter awards are available: two awards for National At Large members and one per chapter for members of the other chapters.

Call for abstracts: Graduate and Postdoc Women’s Forum at D. E. Shaw Research

The Graduate and Postdoc Women’s Forum at D. E. Shaw Research is a small gathering of select graduate students and postdocs pursuing computational or theoretical research in chemistry, biophysics, or related fields. This is an opportunity for women working in these fields to make meaningful connections with other researchers from across the country, discuss their work with DESRES scientists, and explore our research projects in detail. Forum attendees will come together at our offices in New York City for a day of activities including technical presentations, a poster session, career development discussions, and networking.

To learn more please visit our website.  To apply, please email your CV to with the subject line “DESRES Forum” by Monday, April 1, 2019.Within a few business days, you will receive an email with a link to an online questionnaire that will help us learn a bit more about you and give you the option of submitting a poster title and abstract. The deadline to submit an abstract is Friday, April 5, 2019.  If you have any questions about this event or our group, please feel free to contact Lukas Bane

D. E. Shaw Research (DESRES) is a New York–based independent research laboratory that conducts scientific research in the field of computational biochemistry. Our group is currently focusing primarily on long molecular dynamics (MD) simulations involving proteins and other biological macromolecules of potential interest from both a scientific and a pharmaceutical perspective. An integral part of our effort consists of designing and developing custom hardware and software to carry out this research. We are also pursuing drug discovery programs, leveraging the insights enabled by our novel technologies, with an initial focus on drug targets that have proved resistant to traditional drug discovery methods. Our team includes computational chemists and biologists, computer scientists and applied mathematicians, and computer architects and engineers, all working collaboratively within a tightly coupled interdisciplinary research environment under the leadership of our chief scientist David Shaw.For more information about the group, please visit

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Relevant Job Opportunities

Updated: February 27, 2019

For more details about these opportunities or to let us know about any opportunities you may have, please reach out to us via email:

  • Locus Biosciences is seeking a full-time scientist for their Research and Development Team. The position is well-suited for innovative scientists that have a desire to lead their scientific efforts from the bench and a passion to develop and pursue multiple avenues to complete research objectives. You can read more about the opportunity here

GWIS Research Fellowships

Sigma Delta Epsilon/Graduate Women In Science offers opportunities for women in all areas of the sciences to earn Fellowships for research funding. Awards are available for up to $10,000 for research-associated expenses for the period of one year. The deadline for applications is January 15 of each calendar year.

Click here for a list of funding opportunities from GWIS and for guidelines for application for the Fellowships.

Networking Groups – Research Triangle Park, NC 

500 Women Scientists (Join the Research Triangle Pod)

Triangle Women in STEM

Triangle Biotech Tuesdays (TBT)

NC Biotech Jobs Network

NC Biotech Center Exchange Groups

Linking the Triangle

Women in Bio (WIB)

Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA)

NC Society of Toxicology (NC SOT)

Society of Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP)

Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) – RTP

NC Regulatory Affairs Professionals (NCRAF)

ClinRaleigh MeetUp

Research Triangle Park

Women in Networking

National Association of Women Business Owners

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