Have you considered consulting? Find out what you need to start and succeed at your own consultancy-Toby Freedman, Ph.D. -05/04/2010 - 8:30am

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Event Topic: 
Have you considered consulting? Find out what you need to start and succeed at your own consultancy
Event Date: 
05/04/2010 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 W. Olive St., Sunnyvale
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Toby Freedman, Ph.D.
Event Speaker Title: 
President, Synapsis Search, www.synapsissearch.com; Author, Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development, www.careersbiotech.com
Event Speaker Company: 
Synapsis Search, www.synapsissearch.com
Event Speaker Bio: 

Toby Freedman is an author and Founder/President of Synapsis Search. A scientist by training, she transitioned into business as a recruiter, writer, and entrepreneur. Her book Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development was published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press and provides a comprehensive overview of the many careers in the life sciences industry. Her book covers over 20 vocational areas ranging from venture capital to marketing to discovery research. She founded her own recruiting firm, Synapsis Search, which is focused on executive R&D and business placements in the life sciences industry. She previously worked at BioQuest, an executive search firm, placing VP to CEO-level executives, and as Director of Business Development at SLIL Biomedical, a drug discovery company developing therapeutics for cancer and other diseases. She earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology from UNC Chapel Hill, a B.S. from the University of California, and as an NIH Fellow, conducted postdoctoral research at Harvard University and at the University of Texas-Austin.

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Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Morning, May 4, 2010
Topic: “Have you considered consulting? Find out what you need to start and succeed at your own consultancy ”
Speaker: Toby Freedman, Ph.D. President, Synapsis Search, www.synapsissearch.com; Author, Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development, www.careersbiotech.com
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 8:30 – 10:30 am
Location: Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 W. Olive, Sunnyvale, CA (across the street from Sunnyvale Public Library)
Cost: Free
Parking: On street and in NOVA and library parking lots across the street.

Topic Description
If you are in-between jobs and looking for work, consider starting your own consultancy. It is surprisingly easy to set up your own business and it shows you have initiative and drive (plus it’s a good way to explain an employment gap in your resume). There are considerable advantages to developing a consultancy, for instance the freedom to set your own schedule. Toby Freedman, President of Synapsis Search, an executive recruiting company and Author of Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development will discuss the basic steps to help you set up your consultancy and also talk about ways to obtain business.

Speaker Bio
Toby Freedman is an author and Founder/President of Synapsis Search. A scientist by training, she transitioned into business as a recruiter, writer, and entrepreneur. Her book Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development was published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press and provides a comprehensive overview of the many careers in the life sciences industry. Her book covers over 20 vocational areas ranging from venture capital to marketing to discovery research. She founded her own recruiting firm, Synapsis Search, which is focused on executive R&D and business placements in the life sciences industry. She previously worked at BioQuest, an executive search firm, placing VP to CEO-level executives, and as Director of Business Development at SLIL Biomedical, a drug discovery company developing therapeutics for cancer and other diseases. She earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology from UNC Chapel Hill, a B.S. from the University of California, and as an NIH Fellow, conducted postdoctoral research at Harvard University and at the University of Texas-Austin.