Careers in Chemical Sciences Program

In addition to advancing cutting edge research and fostering an innovative learning environment CBC@UA is committed to preparing students for successful careers as professional scientists. In partnership with industry representatives from the CBC Advisory Board, the Careers in Chemical Sciences (CiCS) Program for CBC graduate students has been developed and chartered to:

  • expand student awareness of opportunities in non-academic roles -- industries and organizations who hire PhD-level scientists with concentrations in Chemistry and Biochemistry;
  • prepare students for successful interactions with potential employers, such as resume building, interview skills and networking strategies; and
  • expand awareness of potential employers to the CICS Program and the readiness of CBC graduate students to meet their needs.

Through a series of interactions with highly successful professionals in the (Bio)Chemical Sciences, CBC graduate students can learn and apply strategies to support a successful transition from the academic environment to careers in industry, government, business, law and entrepreneurship. Each year we have 2 events for CBC graduate students. Please join us for our 2017 events:

  • April 5, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in the Silver & Sage Room, Old Main Building
  • TBA in Fall 2017

CiCS Program Mentors:

UA Ph.D. in Biochemistry, 1987
Sr. VP Global Manufacturing
Bristol-Myers Squibb (retired)

Principal Partner
Nguyen & Tarbet Law

UA Ph.D. in Chemistry, 1981
Distinguished Scientist
Merck Research Laboratories
Patricia Weber
UA Ph.D. in Chemistry, 1979
Founding Partner
Imiplex, LLC

UA Ph.D. in Chemistry, 1983
Executive Director Research, & Molecular Structure
AMGEN (retired)

UA Ph.D. in Chemistry, 1975
CEO at DAU & Associates LLC
Consultant and Entrepreneur



The CiCS Program Steering Committee is responsible for vetting recommendations from the Mentoring Team and ensuring their implementation. In addition, this group is charged with monitoring progress in achieving the goals of the CiCS Program with regard to student success. Steering Committee members are:

CiCS Program Mentors