Bay Area's Biotech & Bioinformatics Job Market



  • Join us to discuss BioTech industry opportunities.

    Part of the Career Forum Series

    Here the low-down on this popular business sector from one of the top Executive Recruiters specializing in the area.

    Laura Raynak will address the key questions most people have about Biotech:

    • What jobs are available in this sector?
    • What are they looking for in terms of skills?
    • How is the culture different from high tech companies?
    • What companies and products would be likely opportunities?

    Bring yourself and any questions you might have about opportunities working for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics companies.


    Laura Raynak, (bio)

    Event Host

    Patti Wilson, (bio) Founder, The Career Company


    About the Speaker


    Laura Raynak

    Laura has achieved exceptional results for her clients in the selection and retention of senior managers and executives for the past 6 years. She utilizes a process of client requirements definition and methodical planning, intensive candidate screening and profiling, with added attributes of intuition working to assure candidate fit. Her style and skill have resulted in the placement of successful executives in many high technology firms ranging from enterprise software to biotechnology and Medical Devices.

    Laura has identified and recruited into executive management, sales, marketing, professional services, human resources and engineering management teams. In addition to traditional recruiting methods, she has also developed and implemented targeted recruitment campaigns for clients seeking unique and hard-to-find executive positions. Laura often locates candidates quickly through her extensive network of professionals using a variety of sourcing options to match to client requirements with candidate skills.

    Laura is a Board Member of the Northern California Human Resource Association, the Institute for Management Consultants, and Achieve Kids. She is also involved with Northern California Pharmaceutical Discussion Group, Bio E2E, and the Bay Area Bioscience Center. Laura earned a Certificate in Human Resources Management from the University of California Extension, is a Certified Management Consultant, and holds a BA degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

    About the Event Host


    Patti Wilson

    With a Masters Degree in Career Development, Patti Wilson, owner of the Career Company has helped literally thousands of Bay Area professionals manage their careers, find new opportunities and thrive in their jobs. She has an inspiring, direct and humorous delivery style that engages as well as motivates people to action.


    Event Logistics


    Cubberly Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H1
    Palo Alto, CA


    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments/pizza
    7:00-8:30pm Presentation


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum Members
    No charge for SDForum members and students with ID
    (Food and Refreshments $5.00)
    No registration required