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Add to Calendar 4/16/2015 11:00 am 4/16/2015 America/Chicago Physics Careers Seminar: "Careers for Physicists in the Medical Device Industry" DESCRIPTION:

Medical diagnostics is a large and growing field. I will provide an overview of the field and the wide variety of career options available for physicists in medical diagnostics and devices. I will then describe my own experience working as a Systems Integration Specialist on automated instruments for rapid testing of human samples.The instruments that I work with are used to screen the US blood supply and diagnose cancers, infectious diseases and a wide variety of clinically important biomarkers. I will also offer advice on exploring, choosing and securing a position in private sector R&D.   View Patrick Mears' slides

Bio: Patrick is a Systems Integration Specialist at Abbott Laboratories near Chicago, Illinois. He has worked in Abbott's Diagnostic Division developing high-throughput, automated, medical diagnostic devices for one year. He received a BS in Physics from Hope College in 2006, where he conducted Nuclear Physics research as an undergraduate. He received his PhD in Physics from UIUC in March 2014, after studying experimental biophysics under Yann Chemla and Ido Golding. His thesis research focused on bacterial swimming using optical traps.

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Dr. Patrick Mears, Abbott Laboratories, Chicago, IL

204 Loomis Laboratory (Interaction Room)

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Physics Careers Seminar: "Careers for Physicists in the Medical Device Industry"

Speaker Dr. Patrick Mears, Abbott Laboratories, Chicago, IL
Date: 4/16/2015
Time: 11 a.m.
Location:

204 Loomis Laboratory (Interaction Room)

Event Contact: Lance Cooper
Sponsor:

Dept. of Physics

Event Type: Alumni Speaker Seminar
 

Medical diagnostics is a large and growing field. I will provide an overview of the field and the wide variety of career options available for physicists in medical diagnostics and devices. I will then describe my own experience working as a Systems Integration Specialist on automated instruments for rapid testing of human samples.The instruments that I work with are used to screen the US blood supply and diagnose cancers, infectious diseases and a wide variety of clinically important biomarkers. I will also offer advice on exploring, choosing and securing a position in private sector R&D.   View Patrick Mears' slides

Bio: Patrick is a Systems Integration Specialist at Abbott Laboratories near Chicago, Illinois. He has worked in Abbott's Diagnostic Division developing high-throughput, automated, medical diagnostic devices for one year. He received a BS in Physics from Hope College in 2006, where he conducted Nuclear Physics research as an undergraduate. He received his PhD in Physics from UIUC in March 2014, after studying experimental biophysics under Yann Chemla and Ido Golding. His thesis research focused on bacterial swimming using optical traps.

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