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IndEx Information for Companies

The IndEx program was created in 2013 by students and postdocs at UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester and is aimed to create awareness among students and postdoctoral researchers about Biotech and Pharmaceutical companies in the greater Boston area. The program involves a short visit by a small group of students and postdocs to local Biotech companies in order to gain a better understanding of the structure and functioning of industries in general and explore potential career opportunities beyond academia.

About UMass Chan:

UMass Chan is a world-class research institution, consistently producing noteworthy advances in clinical and basic research. UMass Chan has been consistently ranked in the top 50 research institutions in the country. UMass Chan is home to the Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the T.H. Chan School of Medicine and the Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing. The UMass Chan Advanced Therapeutics Cluster includes the RNAi Institute, the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and the Gene Therapy Center. Researchers have made pivotal advances in HIV, cancer, diabetes, and infectious disease, and in understanding the molecular basis of disease. To learn more about UMass Chan visit

Reasons to host a visit:
  • Increased awareness about the vision and culture of the company.
  • Increased exposure to the public and scientific community.
  • Learn about the trends in academic research.
  • Potential for establishing research collaborations.
  • Direct interaction with students and postdocs who are interested in taking up industry positions.
Potential activities during the site visit:
  • An introductory session describing the company’s structure, function and goals.
  • A tour of the relevant facilities within the company.
  • A panel discussion with scientists in the company describing their career paths, experience in industry, transition to industry etc.
  • One-on-one or small group meetings with scientists to engage students/postdocs in professional and scientific discussion.
  • A session with Human Resources to explain the hiring process of the company.

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