AMRI, Harmac Medical to be featured in life sciences career panel

Event will give job seekers the chance to ask questions of, hear feedback from industry leaders

Release Date: May 20, 2013

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences will partner with Superior Group to host a panel discussion for the community on pursuing or advancing a career in the life sciences, advanced manufacturing and related high-tech fields.

The event will take place on Thursday, May 23 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Center for Genetics and Pharmacology, 701 Ellicott St., Buffalo.

Panelists include:

  • Grant Carr, senior director of lead discovery at AMRI
  • Bridget Russo, vice president of talent acquisition and development at Catholic Health System
  • Emily Martin, human resource specialist at Graphic Controls
  • Melissa Stephan, senior human resources generalist from Harmac Medical Products, Inc.
  • and Lyn Dyster, senior vice president of operations at Kinex Pharmaceuticals

Steve Kimmel-Hurt, account manager at Superior Group, a global provider of staffing and workforce solutions, will moderate the discussion.

The panel will discuss a wide array of career opportunities in fields related to the region’s burgeoning life sciences, biomedical and advanced manufacturing industries, and will cover careers from entry-level to those requiring advance degrees.

Community members interested in pursuing or furthering a career in these fields are encouraged to register for the event at

The panel discussion is part of the Life Sciences Commercialization Lecture Series, a free monthly program hosted by UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.

The mission of the University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences is to foster economic development by connecting university resources with life sciences and high-tech industry through funding, research and development support, programming and education, with the goal of helping companies find business solutions, accelerate new ideas and grow. This technology-based economic development mission is complemented by the center’s efforts to support the advancement of new discoveries in science that seek better ways of preventing and managing disease and improving lives. Learn more at

Founded in 1957, Superior provides agile productivity solutions organized into three complementary categories: People, Process and Project Outsourcing. Superior’s people services include direct placement and contingent staffing services. Its strategic process services enhance productivity, compliance and cost savings through web-enabled MSPs and independent contractor compliance programs. Finally, outsourcing solutions include CAD, HR, risk management, recruitment and IT outsourcing. Headquartered in Williamsville, N.Y., Superior maintains offices throughout North America, as well as in South America, Europe and Asia.

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