Bill Lindstaedt, MS

Mr. Bill Lindstaedt has been helping scientists and engineers make career decisions for more than fifteen years. He is the Director of the Office of Career and Professional Development at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he assists graduate-level trainees and postdoctoral research scientists with career and professional development issues. He has developed particular expertise working with life and health scientists as they transition from academic positions to careers in biotech and other industry settings.

Bill began his own career as a chemical engineer, later moving into the career counseling field after completing a Master's degree in the Counseling Psychology and Higher Education Departments at Indiana University.  His career counseling experience includes work with engineering and science students at Case Western Reserve University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and since 2001, at UCSF.

Bill has written career-related pieces for the Boston Globe, the Indianapolis Star and Science's Next Wave. His insights have been featured in job market articles in the New York Times, Science Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today and Newsweek.


Bill Lindstaedt, MS presents...



"Career Corner" Counseling at Scientific Meetings

  • Experimental Biology meetings
  • ASHG meetings


Seminars Presented

  • Job Hunting in the Biotech Industry
  • Compensation Negotiation in an Industry Setting
  • myIDP (Interactive Individual Development Plan Workshop)


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