PhD Career Parade: Being a PhD and DVM in Private Industry

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 11:30am to Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 12:55pm
Chittenden Hall (The Commons) 466 W Circle Dr, East Lansing, MI 48824

The job market for PhDs has changed over the past several decades. In the current job market, PhDs find careers inside and outside of traditional faculty roles. Join PhD Career Services and the MSU BEST program to explore some of the careers available to PhDs. We conclude the 2018-19 PhD Career Parade series on May 1 with Dr. Leon Bruner. Doctor Bruner will talk about his career in the consumer product industry with a PhD and DVM. Lunch will be provided.

Dr. Bruner's Biography

Dr. Leon Bruner is a thirty-year veteran of the consumer products industry. Most recently, Dr. Bruner served as Executive Vice President for Science & Regulatory Affairs and Chief Science Officer at the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA) in Washington, DC. The Science and Regulatory Affairs organization carried out a broad range of member services in areas including science policy, product safety, education, training and applied consumer product safety research.

Before joining GMA, Dr. Bruner held a variety of positions at The Procter & Gamble Company and The Gillette Company. He served as Vice President and Director of the Corporate Environment, Health and Safety Organization in P&G’s Gillette organization where he was responsible for product safety, regulatory compliance, workplace safety, environmental compliance, quality, sustainability and business continuity planning.

Prior to joining the Gillette Company, Dr. Bruner worked for P&G’s Health and Beauty Care organization based in London, England. In this position he was internationally-recognized as an expert in the development, validation and regulatory acceptance of toxicity test methods. He has written numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and several book chapters on these subjects.

Dr. Bruner holds Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Ph.D. (Pharmacology) degrees all earned at Michigan State University.

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