Josh Henkin
STEM Career Coach, STEM Career Services

After years of successfully mentoring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) job seekers, Josh founded STEM Career Services, a career coaching company aimed at helping STEM graduates launch and sustain careers outside of academia, in 2014. Josh conducts workshops at conferences, universities and institutes across the country and provides career coaching to STEM graduates at all career levels. These efforts have earned Josh a position on the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Board of Directors, where he sits on the Executive Committee and serves as the nonprofit’s treasurer. In addition, Josh is a subject matter expert for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Career Development Center.

Concurrent with his work at STEM Career Services, Josh is a program manager at The Tauri Group, a science and technology consulting company. At The Tauri Group, Josh builds and leads teams that provide a full range of technical and programmatic support to Department of Defense (DOD) vaccine and therapeutic development programs. He contributes a blend of management support, subject matter expertise, strategic planning, risk management and knowledge of the FDA regulatory landscape.

Prior to these roles, Josh worked at Medtronic from 2006 to 2008 as a principal field scientist in its cardiac rhythm disease management division, where he managed a portfolio of investigator-initiated clinical trials to promote innovative research with implantable cardiac devices. As an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow (2004-2006), Josh worked closely with the DOD as a scientific advisor for the Undersecretary of Defense for Laboratories and Basic Sciences, creating policies and managing basic science programs.

A lifelong athlete, Josh played rugby for 20 years at the collegiate, national and international levels. He has authored research articles on muscle biology, exercise physiology and fitness; is a certified strength and conditioning expert; and has started several companies in the exercise/fitness realm. He holds a BS in business administration, an MS in nutritional sciences and a PhD in cell and molecular biology, all from the University of Vermont.