Upcoming workshops

PIEP is happy to present: 


Salary Negotiation Workshop!


You just had your best interview ever, and your dream company wants to hire you. Now what?


PIEP and BPEP are hosting a workshop that will help postdocs and graduate students understand the total benefits package in both startups and large companies. Our speakers will discuss industry negotiation strategies, options such as compensation for lower salary, and telecommuting or other flexible schedules.




Maggie Wong is a HR and Recruiting Consultant for Life Science Companies. Maggie was the Director of Talent Acquisition at HealthTell and the Director of Talent Management at Twist Bioscience. Prior to that she was a recruiter for several companies of the SF Bay area in the field of Biosciences. Maggie holds Bachelors in Molecular and Cell Biology/Economics from UC Berkeley.

Zack Girgis is an HR Business Partner Manager at Linkedin. He leads a team of HR partners supporting the R&D organization. Prior to joining Linkedin in 2015, Zack was an HR Business Partner at Qualcomm for 4+ years. Zack began his career as a Talent Analyst at Qualcomm and has a Master's in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from San Diego State University.

Brandon Gantus is a senior associate in the employee benefits and compensation practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. His practice focuses on the representation of companies in their compensation and employee benefits matters.



6:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Presentation: What will be the salary/benefit package of your dream job? How to negotiate? (Maggie Wong)

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Panel discussion (Maggie Wong, Zack Girgis, Brandon Gantus)

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Beverages and networking