Dr. Josh Henkin

About Josh

After years of successfully mentoring science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) job seekers, in 2014 Josh founded STEM Career Services, a career coaching company aimed at helping STEM graduates start and sustain careers outside of academia. Josh speaks and 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 an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science Careers, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship, and Career Development Center (CDC) Subject Matter Expert/Career Coach. He has created several online courses for the CDC and delivers workshops and panel discussions to standing room only audiences at AAAS events.

Concurrent with his work at STEM Career Services, Josh is a Senior Consultant with hiring authority at Logistics Management Institute (LMI), a science and technology consulting company. At LMI, Josh builds and leads teams that provide a full range of technical and programmatic support to Department of Defense (DoD) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) 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 as a principle 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, Josh worked 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, exercise physiology, and fitness, is a certified strength and conditioning expert, and has started several companies in the exercise/fitness space. He holds a BS in business administration, a MS in nutritional sciences, and a PhD in cell and molecular biology, all from the University of Vermont.