Life science companies are in the limelight these days.  Vaccine developers (Moderna , J&J, and AstraZeneca) diagnostic/tool companies such as (Illumina, Thermo, Qiagen, LabCorp, and Quest) not to mention therapeutic companies (Eli Lilly, Gilead and Regeneron). They are a bright spot in the news as they work to combat Covid 19.   So what does this mean for hiring in the life science industry? 


Earlier in June, Mass Bio Workforce held their Life Science Workforce Conference via Zoom.  Karla...

Last year, I had the happy circumstance to attend The Lobster Pot, Women In Bio Boston's annual investor pitch competition. Amy Speak, Chapter Vice Chair did an excellent job promoting this event where local women-led startups make their pitch to leading Boston area women investors. It's a great way to celebrate women in business and learn from the life science entrepreneurs and investors who are making an impact.

Last year founders/CEOs pitched to experienced women venture capital panelists, who shared general wisdom, experience and i...

If you can’t afford the Radford Survey, Biospace released a US Life Science Salary Report this summer. Here are the highlights.

Life Science professionals reported an overall average of 4.4% salary increase.  The average salary is ~$113,000 similar to salary averages for fields like chemical engineering ($114,470) and developers of system software ($114,000) according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The gender gap continues to be a problem.  In “Pharma country” (NY, CT, RI, NY, NJ, PA), men’s salaries were reported to be 41.5% higher...

Massachusetts has long tried to pass legislation regarding non-compete laws with no real success.  Many in the venture community believe California’s fluidity in allowing employees to be unencumbered by non-compete law, help drive entrepreneurship and innovation.  In particular, an example offered is that Silicon Valley thrived while Rt 128 declined.  Duval Patrick tried to work on this in 2014 with no luck but Charlie Baker signed a new piece of legislation that goes into effect Oct 1. 

The good news is that it makes some changes...

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