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Early in my career, I decided to leave my sales management position with a stable multi-national company to join a fast growing, risky start-up in California. Fortunately, the move from Pharmacia (now GE Healthcare) to Applied Biosystems (now Thermo) was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Though Applied Biosystems eventually played a major role in the success of the Human Genome Project, my decision to join was made long before that project had gained any real momentum. Many start-ups have similar revolutionary plans, but not...

Cross-training’s not just for the gym anymore, people. PricewatershouseCoopers (PWC) just released “New chemistry: Getting the Biopharmaceutical Talent Formula Right,” their report on the education and skills that will be needed for the pharmaceutical jobs of tomorrow. The takeaway? Learn more than just (!) science.

The PWC report predicts that most pharma companies will be revamping their R&D organization models from a pure science orientation to one that leverages partnerships and alliances. This is no surprise. Pharma’s increas...

This month, the Harvard Business Review blog featured advice from Priscilla Claman, President of Career Strategies, Inc., a Boston-based firm offering career coaching services, regarding how to “tell your story” when you are unemployed. It is a great quick read with some useful tips and links to topics such as how to keep positive and leverage social media for your career search as well as how to answer some of those tough interview questions related to your current “out of work” status. If you have more time to delve deeper, she also...

Let’s face it. New Year’s predictions are as plentiful — and perishable — as New Year’s resolutions. If you’re a life-science job seeker, however, keep in mind that this year will almost certainly ring in no increases in NIH grants and a continuation of challenges in Big-pharma  due regulatory and legislative pressures. That’s pretty decent incentive, if you ask me, to stick to your resolution to keep a practical eye on industry trends. Of course, as with any resolution, it’s all about actionability.

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