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Michael Salgaller

04.18.2016 |    3,355 |   reply |
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Funding is essential to maintain and grow one’s career.  Since few of us are independently wealthy, and since medical research is expensive, most of us pursue funding by asking outside entities for support. But what if I were to ask you to give me some money for work-related expenses? Chances are you would refuse.  What if explained my research to you? Chances are you would still refuse. Why? Simple: you don’t really know me. What you need to realize is that this scenario is similar to what takes place when you apply for research funding from the federal government (e.g., NIH) or...


Michael Salgaller

01.28.2015 |    8,277 |   reply |
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Last fall, I was invited by Bio Careers to present a webinar on pursuing alternative careers.  It dealt most specifically with transitioning from a bench career to one involving finance or business. Interestingly, what strongly resonated with attendees were the slides on how one’s skills could be applied to positions which,...
Tags: other careers for scientists, transferable skills of scientists


Eric Vieira

11.30.2010 |    20,507 |   2 reply |
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____________________________ Job Advertisement (continued): “In general, we expect our research associates to possess, or have the potential to possess, the following characteristics: Strong writing (if you do not enjoy writing, this job is not for you. You will need to be concise, make strong arguments, and translate scientific and clinical data for...
Tags: equity research, Investment banking, job qualifications


Eric Vieira

11.27.2010 |    39,763 |   reply |
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Recently I noticed a job posting for an Equity Research Associate position at a New York City investment bank. If I had not worked in the finance sector, I wouldn’t have understood half the things they included in the description. It made me think about how it must feel for...
Tags: equity research, Investment banking, job qualifications


Eric Vieira

11.15.2010 |    40,776 |   reply |
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One of the best ways to start understanding what it is like to be an equity analyst is to start following the markets and putting your ideas to work. Now I am not suggesting you go find a broker and hand over your life savings. Most of you, as I...
Tags: annual reports, Equity portfolios, investments


Eric Vieira

11.10.2010 |    16,537 |   reply |
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Part of an analyst’s job (a pretty big part, by the way) is staying on top of current developments and how these may affect a sector’s or, more specifically, company’s performance. The internet has provided investors many sources for news, opinions and commentary, though some are more reliable than others....
Tags: current events, equity analyst, News sources


Eric Vieira

10.04.2010 |    20,411 |   reply |
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Say it. Yes, say it. Thank you. Now don’t fool yourself in believing that just because you dedicated your life to the pursuit of knowledge that money isn’t important. It most certainly is. You could not do those experiments if you didn’t have funds to purchase pricey reagents. And have...
Tags: Business, entrepreneurship, finance


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