Job Market Context

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Maida
Taylor

They love me…they love me not: why you did not get the job

How long is it now?  How many months of searching Monster, Biospace,  Bio Careers, LinkedIn and other sites looking for a job?  Six months, nine months, a year?  How many screening interviews, HR  conversations,  talks with CEOs, COOs, CFOs,  VPs?  Two interviews, three, perhaps four, and then waiting for a call back.  And nothing.  The line goes dead.


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Maida
Taylor

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (PART I)

Mergers and acquisitions are rampant in the pharmaceutical industry.  As companies consolidate and reorganize,   downsizing is the norm and many talented people lose their jobs.  Some will take early retirements.  Some may  take a break if they get  severance.  But most are thrown onto the job market.


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Kate
Sleeth

The National Postdoctoral Association Meeting 2012

As I have previously mentioned, I am an individual member of the National Postdoctoral Association ( http://www.nationalpostdoc.org/ ), and I recently attended my third annual NPA meeting in San Francisco.  This year marked the 10th annual meeting and was wonderful due to the attention to detail and efforts of the meetings committee.  A special mention must go to a key NPA member, Sam Castaňeda from UC Berkeley who masterfully served as the chair of the NPA local host committee for this year’s meeting.


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Maida
Taylor

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (PART II)

In a prior post,  I promised to relate my research findings on getting either a certificate or a degree in regulatory affairs.  Here is what I have learned. Regulatory affairs (RA) personnel function in pharma and device companies to insure compliance  with all of the regulations and laws within their  business.