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Gaia
Vasiliver-Shamis

LinkedIn Debunked – Part II

In the first part I covered your Linkedin profile, its importance and how to build your network. In this post we will take it to the next step – groups, endorsements, influencers and what not.Join the right groups


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Jennifer
Reineke Pohlhaus

To Comment or Not to Comment

To comment or not to comment … that is the question. So I was listening to this program on Science Friday recently called “Preserving Science News in an Online World,” and the discussion was about the pros and cons of allowing comments on science news and blogs. 


virginie.adam@gmail.com

Virginie
Adam

Medical writing: uncovered

Last week, at a seminar by the CEO of a medical communications company, I finally discovered what medical writing really is!  Although I have spent a significant chunk of my academic career dedicated to writing, I hadn’t considered the possibility that this might lead to a job in itself. When I heard the words ‘medical writing,’ I imagined an ‘ex’-scientist or MD, chained to a desk all day, typing away in isolation.  Apparently, there is nothing further from the truth!


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Maida
Taylor

Listening at Hearings at the FDA

Last month, I attended two days of hearings at the FDA campus in White Oak, MD.  The first day concerned two neuroscience molecules, gabapentin and paroxetine, both being evaluated for the treatment of menopausal vasomotor symptoms.


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Maida
Taylor

Networking -- Part III: Get out of the house!

The past two years, after my long term consulting jobs wrapped up, I found myself more than a bit dispirited.  While “engaged,” my days were packed.  Up at 5 am to do conference calls to Europe or Asia.  Or up all night working on training slides.  Hopping on planes to Paris, Madrid, Washington, New York, New Jersey, Singapore.   Sounds great, doesn’t it.  Except a typical day on the road started at 7 or 8 am, and ended at 8 pm, then back to the charms of a Residence Inn or other mid price hotel, to do emails and phone calls.  


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Maida
Taylor

Blog: Biospace Life Sciences Employment Outlook

BioSpace describes itself as “the leading online community for industry news and  careers for life science professionals…[providing] quality recruitment and job seeking opportunities for professionals in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.   The site offers “a multi-faceted venue for industry professionals with an online job board, daily biotech news feeds, and community features connect recruiters, job seekers, and life science professionals.”


virginie.adam@gmail.com

Virginie
Adam

Practice makes perfect: showcase your skills during interviews

All those hours spent researching for your thesis introduction…All the time it takes to prepare presentations for lab meetings…All the effort required just to summarize results and draft conference abstracts…Is it all worth it??


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Kate
Sleeth

The Least Stressful Jobs of 2013 – University Professor!!

One of the things about being a blogger is that sometimes your friends reveal articles you may have missed and deliberately ask you to comment.  That just happened to me.  On a lovely Saturday, my cell phone told me that friend X had mentioned me in a post.  In fact, he said he wanted me to comment on an article which discussed the least stressful jobs of 2013.  The article can be found here.  


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Gaia
Vasiliver-Shamis

LinkedIn Debunked – Part I

Hope you are all having a great start for 2013!  If one of your New Year’s resolutions was “network more” or “get a profile on LinkedIn,” then this post is for you!  Actually, it’s for anyone who wants to use LinkedIn effectively so keep on reading.


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Maida
Taylor

Biotech Networking: Part II

Last month I met Toby Freedman, PhD, Author and Founder/President  of Synapsis Search. (http://www.synapsissearch.com/about.htm)According to her bio:“ Toby launched Synapsis Search in 2006 after completing her book, Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development (www.careersbiotech.com). She formed her company with the goal of providing quality executive recruiting services for emerging biotechnology and drug development companies.”