Advice for Scientists

maida.beth

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.


maida.beth

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,...


maida.beth

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.careersbiotec...


maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

Networking: Where I have been this month

I have been trying to network…meet other scientists working in the pharmaceutical field.  And the Bay Area (aka Biotech Bay) has an overwhelming number of events each week.  I recently attended two career talks sponsored by the Association of Women in Science (http://www.awis.org), and w...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

Like to write?

If you have followed some of my previous postings here on Bio Careers, then you may know that I am a freelance writer. My career path didn’t start there, however, and it took a few unforeseen twists and turns. I suppose I could say that I may not be where I’d planned to go, but I think I am wher...


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

Going where no one has gone before!

In my last blog, I spoke about selecting my summer teaching assistant and the various trials and tribulations I had.  Now, I am going to share with you the shining jewel of our time together which was one of the key reasons I hired her over everyone else. 


Kate
Willson

Three Post-College Job Search Faux Pas You Should Never Commit

If you've recently graduated or are about to graduate with your advanced degree, chances are you're searching for a job. Ongoing media coverage of a tough economy and an even tougher job market can be extremely disheartening, but here's some good news to soak up: according to a report from the U.S. ...


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

Learning about the Disease you Study from a Different Angle

For the past 11 years I have studied cancer in one way or another.  I performed my Ph.D. research on the DNA repair mechanism Base Excision Repair.  I then performed research on Homologous Recombination, targeted radiopharmaceuticals and metastatic breast cancer (all were separate projects...


coach_tom

Thomas Patrick
Chuna

The most wonderful time of the year?

Hello everyone!As I write this, the thanksgiving holiday was a few days ago.. I hope you all enjoyed yours, mine was a blast. As usual, I ate too much, but that is what holidays are for, right?Do you know what else the holidays are good for? JOB SEARCH. That’s what they are good for. I’ll get to...


maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

Bench vs Bedside: Arrowsmith Revisited

In 1925, Sinclair Lewis published Arrowsmith (a novel for which he later won a Pulitzer Prize), the story of a young medical researcher.  Martin Arrowsmith, the protagonist, served as a role model for scores of medical students intent on devoting their lives to medical science.  The portra...