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03/19/09
Pharma/Biotech News Article
Filed under: Position Searching, Networking, Recruiters, Post-docs, Technicians
Posted by: site admin @ 10:11 am

The article in this week’s C&EN tells
about several experiences in the
merging, acquiring and still evolving
Pharma / Biotech field (3-16-09).
A telling bar chart on Page 26
summarizes higher level job cuts
over the last 3 years as companies
try to find ways to earn profits in
a very competitive, global market.

While the links in the BUSINESS/
Who’s Next? article seemed at
first to be relevant for all job hunters,
most are more relevant for mid-career
people in the field.  Of the examples
are stories about employees finding
out reading about news on blogs
before being told in person.

Other trends in articles appearing
in the issue, however, do seem
relevant for people interested in
developing new careers in the field.

One Response to “Pharma/Biotech News Article”

  1. site admin Says:


    Interesting article on industry lay-offs, how they have
    happened and what the turmoil in the industry is like.
    Recommended reading for all interested in careers in
    pharma.
    C&EN March 16, 2009, p. 24  (have to have new
    password to view the site online)

    What it doesn’t say is that no position in the field is
    “permanent.”   Even meeting and exceeding goals might
    not be enough.

    Be proactive all the time in keeping up with the field,
      attend meetings (even if virtually),
      network actively (even if you can only do it from
    home), and
      find ways to contribute to the field (even if unrelated
    to your specific industry).

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