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06/01/13
Trends in Technical Careers. 8. Different perspectives on Job Growth Areas
Filed under: Position Searching, Observ. Trends, Alternate Career Paths
Posted by: site admin @ 7:24 am

INSTRUMENTATION FOR BIOPROCESS, CLINICAL
DIAGNOSIS, LABWARE, LIFE SCIENCE, AUTOMATION,
LIMS, PROCESSING
Practically every field of science and engineering
employs instruments and equipment, probes and
measurements.  So it is more than helpful to catch
what is happening in the top instrumentation
enterprises.[Now this does not mean smaller firms are
any less significant.]
Ann Thayer reported in C&EN Apr 29, 2013 p.10
the trend that the top 25 firms merged and acquired
much of their “growth”, but significantly many in this
group had to adapt different cultures when combining
smaller and larger, clinical and process, hardware
and software.  (Like her quote:  “Culture is the mortar
between the bricks.”  BTW, searches do not reveal
this article, but give a 2011 review.)

It is worth visiting booths and inviting representatives
in to network.  They will reveal where business is
moving both in their fields and in the fields they serve.
See also  1  and ZyomicJobs .

MICROSCOPY AT THE MOLECULAR LEVEL
FRET (Forster resonance energy transfer)
MICROSCOPY REVEALS DYNAMICS
Smaller than the wavelength limit of classical
microscopy can be interrogated on systems of
proteins, DNA, and lipids.  So work with nano
particles and biological systems is certainly
in view.
 
CHEMICAL RESEARCH INTO ORPHAN DISEASES
I was blown away by a wonderful Esselen Award
talk by co-recipients Mike Gelb and Frank
Turacek
on Lysosomal Storage Disorders that they
have developed amazing diagnostic tests for
infants.  This class is one of many reported in L.
Jarvis’s report
on the progress in developing
effective therapies.  If this kind of work is one of
your passions, I encourage you to see this status
report.

FIBER LASERS FOR MICROSURGERY
Femtosecond fiber lasers are being used to cut,
drill and ablate  in corneas, cataracts, midear,
spine, cosmetic, dentistry, cardiovascular
and oncology surgeries.  With increasing cost
performance trade-offs an amazing number of
rare earth  doped fibers being developed are
described in Marie Freebody’s April, 2013
article
.

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