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Biomedical Startup Inspirata To Bring High-Paying Jobs To Tampa
The Tampa Tribune
A biotech startup company inspired by work at Moffitt Cancer Center announced Monday it will establish its corporate headquarters here and add 70 high-paying jobs over the next two years, along with $25 million in capital investment. Inspirata Inc., which has a digital software system that speeds confirmation of individual cancer diagnoses, will provide jobs with an average salary of $86,000. The jobs will be added by 2017 to 30 the company already has and include positions in research, development, sales and marketing and administrative and regional management support.
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Finding A Dream Job: Dating For The Perfect Match
By Linchi Kwok
May is the month of graduations. Many new graduates are excited about their future, but at the same time somewhat nervous about new jobs and a new life. Occasionally, I will meet with some graduating seniors who need career advice. My suggestion is: Forget about the stereotypes others put on you and trust your gut. You know what you are good at and what you like. Find an employer that is the best match — if not the perfect match — for yourself. Act as if the employer is the perfect match for you in your personal life.
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Four Strategies For Surviving Career Transitions Everyone Faces
Mashable
Author Tor Constantino writes: When I was just starting out as a broadcast news reporter, a grizzled, veteran investigative reporter told me, "Congratulations on getting hired, kid, but don't get cocky; because you're not anybody in the news business until you're fired — twice." Whether or not I ever became somebody in the news business is debatable; but, for the record, I was fired twice during the 10 years I worked as an on-air reporter and anchor.
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Think Of Your Career As A Climbing Wall, Not A Ladder
Lifehacker
It’s easy to think of your career path in terms of climbing a ladder. We want to move forward and progress, and that’s what you do on a ladder — you move up and get from Point A to B. But reality isn’t that simple. Your career path probably isn’t a straight line — it’s probably more like a climbing wall.
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Roche Gains FDA CLIA Waiver for Strep A Test
Drug Discovery & Development
Roche announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) waiver for the cobas Strep A test for use on the cobas Liat System. It is the first CLIA-waived PCR test to detect Strep A in throat swab specimens in ~15 minutes. CLIA waiver allows for broad use of the test by healthcare providers in non-traditional laboratory sites, including physician offices, emergency rooms, health department clinics, pharmacy clinics and other healthcare facilities.
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Could Trans-Pacific Partnership Place Drugs Out of Reach?
MedPage Today
As President Obama continues to promote a landmark Pacific-rim trade deal, one humanitarian physician group is sounding the alarm over the deal's provisions regarding generic drugs. Doctors Without Borders, an international aid group, told MedPage Today that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, considered the largest trade pact in U.S. history, would create monopolies for brand-name pharmaceutical drugs, limit generic competition, and lead to higher drug prices.
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How To Fix The Ten Worst Resume Problems
Forbes
Author Liz Ryan writes: I’m not sure that every job-seeking person realizes that there are certain “knockout” items that will get a resume pitched in the trashcan in one second. Every single one of them is fixable. You have a lot of latitude in writing your resume today. It’s a branding document. It isn’t a legal or government document, and there’s no reason for your resume to sound like one.
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Creating New Jobs From New Therapies
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
While big biopharma has cut tens of thousands of jobs across research and administrative operations since the 2007-09 recession, the embrace of new therapies by corporate giants has begun to generate some new hiring, according to a global executive search firm. Biopharmas and other “life sciences” companies posted a combined more than 20,000 positions during the first quarter, for the first time since 2010, ZRG Partners stated in its Global Life Sciences Hiring Index for the first quarter of this year.
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Debunking The Five Big Myths About 'Big Pharma'
Forbes (opinion)
Author John Lechleiter writes: If you are a regular reader of politically oriented commentaries on the pharmaceutical industry then you are familiar with, and perhaps even subscribe to, what I call “the Big Five” — myths about this industry that routinely poison debates, obscure genuine problems, and distort policy recommendations on health care. These myths have been all over the public arena again recently, and it’s time to confront them systematically.
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