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Plan your schedule for the upcoming AAPS Career Fair!

You still have time to make your plans for the AAPS Career Fair, which is being held on Nov. 2–4, 2014, in San Diego! Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with hiring managers at many top pharmaceutical organizations. Attendees can sign up onsite for a free résumé/CV review (first come, first served) and take advantage of our preconference résumé alert platform: AAPSCareers LIVE (sign-in and check the box to set the alert). This will flag your profile/résumé as being associated with the Career Fair, so employers can easily identify you as a job seeker who will attend the Career Fair and can be contacted before the fair to set up an interview. In addition, once you register for the annual meeting, don’t forget to sign up for our AAPS Mobile App / Web App and view and sort attendees by areas of interest, company, location, etc. You can also email an attendee through the app and request meetings with attendees.

Lastly, mark your calendar for these valuable Professional Development Sessions:
  • Successful Interviewing Strategies in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry: Résumé Building and Other Helpful Tips
  • A World Wide Web—The ABCs of Networking
  • Developing Your Career Plan: Skills to Grow within Your Company and Advice on When and How to Look for a New Job Externally if Necessary
  • Essential Regulatory Affairs for Pharmaceutical Scientist: A Live Session of Regulatory Affairs 101 eLearning Course
  • Women in Pharmaceuticals Sciences—Career Development Facts, Myths and Tips
  • How Economic Pressures and Employment Trends Affect the Science of Pharmaceutical Development and How You Should Respond to Secure and Retain a Job in the Industry
  • Creating and Developing Your Professional Brand
  • Running Out of Time? Learn to Manage It!
  • Develop Your Influencing and Negotiation Skills
We are also providing several professional development 45-minute mini-sessions inside the Career Fair and will post the topics online next week. Make your plans today to be in San Diego for this valuable networking event!

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Reap Professional Benefits at the AAPS Annual Meeting

Each year, thousands of pharmaceutical scientists attend the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition. We asked several AAPS members what professional benefits they reaped from attending.

“I return home with a wealth of information on new research, which helps me in my own research in medicinal chemistry, as well as the students who assist me.”

“In addition to staying abreast of the latest scientific developments in the pharmaceutical sciences, I become aware of the latest product offerings from vendors.”

“For any of my students or trainees who are interested in pharmaceutics or pharmacology, especially if they have an interest in a career in industry, AAPS is a must attend at least once in their training,”

Read more about seeing the latest research, networking, student opportunities, and benefits of volunteering on the Career Success webpage of the AAPS Career Center.

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RECENT JOB POSTINGS

Job Title Company Location
Temporary Instructor in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences University of Georgia Athens, Georgia
Process Technology Scientist/Engineer or Senior Scientist/Engineer Bayer HealthCare Myerstown, Pennsylvania
Investigator/Senior Investigator, Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research Emeryville, California
Manager/Senior Manager, Process Development Astex Pharmaceuticals Dublin, California
Asst Prof / Assoc Prof Purdue University IPPH Pharm Mfg Purdue University-Dept. of Industrial & Physical Pharmacy West Lafayette, Indiana

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PHARMACEUTICAL CAREER NEWS


Getting Started In The Pharmaceutical Industry
The Pharmaceutical Journal
Are you thinking about working in the pharmaceutical industry? Do you know where to start and do you have the skill sets to enter the sector? Newly registered pharmacist Hiran Prag completed six months of his preregistration year in an industry placement at Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) and six months in a hospital. “I enjoy the science behind things and don’t like just learning things at face value,” he explains. “I also like the attraction of being at the forefront of medicines technology and being able to affect people’s lives positively on a global scale.”
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150 Jobs for Waterford with West Pharma Services
Careers Portal
West Pharmaceutical Services has announced that it plans to invest €100 million in Waterford and create 150 new, permanent jobs in the southeast. The new facility will produce packaging components for insulin injector cartridges and other high value packaging components, to meet growing demand from its pharmaceutical and biotech customers, many of which are based in Ireland. West hope to increase the number of jobs in Waterford to over 270 people over time, which will require expanding its campus, which is located on a 44-acre site at Knockhouse, Old Kilmeaden Road, Waterford.
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Transforming From A Reluctant Leader Into A Smart Leader
By Betty Boyd
Leaders are role models to the workforce. Have you ever had a leader who could never make a decision no matter how much information was at his disposal? Did you ever know a leader who took too long in her decision-making process? There are always trade-offs when making a decision. If you decide too quickly or hastily, mistakes can be made. But being risk averse can often be a bigger issue for organizations. If you are too slow, then you may miss an opportunity. When a leader becomes reluctant, the organization can become ineffective.
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Where is Drug R&D Headed? An Interview With Bernard Munos
Forbes
Bernard Munos is a Senior Fellow at FasterCures and the founder of the InnoThink Center for Research in Biomedical Innovation, a consultancy that focuses on pharmaceutical innovation. He previously served as an advisor for corporate strategy at Eli Lilly & Co, where he focused on disruptive innovation, and he currently sits on Medidata’s scientific advisory board.
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Four Expert Tips for Fearlessly Changing Your Career
Forbes
Are you considering a major career change in the near future? According to research from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), you’re not alone. SHRM reports that about 19 percent of US employees are unsatisfied with their careers. Most employees considering a switch prioritize fair compensation, job security, opportunities to use their skills effectively, and a good relationship with an immediate supervisor.
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It's Time to Train Scientists for More Diverse Career Options
Democrat & Chronicle
U.S. graduate education has been the envy of the world for decades, and has provided the workforce that has established the U.S. as the global leader in biomedical research and in the biotech industry. As the biomedical research enterprise grew rapidly over the past 50 years, opportunities were plentiful for young Ph.D. scientists - many of whom pursued academic careers, and trained the next generation of research leaders.
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Drug Delivery: Pharmaceuticals Industry Career Guide For Graduate Engineers
The Engineer
Around one in five of the world’s top medicines were discovered and developed in Britain – more than any other country other than the US, and as much the whole of the rest of Europe combined. Leading companies such as AstraZeneca claim that their skills and resources are concentrated in the places they believe we can make the most difference to human life, including tackling cancer, cardiovascular disease and respiratory disorders. And you could be helping make a real difference in these sectors.
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Manager or Leader — Which Is Best?
By Anne Rose
There's an old expression: "Managers do things right, and leaders do the right things." It is true that managers and leaders look at the world differently and exhibit opposite styles of interacting with their environment. Managers like to maintain the status quo, hold things static. They establish processes and protocols in an effort to streamline, maximize efficiency, promote stability and reduce independent decision-making that might introduce uncertainty.
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Three Quick Tips To A Simpler, More Effective Resume Format
Business 2 Community
Can we please stop including this ultra-traditional, totally redundant and haltingly awkward line at the top of our resumes? Please? I don’t know who invented the resume objective and then travelled the land, evangelizing its merits, but that person’s opinion is no longer relevant. It’s one of the very first things that employers and recruiters see when they open up that attachment. Is that really what you want them to see first? An unremarkable comment stating your obvious intention of wanting this job? You can do better than that.
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Drug Companies Announce North Carolina Expansions, New Jobs
The Associated Press via WNCN
Two pharmaceutical companies already in North Carolina say adding several hundred jobs in the state through the rest of the decade. Gov. Pat McCrory announced Friday a business unit of DPx Holdings will create 488 more jobs at its Greenville location by the end of 2019 as part of a $159 million capital investment. The subsidiary is called Patheon and provides contract development and manufacturing assistance to the pharmaceutical industry.
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