AAPS Pharmaceutical Career News
Mar. 13, 2015

2015 Virtual Career Fair Day — Two Weeks Away!

Save the Date: March 25, noon–3 p.m.
New: Chat with AAPS seasoned veterans for career advice!

Meet employers who are looking for candidates just like you at the one-of-a-kind AAPS Virtual Career Fair! We will also offer career advice via one-on-one, text-based chats with our seasoned AAPS volunteers! Our career advice booths will be separated into three sections: (1) Industry (2) Academia (3) Government.

The AAPS Virtual Career Fair is unique. Taking place online, it's the perfect setting for professionals looking to discover potential career opportunities. And you don't even need to be in active job-search mode to benefit from seeing what positions employers have available. The AAPS Virtual Career Fair is a great way for you to scout out open positions more confidentially than you could in a traditional, crowded on-site career fair.

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Share Your Success!

Have you attended the AAPS Career Fair job site and been hired? We’d love to hear from you! Our employer partners continue to recruit highly qualified AAPS members, and we want to hear your success story! Please feel free to email Kevin at FolkK@aaps.org or call +1.703.248.4721.More

A Worldwide Web? Facts and Tips about Networking and Relationship Building

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds that it is connected to the rest of the world” — John Muir. Stated differently, everything is interconnected, and this illustrates the fundamental importance of personal connections.

When networking, understanding personal, cultural, and environmental factors is key. The authors discuss how personal needs, personality traits, cultural factors, women and networking, and today’s changing environment affect building long-term relationships for mutual gain.

Read more in the March 2015 issue of the AAPS Newsmagazine (member login required).

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Switching To Industry
The Pharmaceutical Journal
The pharmaceutical industry offers pharmacists many opportunities to use their specialist skills in a variety of roles, from drug research and development through to sales and marketing. However, some pharmacists believe that they will be unable to secure a position in a pharmaceutical company without prior industry or research experience. Additionally, industry experts, such as Nick Lowen, commercial director for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), say that pharmacists are not always aware of the range of different jobs available in the industry.More

Are You Experiencing Career Frustration?
By Hank Boyer
One of the most unexpected things about a career or job choice is that sooner or later you realize that you are experiencing some level of career frustration. What is the likelihood of feeling satisfied with your current career/job all of the time? If you said "not good," you would be right. Let me share some of the best advice with you about people, given to me by one of America's most decorated military heroes, David Christian. Back in 1993, Christian told me: "It is the nature of man to be discontent." It is true in everything, especially in a career.More

Johnson & Johnson Could Bring 700 Jobs To Tampa Area
The Tampa Tribune
State and Hillsborough County officials are working on a taxpayer-funded incentive package aimed at luring the pharmaceutical and consumer goods giant Johnson & Johnson to add upwards of 700 jobs here that would pay an average annual wage of at least $75,000. The project would establish a North American “shared services headquarters operation” in the county, and could represent an investment by Johnson & Johnson of $23.5 million, county records say.More

Novel Anticoagulants Target Cancer Patients With CVC
By Dr. Afsaneh Motamed-Khorasani
Anticoagulants have been traditionally used to treat venous thromboembolism (VTE), which is a major healthcare problem. For 25 percent of patients with pulmonary embolism, sudden death has been reported to be the initial clinical presentation. If death doesn't happen originally, the patients are treated with different anticoagulants in the emergency department. There is always the risk of bleeding due to too high of a dose of anticoagulants. At the same time, too little of them could lead to a recurrent thrombotic event.More

Drug Companies Face Pressure Despite China Price Pledge
The Wall Street Journal
Global drug companies face tough going in China despite Beijing’s promise to lift pharmaceutical price controls, as stiff competition and a fierce bidding process continue to pressure prices. China’s leaders said Beijing would lift price controls on pharmaceuticals, a move long called for by drug companies and health experts to encourage both foreign and domestic firms to offer better drugs.More

Inside HR: How The Screening Process Works
By Catherine Iste
Author Catherine Iste writes: A client of mine is posting for a director-level position at a real estate development and property management firm. The company posted the job on their website, LinkedIn and Indeed. In less than a week, they received more than 60 qualified applicants. They only need one person.More

Teva Deal With G&W Saves Plant And 280 Jobs In Pennsylvania
A Teva plant in Pennsylvania and hundreds of jobs have been spared the ax that the Israeli company has been swinging left and right as it cuts costs in the face of patent cliff issues. Instead, a family-owned business from New Jersey will acquire the Sellersville facility along with about two dozen drugs that are manufactured there. G&W Laboratories will get the plant and 25 drugs from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries ($TEVA) that G&W will sell in the U.S. under its own label.More

Drug Company To Fill Vacant Building With 150 Jobs, $25M Investment
Cincinnati Business Courier
A Pennsylvania-based pharmaceutical company plans to open a manufacturing facility in Blue Ash, bringing 150 new jobs. Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Co. will invest $25 million in an existing building at 10901 Kenwood Road to expand its manufacturing operations. The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 55 percent, eight-year job creation tax credit on a recent morning for Aprecia Pharmaceuticals.More