AAPS Pharmaceutical Career News
Apr. 10, 2015

2015 Virtual Career Fair Day

Thanks to our participating employers and our seasoned volunteers for making our virtual career fair a huge success!

We had 300+ participants join the event and meet with employers and were able to provide 130+ career coaching chats with our AAPS volunteers. This was the first time we added the career advice feature, and we will evaluate the feedback and make any necessary enhancements for our next event.

For any questions or to provide feedback, please contact Kevin Folk, the AAPS Career Services Specialist, at FolkK@aaps.org.More

NBC: Intimate Design for Meaningful Professional Development

The AAPS National Biotechnology Conference (NBC) is just a few months away. This industry-leading conference provides attendees with access to state-of-the-art developments in biotechnology and regulatory news. But NBC also offers attendees and speakers alike a depth of professional benefits.

Set at the Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, NBC provides an intimate environment for learning and growing together. “I have been attending AAPS NBC for many years in a row,” stated Hanns-Christian Mahler, Roche. “I find it to be a unique conference. It brings together scientists, managers, and young researchers in the biotech field ... it’s a unique environment to connect with people, network, meet old friends, and at the same time stay on top of the science in the field.”

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

A New Cancer Drug, Made In China
The Wall Street Journal
Xian-Ping Lu left his job as director of research at drug maker Galderma R&D in Princeton, New Jersey, to co-found a biotech company to develop new medicines in his native China. It took more than 14 years but the bet could be paying off. In February, Shenzhen Chipscreen Biosciences’ first therapy, a medication for a rare type of lymph-node cancer, hit the market in China.More

Avoid These Five Job Interview No-No's
By Anne Rose
Whether you're interviewing a prospective employee or you're the one interviewing for a new position, remember that the interview is a two-way process. You're both being evaluated for professionalism, expertise and likability. For a productive interview, avoid these disasters during the process.More

The Drug Discovery Pioneer
The Pharmaceutical Journal
Industry pharmacist Zahid Latif is responsible for managing a £100m portfolio of investments supporting pioneering medical and health projects in the U.K. He is currently head of healthcare at Innovate U.K., an executive body of the government designed to support, fund and connect innovative businesses. Latif’s underpinning mantra, which has propelled him from his early work in drug discovery, is “keep your eyes open and do what intrigues you most."More

How To Make The Right Impression
live mint
A survey conducted in November by Accenture, a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, found that only 33 percent of the Indian respondents were satisfied with their current job, while 38 percent were looking for newer opportunities within the company as well as outside. The reasons included lack of job satisfaction, no growth opportunities, being underpaid, long hours and heavy workload. The survey, “#ListenLearnLead”, included 3,600 business professionals across 30 countries.More

Can This Pharma Go From Good To Great?
Motley Fool
Actavis PLC's stock just keeps climbing. Over the past two years, the share price has jumped by an astounding 230 percent. Even before its recent acquisition of Allergan, which, at $66 billion, was the biggest healthcare deal in six years, the generic-drug company has transformed itself from a small fish in a crowded pond into a major pharmaceutical contender. Looking back almost five years, when Actavis was called Watson Pharmaceuticals, the company has streaked up more than 625 percent.More

Eight Tips To Gather Experience To Land Your Dream Job
Many college graduates and people who want to change careers have a difficult time getting the job they want because they lack experience. But companies often hire people who already have the experience, leaving a host of smart and driven workers out of the loop. Here are 8 tips on how break free from this vicious cycle.More

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Leadership Seeks To Protect Copaxone Profits From Competitor Brands
Franchise Herald
The leadership of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world's largest generic drug manufacturer in the world, is looking to protect profits made from Copaxone against competitor brands. The company is set to purchase Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc. for about $3.5 billion in cash, Bloomberg reports, further cementing its role as an industry leader.More

Activate Your Cancer Immunotherapy Career
Science Careers
Jenny Shu thought she was ready to leave bench science. After a Ph.D. and two postdoc stints, she had decided she didn’t want to pursue an academic career any further; business development, she thought, was a better fit for her skills and interests. So she earned a master’s degree in finance and interviewed for business jobs, including one at Jounce Therapeutics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a startup that aims to use the body’s immune system to target cancers.More

Steps For Success: Tips For Older Workers Looking For A Job
AZ Central
Older job hunters should consider asking friends and relatives about prospective jobs, reaching out to their network of contacts and approaching employers directly, according to a new AARP study. These strategies were among the most effective steps suggested for older job hunters, according to a study released Monday by the AARP Public Policy Institute.More