AAPS Pharmaceutical Career News
Jul. 10, 2015

Reminder: AAPS Career Resources at Your Fingertips!

Hiring doesn’t take a vacation — it's time to start planning for your next job search and AAPS has the career services you need! Use AAPS Career Services for industry news and networking within your industry!

AAPS Career Services offers many services, including:

For more information, please go to the AAPS Career Center or email Kevin Folk, AAPS Career Services Specialist, at FolkK@aaps.org.More

Annual Meeting: Meet, Share, Learn and Grow

Let’s face it — life is busy. Whether it’s work, school, family, or another obligation, our time is important. So why should you take time away from work and family to attend the 2015 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Orlando this Oct. 25–29? Simply put: The professional development benefits you’ll reap are invaluable.

The opportunities to network, collaborate and learn from individuals of all backgrounds and experience levels are benefits that multiple AAPS Annual Meeting attendees have highlighted. From students to seasoned professionals, attendees have discovered that the AAPS Annual Meeting is one conference they can’t afford to miss.

“During the poster session, I got very good scientific feedback for my research. I have [received] advice on strategies on how to write and defend my dissertation. I have also received valuable guidance on the preparation for job interviews. Networks established at the Annual Meetings have also developed into collaborative projects.”

Hear more from members on the benefits of attending the AAPS Annual Meeting on the Career Success webpage of the AAPS Career Center. More

SAEDF Aims At Expanding Bioscience And Healthcare Opportunities
LA Prensa
If you are currently looking for a job in the bioscience or healthcare fields in San Antonio, Danny Chavez is the man to help you. As of June 15, Chavez was hired as the vice president of business recruitment for the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF) to expand both fields both currently and for our future. The SAEDF will use Chavez as they continue to recruit and retain business in San Antonio.More

Why Your Resume Isn't Getting You Interviews
Nowadays, when employers Google your name they’ll see your LinkedIn profile, Facebook page, Instagram posts, and Twitter messages. With the rise of social media, resumes are no longer a stand-alone document, but rather one form of communication that helps tell your professional story. Your resume gives prospective employers an idea of who you are, what you can accomplish, and what you’re passionate about. It’s critical to establish consistency and integrity across the multiple channels of communications that represent you.More

Patent Protections Within The TPP Aren't Unprecedented, They're What American Innovators Deserve
Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage and Obamacare subsidies overshadowed the fact that Congress finally granted President Obama fast-track authority over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other trade negotiations. As such, upon the TPP agreement’s finalization, Congress will now simply give an up or down vote on its implementation. This is tremendous news for the president and for the future of free trade and its associated benefits.More

What You Need To Know about Obama's New Proposed Overtime Rule
By Jessica Taylor
An important change in the American workplace is occurring — and it could affect you and your business. A proposed new rule regarding overtime pay would mean increased paychecks for up to 5 million workers, according to the Obama administration. A proposed adjustment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) — establishing the 40-hour workweek and rules to provide employees with a minimum wage and time and a half of their regular rate pay for working overtime — would raise the salary threshold for overtime. While it has been occasionally raised, the threshold has fallen behind its historic levels since it wasn't regularly adjusted for inflation. More

Greek Crisis Causes Rift In Drug Industry
An appeal by European drugmakers for protection against trade disruption if Greece leaves the eurozone has provoked a rift within the industry, with wholesalers accusing manufacturers of crying wolf about drug shortages. It started when the main drug company lobbying group asked Vytenis Andriukaitis, the European commissioner for health, to act in defense of public health, in Greece and across Europe, to prevent fall-out from a potential Grexit.More

Using A Second Language To Land The Job
By Stefano Tromba
As the economy continues to slowly improve and unemployment levels drop, more and more job seekers are finding the task of getting hired less daunting. The unemployment rate in the United States was down to 5.5 percent in May — nearly half of what it was five years ago at 9.6 percent in May of 2010. This trend signals a slow, yet steadily growing confidence in the economy and a positive future outlook from many companies.More

Rare Diseases: The Pharmaceutical Landscape and Opportunity Analysis
The service oriented and dynamic nature of the healthcare industry has led to the discovery of a plethora of treatment options for a wide range of ailments. However, there are certain diseases, termed as rare, that continue to remain untreated and neglected. Rare / orphan diseases, as the name suggests, are those diseases which are relatively infrequent in occurrence. Many orphan diseases are life-threatening and progressive in nature. Absence of potential treatment regimes catering to these diseases is a big unmet need in the market. More

Major Step for Implantable Drug Delivery Device
Drug Discovery & Development
An implantable, microchip-based device may soon replace the injections and pills now needed to treat chronic diseases: Earlier this month, MIT spinout Microchips Biotech partnered with a pharmaceutical giant to commercialize its wirelessly controlled, implantable, microchip-based devices that store and release drugs inside the body over many years.More

Are You Prepared For This Interview Question?
LinkedIn Pulse
You feel like you’re acing your interview when the interviewer leans back in his chair and says, “Tell me a joke.” And he’s not joking. There are a few reasons an interviewer might ask you to tell a joke in your next interview, and unless you’re applying to be a comedy writer, it’s probably not about your sense of humor.More

Partnerships Between Healthcare Insurers And Pharmaceutical Companies Promote Real-World Value
PwC's Health Research Institute (HRI) reports that market forces are driving new sector collaborations — pairing traditional drug makers with insurers, health systems, patient groups and technology firms — to maximize real-world value and health outcomes. Partnerships are leveraging personal health information as the newest currency in drug development and commercialization.More