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Laurel Oldach
Sept. 10, 2021
Paul Wright, a chemist whose 28-year career in the pharmaceutical industry spanned many types of roles and companies, shares what he learned along the way with ASBMB Today.
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Climbing the research ladder in industry
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Climbing the research ladder in industry

June 25, 2021

Our industry careers columnist offers brief descriptions of entry-level, mid-level and senior-level positions in the R&D world.

Targeting 20,000 proteins by 2035
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Targeting 20,000 proteins by 2035

May 26, 2021

The organizers of Target 2035, the Structural Genome Consortium, have an ambitious aim: to invent an inhibitor or probe for every protein in the human proteome by 2035. How will they do it?

‘I could be happy doing other things’
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‘I could be happy doing other things’

May 19, 2021

Forensic investigations, IVF embryology, custom virus production for research: Alanna Mitsopoulos has done it all. In a Q&A with ASBMB Today, she describes her career path so far.

Working on sustainable science in industry
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Working on sustainable science in industry

May 14, 2021

Our industry careers columnist talked to Jake Courtney of Conagen, a biotechnology company that focuses on synthetic biology, about his role as a scientist in industry.

‘Grad school is just the foundation’
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‘Grad school is just the foundation’

March 30, 2021

Rebecca Krisher, global director of reproductive biology at Genus, went from developing new techniques for human in vitro fertilization to research in animal breeding.

Free biotech and pharma training
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Free biotech and pharma training

March 26, 2021

Our industry careers columnist collected free classes, courses, seminars and certificate programs for those of you interested in biotech or pharma.

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“Very, very luckily for me, this project is going well.”

Glycobiologist Vijayakanth Pagadala wasn’t looking for a career in biotechnology, but he’s glad to have found one.
“Very, very luckily for me, this project is going well.”

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Leaving, and returning to, the academy
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Leaving, and returning to, the academy

March 12, 2021

Our academic careers columnist talked to four people who managed to leave the academy and find a way back in.

What is a project analyst?
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What is a project analyst?

Jan. 22, 2021

Our industry careers columnist talked with Surya Sundar, a project analyst for Emergent BioSolutions, about what his job entails and how he landed it.

Giving labs the tools to be successful
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Giving labs the tools to be successful

Dec. 18, 2020

Whether he’s studying genetic changes in astronauts or fine-tuning a forensic DNA test, Douglas Storts is always working to solve puzzles as the head of research in nucleic acids at Promega.

“Besides getting sweat on me at times, I have enjoyed the experience”
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“Besides getting sweat on me at times, I have enjoyed the experience”

Dec. 11, 2020

You have to know a lot about exercise physiology to make a good workout-recovery drink. PepsiCo’s Shyretha Brown uses biochemistry to understand the body’s responses.

“You’ve got … to get outside of your comfort zone”
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“You’ve got … to get outside of your comfort zone”

Nov. 20, 2020

Wayne Fairbrother leads a department at Genentech tasked with validating disease-associated targets and determining whether they could be feasible for drug development.

The midcareer move
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The midcareer move

Nov. 4, 2020

After making it in academia, why would a tenured professor choose to seek a leadership role in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry? What challenges might someone making this change encounter along the way?

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