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Laurel Oldach
November 20, 2020
“You’ve got … to get outside of your comfort zone”
Wayne Fairbrother leads a department at Genentech tasked with validating disease-associated targets and determining whether they could be feasible for drug development.
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“Everybody’s career trajectory is different, and there's no one way to do it,” says Jenna Hendershot, whose last-minute internship in grad school turned her from academic bench work to industry.

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August 21, 2020

Careers columnist Courtney Chandler continues to explore careers in the food sciences. This week she talked to Jody Renner–Nantz of DDW, The Color House, a global manufacturer of natural colors.

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There and back again

August 07, 2020

Grant Blouse, senior vice president of translational research at Catalyst Biosciences, offers career advice from his experience in both a big pharmaceutical company and a smaller biotech outfit.

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Tales from the 'Food Science Snob'

August 07, 2020

Ever wondered how astronaut food is made? How to brew kombucha? Are you a foodie? Careers columnist Martina G. Efeyini talked to Ariel Carter to learn about her experience as an early career food scientist.

Colorful research in the food industry
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July 31, 2020

Our industry careers columnist interviews a scientist who works for a company that develops natural colorings for the food and beverage industry.

ASBMB launches industry advisory group
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ASBMB launches industry advisory group

July 20, 2020

A new group of members who work in industry are developing programs for academic scientists contemplating R&D — and for industrial researchers who want to give back.

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Fall internships in industry

July 10, 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are still looking for interns with all levels of experience.

An introduction to regulatory affairs positions in industry
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May 29, 2020

Industry careers columnist Courtney Chandler spoke with Stephen Amato, department chair for regulatory affairs, quality assurance and advance manufacturing at Northeastern University in Boston.

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May 08, 2020

Our careers columnist explores the role of technology specialist by talking to Jonathan Levine, a next-generation sequencing specialist with the synthetic DNA company Twist Bioscience.

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Therapies tailored to a tumor’s genetic markers show promise, but figuring out who’s most likely to benefit presents new challenges for scientists.

Tackling the job market — with a little help
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Tackling the job market — with a little help

December 05, 2019

Our careers columnist writes about recruitment companies and other businesses that work with life science professionals transitioning into the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

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Our careers columnist writes about how to network for jobs in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

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