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Meet employers who are looking for candidates just like you at the one-of-a-kind free AAPS Virtual Career Fair. These employers seek the high-caliber pharmaceutical scientists and biotechnology professionals that AAPS members represent.
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 the positions employers seek to fill. 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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Have you attended the AAPS Career Fair and had success with landing a job or an offer? Did you apply for a position on the AAPS Career Center job site and get hired? We’d love to hear from you! Our employer partners continue to recruit highly qualified AAPS members, and we want to reach out to you to hear your success story! Please feel free to email Kevin at FolkK@aaps.org or call +1.703.248.4721.
The 5 Biggest LinkedIn Mistakes
More than 90 percent of recruiters and hiring managers use LinkedIn to find potential candidates and research current ones. Your profile can be a great way to separate yourself from the rest of the applicants, but too often I see professionals not optimizing their LinkedIn pages to best catch the attention of a potential employer.
Here are the 5 biggest mistakes you may be making on your LinkedIn profile and how to fix them now!
Read more about optimizing your LinkedIn profile on the Career Success webpage of the AAPS Career Center.
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PHARMACEUTICAL CAREER NEWS
Funding Vital To Biomedical Research
Medical research not only creates jobs — it saves lives. But critical research — on cancer prevention, on new prescription drugs, and on cures for deadly diseases — is often left unfunded. In fact, nine out of 11 research grants go unfunded.
The National Institutes of Health, or NIH, represents the cornerstone of medical advancement in the United States. It is our nation’s largest funder of life sciences research and has a presence — both direct and indirect — in every state and nearly every congressional district.
FDA Commissioner Leaving After Six Years Of Breakneck Changes
The New York Times
Dr. Margaret Hamburg, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, who led the agency for nearly six years through a period of rapid change in medical science, announced Feb. 5 that she was stepping down. Dr. Hamburg, 59, told colleagues in an email that she would depart at the end of March. She said in a telephone interview that she had never expected to stay as long as she did but had kept finding issues she wanted to shape and problems she wanted to help solve. She said she was particularly proud of her role in modernizing how the agency regulated the safety of food and drugs coming from other countries.
Why Following Generic Job Search Advice Is Not Enough
Above The Law
It seems like every day, there is a new article that tries to give job search advice to the unemployed masses competing for positions that are slowly but surely being replaced by machines. If you read enough of them, you’ll see that they regurgitate the same tips we’ve heard since high school. But for those of us who don’t have the prestige premium, it is not enough. So how do we stand out?
New Outsourcing Frontier in India: Monitoring Drug Safety
The Wall Street Journal
Hundreds of workers sit at computer terminals inside an office block on the southern edge of this Indian tech hub, poring over reams of medical records from the U.S. Their job: Monitoring drug safety.
It is one of outsourcing’s newest frontiers, and the now $2 billion business is booming as regulators require closer tracking of rare side effects and interactions between medicines.
Four Tips To Making A Positive First Impression
By Anne Rose
Much has been written about executing amazing customer service, but let's focus today on one aspect that's immediately implementable: first impressions.
You've heard the axiom, "First impressions count." They do! So why do so many people pay so little attention to how they first greet or interact with a potential client? It takes a few seconds to properly impress a new client, and it takes days or weeks (or never) to undo a negative first impression.
Human 'Organs-on-Chips' as Replacements For Animal Testing
By Jessica Taylor
Wyss Institutes Founding Director Donald E. Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., kicked off SLAS2015 by focusing on the engineering of human "Organs-on-Chips" to a filled room of SLAS attendees on Monday, Feb. 9. Researchers, along with Ingber, have created this innovative technology. Organs-on-a-Chip is a cell culture device — crystal clear with flexible polymers and the size of a computer memory stick — that contains hollow channels lined by living cells, and tissues that imitate human cellular response far more effectively and realistically than Petri dish cultures.
Career Advice: Why Am I Getting Passed Over For A Promotion?
The Seattle Times
To start, take a step back and think about the big picture. I’m wondering if this is as personal as it sounds from your question. Does your company have a fast track for some relatively new employees, or is this actually the typical pace for promotion? It’s worth taking a good look at whether your reaction fits the situation.
If you conclude that yes, in fact, most of the people at your level have moved up, this will call for some introspection on the reasons that you may be lagging.
Current Flu Epidemic Highlights Need For Universal Flu Vaccine
By Katina Smallwood
This year's influenza season is being considered an epidemic with 46 states reporting widespread flu activity and high number of hospitalizations due to the flu or flu-like viruses. The elderly, children and those with pre-existing medical conditions such as asthma are at highest risk.
There have been 56 reported pediatric deaths due to the flu this season. Health officials are worried that this number will continue to rise because of the ineffectiveness of this year's flu shot.
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