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Seeking Employees Highly Qualified in Biotechnology?
Post a Job Opening at our Upcoming
AAPS National Biotechnology Conference May 19-21!
If your organization is seeking qualified employees for open biotechnology positions, you won't want to miss the opportunity to post your company's openings on our on-site Career Center job boards.
AAPS will again be providing an on-site job board at the AAPS National Biotechnology Conference (NBC). (NBC will not include an AAPS Career Fair.) There are two options: (1) Complete the form and post the job on-site only during NBC for $250. (2) Post your job directly on our AAPS Career Center website for 30 days, and we will copy and post this position on the job boards at NBC. The cost for the dual listing is $400 member/$475 nonmember.
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For any questions please contact Kevin Folk, Career Services Manager, at +1.703.248.4721 or FolkK@aaps.org
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New this year, we are offering a résumé review for candidates who would like advice on sharpening their résumé. We have limited space, and preconference sign-up is required.
For more information, please email Kevin Folk at: FolkK@aaps.org. Sign up today!
Navigating to an FDA Job
Chinmay Shukla, Ph.D., is a clinical pharmacology reviewer at the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
During his 10-month job search, Shukla took advantage of all the resources he could. He regularly checked job postings in the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Career Center. At the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, he visited the Career Fair, where in addition to visiting several company booths, he carefully reviewed jobs that were posted on the Career Fair job board and submitted his résumé to the mail boxes that were made available for interested candidates. This is where he found his FDA job.
To read more on searching for an FDA job, please refer to our new Career Success section of the AAPS Career Center.
PHARMACEUTICAL CAREER NEWS
Virginia Pharmaceutical Company Receives Financing For New Product
A Richmond, Va.,-based pharmaceutical company that won FDA approval last week for a product that can reverse the effects of certain drug overdoses has received debt financing to help market the product.
Kaléo Inc. said Monday that it has entered into a $150 million debt facility with PDL BioPharma, a Nevada-based firm that provides financing to companies in the health care sector.
The debt financing will help Kaléo sell its newest product, a medication and auto-injector device called Evzio that can be used in nonmedical settings for emergency treatment of opioid overdoses, a leading cause of death in the United States.
On the Importance of Customers And Employees
By Mel Kleiman
Is it as important to value your employees as highly as you value your relationships with your customers? You bet it is!
There is a direct correlation between employee job satisfaction and length-of-service with profitability. This means treating employees with respect and delivering what they want from their jobs is a crucial to long-term success.
TeamLease Foresees Indian Pharma Industry Upbeat On Hiring, Driven By Positive Business Outlook
India’s composite staffing solutions company TeamLease is confident that Indian pharmaceutical industry is now up and raring to go on its hiring plans for employees. The positive sentiment to augment personnel is seen across 80 pharma companies including global drug majors in the country driven by the outcome of general elections and the expected sector specific policy changes.
The pharma industry is already witnessing a marked improvement in employment and business outlook for the next six months beginning from April to September 2014.
How To Get Noticed — Job Hunting Secrets For Career Changers
Anyone who has been job searching using traditional methods — applying online, submitting resumes, responding to advertisements, etc. — knows you rarely even get an acknowledgment. There’s a reason people joke about a resume black hole. Employers are seeking something that simply doesn’t exist: “perfect” candidates, ideally someone with direct experience in the role they’re being hired for, preferably at a competitor.
Pharma Business Model Must Change Radically
Pharmaceutical companies need to stop simply paying lip-service to patients and radically alter their business models if they are to meet increasing global demand while improving patient outcomes, says KPMG. The sector’s return on R&D expenditure has fallen in 20 years from an industry average of around 20 percent to 10 percent, new research from the advisory firm shows. Together with dramatically falling price-earnings ratios across the industry, this explains why investors are attributing less value to companies’ product pipelines, it says.
7 Reasons To Run, Not Walk, From the Job Offer
U.S. News & World Report (opinion)
As a job seeker, the goal is to get your foot in the door, ace that interview, land the job and power through negotiations.
Well, not in every case.
Keeping in mind that the interview is your opportunity to quiz your potential employers while retaining your power as they evaluate you, it’s not always such a good move to accept a job offer. While it may feel like a victory lap if you’re looking to get out of your current role, or if you’ve been on the bench seeking to get back into the job market, entering a potential no-win situation will only leave you with a new problem on your hands. Or, rather a continual one: Looking for yet another job.
South Korean Pharmaceutical Industry to Achieve $24.3 Billion Value By 2020
Thanks to a high level of access to healthcare insurance and reimbursement, coupled with increasing demand for healthcare services from an expanding elderly population, the South Korean pharmaceutical market is expected to climb in value from $19.3 billion in 2013 to $24.3 billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 3.9 percent, says research and consulting firm GlobalData.
Do Job Seekers 'Like' Facebook?
Human Resource Executive Online
Two recent surveys paint very different pictures of the role Facebook plays in job seekers' employment search.
One such poll, conducted by San Mateo, Calif.-based Jobvite Inc., garnered responses from 2,135 U.S. adults, 1,303 of whom are currently employed. Among them, 86 percent indicated they have an account on at least one of the six online social networks included in the study: Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Within that group of social job seekers, 76 percent said they found their current position through Facebook.
3 Pharmas With Triangle Operations Rank Among Top 10 in Revenue
Triangle Business Journal
Novartis came in second with $58 billion in revenue, while GlaxoSmithKline and Merck & Co. ranked sixth and seventh, respectively, as each earned just more than $44 billion in revenue, according to an analysis published by FiercePharma, an industry blog.
Johnson & Johnson led the group by a wide margin, bringing in more than $71 billion in revenue last year.
Glaxo, which has North American headquarters in Research Triangle Park, still relies heavily on sales of respiratory drug Advair, a product that has maintained strong sales thanks in no small part because of the Diskus delivery method that has proved difficult to copy.
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