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Life Science Alternative: WFU's Bioethics Grad Program

Bioethics expertise gained at Wake Forest University is needed in medicine, nanotechnology, computer science, molecular biology, genetic engineering, and business.

Technical Sales: it’s not just a job, it’s a lifestyle.

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NCBiotech Jobs Network: Creating Your Own Consulting Business

This month’s NC Biotech Jobs Network featured a panel of three consulting experts who discussed their experiences in starting their own consulting businesses. Panelists included James Iademarco, Principal, Strategic Avalanche LLC; Nannette (Net) Stangle-Castor, Ph.D., President and Founder, InnoVector Tech Inc.; and Scott Rockafellow, President, Granite Beach Management. Each panelist gave a short slide presentation and provided complementary lessons on what is required to become a consultant.

Did You Know About NC CROs?

An October 28, 2013 article in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News highlighted North Carolina as a hot spot for biotech jobs in the US, noting that the Triangle region in particular “is enjoying another wave of biopharma growth—not as much from drug developers as from contract research organizations. The region is home to the world’s largest CRO, Quintiles, as well as numerous others including giants INC Research and PRA International…” Our October Jobs Network event featured three panelists from North Carolina’s growing contract research organization (CRO) sector. 

The Write Stuff: Selling Science Is Still A Career

The NCBiotech Jobs Network program September 30 attracted more than 50 people to hear three professional science writers describe their very different jobs. Bottom line: Science writing is varied, fast-changing but still very much alive as a career for those willing and able to pay the dues.
 

Lessons learned from mini-ME: How reviewing grants made me appreciate writing grants

In just two short weeks working with Dr. Deborah Thompson as an intern, I had the opportunity to witness the granting process first hand as an analyst for one of the major granting programs at the NCBiotech Center.
 

“What a long strange trip it’s been.”

Borrowing a line from the Grateful Dead classic, our October event featured personal stories and professional advice from three North Carolinians whose career paths have taken some interesting twists and turns.  These mid-career professionals have had various experiences in academia, industry and government, working for non-profits as well as multinational corporations.  Our panel included Marcelo Anderson, Associate Director, Manufacturing Sciences, Biogen Idec; Bill Bullock, Vice President, Bioscience Industrial Development, North Carolina Biotechnology Center; and Neil Jones, Co-founder

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