Careers Outside Academia
Career Options for Biomedical Scientists
Kaaren Janssen and Richard Severs (Editors)
Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Press 2015
This is a multi-authored text, providing perspectives on 14 major career tracks outside the traditional Principal Investigator/academic research lab. Contains useful descriptions of these career possibilities, along with methods of getting in, qualities for success, and additional informational resources.
Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development
Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press 2008
This is a valuable compendium of information regarding careers for life scientists in Pharma or biotech. Explanations of job requirements, essential skills, and day to day responsibilities were distilled from interviews with hundreds of key players in industry. Although not an easy read because of its encyclopedic detail, this book is an essential reference.
Career Opportunities in Clinical Drug Research
Rebecca J. Anderson
Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press 2010
This book sets the stage for discussing clinical research careers by providing an overview of the clinical evaluation process for drugs and medical devices. It then dedicates separate chapters to a number of jobs within that framework such as study coordinator, clinical quality assurance, etc. Each chapter outlines responsibilities of the position, describes a typical day, and provides tips for how to get your foot in the door including professional organizations that you should know about.
Todd Wehr Library Call #: QV 736 A549c 2010 / ISBN-13: 978-193611305-7
Understanding Pharma: A Primer on How Pharmaceutical Companies Really Work
John. J. Campbell
Raleigh, NC: Pharmaceutical Institute 2008
The title tells exactly what this book is about – how pharmaceutical companies work – from definition and classification of drugs to drug discovery to business development and manufacturing. This is the view from 10,000 feet which provides some insight into the complexities of the environment in which pharmaceutical scientists function.
Careers with the Pharmaceutical Industry
Peter D. Stonier
West Sussex, England: Wiley and Sons, 2003
Although this book has a decidedly British perspective, this book is worth perusing to examine the breadth of positions available in the pharmaceutical industry.
Todd Wehr Library Call #: QV 21 C2715 2003 / ISBN: 0470843284
From Alchemy to IPO: The Business of Biotechnology
New York, NY: Basic Books 2000
This is an important resource for scientists interested in industry careers. It provides a historical perspective on the biotechnology industry combined with an insider's view of the business model. Appendix C highlights the websites that the savvy job searcher will want to be aware of.
Todd Wehr Library Call #: HD 9999 R635f 2000 / ISBN: 978-073820482
The Medical Science Liaison: An A to Z Guide
Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse 2007
What is a medical science liaison (MSL) and what do they do? This book is a comprehensive guide to the function of MSLs. Perhaps the most valuable information is the list of MSL meetings contained in Table 1 which provide opportunities for trainees to get in-depth information about this career path.
Todd Wehr Library Call #: QV 736 A333m 2007 / ISBN: 978-1434337504