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Alternative Careers in Science By Edited by Cynthia Robbins-Roth (Bioventure Consultants, San Mateo, CA, U.S.A.)

Alternative Careers in Science
by Edited by Cynthia Robbins-Roth (Bioventure Consultants, San Mateo, CA, U.S.A.)

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Offers descriptions of the evolution of a band of hardy scientists out of the lab and into just about every career you can imagine. This book presents the personal story of each author, including descriptions of their career path, a typical day, where to find information on their job, opportunities to career growth, and more.
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Alternative Careers in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower by Edited by Cynthia Robbins-Roth (Bioventure Consultants, San Mateo, CA, U.S.A.)

Many science students find themselves in the midst of graduate school or sitting at a lab bench, and realize that they hate lab work! Even worse is realizing that they may love science, but science (at least academic science) is not providing many job opportunities these days. What's a poor researcher to do !? This book gives first-hand descriptions of the evolution of a band of hardy scientists out of the lab and into just about every career you can imagine. Researchers from every branch of science found their way into finance, public relations, consulting, business development, journalism, and more - and thrived there! Each author tells their personal story, including descriptions of their career path, a typical day, where to find information on their job, opportunities to career growth, and more. This is a must-read for every science major, and everyone who is looking for a way to break out of their career rut.

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"After my Ph.D. I realized that although I enjoyed science, I felt that my skills might be better applied to enabling the application of science within a more commercial context. Reading the experiences of others in this book gave me the confidence to move into another area of work. After spending two years in university technology transfer, I now negotiate Strategic Alliances on behalf of Pfizer and use my scientific knowledge and experience on a day-to-day basis." -Philip McGurk, Pfizer, California, U.S.A.

About Edited by Cynthia Robbins-Roth (Bioventure Consultants, San Mateo, CA, U.S.A.)


Cynthia Robbins-Roth, Ph.D., left academia to pursue a science career in the then-emerging biotechnology industry. Her career detoured through business development before her entrepreneurial spirit compelled her to start up her own biotechnology consulting and publishing business, BioVenture. Because of her scientific insight, irreverent manner, and ebullient nature, Dr. Robbins-Roth is a popular speaker on alternative careers for scientists, as well as a recognized biotech industry expert.

Table of Contents


CONTRIBUTORS PREFACE Chapter 1: A SCIENTIST GONE BAD: How I Went from the Bench to the Board Room Section 1: Science and Information Chapter 2: TECHNICAL WRITING: Making Sense Out of Manuals Chapter 3: SCIENCE WRITING: Communicating with the Masses Chapter 4: CREATING A PUBLISHING EMPIRE: How I Gave up Academia and Became an Entrepreneurial Editor Chapter 5: BUSINESS INFORMATION SERVICES: Providing the Data for Industry Section 2: The Financial World Chapter 6: BECOMING A VENTURE CAPITALIST Chapter 7: INVESTMENT BANKING: Dreams and Reality Chapter 8: HOW I BECAME AN ANALYST: Science-Based Investment Advising Section 3: The Corporate World Chapter 9: ENTREPRENEUR AND COMPANY FOUNDER: Starting Your Own Company and Surviving Chapter 10: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: Making Deals with Science Chapter 11: THE GROWTH OF A MANAGER: From Pure Research to Policy Administration Chapter 12: REGULATORY AFFAIRS: Keeping Product Development on Track Chapter 13: PATENT LAW CAREERS: Protecting the Intellectual Property of Science Chapter 14: ENTERING BIOMEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC CONSULTING Chapter 15: SALES AND MARKETING: So You Want to Sell? Chapter 16: FROM DOING RESEARCH TO MOVING RESEARCH: My Life in Tech Transfer Section 4: Providing Services to Companies Chapter 17: CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS: Helping Companies Sell Their Stories Chapter 18: EXECUTIVE SEARCH: The Hunt for Exceptional Talent Chapter 19: CONSULTANT TO THE STARS: Advising CEOs for Fun and Profit Chapter 20: BIOMEDICAL CONSULTANT: Specializing in Technology Assessment, Strategic Planning, and Grant Writing Section 5: Science Careers in Government Chapter 21: SCIENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY: Translating Between Two Worlds Chapter 22: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR: Building a Biotech Industry for an Entire Country Chapter 23: GOVERNMENT AGENCIES: Directing Science in the Military APPENDIX: INFORMATION RESOURCES ABOUT ALTERNATIVE CAREERS FOR SCIENTISTS INDEX

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Alternative Careers in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower by Edited by Cynthia Robbins-Roth (Bioventure Consultants, San Mateo, CA, U.S.A.)
Edited by Cynthia Robbins-Roth (Bioventure Consultants, San Mateo, CA, U.S.A.)
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Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
2005-08-26
320
0125893760
9780125893763
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