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Meet Meghan Hennis, Associate Consultant at Decision Resources Group

Describe your job and what you do on a day-to-day basis. I use primary (interviews) and secondary (published medical literature) research sources to understand the preferences of patients and medical doctors for various treatments of different diseases. This information helps … Continue reading

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Meet Dae-Gon Ha, Equity Research Associate at Leerink Partners, LLC

  Describe your job and what you do on a day-to-day basis. As research analysts, my job is to stay up-to-date on news flow that relates to companies that is in our “coverage universe” and either 1) convey such information … Continue reading

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Lucy McNamara, Epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Describe your job and what you do on a day-to-day basis.  My current position is as an epidemiologist in the branch of CDC that works on meningococcal meningitis, whooping cough, tetanus, and diphtheria.  I work on a number of different … Continue reading

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Beth Walczak, Scientist at BD Genomics

  Describe your job and what you do on a day-to-day basis. My daily activities are centered around product development for a yet-to-be commercialized single cell genomics platform. This includes molecular biology bench work, data analysis, and almost daily planning/data … Continue reading

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Meet Teja Reddi, Associate Consultant at Decision Resources Group

  Describe your job and what you do on a day-to-day basis: As a consultant in the life sciences, I advise pharmaceutical clients on different stages of drug development including R&D portfolio management in pre-clinical stages, identification of key clinical … Continue reading

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Meet Christina Carlson, Research Biologist (Mendenhall Research Fellow) at the U.S. Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center

Describe your job and what you do on a day-to-day basis. I conduct research focused on environmental transmission cycles for chronic wasting disease, a prion disease of cervids, and investigate methods to interrupt these cycles. Our laboratory’s organization, operation and … Continue reading

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Meet Caitlin Mac Nair, Patent Scientist at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

  Describe your job and what you do on a day-to-day basis. As a patent scientist (also called patent engineer, or patent agent for those that have passed the Patent Bar exam), I work as a liaison between inventors and … Continue reading

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Meet Noah Wolfson, R&D scientist at Ophthotech

Describe your job and what you do on a day-to-day basis. Essentially, I’m an in-house scientific consultant.  On a daily basis, I work with various departments at Ophthotech to answer scientific questions. If, for instance, our commercial team needs to … Continue reading

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Meet Tien-Huei Hsu, Assistant Medical Director at Health Science Communications

Describe your job and what you do on a day-to-day basis. I’m in the medical communications field. Our clients are pharmaceutical and medical device companies, which include big pharma, as well as small biotechs, and we can be brought on … Continue reading

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Welcome to the flip side of the PhD!

The goal of this blog is to highlight career paths for science PhDs outside of academia.   As children of the 80s and 90s, we were told to stay in school. Well, some of us took that literally and completed … Continue reading

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