Justin Provchy had been accepted to two PhD programs in mathematics when he received a package of information about Claremont, Calif.-based Keck Graduate Institute's master of bioscience degree.
Life is good right now for Carlos Santos, who every week-day morning kisses his new baby daughter goodbye as he heads off to a career he loves.
No two days are quite the same," says Deborah Hartman, director of lead discovery in central nervous system and pain research at AstraZeneca in Wilmington, Del. Hartman, who started out as a bench scientist, is now a manager in charge of about 50 people working together on discovering new drugs for CNS disease targets.
D divisions in biotech hotspots, hoping a startup-like environment will provide fertile ground for innovation.
While large pharmaceutical companies may be shifting resources to later-stage research and development, Big Pharma is by no means abandoning its drug discovery efforts.
Anyone considering a career in bioinformatics has to relish change, says Schering-Plough bioinformatics specialist Ping Qiu.
This section provides life scientists who are looking for a job in pharma, or who are already in the industry, with the tools they need to get hired and get ahead.
How will growing regulatory and financial pressures and an increasingly globalized labor market affect career prospects in pharma for life scientists?
The path a compound takes from preclinical testing to the market is known universally as "the pipeline."
These are interesting times for life scientists working in the pharmaceutical industry.