Best Places to Work 2006: Industry

FEATUREBest Places to Work 2006: Industry   Courtesy of Transform PharmaceuticalsWhat makes a company a great place to work? In our fourth annual survey, industry scientists share their insights.BY KAREN PALLARITOBrian Hopkins, a PhD research scientist and project leader at Infinity Pharmaceuticals, joined the Cambridge, Mass., company in May 2002 partly because he liked its DOS (diversity-oriented synthesis

Karen Pallarito
Apr 1, 2006
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Best Places to Work 2006: Industry
 
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Courtesy of Transform Pharmaceuticals
What makes a company a great place to work? In our fourth annual survey, industry scientists share their insights.


Brian Hopkins, a PhD research scientist and project leader at Infinity Pharmaceuticals, joined the Cambridge, Mass., company in May 2002 partly because he liked its DOS (diversity-oriented synthesis) chemistry platform. Working with a leader like Infinity's founder, president, and CEO, Steven H. Holtzman, also appealed to him. Plus, he says, it was a chance to get involved in a company from its start, put a lot of creativity and energy into it, and "really start to see something transform in front of [my] eyes."

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