Cassie also recommends getting about six to 10 years of Big Pharma experience before moving to a smaller company, "or else you won't bring much to the party. A scientist coming from Merck will bring discipline, structure, and form to a small business. They will know how to put a business together."
1. "Biopharmaceutical industry human capital infrastructure, final report," Life Science Career Alliance, October 2006, www.lsalliance.org