Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES)

Biotech Yes provides business training for PhD students and early postdocs – if you’d like to find out more, we’ll be holding an introduction to the Biotech YES competition and business workshop on Tuesday 16th May (2.30-4.30pm).

Why participate?

  • Acquire business development skills
  • Build and pitch your own business plan
  • Learn about commercial & marketing strategies

Who is eligible?

Bioscience and biomedical researchers from medical researchers to electronic engineers to ecologists.

To book a place go to www.cpdbookings.qmul.ac.uk (course code RC900)

PhDs & Postdocs – How to find a job in industry

Part 1: How to find a job in industry

Dr Tracy Bussoli, Careers Consultant

If you’re thinking of finding a job in industry, you’ll need to be persistent and resilient as it may take time. As there isn’t always a straightforward way to find positions, here are my top tips on finding work in industry:

Explore all industry sectors and roles

Look at the range of functions and roles within pharmaceuticals, biotechnology companies and contract research organisations. See below for a list of:

Research and Development is the typical area that attracts PhDs and Postdocs; within this falls drug discovery, preclinical, clinical research and process development. Drug discovery and preclinical research jobs are the typical jobs for PhDs and Postdocs; job titles within this area usually contain the word ‘scientist’.

Other roles include business development managers, regulatory affairs specialists, medical scientific liaison (MSL) specialists, medical writers and life science consultants.

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