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  • A Feeling for Industry

    Saurabh Sen, Ph.D
    Biopharma Research
    Changing Careers
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    Navigating through the burden of course work, achieving top grades and deciding on a perfect career track: balancing these three acts is a challenging manifesto. And that’s what students are supposed to do towards the completion of their Masters level education. Torn in an indecisive tug-of-war between the higher studies of a PhD and an industrial job, I chose to work in R&D at a pharmaceutical company on the completion of my Masters degree in Biotechnology. Lady luck smiled on me. I was very successful in my new job within a couple of months, and I was selected to participate in a drug discovery conference organized by Astra Zeneca. The sheer volume of intellectual capital at the conference overwhelmed me, and I found myself a small boat in a vast ocean of knowledge. The ...