Biopharma Business

Lauren Celano

Lauren
Celano

How do you know if you are a CEO

At the recent “How do you know if you are a CEO” Google Plus webinar on January 7th as part of The Capital Network and Founders Workbench series, a question was raised regarding whether a technical founder is a good candidate for the CEO role. Specifically, the audience member asked about benefi...


maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

Foreign Intrigue: Does outsourcing jobs mean outsourcing ethics?

The drug giant, Glaxo Smith Kline, has a lot of explaining to do.  This month the company has suffered a public relations storm with charges of  bribery, arrests of executives in China,  and allegations of falsifying research results, to name a few. Here at home, GSK is also in hot wa...


maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

Cultural Fit: Are You Out of Place @ Your Work Place?

Another blind date.  It started with a call from a recruiter.  One of my former employers gave me name to colleague who was looking for a department head with women’s health experience.  And like match.com (at least, how I imagine Match.com to be),  we started the engagement wi...


Erica
Taylor

Planning my career Part II

This is my second installment in 2013 on this site – for a brief introduction and background, please see my initial entry. 


MMata2

Marielena
Mata

What do you do in Strategic Marketing? Or where is the dart board?

If industry is the dark side of science, strategic marketing is the dark side of industry, or so it seems.  As scientists sitting in teams with our strategic marketing colleagues, we always wondered how they came up with those projections of how much revenue a drug would have in 2025 (yes, they...


virginie.adam

Virginie
Adam

MSL: Medical..Science…What?

If you browse job listings on the websites of pharmaceutical companies, it’ll soon become apparent that there are a slew of titles and abbreviations, which often differ between companies…it can get confusing!  Sometimes, at Company X an ‘Associate’ scientist has more experience than a ...


MMata2

Marielena
Mata

Congrats but you are moving to the dark side…..

When the announcement came out, I knew there was no going back.  “I am pleased to announce that Marielena (Maty) Mata will be moving into a new development role in the Oncology Strategic Marketing group on July 1, 2012”.  It was a Friday afternoon and, though many of my colleagues were...


maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

Will “reshoring” = restoring jobs in the USA?

It’s the same old song---contaminated drugs from China.  The news was reported by Laurie Burkitt in the Wall Street Journal  on April 17, 2012.  Chinese authorities halted the sale of 13 drugs, because the gelatin capsules used in manufacturing were found to have high levels of the ...


stephanie.hi.yeung

Stephanie
Yeung

Don’t Let The Blackberry You Own Own You

In the past year, I made conscious efforts to stay concentrated on one task at a time, since the chatter in my head started driving me insane. I was doing pretty well until I started a new position as a product manager at a rapidly growing company recently. Having to manage ten projects at different...


maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

Playing Well with Others: Can an MD find happiness in the Pharmaceutical Industry?

In 1961, the medical sociologist Anselm Strauss published his seminal study, “The Boys in White,” about how the treatment of medical students affects their characters and behaviors.