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Diversity of Career Pathways in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries

Written by Bassem Toeama Biotechnology and pharmaceutical corporations are managed with different strategies for optimal utilization of resources. This includes blending and/or segregation of departments, which in turn leads to diversification of career pathways available to life science graduates interested in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. From my position as a pharmacovigilance specialist at Axiom Real-Time Metrics, I [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:02:43+00:00December 9th, 2017|Bassem Toeama|0 Comments

Scientists, Fluidigm

Two great opportunities are currently available at Fluidigm’s Markham office: Bioinformatics Application Scientist  Product Application Scientist These positions are part of the Product Application group and work closely with our Service & Support Team, R&D Scientists and Product Management group. Candidates can apply on our website directly by pressing on the respective roles.

By |2017-12-04T08:52:18+00:00December 4th, 2017|Job Posting|0 Comments

Researcher, Sanofi Pasteur

Key activities & deliverables: -          Lead technical (process) and/or analytical (product characterization) aspects in process improvement projects -          Design, plan and coordinate experiments (including scale-up and scale-down). -          Develop Analytical strategy for process improvement projects -          Prepare study protocols & reports. -          Perform studies and analyze data. -          Contribute to trouble-shooting and support problem-solving -          Lead and participate in project teams and [...]

By |2017-11-27T20:50:52+00:00November 27th, 2017|Job Posting|0 Comments

What I learned about Medical Writing: Tales from the Mini-Networking Series

Written by Candice Tang Medical writing is becoming an increasingly attractive job for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) graduates. But what exactly do you do as a medical writer? Are you writing technical data sheets? Updating medical textbooks? Writing a new policy for the government? The truth is, medical writing encompasses a whole [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:02:43+00:00November 21st, 2017|Candice Tang|0 Comments

Computational Biologist, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute

Research Associate Position - Structure-based protein engineering - Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, Toronto, Canada   Dr. Julien’s laboratory at The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute ( is looking for a Computational Biologist to join our Structural Immunology team as a Research Associate. The successful candidate will participate in the design and engineering [...]

By |2017-11-08T12:09:18+00:00November 8th, 2017|Job Posting|0 Comments

Academia vs. Industry: Mindset and Soft Skills

Written by Bassem Toeama New life science graduates seeking entry-level jobs in the industry often need guidance from an insider. From my position as a pharmacovigilance specialist at Axiom Real-Time Metrics, I realized how HR personnel shortlist job applicants for in-person interviews and perceived an in-depth perception of the different biopharmaceutical career pathways. In [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:02:43+00:00October 30th, 2017|Bassem Toeama|2 Comments

Research Technician, Translational Immunotherapy Lab

Translational Immunotherapy Lab is seeking an individual within the Tumor Immunotherapy Program (TIP) (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre). The lab is involved in various research projects and clinical trials. The main focus is the manufacturing of cells for investigational clinical trials. Responsibilities : • Processing human tissues and blood • Performing cell culture procedures, and cellular [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:02:43+00:00October 30th, 2017|Job Posting|0 Comments

What Is Consulting and Why It Might Be for You

By Lidia Kazakova When I first heard the term “consulting” in the context of career options about a year into my graduate studies, it did not elicit any particular excitement. On the contrary, it seemed decidedly vague - whom do you consult? What are you consulting them on? And why are so many graduate [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:02:43+00:00October 25th, 2017|Lidia Kazakova|0 Comments

Some Takeaways from September’s Career Seminar: Financial Literacy 101

Written by Anastassia Pogoutse It's probably fair to say that most graduate students don't think too much about managing their money. Some of us might have started saving or have had to navigate debt, but generally we're focused on how little money we actually have. Nevertheless, according to this month's Career Seminar Series speaker [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:02:43+00:00October 13th, 2017|Anastassia Pogoutse|0 Comments

Millennial Relevancy

Written by Annie Zhang This post was originally published on FinLitMe. Financial literacy was only recognized as an issue recently; for most, it didn’t feel relevant nor did they have any interest. Most articles calling for more financial education only surfaced around 2013-2014. The rising need for financial literacy in the general public, in my [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:02:43+00:00September 26th, 2017|Annie Zhang|0 Comments