LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

Today, in our weekly LSCDS feature #ScienceNews,  we would like to cover this editorial from FiercePharma: “No means no: Global pharma group bans any and all gifts to doctors”. In industry, the spotlight is on Pfizer as the New York pharma giant eyes a controversial buyout deal of the cardiovascular player Amarin. Lastly, a victorious win in the [...]

By |2019-01-16T11:58:52-04:00January 16th, 2019|Bassem Toeama, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

Takeaways from the LSCDS Career Seminar in Research and Development

Written by Bassem Toeama “What careers exist in the industrial research and development (R&D)?” “How different is working in an academic setting from a non-academic one?” “Are corporations cutting down on R&D investments in Canada?” “Where are the opportunities in this environment?” Today, it is probably fair to say that many graduate students consider transitioning [...]

By |2018-12-21T12:39:36-04:00December 21st, 2018|Bassem Toeama, Interviews, Personal Stories, Potential Careers|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

Today, in our weekly LSCDS #ScienceNews,  we would like to feature this editorial from FiercePharma: “2018's Fiercest Women in Life Sciences” . In industry, the spotlight is on CAR-Ts, as Gilead and Novartis are ramping up production of their CAR-T drugs and reporting positive long-term follow-up data at ASH meeting. Lastly, experts believe that 2019 will be the year [...]

By |2018-12-21T12:40:12-04:00December 19th, 2018|Bassem Toeama, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

Year-End Review: The Industry Team Case Study

Written by: Bassem Toeama 2017-2018 Year-End Review: The Industry Team Case Study Today, we celebrate the Life Sciences Career Development Society’s (LSCDS) 17th birthday. In recognition of the pioneering work that LSCDS has done in bridging the gap between academia and the life sciences industry, we bring to you a highlight of our work, the [...]

The Precision of Data Management

Written by Bassem Toeama From my position as a pharmacovigilance consultant at Axiom Real-Time Metrics, I acquired an in-depth perception of the different career pathways in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry. I will walk you through these career pathways. Today I will explain in depth the tasks and responsibilities of the diverse career levels in data management, relate each career level with the required knowledge, experience, [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:02:43-04:00February 15th, 2018|Bassem Toeama|0 Comments

The Art of Pharmacovigilance

Written by Bassem Toeama From my position as a pharmacovigilance consultant at Axiom Real-Time Metrics, I acquired an in-depth perception of the different career pathways in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry. I will walk you through these career pathways. Today I will explain in depth the tasks and responsibilities of the diverse career levels in pharmacovigilance, relate each career level with the required knowledge, experience, and [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:02:43-04:00January 16th, 2018|Bassem Toeama|0 Comments

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 |2018-09-06T21:02:43-04:00December 9th, 2017|Bassem Toeama|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 |2018-09-06T21:02:43-04:00October 30th, 2017|Bassem Toeama|2 Comments