ITCS, A Look Back On Two Years

Written by Anastassia Pogoutse A major source of frustration for freshly-graduated job seekers is job descriptions asking for industry experience. For those immersed in academia, this can be hard to get. LSCDS's Industry Team Case Study (ITCS) gives trainees the opportunity to gain experience in completing industry-relevant projects before they go out into the [...]

By |2019-08-25T22:16:30-04:00April 18th, 2017|Career Development|0 Comments

Medical Writing: Achieving Organizational Goals through Effective Communication

By Adriano Vissa This month, the LSCDS Alumni Spotlight Series features medical writers. Please follow the link at the bottom of this article to see their stories. But first, let’s explore the question: What is medical writing? While many graduate students in the life sciences have traditionally been aware of industry opportunities in fields [...]

By |2019-08-25T22:17:37-04:00February 21st, 2017|Potential Careers|0 Comments

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Mandy Lo, Project Manager, Risk Management Plan at Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson

Written by Andrew Zhai Dr. Mandy Lo, Project Manager, Risk Management Plan at Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson Dr. Mandy Lo has always played a key role at LSCDS, both as Co-Chair and beyond, and continues to be impressed by the achievements of the organization. “I can see the LSCDS…become the premier gateway to [...]

By |2019-08-25T22:24:23-04:00September 12th, 2015|Alumni Spotlight|0 Comments

Health Canada Assessment Officer – Interview with Adeline Ng

Written by Alex Chiang To many life science graduates, Health Canada embodies the supreme institution that is responsible for protecting the health of all Canadians. Situated in the nation’s capital and employing over 10,000 staff members, Health Canada is the federal agency that regulates a wide variety of healthcare products, including drugs, biologics, medical devices, [...]

By |2019-08-25T22:26:28-04:00June 11th, 2013|Potential Careers|0 Comments

Regulatory Affairs Professional

Written by Alex Chiang Overview The regulatory affairs professional (RA), as the name implies, is a person who ensures compliance to the laws and regulations within a regulated industry, such as healthcare, banking, and energy. This profession is currently most prominent in the healthcare sectors, including pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices. The regulatory process is [...]

By |2019-08-25T22:27:18-04:00February 1st, 2013|Potential Careers|0 Comments