Survival Skills in the Chemical and Pharma Industries

Published: Apr 21, 2011

Every morning, John K. Thottathil puts on a suit and tie and prepares for the long workday ahead. He’s up earlier than anyone else in his house, and he’s the last one to go to bed. Thottathil, a Ph.D. organic chemist who lives in the Chicago area, has been looking for a full-time position for the past three years. As a result of industry mergers and acquisitions, Thottathil was laid off in 2005 from Abbott Laboratories, where he was director of chemistry, and again at the end of 2007 from New River Pharmaceuticals, where he was chief scientific officer. Click on link below to read more.

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