For years, the biggest employers of science and engineering PhDs has been academic institutions. For example, according to the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)’s biennial Survey of Doctoral Recipients, academia employed 11 percent more PhDs than the private sector in 1997.
Are you familiar with the medical writing profession? If not, you could be missing out on one of the most flexible and rewarding careers in life sciences.
Do you struggle to make to work or meetings on time? If so, you’re not alone. Some studies have shown that 1 in 5 people are chronically late to work at least once a week, while others claim nearly 30% of all Americans are late to work every single day.
Probably the best definition of “bioinformatics” is processing and analyzing large-scale genomics and other biological datasets to develop biological insights.
Employers already have a fairly good idea of the position you want if you’re applying to their open role. Instead, they want to know what you bring to the table. This is where an executive summary comes in.
Writing a cover letter is, for most people, one of the most dreaded parts of the entire job search. People usually have fairly strong feelings around writing -- they either love it or they hate it with a passion so strong that even the thought of putting “pen to paper” sends them into a panic.
As a valued member of our BioSpace community, we are eager to hear more from you and other readers in 2019. We want to know if you've updated your resume and components that make it competitive.
Do you know what employers in the life sciences industry value when it comes to hiring? Many professionals don’t know, and as a result they just send out their resume and hope for the best.
Recently, we spoke with a couple of seasoned recruiting professionals and identified the top 10 non-traditional careers for life science professionals. One of the popular choices was in the medical technical writing field.
According to a recent BioSpace survey, 70% of life science employers indicated their company anticipates an increase in the number of open positions during 2019. So if you are on the job hunt, keep your eye out for new positions posted throughout the year!
Do you have a strong feeling that people or forces are conspiring against you at work? Have you noticed that some of your colleagues withhold information or resources necessary for you to reach your goals?
In a recent BioSpace poll, one respondent described their experience this way, “I was dropped into the deep end without enough training.” This can be extremely frustrating as a life science professional.
There are numerous questions that often come up in job interviews that most people hate. Examples include “What’s your greatest weakness?” and “Where do you see yourself in five years?”
Here are some things you should do if you think you might be in an abusive relationship with your boss.
Unlike face-to-face conversations or even phone calls where you can easily pick up on things like the other person’s tone, intent, and nuance, email communication is often more ambiguous… and problematic.
As a valued member of our BioSpace community, we are eager to hear more from you and other readers in 2019. What are the unique benefits your life sciences employer offers?
Excessive stress in the workplace can have devastating effects on your productivity and job satisfaction levels, your performance, and your overall health and wellbeing.
The average American spends around 90,000 hours at work, according to Business Insider. And for many people, a large portion of those hours are spend engaging in unhealthy habits that can have serious consequences to their overall health, well-being, productivity, and happiness levels.
When evaluating which candidate to offer the job, employers and hiring managers are not only assessing your skill level and on-the-job competencies, but they are also on the lookout for the right “fit” for that particular role.
Are you a life sciences professional over 40? If so, have you noticed differences in how you’re treated by recruiters and hiring managers during your job search?