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  • The biotech industry produces a complex, high stress and intricate work environment, so it’s no surprise that workaholics pop up in this industry all the time.
  • Are you interested in the practical application of life sciences research? If so, an understanding of translational research is useful to see the vast opportunities to help patients and cure diseases.
  • Frustrated by your job search? Does your dream employer rarely have openings? A little-known technique – the job proposal approach – can open doors for you.
  • You likely know that there are some types of questions that are off-limits in a job interview, but did you also know that many of these are basically illegal?
  • Unlike the professional skills and experiences you gain through formal training or education, soft skills are those elusive interpersonal skills, personality traits, character attributes, or communication styles that will determine how you interact with your colleagues and the success or failure ...
  • Whether your controlling co-worker wants to hold onto all of the data for their own use, refuses to compromise with you on key aspects of a project or insists that their separate piece of the project takes precedence over yours, you definitely have a problem on your hands.
  • Being active on the job market can be somewhat of an overwhelming undertaking. As the old cliche goes, “it’s a full time job looking for a full time job.” While it’s ok to cut yourself some slack if you’ve been knocking down doors (or sending out resumes) for a while to no avail, you don’t want t...
  • To navigate each step along the way from interview to a final offer, you should have clear understanding of a timeline of events and what appropriate job search etiquette suggests you do at each step.
  • BioTalent Canada announced today that “Career Starter,” one of BioTalent Canada’s newest wage subsidy programs—has generated high levels of interest industry-wide and has exceeded all expectations. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: “We’re encouraged by the overwhelming and rapid response to the Career Starter wage subsidy pr

  • Are you willing to relocate internationally to further your career? It can be a difficult decision with much to consider including language, cultural and industry differences.
  • First impressions matter, and during your first few weeks at your new job, you’re laying the groundwork and establishing those key working relationships and processes that will set you up for success in the long run.
  • If you’re applying for multiple jobs at the same time, perhaps over several weeks or months, things can quickly spiral out of control. You can easily find yourself with 10 or 20 different versions of your resume or cover letter floating around on your desktop, requests for materials coming at you...
  • We all have stress, but sometimes the pressures of work tend to leach into other areas of our lives. This can cause an upheaval in your entire existence and may leave you feeling on-edge at the office and detached at home.
  • Keep these tips in mind the next time you’re getting ready to log on to a video conference and want to keep your attention span in check.
  • In order to mimic (or exceed!) your office productivity, assuming that you were most productive at the office, time blocking should become your new habit.
  • Now that a majority of us are working remotely, and it may stay like that for the foreseeable future, one thing we’ve left behind is the commute to the office.
  • BioSpace interviewed Dr. Heike Blockus, an associate research scientist at Columbia University. Blockus shared her thoughts on the neuroscience career path, recent trends in the field and her advice for aspiring neuroscientists.
  • Besides making sure you don’t accidentally reply all to that company-wide notice, here are some words to reserve for your texts with friends.
  • While the interviewers will undoubtedly place more weight on your interview than anything else, writing a follow-up email that expresses your enthusiasm for the position and competence for the available role can help you stand out.
  • Whether you’re an experienced professional in the field or just embarking on your new career, it’s time to look at your qualifications and career plans from an entirely different perspective.