Posts Tagged ‘career’

Why You Should Join The Association Of Commercial Professionals – Life Sciences

Why You Should Join The Association Of Commercial Professionals - Life Sciences

Comprendia’s 5th anniversary is this month (look for a celebration later this year) and it’s very interesting to see the changes that have happened since our founding in 2008. At that time, we sensed a need for a network for life science marketing professionals and started the Biotech Marketing Group on LinkedIn. The group is a great place to get information and to network and we’ve made a lot of great connections there, including the founders of the Association of Commercial Professionals — Life Sciences. The ACP-LS shares our goals to connect and support life science marketing, sales, customer and technical service professionals and we are happy to be contributors to their blog and speaking at their September 2013 conference. They’ve provided our colleagues a special rate on both the conference and membership*, and here are the reasons you should join: Learn. Life science marketers are often well trained in the science behind the products they manage or sell, sometimes leaving less time to learn the fundamentals of the commercial side. ACP-LS provides many opportunities to learn about life science marketing, sales, leadership, and training strategies with an active blog, web resources, the conference, and plans to implement training programs. […]

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Transitioning From Academia: Resources for Life Scientists

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Communicating Science, or How Did I Get Here from There?

A few things have happened over the past weeks that have caused me to reflect on how I ‘ended up’ where I am, in an Outliers sort of way. Also, there are some young scientists who have asked me how I made the transition into marketing, so I thought it might be good to write a post on it. In short, while my current occupation is no accident, I was incredibly fortunate to have mentors and ‘generous strangers’ along the way who guided me to where I am now, and I am very thankful to them. By sheer dumb luck, I did my first lab rotation at Duke University with Jane Richardson, who was the first to visualize protein structures using so-called ribbon diagrams. She drew the diagrams by hand and they became the standard to help us understand protein structures. The project Dr. Richardson gave me was interesting, as was hanging out in her and her husband David’s lab, complete with comfy couches and crazy protein artwork. I learned about the internet there (1990), using FTP on their VAX to download structures from the protein data bank, and even took pictures of protein structures for a textbook on their […]

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Comprendia to Present at Transitions to Industry Symposium

On November 14th, Comprendia Founder Mary Canady will be presenting an overview of San Diego Biotechnology at a local symposium geared towards life science postdocs and hosted by UCSD, The Scripps Research Institute, and Burnham Institute. Dr. Canady’s career, first as a local researcher and now as a small business owner working with biotechnology companies, gives her a unique perspective on transitioning from science to business. Check out the website for more information and to register.

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