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Biomedical Careers in Industry: A Few Tips for the Newcomer
Robert A. Copeland, Ph.D.,
President of Research & Chief Scientific Officer at Epizyme, Inc., gives an overview of working in industry and provides tips for transitioning from academia to the business world; published by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Things Scientists Ask about Finding an Industry Job
This videocast answers commonly asked questions about how to find a job in industry; produced by the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education.  

Industry Careers Overview and Job Packages
This videocast provides an overview of careers in industry and employment offers; produced by the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education.

An interview with Aathavan Karunakaran, Ph.D., Imaging Scientist at a small startup company; published by The American Society for Cell Biology.
A video interview with Nuruddeen Lewis, Ph.D., a Scientist in the Cellular and Translational Immunology group at EMD Serono; produced by the Vanderbilt School of Medicine and published by NIH BEST.
A summary of careers for microbiologists in business and industry, published by the American Society for Microbiology.
An interview with Alexandria Wise, Ph.D., Medical Science Liaison at Genzyme; published by Scizzle Blog.
An interview with Raluca Pancratov, Ph.D., Analyst at Alyeska Investment Group; published by Scizzle Blog.
Michael J. Orsini, Ph.D., explains his transition from research discovery to project management in this Science article.


Resources for Business and Industry Careers

iBiology Business Concepts for Biomedical Scientists
The purpose of the Business Concepts for Biomedical Scientists training program is to enhance PhD scientists’ understanding of foundational business concepts. This business coursework is unique because it is designed to prepare scientists for career transitions into both academic and non-academic settings. The course comprises a series of three modules - Business Strategy, Finance and Business Development.

Keck Graduate Institute Certificate in Bioscientific Management
KGI's Certificate in Bioscience Management offers a unique and exciting opportunity for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows with backgrounds in sciences to acquire the business, management and networking skills needed to successfully transition into the life sciences industry. This special offering allows current Ph.D. students and working postdoctoral fellows to earn this valuable certificate either on-site, or online by utilizing our one-of-a-kind synchronous learning platform.

Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
The world's largest biotechnology trade association, with members leading the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products that are transforming how we heal, fuel and feed the world.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
PhRMA, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, represents the country’s leading biopharmaceutical researchers and biotechnology companies.

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