So You’re Starting a PhD Program – 5 Things You Can Start Doing Your First Year to Give You a Head Start in the Non-Academic Job Market

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Even though the end of your PhD might seem far away, time will go by quicker than you think, and it’s never too early to start thinking about your next steps, even if the steps are very small at first. And with increasingly fewer folks seeking academic roles post-PhD, it pays to explore exactly what you’ll be able to do with this hard-earned degree!

Biomanufacturing Career Tips for a Booming Life Sciences Market

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WorkForce Genetics recently hosted the webinar event, “Navigating Your Biomanufacturing Career.” The webinar, which was held in March 2022, brought together industry thought leaders for a robust panel discussion about biomanufacturing career tips for the BioHealth Capital Region’s booming job market. 

UMBC Biotech Master’s Program Equips Professionals with Skills for Success

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UMBC’s Biotechnology Master’s program provides specialized training that not only teaches students the latest skills and trends in biotech, but equips them to be successful in sought-after management and leadership roles.

Navigating Your Biomanufacturing Career

How to Navigate Your Biomanufacturing Career
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The biotech economy continues its expansion and shows no sign of slowing in 2022. On this webinar you’ll hear from several biomanufacturing leaders from various sectors of the field to talk about the biomanufacturing roles at their company and what they look for when hiring for their teams.

Re-Powering Your Self Empowerment

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Being empowered means knowing what you want, and why you want it. It means taking control and responsibility for your own life and career. It also means standing up to societal norms, going against the status quo, and aligning with your value system.

It’s a word that is used a lot when assessing career satisfaction, especially in the era of the Great Resignation – do you, as an employee, feel empowered in your current workplace? If the answer is “no”, there are a number of ways to help.

Before You Accept the Job, Understand the Basics of Stock Options and Long Term Incentives

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With the abundance of job opportunities available, navigating the job market can surface many questions on which direction to take your career. Your job search may take you to an established commercial biopharma company that has already gone public and is a leader in their market, or you may want to join an early-stage biotech company that is backed by venture capital where you get to really roll up your sleeves and be part of building the business.

How Life Sciences Companies Can Successfully Execute and Sustain Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Initiatives

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The life sciences industry is booming in our region and globally, which has put the need for more biotech talent in the spotlight. This urgent need for talent has finally made diversity and inclusion part of every discussion about talent acquisition and workforce development. Companies large and small are starting to take action to ensure their workforce demographics are right-sized to match a diverse workforce population. 

Growing Your Growth Mindset

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More than 30 years ago, American psychologist and researcher Carol Dweck and her colleagues studied the behavior of children who had differing attitudes about success and failure. She realized the underlying beliefs that these kids had led to behaviors that either facilitated their growth, learning, and success or resulted in failure and discouragement. She coined the terms ‘growth mindset’ and ‘fixed mindset’ to describe these beliefs. 

5 Top Maryland Cell and Gene Therapy Companies Actively Searching for Talent

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The BHCR cluster, in particular, includes a host of emerging and established cell and gene therapy companies, as well one of the deepest and most advanced biomanufacturing infrastructures in the U.S. While the cell and gene therapy industry still faces challenges like high manufacturing costs, high cost per dose to patients and complex supply chain issues, this sector remains very healthy and is continuing to grow rapidly in our region and globally.

5 Tips for PhD Students and Postdocs to Help Land that Non-Academic Job

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As years went by, I started to realize that there was a whole world of opportunities for PhDs beyond the bench – careers that were just as intellectually stimulating and still scratched that scientific itch without ever having to pick up a pipette. However, the road to reach these careers was a bit foggier compared to academia. Did I need to do a postdoc? How important are publications? How do I make myself stand out?