How Do We Actually Meet the Needs of the Evolving Life Science Workforce?

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A recent panel discussion at Bisnow’s May Mid-Atlantic Life Sciences & Biotech event further emphasized the point that we’ve been hearing time and time again – we need to do more to support and adequately prepare the workforce to fill not only the current life science positions but future needs as well.

Frederick County launches second Biotech Bootcamp after first round’s success

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Several biotech companies worked with Frederick to design the Biotech Bootcamp curriculum and interviewed participants after the month-long program, which they will do again this round. Of the 14 students who completed the first Biotech Bootcamp, ten have landed positions at Frederick County biotech companies, including Lonza, Ellume, and Kite Pharma. Some also accepted positions at Rockville-based Meso Scale Diagnostics. 

In Conversation: Jeff Caskey, Biotech Recruiting Manager, WorkForce Genetics

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We caught up with Jeff Caskey of WorkForce Genetics (WFGX), a leading life sciences recruiting search firm, to discuss his professional journey, why recruiting became his passion, and how he’s managed to achieve work-life balance despite the rigorous demands of his profession.

Mapping a Talent Strategy for the Era of Worker Empowerment

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A few years ago, during a conversation with my colleague, HR visionary Dr. Ernesto Marinelli, I asked for his perspective on the global talent market. Not only do the observations he offered then still hold today, but they also resonate louder than ever.
“This isn’t a war for talent,” he told me in so many words. “It’s a talent jungle” where organizations and their HR departments often find themselves at a loss for finding people with the right skills and sometimes may not even know who they should be seeking in terms of skills, qualifications, background, etc.
Dr. Marinelli’s Talent Jungle has only gotten more tangled and difficult to navigate due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its role in shifting the mindset of workers around the world.
Indeed, the health crisis has accelerated the pace of change in talent markets, giving rise to a new set of realities for organizations and their HR departments to recognize and confront to meet the perennial challenge of putting the right people, with the right skills, in the right places at the right time. Let’s look at a handful of those new realities, with suggested steps for how organizations and their HR teams can rise…

6 Types of Medical Writing Careers

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What is medical writing?
Well it’s not a straight forward question to answer. Turns out, there are many types of medical writers (MWs). Medical writing is an umbrella term to describe a number of writing positions that support the pharmaceutical industry.
At its core, medical writing is simply the creation of documents around a pharmaceutical product or medical procedure. The document could be anything from a patient information leaflet, to a step-by-step submission protocol to apply for a drug licence, or a publication explaining how a new medical device works.
For healthcare professionals (HCPs), getting information about a drug or medical device is important for their patients. Likewise, other stakeholders in healthcare including patients, payers (insurance companies, governments), and regulatory agencies, also require information from pharma and medical device companies about new and existing products. Therefore, MWs need to know how to write about complicated medical information in a way that’s easy for the relevant audience to understand.
It’s more than just writing about drugs, diseases, and medical conditions, it’s about creating messages on health, treatments, and medicines, and presenting transparent scientific information on the efficacy and safety of medical products.
MWs must have excellent writing skills as well as…

New Season, New Beginnings – How to Set Up Your Newest Hires for Success Sooner

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Coaching can be hugely beneficial to new employees to help them hit the ground running, and it’s something that leaders can do daily to start getting the most out of their new workforce as soon as possible. Below are some coaching tips for leaders and employees to welcome all of their new coworkers into the fold.

Clene Boosts Manufacturing, Hiring in Preparation of Potential Commercialization of ALS Add-On Treatment

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In December, the company received the benefit of a $1 million grant from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development to expand its manufacturing capacity in Elkton. The site is being added in order to increase Clene’s manufacturing capacity and support potential commercialization of its nanocrystal-based asset, CNM-Au8. Mark G. Mortenson, Clene’s Chief Scientific Officer, said the expansion of the company’s capacity in Elkton will provide them with forty-times their manufacturing capacity by 2025.