Academia to Biotechnology: Career Changes at any Stage

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Academic Press, Oct 8, 2004 - Medical - 186 pages
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The book deals with both the abstract and practical aspects of moving from a univerisity laboratory to a position in the biotech industry. Each chapter lists common and unique features to evaluate breaking down complex decisions into manageable elements. Several sections provide "how to" guides for the preparation of manuscripts, patents, grants, and internal company documents.

*Written by an experienced academician and successful biotechnology entrepreneur
*Reviews the basic tools taught in a traditional university
*Identifies new ways these these tools will be used in the corporate world
*Details the 'nuts and bolts' necessary to negotiate a successful position in the biotech industry
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Communication
1
Chapter 2 Interfacing with Sibling Departments
11
Papers to Grant to Patents
15
Chapter 4 Designing a Manuscript
21
Chapter 5 Designing and Writing a Grant
25
Chapter 6 Designing and Writing a Patent
33
Chapter 7 The Federal BiologicsDrugdevice Approval Process
39
Chapter 8 Good Laboratory Practices and Current Good Manufacturing Practices
45
Chapter 14 How to Choose a Biotechnology Company
83
Chapter 15 How to Set up a Laboratory
93
Chapter 16 How to Administer a Laboratory
97
Chapter 17 Collaborations
111
Chapter 18 How to Close a Laboratory
113
Chapter 19 Professional Expectations of PhDs in Academia and Industry
119
Chapter 20 Personnel Management Skills
127
Chapter 21 Changing Jobs
135

Chapter 9 Experimental Protocols
59
Chapter 10 Experimental Reports
63
Chapter 11 Experimental Methods
67
Chapter 12 Standard Operating Procedures
71
Chapter 13 How to Choose a Postdoctoral Position
73
Chapter 22 Personal Life
143
Chapter 23 Personal Development
147
Index
157
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