Career Development Education

Successful Career Switches Between Academia and Industry

Transitioning between grant-driven scientific research and private industry-applied research can be challenging for pharmaceutical scientists.
In the June 20 webinar, How to Successfully Transition Your Career: Industry and Academia, scheduled for 12:30-2pm ET, Kimberley Lentz, Ph.D., BMS, and Dhaval K. Shah, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at University at Buffalo, SUNY, and previously a Principal Scientist at Pfizer, discuss essential factors for those transitioning from industry to academia and vice versa.
Learn to:
  • Change careers successfully between academia and industry 
  • Progress within an institution
  • Write an impressive grant
  • Build and maintain a useful network
  • Find and connect with mentors
  • Grow professionally
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AAPS Newsmagazine helps pharmaceutical scientists excel in their jobs by providing current science, news, career advice, member recognition, AAPS offerings, and other valuable contemporary information.

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    Career Development Workshop: Managing Yourself and Others in the Workplace

    Now on demand! This members-only event included:

    • Creating a More Inclusive Science Workplace – Action Steps for Organizations, Managers, and Individuals
    • Effective Feedback as a Manager: How to Deliver it and How to Receive It
    • Sponsors at Home and Mentors Away – Establishing and Making the Most of Support Relationships for Career Success
    • Effective Tools for Managing Conflict
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