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  1. 1. Jobs That Crosssed My Desk Through Nov.22, 2009 Contact the person whose information appears at the top of each listing. Listings of each executive search person are separated by string of stars. Multiple listings submitted by one recruiter are separated by straight lines. ******************************************************************************************** Charles Jo Recruiter/Sourcer 408.668.4226 I am currently working on candidate sourcing projects for following positions with medical device clients in the San Francisco Bay Area: • Quality Engineers • Quality Engineering Manager • Senior Regulatory Affairs Associates • Contracts Administration I would appreciate all referrals. ***************************************************************************** Contact: ChemoCentryx Inc. Scientific Database Administrator As a member of a cross-disciplinary group, your primary responsibility will be maintaining the scientific databases used to capture biological and chemical information on drug candidates. In addition to administering the Oracle database, the job responsibilities include administering research informatics with the following Symyx software: Isentris (creating, maintaining and updating data sources, forms, and user privileges), Assay Explorer (building templates for analysis of biological assays, managing and maintaining users through Oracle), Plate Manager (maintaining and updating screening libraries and assay plates), Logistics (managing reagent inventory and chemical library databases) and Registration (managing compound registration database). Responsibilities include proactively performing necessary software backups, general database maintenance and updates for research and chemical informatics software (Symyx). Relevant experience includes applying nonlinear regression, Excel, XLFit and statistics in data processing. You will interact with scientists from a range of departments (Biology, ADME/PK, Chemistry, IT) to ensure data entry is seamless and that the databases remain sound. ChemoCentryx is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing orally-administered small molecule therapeutics that target the chemokine and chemo-attractant systems in order to treat autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders and cancer. Basic requirements include a Bachelorâ €™s Degree in a computing, engineering or scientific field. Preferred qualifications include a Master’s Degree and/or 5 or more years experience in Oracle database administration in an organization dedicated to drug discovery or biological testing. Candidates having experience with the Symyx suite of informatics (especially Isentris, Assay Explorer, Logistics and Registration) and with Oracle are preferred. Location: Mountain View,CA ********************************************************************************* Qualified candidates please reply to: Cindy Johnson tel: 925-242-1010 x 101 8/11/2010 1
  2. 2. Below is our update on positions we are currently working on in medical device. Most positions are located in the San Francisco bay area unless noted otherwise. You are welcome to pass this along to anyone that may be interested. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch anytime. Most Urgent Positions:  Director of Regulatory Affairs – S. CA  Director of R&D  Director of Quality REGULATORY, QUALITY & CLINICAL AFFAIRS Director of Regulatory Affairs – Southern California D 10+ years in Regulatory Affairs within medical device industry BA, BS is a requirement, advanced degree is a plus Proven management & leadership skills is a requirement, must be a collaborative team player Extensive original 510(k) experience is required – minimum of 5  Experience working on initial 510(k) submissions and being the key support/contact person for the VP, Clinical and Regulatory with the FDA is strongly preferred _______________________________________________________________________________________ Principal International Regulatory Affairs Specialist  Minimum of 5 years experience in US and OUS class III medical device Regulatory Affairs management and execution  Strong knowledge of IDE, PMA, 510(k), ISO, and QSR requirements required  Working knowledge of US and OUS clinical research regulations and techniques  Demonstrated ability to effectively implement and manage complex global regulatory program  Bachelors Degree in scientific or health related field required _______________________________________________________________________________________ Sr. RA Associate S Bachelor's Degree in the biological, physical, engineering or material science disciplines 4+ yrs of RA experience in medical device industry. International Regulatory Affairs experience preferred. Must have completed three (3) 510(k) submissions and demonstrated ability to prepare submissions independently. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Director of Quality D 10+ years in Quality within medical device industry, currently operating at the Sr. Mgr/Dir level BA, BS is a requirement, advanced degree is a plus Proven management & leadership skills is a requirement Engineering background/experience is preferred Startup experience strongly preferred _______________________________________________________________________________________ Principal/Sr. Quality Engineer P 8+ years QE experience within medical device industry BA, BS is a requirement, advanced degree is a plus Proven management & leadership skills is a requirement Engineering background/experience is preferred Startup experience preferred _______________________________________________________________________________________ Sr. CRA S BA/BS degree, Nursing preferred 3+ yrs clinical research experience in medical device industry Some travel required (30%) Support regulatory filings 8/11/2010 2
  3. 3. _______________________________________________________________________________________ R&D, MANUFACTURING & OPERATIONS ROLES Director of R&D D BSME, MSME preferred Strong catheter development experience 10+ yrs experience in medical device industry At least 5 years of management experience, strong management & leadership skills are required _______________________________________________________________________________________ R&D Project Manager R 7+ years in the Medical Device field 2+ years experience cross-functional project management Experience designing, building, & testing intravascular catheters, especially balloon catheters BS engineering degree, MS in an engineering discipline preferred _______________________________________________________________________________________ Customer Service - Order Entry Supervisor – Costa Rica C AA degree or equivalent plus 7 years in a customer-oriented environment. Experience in a call center environment necessary. Supervisory experience required. In a growing environment, must be able to provide quick and efficient service to the customer; develop new methods of Customer Satisfaction. C omputer Skills: SAP (order entry equivalent), Word, Excel , ACD systems a plus. Supervising in a call center environment a plus. Bilingual (English and Spanish)  Must live in the GRAM (Gran Area Metropolitana: San José – Alajuela – Heredia) area _______________________________________________________________________________________ R&D Scientist R BS Analytical Chemistry or related fields Medical device industry experience Experience with glucose monitoring a major plus Strength in numerical analysis, chemometrics and data mining _______________________________________________________________________________________ SALES, MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Product Manager  2+ years of product management experience in medical device industry  Cardiovascular device experience strongly preferred  BA,BS degree, MBA a plus  Travel 30% - 40% ******************************************************************************* Lee Gellins Fortune Personnel of Hilton Head 843-842-7221 I am currently working with a medical device company in the midwest that is searching for a Director of Systems Engineering. This person must already be a Director and have 10+ years of experience in the industry. They will manage about 15 people and will own the systems requirements and systems architecture. Should have hardware and software experience. They prefer that this person have MS or PhD in EE. 8/11/2010 3
  4. 4. I know the challenge is getting someone to relocate- but this is a Sr Director- large med device company- in the 150k + range + bonus. Plus they would relocate to lower cost of living area! *********************************************************************************** uses the internet to conduct trade shows for the pharma and life science industries. Besides providing exhibits of various services and products, also has a click-by-state job bulletin ( for employers/recruiters and job-seekers to post and find pharma jobs, biotech jobs, and other life science jobs for free. The following is a list of recent job postings: IT Project Manager – PMP CA Software Manager – Biomedical CA Pharmacy Technician NC Preclinical Sales Manager home-based or 2 specified locations JD Edwards CSV Consultants Senior Pathlogist with MedImmuneMD Scientist with MedImmune MD Pls go to our job bulletin It’s easy to use the View All Jobs function to find jobs. Pls read the job descriptions carefully. Pls check that there is a reasonable fit and then follow the specified instructions to apply. Pls be sure to mention that you found the job(s) at has also launched its one-of-a-kind science eCards called ePharmaCards. Pls also check out our new section of Featured Articles, which contain articles about Biotech Start-up, Careers and Employment, Contract Research, and other topics. Pls also join us at our new linkedin group “Pharma & Life Science Mixer”. We wish you all lots of successes. ************************************************************************************************* * Contact: U.C. San Diego Research Associate II The incumbent should have experience with polymer and small molecule characterization techniques including MALDI, GPC, Light Scattering techniques, NMR spectroscopy and HPLC (GC-MS, and LC-MS is a plus). Incumbent will be in charge of maintaining equipment, purifying reagents, calling in service requests and helping postdocs and students use chromatography equipment. Incumbent will be in charge of billing and database records maintenance, area safety coordination and will maintain stocks of chemicals, gases and dry ice. B.S. preferrable M.S. in Chemistry preferrably analytical Location: La Jolla, CA ________________________________________________________________________________________ U.C. San Diego analytical chemist The incumbent should have experience with polymer and small molecule characterization techniques including MALDI, GPC, Light Scattering techniques, NMR spectroscopy and HPLC (GC-MS, and LC-MS is a plus). Incumbent will be in charge of maintaining equipment, purifying reagents, calling in service requests and helping postdocs and students use chromatography equipment. Incumbent will be in charge of billing and database records maintenance, area safety coordination and will maintain stocks of chemicals, gases and dry ice. B.S. preferrable M.S. in Chemistry preferrably analytical Location: La Jolla, CA ************************************************************************************************* Contact:, please specify Job Code JI10-029 in the subject header 8/11/2010 4
  5. 5. GNF Scientific Associate, ADME We are seeking an individual with experience in high-throughput ADME assays and LC/MS/MS to profile drug candidates. The successful candidate will support drug discovery efforts as a member of the Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics group by conducting automated and manual assays. Assay responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, carrying out in vitro studies to assess metabolic clearance, plasma stability, plasma protein binding, DDI potential and Caco-2 permeability. The successful candidate also will be expected to operate, troubleshoot and perform routine repairs of LC/MS/MS instrumentation. B.S./M.S. degree in chemistry, biology or a related discipline with at least two years of experience in HT-ADME or in HTLC/MS(/MS) analysis._ Expertise in small molecule LC/MS/MS analysis and in LC/MS/MS troubleshooting. Experience with using automated liquid handlers, such as Beckman FX or NX. Prior experience programming automated liquid handlers is a plus. Excellent laboratory skills for low-throughput ADME assays. High level of self-motivation and ability to thrive in a goal- and team-oriented setting. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Location: San Diego, CA ************************************************************************************************* Contact Please email Lindsey Summers at for consideration. PharmAscent, a Division of Ascent Services Group specializes in nationwide direct hire and contract placement for the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industry. Medical Affiars Content Develeopment Scientist – South San Francisco, CA Position Description On-site, full-time, 3- to 6-month contract with a biotechnology company Duties • The Medical Affairs Content Development Scientist is responsible for establishing and leading the Medical Affairs (MA) portal content team and managing the portal content process to provide relevant and timely clinical information to healthcare professionals (HCPs) • Coordinates and manages Roche and other related medical portal content projects to ensure alignment with MA goals and priorities. • Chairs the Content Domain Team and ensures delivery of content strategy. • Provides guidance and resources to the content sponsor and team for the identification, creation, and implementation of medical content and initiatives • Works closely with internal teams to lead the development of annual content strategy and plan revisions. • Ensures consistent implementation of medical content across therapeutic areas. • Has a well developed understanding of legal, regulatory, and compliance topics issues that includes but is not limited to scientific information exchange, medical information best practices, promotional materials, web publishing, copyright, etc. • Ensures appropriate internal team/medical/legal review of information prior to portal publication. • Provides guidance on the training and implementation of legal and regulatory SOPs and other related guidelines. Also develops, updates, and implements applicable SOPs/Working Documents and business processes • Reviews and provides guidance to content vendors. • Manages content development budget for each therapeutic area (news service, reprints, etc.). • Develops content templates and reviews/assigns medical content using key words and metadata. • Develops content calendars to ensure ongoing content development and posting. 8/11/2010 5
  6. 6. • Works with the portal operations manager to evaluate analytics of content applications to enhance and provide recommendations to continually enhance the portal mission and project. • May manage personnel by utilizing work values that include but not limited to: achieving results through others, delegating enjoyable work, engaging and coaching, providing role clarity and constructive feedback; evaluates resources, delegates responsibilities, and explores new ideas/opportunities Education and Other Requirements • Scientific or health sciences degree (RN, PharmD. MD, PhD., etc. or equivalent) with minimum 3+ years of relevant prior industry experience (e.g. medical information, medical liaisons, publications, medical writing, medical education, etc.) • Strong written, verbal, computer, and interpersonal skills. • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects; lead teams, work independently, collaborate with others and within cross-functional teams; make sound decisions • Must convey a professional attitude, demonstrate attention to detail, and possess flexibility and self-motivation • Strong project management, leadership, strategic thinking skills, and business acumen are highly desirable Contact If intererested and available, please send a Word doc of your resume to Sudha parameswaran at Buxton Consulting at No telecommute option available. Senior Medical Writer – South San Francisco, CA Responsibilities • Writes and edits various documents to support Clinical Development. Such documents may include study protocols, investigator brochures, clinical study reports, INDs/NDAs, study manuals, and posters/slide decks. • Edits, rewrites, or otherwise prepares drafts of clinical protocols and investigator brochures, CSRs, INDs, etc. • Compiles, analyzes, and summarizes data from other sources as needed. • Manages compilation of the components of complex submissions. • Communicates with external vendors as needed. • Integrates various sources of information into a uniform style and language for regulatory compliance. • Strong editorial and formatting skills are required. Experience • Prior medical technical writing experience within the biotech/pharmaceutical/CRO realm. • Experience and significant participation in preparation of clinical documents for regulatory submissions (eg, clinical protocols, IBs, INDs, NDAs, BLAs). Proficient in Microsoft Office suite. • Ability to incorporate diverse feedback into a high quality document. • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments. • Has good general knowledge of the AMA Manual of Style, ICH guidelines, Regulatory Affairs, and Clinical Development. • Applies strong analytical and business communication skills. • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related postgraduate experience and/or combination of experience and education/training. • Biotechnology/pharmaceutical/CRO experience 8/11/2010 6
  7. 7. Education BA/BS degree in related discipline, or MS/MA degree in related discipline, or PhD degree in related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience. **************************************************************************** Contact If intererested and available, please send a Word doc of your resume to Sudha parameswaran at Buxton Consulting at Biostatistician – Pleasanton, CA Develop systematic documentation of methods, results and statistical programming; 12-month contract. The Biostatistician acts as an in-house statistical consultant, and will provide consulting services, analyses, and statistical reports to scientists. Position is onsite; no telecommute option at this time. Responsibilities • This individual interacts with clients on a regular basis and translates the scientific question into statistical question, determines the necessary statistical tools and performs the data analysis. • The projects are short term and require quick turn around time to deliver results. • For clinical consulting the individual provides statistical consulting to clinical teams in design of clinical studies (including sample size estimation, power calculation and study conduct) as well as analysis and interpretation of study data. • Provide statistical methodology section for study protocols, write statistical analysis plans, perform statistical analyses and draft statistical reports as required. • Statistical programming may include creation of analysis specified in statistical analysis plan and ad hoc analysis. • Coordinate the quality-control checking of deliverables (reports, summary tables and graphs). • Attend project team meetings and provide expertise. Experience • Masters or PhD degree in biostatistics or statistics is required with 5 years experience. • Statistical computing in SAS is required. • Knowledge of other statistical software such as S-Plus, nQuery or PASS etc would be good to have. • A thorough knowledge of experimental design, general linear model, categorical analysis and statistical computing is needed. Familiarity with linear mixed models, nonlinear models and survival analysis is ideal. ************************************************************************* My company is looking for a couple development/integration engineers. Here are the job recs if you'd like to post them. We're a small company so the skills need to be a close match. > > People can contact me if they are interested: > > Laura Mazzola > Wave 80 Biosciences > San Francisco, CA 8/11/2010 7
  8. 8. > Engineering Manager/Senior Engineer Wave 80 Biosciences is a fast-growing, early-stage medical technologies company developing innovative molecular assay methods, novel techniques for leukocyte analysis and fractionation, and next-generation clinical laboratory testing systems. The centerpiece of Wave 80's product pipeline is the EOSCAPE family of high-performance, compact-form-factor systems for measurement of high-clinical-value biomarkers in peripheral blood samples. Wave 80 is seeking one or more highly motivated individual(s) to join its R&D group in the position of Engineering Manager/Senior Engineer. This position is located at our main facility in San Francisco's Mission Bay district. Responsibilities will include: ƒ Managing multiple projects concurrently, with accountability for product development from concept to market launch to meet corporate objectives. ƒ Selecting, developing, organizing, and motivating highly skilled engineers and scientists to achieve technology and product development objectives ƒ Using expert technical skills to plan, carry out, and document R&D product development activities to achieve project goals. ƒ Leveraging understanding of first engineering principles, advanced engineering methods, data analysis, and judgment to solve complex technical problems. ƒ Developing, implementing and validating test methods for medical device/systems, including creating and developing fixtures and building test stations for experimentation and testing of novel clinical laboratory testing device/systems. ƒ Assessing design feasibility and verifying product functionality and/or confirming product capabilities; preparing protocols and reports. ƒ Creating and refining I/O modules in LabVIEW, Simulink, and other test/measurement tools for lab experiments and hardware development. ƒ Designing experiments and analyzing results using MATLAB and excel, including use of linear regression and other statistical tools; interpreting results and providing feedback for refining experimental design. ƒ Leading the design of new products and design improvements to existing products, including providing upfront guidelines and optimizing designs using COMSOL and other finite element analysis/computational fluid dynamics tools. ƒ Writing text and preparing figures for reports and proposals for external and internal funding of new and continuing programs. ƒ Participating in the evaluation and assessment of competitive products, processes and/or new trends. Qualifications: ƒ M.S. or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, or related engineering disciplines with 5-10 years experience in R&D/product development in the medical device/diagnostics/biotechnology industry. ƒ Experience managing interdisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers. ƒ Experience managing biomedical product development under ISO 13485 and GMP guidelines, FDA regulations, and medical device design controls; familiarity with manufacturing scale-up processes. ƒ Understanding of common medical practices as relevant to the development of new diagnostics, medical devices, and therapeutics desired. ƒ Experience in fixture design/fabrication and test method development, implementation and validation for medical/diagnostic devices/systems. ƒ Skillful in using MATLAB, excel, and other analytical packages, including statistical tools for in-depth data analysis. ƒ Proficient in SolidWorks or similar packages; capable of producing manufacturing and inspection prints per ANSI standards. ƒ Experience coding and building modules in LabVIEW/Simulink for data I/O. ƒ Demonstrated ability to effectively and clearly communicate concepts, ideas and knowledge to other individuals and teams. 8/11/2010 8
  9. 9. ƒ Strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well as a solid background in product development process. ƒ Skilled in static/dynamic finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) with COMSOL or other packages. ƒ Detail-oriented and highly motivated; strong oral and written communication skills. ƒ Strong prioritizing and multi-tasking skills to work within tight deadlines in a fast-paced, project-driven environment. Wave 80 Biosciences, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status. Please send resumes to: ************************************************************************ Contact Angela D'Apice, Practice Leader The Mid-Atlantic Group Email: Management Recruiters of Baltimore-Timonium 9515 Deereco Road, Suite 900, Timonium, MD 21093 Website: Phone: 443 921-9022 direct - 410 252-7076 fax VP of Quality (Regulatory Affairs) If you have interest in this position and would like more in depth information about this position, please respond with an updated resume to and the best time to for you and I to talk further. I am currently recruiting for a VP of Quality (Regulatory Affairs) position for a great company in the Baltimore, MD area! 100K-115K! The ideal candidate will possess the following: 3-5+ years of Quality Assurance ExperienceExperience getting products approved in other countriesStrong Management and Communication skillsMedical/Pharmaceutical/Life Sciences Industry experience preferred. ***************************************************************************************** From: Philips Recruitment <> Subject: Job Opportunities at Philips . Remember, you can submit your resume online, AND if your qualifications are suited for current openings, a member of our staffing organization will contact you. Job Title: Software Development Engineer Foster City, CA Job ID: 61999 Job Details Link: functionName=viewFromLink&jobPostId=202682&localeCode=en-us&email=true Job Title: Software Development Engineer Foster City, CA Job ID: 61999 8/11/2010 9
  10. 10. Job Details Link: functionName=viewFromLink&jobPostId=202682&localeCode=en-us&email=true ******************************************************************************** See listings for jobs below at Intuitive still has some positions open that have been listed since Sept. 28. Position in Mtn. View Posted on found by listing area and recent posting date. Title: Research Animal Technician III/Associate Scientist I Location: CA, Mountain View - NON SALES Req: 01985 Position Summary: Major Duties and Responsibilities (including supervising others): In vivo study design, execution, data analysis and report writing in support of in -house Safety Testing that will be performed under GLP requirements. This position will also support and conduct Research and Development in vivo studies as needed. The incumbent will perform tasks with minimal supervision and be able to oversee portions of studies that might be performed by others in the department. This individual will take a leading role in GLP study performance. Candidate Qualifications Special Skills/Abilities: GLP experience, AALAS certification preferred. Ability to perform procedures requiring significant manual dexterity. Will need excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with Principal Investigators as well as entry level husbandry staff. Job Complexity: Tasks are varied and moderately complex, requires ability to make independent judgments at times. Supervision: Minimal ' works independently (supervision required, level of independence) Educations: Requirements/Qualifications: Education: B.S. in Biological Sciences field Experience: 3 to 5 years in the pharmaceutical industry setting performing GLP studies as well as other Research and Development studies. ************************************************************************************************* Jobs That Crosssed My Desk Through Nov.15, 2009 Jim Brown Associates 15 Southwind Circle Marina Bay – The Breakers Richmond, CA 94804-7405 Phone: (510) 235-4472 e-mail: SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER Company: An oncology focused biopharmaceutical company developing small molecules with new mechanisms of action to treat malignancies with significant unmet medical needs. The company is developing its lead product candidate for the treatment of patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML), Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), and Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). A New Drug Application has been submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for CML patients with the Bcr-Abl T315I mutation. The corporate strategy is to commercialize the product independently in North America and to establish commercial partnerships in the rest of the world. Responsibilities Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and reporting to the Director of Marketing, the Senior Product Manager will be responsible for planning and executing the North America oncology marketing strategy. This position will build upon all the key elements of the market plan; product positioning, branding, pricing and promotion/medical education for the CML product launch as well as for other oncology indications in the pipeline. The position has responsibility for developing and managing the product management function and to work in concert with other functional departments to ensure commercial success for the company’s products and services. The Product Manager will take a leadership role in developing key opinion leaders and will establish relationships with the oncology community at large. In addition, the Product Manager position will assist and support the build out of a Sales and Service capability. 8/11/2010 10
  11. 11. Position, Purpose and Responsibilities Specifically, the Senior Product Manager will be responsible for and participate in the following activities: • Liaise closely with project teams to address commercial issues • Develop a product marketing plan for North America • Identify and establish working relationships with key opinion leaders and key cancer centers • Develop product forecasts and P & Ls for North America • Understand local regulatory requirements and their impact on commercial and development strategies • Develop and maintain expertise on evolving regulatory, pricing and oncology business environment issues • Develop product brand identity in North America • Assist in defining health economic and pricing strategy • Work with manufacturing to optimize distribution and scheduling of product • Manage publication planning to ensure product positioning and information flow • Liaise with Clinical Affairs to ensure implementation of Phase IV clinical trials to establish expanded product use • Manage marketing expenses and ensure fiscal management for all oncology products • Manage and develop marketing staff to meet the needs of the corporation • Manage external vendor and patient advocacy relationships relating to marketing activities Position Requirements • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the life sciences. MBA or other advanced degree is desirable • Minimum of 5-7 years progressive experience in sales and marketing of oncology products to various customer groups • Product launch experience, preferably in the field of liquid tumors and/or hematology. • Significant experience setting up and implementing marketing plans, implementing pricing and reimbursement strategies. • Experience working with clinicians • Good conceptual, analytical, problem-solving and organization skills • Excellent interpersonal, communications and presentation skills • A reputation of being one of the best at his/her peer level, a well-rounded business executive on the basis of technical competence / intelligence, results, interpersonal skills, and general business acumen • A reputation for consistently meeting objectives and deadlines • An action-oriented, “hands-on” individual who enjoys challenge; is capable and dedicated to getting the job done with minimal support and direction; must be a “self-starter” who enjoys the challenges of working in a start-up environment. • A high energy individual, accustomed to a busy work schedule including extensive travel, and works well under pressure • An assertive, take-charge, proven manager with a strong results orientation, positive “can-do” attitude and a sense of urgency to get things done *********************************************************************************************** Bill Good President EXPO Recruiters Napa, CA 8/11/2010 11
  12. 12. SUMMARY: This position will develop and implement manufacturing processes, equipment, and fixtures. Will work as part of a developmental team in developing and implementing new processes. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned on an individual basis: - Create documentation to support new and improved manufacturing processes - Write and perform process validations - Perform IQ/OQ/PQ as required on equipment. - Disposition NCR's and CAPA's as assigned. - Perform experiments including but not limited to DOE's to characterize and improve processes. - Provide leadership and direction for more junior engineers in areas of manufacturing engineering and process development. - Interface directly with assemblers, production supervisors, leads, engineers, and management on a routine basis. - Coordinate with the suppliers and external resources needed in developing and implementing new processes. - Work closely between R&D and Manufacturing to capture and interpret the design intent in order to refine and improve processes. - Facilitate excellent communications between all team members. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: -Bachelor degree in chemical engineering or equivalent experience. -Minimum of five (3) years experience, preferably in a medical device environment. - Excellent hands-on communication and interpersonal skills - Experienced in MS Word, Excel, and Project - Experience in Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Design of Experiments (DOE) and product/process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA). - Experience with CAD Software (Solid Works & AutoCAD) preferred Supervisory experience preferred ************************************************************************************* FYI. If interested, contact Tim Whiting at 610-263-3030 Ext 4150. Tim Whiting, Ben Venue Laboratories/Boehringer Ingelheim Recruiting Partner 610-263-3030 Ext 4150 PERMANENT OPENING -- Sr. Formulation Scientist - Pharmaceutical Product & Process Development positionat at Ben Venue Laboratories I am currently searching for candidates for a Senior Formulation Scientist - Pharmaceutical Product and Process Development (PPD) for Ben Venue Laboratories (BVL) for their state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Bedford, OH (Cleveland Metropolitan Area). Ben Venue Laboratories is a subsidiary of Boehringer-Ingelheim (BI). I work for The RightThing, LLC which is the Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) firm that is doing all of the hiring for BI and their subsidiaries. I work directly with the hiring managers at BVL. Interested candidates should call me directly at 610-263-3030 ext. 4150 and send their resumes to me at as soon as possible. Some of the responsibilities of the Sr. Formulation Scientist will be to: - Work within the PPD in BVL Generics. BVL Joint Venture(s) and BVL internal development support for Manufacturing, Process Validation, Quality Assurance/Control and Engineering. - Develop Small Volume Parenteral products from preformulation through transfer to manufacture 8/11/2010 12
  13. 13. - Be involved in the development and evaluation of proposed formulation, processing procedure and selected container/closure system through pilot batch testing & development stability studies. - Lead and participate in de-formulation activities to support generic dosage forms - Serve as technical leader for more junior formulation scientists. ************************************************************************************************* **************************** CONTACT Steve Jaben, Vice President Life Sciences Practice M Squared Consulting Inc. Office: 949.589.3918 Email: Senior Medical Writer An M Squared client requires a Senior Medical Writer to prepare a report for the FDA analyzing death related data from clinical studies. DELIVERABLES An FDA-ready final report approved by the client's management team. METHODS & CHARACTERISTICS The consultant will work with the clinical and regulatory team members to understand the current data and research available around patient population, drug actions, cardiac effects/safety and respiratory effects/safety and develop the report. The consultant should have deep clinical expertise in respiratory and/or cardiology at the PhD or MD level. S/he should be able to show medical writing examples in cardiology/respiratory which are relative to the deliverable. The consultant should be familiar with FDA guidance and risk definitions for new drug approvals related to cardiac/respiratory effects/deaths, or understand how to quickly define them. The consultant should be an expert in mitigating strategies to overcome relative FDA concerns through appropriate report submissions/discussions, labeling and marketing claims. ****************************************************************** CONTACT For more information contact: Technical Writer San Jose, CA Do you have experience writing about bio-tech devices or clinical diagnostic and research tools? We would like to talk to you. We're managing a team of writers for an 8-12 month contract updating and existing clinical diagnostic product documentation. Onsite required in San Jose Full-time hours required REQUIREMENTS • Expert FrameMaker skills 8/11/2010 13
  14. 14. • 3+ years experience writing about bio-tech or clinical diagnostic equipment • 7+ years of Technical Writing experience • Able to work independently • Familiarity with style guides • Work closely with cross-functional teams • Communicate status, issues, and risks to project stakeholders • Ability to meet deliverables • Knowledge of FDA documentation regulations a plus ************************************************************************************************* * uses the internet to conduct trade shows for the pharma and life science industries. Besides providing exhibits of various services and products, also has a click-by-state job bulletin ( for employers/recruiters and job-seekers to post and find pharma jobs, biotech jobs, and other life science jobs for free. The following is a list of recent job postings: Pharmacy Technician NC Preclinical Sales Manager home-based or 2 specified locations JD Edwards CSV Consultants Senior Pathlogist with MedImmuneMD Scientist with MedImmune MD Pls go to our job bulletin It’s easy to use the View All Jobs function to find jobs. Pls read the job descriptions carefully. Pls check that there is a reasonable fit and then follow the specified instructions to apply. Pls be sure to mention that you found the job(s) at has also launched its one-of-a-kind science eCards called ePharmaCards. Pls also check out our new section of Featured Articles, which contain articles about Biotech Start-up, Careers and Employment, Contract Research, and other topics. Pls also join us at our new linkedin group “Pharma & Life Science Mixer”. We wish you all lots of successes. ****************************************************************************************** Charles Jo 408.668.4226 I have job leads for Quality Engineers/Quality Engineering Managers for San Francisco Bay Area medical device company so if you have colleagues looking for new opportunities, please ask them to contact me ASAP for additional information. I'd like to submit top referrals in next 2 days. ***************************************************************************************** Jeff DeGroot | Sr. Recruiter Cell: 916 899-4950 <> My name is Jeff DeGroot; I am a Senior Recruiter working with Korn/Ferry - Futurestep. We have been exclusively retained by one of the world's largest manufacturers of biomedical laboratory instruments to help them identify qualified candidates interested in a Scientific Sales Consultant position. I would like to network with you and see if you or one of your colleagues would be interested in learning more about this opportunity. Should you not be interested, feel free to make of this a great networking opportunity and pass this information along. 8/11/2010 14
  15. 15. Position title: Scientific Sales Consultant -- Full Time The primary duty of this position is to serve as a subject matter expert supporting and influencing sales, as well as developing and implementing solutions. Here is what we are looking for in the ideal candidate: 1. *Ph.D. in Clinical Laboratory, Pharmaceutical Science or related field (Must have PhD or extensive experience at Masters Level)*** *2. Highly developed verbal and written communication skills* *3. Experience in clinical laboratory or pharmaceutical science - highly desirable. * *4. In depth knowledge of all technical aspects of clinical laboratory and testing - highly desirable* *5. Customer service orientation with timely, organized, accurate and complete attention to providing technical and scientific consultation*** If you are interested feel free to contact me via email, and send me an updated copy of your resume. ******************************************************************************* John Pandes Senior Staffing Consultant Gilead Sciences, Inc. O: (650) 522-5599 Subject: Gilead Sciences is searching for an Associate Director, CMC Regulatory Affairs Gilead Sciences , located in Foster City, CA is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of small molecule therapeutics for the treatment of cardiovascular disorders. Due to our continued growth, Gilead Sciences is currently seeking an Associate Director for our CMC Regulatory Affairs group. This position is based in our corporate headquarter in Foster City, CA. Relocation assistance is available. You can see the job description posted on our careers page: Associate Director - CMC Regulatory Affairs If you are interested in this position please contact me to discuss the opportunity. If this is not right for you, perhaps you might be assist me by passing my message along to your network. I would welcome any referrals. BusinessWeek has ranked Gilead #1 in its 2009 listing of the 50 best-performing companies. For further information about Gilead, please visit ************************************************************************************* David Obad Managing Partner NCompass Recruiting Services, LLC 8/11/2010 15
  16. 16. Office: 415.738.7878 x 104 “Helping Navigate Your Medical Device Career” There has been some movement on the medical device job front. Below are 4 open positions that require experience in one or more of the following areas: EE/Hardware Testing, Mechanical Engineering, and Manufacturing Process Engineering: · Principal Test Engineer (Manufacturing/Hardware) - experience in the development of automated test equipment (ATE). Located in the Palo Alto area. · Sr Mechanical Engineer – experience with electro-mechanical actuator design. (background with electric motors is preferred). Located in the Fremont area. · Sr Manufacturing Process Engineer – experience implementing lean manufacturing, NPI, DOE, and performing fixture redesign. Located in the San Jose area. · EE Test Engineer – experience conducting integration tests for an electronic medical device product. This position will lead collaboration efforts for requirements analysis and test documentation (including all related Requirements Specification, Design Description, Test Plan and Test Procedures). Software/Firmware background preferred. Located in Los Angeles area. ************************************************************************************************* ****************** Elly Grimaldi at Here is a lead, please apply directly to Elly Grimaldi at Map Pharmaceuticals is hiring for the following positions: send resume to Elly Grimaldi Sr. Manufacturing Engineer Director of Manufacturing Clinical Contract Manager A/P Marketing Coordinator ************************************************************************************************* ***************** Contact Darshana V. Nadkarni, I am looking for senior mechanical engineer with 10+ yrs exp with catheter devt and project management skills - in case you get to announce it :). And still looking for Quality Engineer with supplier QE exp. ******************************************************************************************** Please apply below for immediate consideration: Direct link to position: Senior Mechanical Engineer Position Boston Area (Medical Device) ** Immediate Interviews** Senior Mechanical Engineer - Medical Imaging (Boston) Position #135 SME on our website. Interviews within 24 hours. Immediate Start! Our client manufactures a game-changing medical imaging technology used in hospitals, imaging centers and private practices world-wide. This mid-stage start up company uses advanced medical imaging equipment to save lives and is looking for a senior mechanical engineer (10+ years experience) to play a critical role in designing, fabricating, and testing the latest medical 8/11/2010 16
  17. 17. imaging technology. The successful senior mechanical engineer will have extensive knowledge of 3D Solid Modeling, FEA, GD&T, ISO procedures, GMP requirements and 9001 standards Primary Responsibilities * Design radiation detectors, radiation shielding, support structures, linear motion systems, production tooling and fixtures and production test equipment for medical imaging devices * Design, fabrication and testing of prototypes which shall ultimately be installed in clinical environments * Comply with regulatory and quality requirements for medical devices * Conducts design reviews and documentation control so as to satisfy medical device regulations and harmonized standards for the design history files. * Creates detailed engineering specifications, drawings and test reports * Develops and facilitates in the execution of system verification plans for assemblies and test fixtures and tools * Presentation of results and plans at data reviews and sub-team meetings, assistance with the running of component, assembly, subsystem & system-level tests * Maintain & follow proper ISO procedures and GMP requirements with special knowledge of 9001 standards Education Requirements: * Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering Position Requirements: * 10+ years experience in an engineering environment for designing, specifying, fabricating, assembling, testing, validating, and debugging machinery, product and manufacturing process * Extensive knowledge of material properties for metals, optics and adhesives * Versed in mechanical properties of computer tomography and nuclear medical equipment * Ability to solve complex engineering problems or implement solutions or processes for manufacturing * 3D Solid Modeling, FEA, GD&T and CFD * Excellent written and oral communication skills $90K - $105K Salary 10+ yrs experience $105-$120K Salary 20+ yrs experience ************************************************************************************************* Jobs That Crosssed My Desk Through Nov. 8, 2009 uses the internet to conduct trade shows for the pharma and life science industries. Besides providing exhibits of various services and products, also has a click-by-state job bulletin ( for employers/recruiters and job-seekers to post and find pharma jobs, biotech jobs, and other life science jobs for free. The following is a list of recent job postings: 8/11/2010 17
  18. 18. Preclinical Sales Manager home-based or 2 specified locations JD Edwards CSV Consultants Senior Pathlogist with MedImmuneMD Scientist with MedImmune MD Pls go to our job bulletin . It’s easy to use the View All Jobs function to find jobs. Pls read the job descriptions carefully. Pls check that there is a reasonable fit and then follow the specified instructions to apply. Pls be sure to mention that you found the job(s) at is also launching its one-of-a-kind science eCards. Pls be free to check them out. Pls also join us at our new linkedin group “Pharma & Life Science Mixer”. We wish you all lots of successes. *********************************************************************************************** New Career Opportunities at Pfizer, Astellas, Kendle and MedImmune are just a few of the industry leaders using every day to find professionals like you. Check back often for new job postings! Latest Postings TKL Research, Inc., Clinical Research Nurse Manager Amarin Corporation, Pharmaceutical Product Development & CMC Operations Phil Ellis Associates, Executive Search Services Pfizer, Inc., Real Estate Portfolio Analysis Manager Med Exec International, Biostatistician II (2) Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Oncology Focus Jim Crumpley & Associates, Executive Recruiter i3 Recruitment / i3 Global, Mergers & Acquisitions ClinForce, Clinical Research Coordinator Astellas, Associate Medical Director/Medical Director, Medical Affairs Browse Jobs by Category Information Technology Account and Media Management Lab Management/Technician Advertising/Promotion Management Manufacturing Business Development/Strategic Planning Market Research/Academic Research Chemist Marketing Management Clinical Operations and Development Product/Brand Management Corporate Research QA/QC Consulting R&D Corporate Management Sales Engineer Regulatory/Government Affairs Finance Management and Auditing Training and Development/HR ******************************************************************************************** Lee Gellins Fortune Personnel of Hilton Head 843-842-7221 MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING MANAGER Job Summary: Develops and manages engineering resources and efforts for new production programs company and its subsidiaries from the development and prototype stages through to final production stage. Provides technical supports to current production programs. This includes Planning/Business Award, Design, Prototype, Validation, Production Launch and Continuous Improvement. 8/11/2010 18
  19. 19. Supervises: Engineering Teams, Tooling, and Maintenance Job Duties and Responsibilities: • Manage the direct responsibility for all engineering efforts for the personnel who report to the position. • Direct responsibility for all Program Management activity and process improvement. • Systems implementation, skill enhancement and standardization of policies and practices across the engineering group. • Continuous management oversight on products in the development stage. • Support design of new products and makes revisions as necessary. • Communicates both internally and externally to ensure that projects are running per specifications in terms of cost, quality, and timeliness. • Maintain close customer contact to resolve any production problems. • Interfaces strongly with manufacturing to support existing product lines. • Support the efforts to generates product quotations develop test methods and procedures as needed. Visits customers and vendors as required. • Performs necessary functions to adhere to ISO13485, MDD, and FDA standards. Qualifications: • 5-7 years of Medical device industry experience required • BS in Mechanical Engineering is required with added disciplines in business management a plus. • 3-5 years of experience in managing medical device industry engineering resources with systems design required. • Working knowledge of silicon injection molding and extrusion processes required. • Solid project management skills. PMP certification preferred. • Previous experience in product design, program management and launching products successfully. • Computer literate with knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing packages, and Microsoft Project desirable. This person should not only have the technical expertise required, but also the experience leading , training, and mentoring inexperienced engineering teams. Should be a working manager, very involved and “hands on” and has taken products from inception through manufacturing. ******************************************************************************************* CONTACT The hiring company has engaged Jack Farrell & Associates ( to find the winning candidate for this position. Interested candidates should provide a resume by email to Senior Peer-Review Manager – Bridgewater, NJ Our client, a strategic medical communications agency located in Bridgewater, NJ, serves global clients in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. The agency educates the global healthcare community and enables them to make well-informed decisions regarding treatment options. We require a SENIOR PEER REVIEW MANAGER to communicate reviewer's comments to authors and to evaluate revised manuscripts for acceptance or further revision for peer-reviewed medical journal portfolios. RESPONSIBILITIES 8/11/2010 19
  20. 20. Manage peer-review process • Compile, edit and format the reviewers' comments from Editor-in-Chief and reviewers and communicate recommended changes to the authors in a professional and scientific manner. • Evaluate the reviewers' comments for appropriateness, and completeness. • Address any concern that the authors may have about the peer-review comments/process Evaluate manuscript revisions • Evaluate the author's responses to reviewers in the revised manuscript. • Review revisions made by authors to ensure that they meet the reviewers' requirements for acceptance, and communicate further revisions if needed. • Work closely with editors to ensure that the revised manuscript meets their requirements. Personnel management • Manage and collaborate with the Peer-Review Managers to facilitate the peer-review process. REQUIREMENTS Pharm D degree or an advanced degree in a biomedical field with 5 years relevant scientific experience. ************************************************************************* Contact Alex Showers Liberty Personnel Services 610-941-6300 ext 114 Please send a Word copy of your CV to for consideration. Medical Writer, Medical Communications - NYC My client, an excellent Medical Communications company in New York City is actively seeking an experienced medical writer for a full-time, permanent opportunity (On Site). Experienced writers with Medical Education or Medical Communications writing experience desired. Requirements In-house work; this position does not allow for remote work or telecommuting. Qualified applicants must have the following: • A PhD, MD, or Pharm D degree in a life sciences discipline is required • 2+ years or more of industry experience preparing & writing (manuscripts, posters, educational programs, journal articles, executive summaries, abstracts, power point, slide kits, review articles, etc) • Oncology, diabetes, CNS, urology, cardiovascular, gastro, therapeutic experience desired (any or all or related areas) • Experience in a variety of therapeutic areas a plus 8/11/2010 20
  21. 21. Keywords Sr Medical Writer, Medical Writer, Medical Director, Scientific Director, Oncology, Project Director, Medical Education, Medical Advertising, CNS, Oncology, Journal Articles, Poster presentations, Slide kits, CD-ROMs, KOL's, Abstracts, Manuscripts, Power Point ****************************************************************************************** Contact Anita Zalewski PSE Co. 215.456.9055 phone 215.565.2727 fax Contract Medical Communications Scientist Philadelphia, PA The Contract Medical Communications Scientist provides medical communication expertise in the production of regulatory documentation (including regulatory dossiers, Investigator Brochures, protocols, FDA briefing documents). Location: Philadelphia region Hours: Mon - Fri; 8:30am - 4:45pm Contract term: 12/22/10 (with potential for extensions) Major Responsibilities • Prepares regulatory documents (Investigator Brochures, clinical trial reports, NDA sections) according to agreed standards. • Critically assesses, interprets, and accurately summarizes medical data. • Contributes to the underlying strategy for achieving the most persuasive and effective presentation of data to the FDA to help ensure the optimal label for a product. • Promotes and exploits global working in the preparation of clinical contributions to regulatory dossiers. • Provides innovative advice and guidance on planning and resource forecasting for dossier and document production to enable competitive deadlines. • Interprets and monitors current and emerging communication issues and guidelines. • Manages contract resources through the effective use of project management skills to ensure the delivery of quality documents. Requirements • Degree/College Major: Science background (eg, MS/PhD) Number of Years Work Experience Required: 3-5 years ******************************************************************************** Design-for-Mfg Engineer at Philips Lumiled in San Jose The job id is 61657 and the position requires BS or MS with experience; ********************************************************************** 8/11/2010 21
  22. 22. See jobs at I’ve pasted in jobs for Life Technologies which are local to Bay Area. 8/11/2010 22
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  26. 26. ************************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************************* Other Information for Those in Transition ******************************************************************************* Upcoming Bioscience Business and Marketing Courses in the fall at UCSC Extension at the new location in Santa Clara near intersection of 101 and Bowers…please help us promote these courses beyond those who have taken them already. There’s little information about these courses developed specifically for working professionals in the life science industry. These two days of intensive classroom work followed by 2 months of work done at student’s home location allows for participants who come from outside the Bay Area on business and add on two days and take a top rated course from experts in the field at an affordable price. December 3-4, BIOSCIENCE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: BUILDING VALUE UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley presents a two-day intensive course that brings the breadth of the Bay Area’s biobusiness development expertise to our Cupertino classroom. Whether financing start-up activities, trying to keep pace with the current burn rate, or moving a product into the marketplace, bioscience companies, both large and small, have a critical need for business development at every stage of their evolution. Learn the key roles that business development and licensing play in the commercialization of a new product and the development of a successful bioscience company. Santa Clara, CA. For more information, see *********************************************************************************************** Ken Wu advises “I found this article titled, 7 Mistakes Job-Seekers Over 50 Make, via the American Society of Quality (ASQ) daily email update. It's worth reading if you're considering how to reposition your self for the upturn in the job market.” The link; WT.mc_id=EM3965M&WT.dcsvid=1541418993. ********************************************************************************************* Job Sites The most known site for career and job listings is which focuses on biotech and pharma. A newer website which includes jobs but also a virtual exhibit hall for companies—this one is dedicated to pharma entitled at There’s another site which is focused on life science recruitment and placement; note featured company listings each week— There’s website with jobs specific to medical device area at the . Another new site with listings of interns, consultants and some jobs is I’ve just received information on another new site with sole focus on medical devices and most in the Bay Area is http:// I’m told they had 97 placements last year. Check this one out and let me know if you have good results. 8/11/2010 26
  27. 27. You can look up pharmaceutical jobs in your area by zip code at They include all functions in pharmaceutical companies. ********************************************************************************* Other Helps I received Biotech Ink Insider from Susan Caldwell, a local medical writer. She always has great insights as well as jobs at times to share. I’ve pasted in some videos mentioned by Susan that might be of interest for your job search: Writing a Resume: When seeking a job, the resume is of considerable importance--it's your calling card and door opener. Here's a video that helps you create the right resume and minimizing the stress while you do it. Includes ten rules for how to approach your resume, interview, and job search. Very good basic advice. Writing Your Resume Cover Letter: Same instructor as for Writing a Resume (above). Gives good basic advice on how to craft your cover letter and get the job interview you seek. The Art of Medical Writing: Short video on the Masters in Medical Writing program at the University of Philadelphia, the only such training program in the world. ********************************************************************* Susan Caldwell wrote an article regarding writing a resume as well. 10 Tips for Creating a Door-Opening Resume by Susan E Caldwell If you're a medical writer, how can you make sure that you still have work in these tough economic times? Important for staff and freelancers alike, marketing your name and abilities can be done in many ways. One way is to develop and maintain a living resume that speaks to the best you have to offer employers. As an experienced worker, you likely have a professional reputation. Maybe it's good, or maybe it's not so good. How can you enhance or improve your resume so that your best shines through? Here are a few suggestions: 1. Resume Format. Your resume's format should be simple and pleasing to the eye. Because resumes are often input into databases, the simpler the format, the better. Using a simple format should help avoid the need to reformat before your resume is uploaded into a database. When you submit your resume to a recruiter or job board, you should submit it as a Microsoft Word file, but without special formatting. Avoid bullets, bolding, italics, indents, and other formatting that are lost in plain text files. If you do use special formatting, your resume may look like alphabet soup after it's put in a database. Organize your resume in sections, each with a heading that tells the reader what is in that section. Here are some sections typically found in resumes and their approximate order of appearance: Introduction or Career Goal Summary Work History or Professional Accomplishments (if candidate has work history) Academic Background Skills Honors and Awards Publications There are many variations on the organization and section labels listed above, and you should use what is appropriate for your career stage. Points 7-10 (below) specifically address what content should be included in some of your resume's major sections. When you are ready to format your resume, consider looking at the many examples of resumes available online. Seeing the structures of other resumes may help you decide on your own resume's format and organization. 2. Job Targeting. Decide what your target job or assignment is, and tailor your resume to that job. How do you do that? For one thing, you can pepper your resume with the key concepts, terms, and abbreviations for your target job in your resume; this will show that you know the language in that field. Examples include the terms ICH Guidelines, investigator brochure (IB), style guide, and 8/11/2010 27
  28. 28. eCTD. Another way to target your resume is to rewrite portions of your resume to match the target job description. This strategy sounds like a lot of work, but it can pay huge dividends. When you submit a targeted resume, it's more likely you will be considered a great match for the position. 3. Resume Emphasis. Emphasize your best accomplishments (for example, an approved eCTD submission that you worked on). Make it clear that you got the job done in an effective way, particularly if it saved time or money. You can do this by positioning these stellar achievements toward the resume's front, writing more about those accomplishments, and/or including specific comments about them in your resume. If there's a web site or information on the web that illustrates or supplements information about your accomplishment, link that information to your resume. 4. Lying on Your Resume. This one is simple: don't lie on your resume. It's a bad idea for several reasons. Not only is it wrong, but if you exaggerate or lie, you may be in over your head if you do get the job. In addition, employers do check resume facts, and they are likely to identify any lies or inconsistencies. 5. Errors in Your Resume. If you're seeking a new job or contract assignment, your resume should be flawless. That is, it should have no typos, misspellings, incorrect grammar, or other writing errors. If you want to open the door to a job interview, show the reader that you are careful about your writing. As a medical writer, the writing that appears in your resume will be the first writing sample an employer sees. Be sure that it will stand up to scrutiny. 6. Resume as Living Document. Ensure that your resume is always current and well crafted; it should be a living document. Update it every time you have new material to add to it. Again, the resume's purpose is to get your foot in the door for an interview. If you don't keep your resume current, you may miss a chance to include vital information, especially if you need it on short notice. For this reason, you should always be ready to send your resume to recruiters or employers on a moment's notice. The remaining points in this article address issues within your resume's sections: 7. Summary. At the start of your resume, include a short (usually 1 to 2 paragraphs) thumbnail summary of your work experience and academic background. It's also appropriate to have a statement that tells the reader what your want to do in your next job. 8. Academic Background. The academic background section should include your earned degrees, the name of the institution where you earned the degree, and the dates when they were conferred. If you have earned an advanced degree, this section may be a good place to list the title of your thesis or dissertation, if any. (Alternatively, your dissertation's citation can be included in your resume's Publications section.) A separate section following your academic background can include the continuing education and training courses you've taken. The list should include the subject matter (or course title) and date(s) when you had the training. And here's an important tip: whenever possible, include specific dates for the education and training. The dates add to your credibility, and their absence can be conspicuous. As you advance in your career, your academic background generally becomes less important than your work history. After you have a work history, especially in medical writing, consider moving the academic background information in your resume to a location following your work history. 9. Work History or Professional Achievements. In this section of your resume, include specific details about your work history. The reverse chronological work history format often works well, with your most recent job listed first. The work history section should describe your milestone accomplishments for each job or contract assignment. As with the academic background section, include the start and stop dates for the jobs and/or contract work that you've done. The dates will give you added credibility. 10. Publications. If you've authored any publications, put a list of them in your resume with the full citations in a consistent reference format. For publications with multiple authors, you should include all of the authors' names in the order that they appeared in the publication. Finally, try to get access to electronic copies of your publications on the internet. Consider 8/11/2010 28
  29. 29. hyperlinking those citations in your resume to the actual articles. In so doing, your reader can easily find and read examples of your work. You can also prepare a set of publication samples as a zipped file to provide to prospective employers. Done well, your resume will open many doors for you, including some you may want to walk through. There are many resources on the internet that will help you create an excellent resume. Take the time to use them, too! You'll be glad you did. About the Author Susan Caldwell is a medical writer, PhD scientist, and entrepreneur. After 10 years of laboratory research, she made a major career course correction and never looked back. She found she could make a career of doing what she loves-- writing--and applied it to her background in biomedical research. Since 1995, she has directed medical writers at five life- science companies, including her company, Biotech Ink, LLC. Her specialty is writing regulatory documents for clinical, preclinical, and manufacturing activities that support the development of biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device products. She also has considerable experience writing book chapters, newsletters, brochures, white papers, web content, and many other document types. Susan has been writing and publishing the Biotech Ink Insider newsletter since October 2008. You can email Susan at, phone her office (650-286-9300), see her LinkedIn profile, follow her on Twitter, and you're invited to join her Medical Writers Twibe (for which you have to have a Twitter account). Copyright 2009 Biotech Ink, LLC. All rights reserved. ************************************************************************************************ Susan E. Caldwell a local medical writer shares some insights into finally mastering touch typing. As writers, we must type to do our work, at least if we're using Microsoft Word or other word processor. Many writers become writers without knowing how to touch type (typing without looking at the keys). Touch typing at 40-60 average words per minute, which is industry standard, is roughly 3 to 4 times faster than you can write by hand. The links below are offered so that you can learn and practice touch typing for free (and they aren't presented in any particular order: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. ************************************************************************************************* ** See free downloadable annual Salary Survey from Contract Pharma at **************************************************************************** Given the current economic climate, this is a wonderful time to prepare for a career transition and to reassess your career path so that it is aligned with your personal and professional goals. Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development,, published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, is a comprehensive, in-depth exploration into the many careers found in the life sciences industry (biotech, pharma and medical devices), based on interviews with over 200 industry executives. It covers 20 vocational areas and over 100 careers. The book was written with the goal of helping readers identify career areas that best suit their interests, values, skills and goals. Each chapter explores the many in-depth nuances of each vocational area. Additionally, there are chapters on resume preparation, job search strategies, informational interviewing and more. A free sample chapter on careers in Project Management is available at 8/11/2010 29
  30. 30. This insightful and extremely helpful book was researched and written by Toby Beth Freedman, Ph.D., President, Synapsis Search ( and local guru on life science careers. Toby freely shares her experiences acquired as a researcher, business development manager, recruiter and her indepth research with local industry organizations, such as, local AWIS, the Bio2Device Group and universities. The target audience for this book is people working in academia or in industry who are considering a career transition. It has a broad appeal to scientists, doctors, nurses, lawyers, engineers, business executives, high tech professionals, etc. The book is available on Amazon and a paperback version will be available soon. **************************************************************************** These job postings are listed on my blog accessed at along with my suggestions for local industry meetings for networking and expanding your knowledge and skills. Please direct other interested parties to my email address at if they wish to receive these mailings directly. *************************************************************************************** 8/11/2010 30