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Building a Life Science Team To Meet Your Goals


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Presentation by Mary Canady of Comprendia to the San Diego Biotechnology Network July 23 2012.

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Building a Life Science Team To Meet Your Goals

  1. 1. Building A Team To Reach Your Goals Mary Canady, Comprendia LLCJuly 23rd San Diego Biotechnology Network Event
  2. 2. Comprendia & SDBN, Est. 2008 • Founder: Mary Canady, Ph.D. • 10 yrs at bench & computer • 10 yrs marketing & business development • Large (Life Technologies, EMD Millipore) & small biotech/life science Mary Canady • 4 yrs Social media • Established biotech & science thought leader • Quoted in GEN, C&EN, BIO • Campaigns with 8 companies •What We Do •Life science strategic & tactical marketing •Leverage network of 20,000 •Help companies & individuals build networks© Comprendia, LLC CONFIDENTIAL 2
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  5. 5. What Type of Team? • Biotech offers many options • You might not know where your career will lead you • Start with a job and people that you like • Meet people! See Transitions to Industry presentation (2nd half)© Comprendia, LLC CONFIDENTIAL 5
  6. 6. A Winning Team Colleagues Mentors • People I like • Mostly met at Lara Marlin Hull work Karin Hughes ZBGlobal, Comprendia Alere • Help each other when Experts Friends needed • Extended network: connected on LinkedIn (see this how to) Reid Hankins Steve Edenson Hankins Consulting DiscoveRx© Comprendia, LLC CONFIDENTIAL 6
  7. 7. What Is Networking? • Can be online or IRL (in real life) • Formal or informal • Science or non-science • Can be with people you know • Started by anyone, anywhere© Comprendia, LLC CONFIDENTIAL 7
  8. 8. Build Your Team: SDBN •Website: Learn about region & opportunities •News: who has $ to spend? •Directory of 400+ companies •New jobs posted daily •Monthly Events •Volunteer •Attend •Sponsor •Connect •LinkedIn group: 7000+ members (today!) •Search & contact (see Video or demo) •Post news •Facebook page •Get community updates© Comprendia, LLC CONFIDENTIAL 8
  9. 9. San Diego Professional Societies Name Events & Description Focus Who Sino-American Drug discovery, Biomedical & Great symposia, top development, Asian life scientists, but all Pharmaceutical speakers. diagnostics, welcome. Professionals outsourcing. Association Big name national American Focus: Drug discovery, organization, good Chemists, all welcome. Chemical Society industrial chemistry. speakers. San Diego Bimonthly events Entrepreneurs, drug Entrepreneurs in any life Entrepreneurial focused on funding, discovery, green tech. science area. Exchange legislation, startups. Women in science, mathematics, Association for Events, mentoring, Career growth. engineering and Women in Science volunteering. technology, all welcome at some events. Oxbridge Biotech Newly founded (see Academic-industrial Academic entrepreneurs. Roundtable next slide) connections. Online science, New website--first events ScienceOnline science Bloggers, educators, early next year with SoCal communication, open scientists. SDBN. science, social media.© Comprendia, LLC List on right sidebar of CONFIDENTIAL 9
  10. 10. OPPORTUNITIES We are looking for writers and editors to contribute to our online blog, the Roundtable Review, which has a global audience of several thousand academics and industry professionals. If you would like to start building your online portfolio of high quality scientific writing, please contact OBR-ABOUT OXBRIDGE BIOTECH ROUNDTABLE San Diegos editor Leah Cannon at Biotechnology Roundtable (OBR) is astudent-led, intercampus forum to foster aconversation between academics and industryprofessionals in the health care and life sciences field.We aim to create a global network of academicinnovators from across disciplines, connecting themwith each other and the industry resources necessaryto move their ideas forward. There are currently four Oxbridge Roundtable Solutions (ORS) is the consulting arm of Oxbridgeindependent franchises at Oxford, Cambridge, Biotech Roundtable. ORS provides opportunities for students to gain firstLondon and San Diego, CA with a range of hand consulting experience with companies in the biotechnology sector. Students typically work in teams of 3-6 on a consulting project for 8prospective chapters in our pipeline. weeks and gain first hand business analysis experience. We currently have openings for Project Manager(s) and Student Consultants fromOBR has three arms: a variety of backgrounds to work on diverse consulting projects. For more1. Education – We organize seminars, workshops, panel information contact Brian Lamb or Amol Jadhavdiscussions, and networking opportunities in each of (, current OBR chapters.2. Communication – The Roundtable Review (RR) CONTACTpublishes original content from our academic and • Keep abreast of upcoming seminars, networking eventsprofessional network to increase dialogue at the • Member-only invites for Oxbridge Roundtable Solution (ORS)intersection of science and business. Featured posts consulting opportunitiesinclude OBR seminar summaries, VIP interviews,industry trends, and news from our partners. • Stay up to date with the latest news and discussions in biotech, and much more!3. Consulting – Oxbridge Roundtable Solutions (ORS) isa business consulting service specialised in the For more information, go to: www.oxbridgebiotech.compharma/biotech sector. We offer short term (8-12wk) OR check us out below!consultancy projects that are undertaken by strictlyselected students or postdocs at key academicinstitutions under the direction of a managementconsulting professional or leading academic.© Comprendia, LLC CONFIDENTIAL 10 @oxbridgebiotech groups/oxbiotech
  11. 11. Get Started NOW • Networking is not just for job seekers! • Face to face is still important – Conferences – Networking events • Meet for lunch ‘just because’ • Pay it forward Follow your instincts on what makes you happy© Comprendia, LLC CONFIDENTIAL 11
  12. 12. Outside Rotate, Inside, Stay Put! =Table =Person 4 Min./Per© Comprendia, LLC CONFIDENTIAL 12
  13. 13. Speechless? Questions To Ask • How did you get interested in ______? • What do you do on an average day? • How do you use your scientific degree in your job? • What’s it like to work at _______? • What professional organizations/events do you find most useful? • How would I get started to work in your area?© Comprendia, LLC CONFIDENTIAL 13