American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Career Fair

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American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Career Fair -2013Don't miss our new features at the 2013 AAPS Career Fair!

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Career Fair -2013

2013 AAPS Career Fair - One Month Away!

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Career Fair -2013

Don't miss our new features at the 2013 AAPS Career Fair!

A few important reasons to attend:

(1) Meet face to face with plenty of hiring managers from a variety of pharmaceutical companies. Take a look at our current list of participating Career Fair Employers!
(2) Flag your resume as attending the Career Fair so participating employers can review your resume prior to the Career Fair.
(3) Review the current open positions that our Career Fair Employers have posted on our AAPS Career Center. (Employers can flag their open positions with the new pre-conference alert system.)
(4) Sign up for a resume review (limited space), or attend the group resume review and interviewing professional development session.
(5) Attend one of the many other Professional Development Sessions being held at the Annual Meeting.
(6) Wind down and relax at our Career Fair reception, which is being held on Monday from 4:30pm-5:30pm.
(7) Search the onsite Job Boards with a variety of additional job postings.
(8) Network, Network, Network! Your best opportunity of landing your next job is through industry contacts. Don't miss this chance to mingle with hundreds of your fellow industry colleagues all in one place!

Please also make sure to come by and introduce yourself to Kevin and Nikki at the Career Fair information desk! For any questions, please contact us at:

2013 Career Fair

Hours of Operation:
Monday November 11, Noon - 5:30 pm *
Tuesday November 12, 9:30 am - 6:15 pm
Wednesday November 13, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
* Reception from 4:30pm - 5:30 pm

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center—West Registration
200 E Market St
San Antonio, TX 78205


AAPS Career News


Flag your resume today on our AAPS Career Center as attending the Career Fair in San Antonio. This year our CAREER FAIR EMPLOYERS have the opportunity to search resumes prior to the conference and set up an interview. (Please note: you have the option to post your resume confidentially)

Candidates: As a Career Fair attendee, you can connect with prospective employers prior to, during and after the convention through AAPSCareers LIVE, a pre-conference alert system which will be active from September 16–November 22, 2013. Log into your existing AAPS account or for first time users create a new account and flag your profile/resume as being associated with the Career Fair.

Employers: Career Fair employers who will be staffing an employer exhibitor booth in the AAPS Career Fair will have the opportunity to post a few of their job postings and flag these open positions on the AAPS Career Center as being part of the AAPSCareers LIVE pre-conference alert system. This will assist candidates to narrow their job search to those employers attending the Career Fair by searching for the check-box on the Job Search page.

To learn more about our new and exciting pre-conference alert system go to AAPSCareers LIVE.

Life Sciences Career News

Pharmaceutical Company to Bring 100 Jobs to Durham, NC
WNCN.COM (09/25/13)

Purdue Pharma Manufacturing L.P. (Purdue) will build a new facility in Durham County, North Carolina. Purdue will create 100 new jobs and invest $59 million over three years in Durham. Salaries at the new facility will average $70,199 plus benefits. "This decision underscores Purdue's commitment to the Raleigh/Durham region, and solidifies the company's footprint in North Carolina through the establishment of a manufacturing and technology hub. This decision also reflects Purdue's ongoing commitment to invest in high-tech jobs within the state," said Purdue CEO John Stewart. In 2000, Purdue opened a manufacturing plant in Wilson, which brought 180 new engineering, scientific, and technical jobs to the state.

Pharmaceutical Research Firm Plans 320 Jobs in Missouri
Associated Press (10/03/13) Blank, Chris

Missouri officials report that a Canadian pharmaceutical and biotechnology contract research company plans to spend $31 million expanding its operations in St. Charles in a move that could create 320 jobs. The state is offering about $4.2 million to Pharma Medica Research Inc.'s expansion project through the Missouri Quality Jobs Program. The company is based in the Toronto area and conducts research and development for pharmaceutical companies and performs trials. Pharma Medica Research's work includes scientific affairs, medical writing, bioanalysis, data management and clinical trial monitoring. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he met with company leaders earlier this year during a convention in Chicago. "This substantial investment will further strengthen Missouri's position as a leader in bioscience," Nixon said. The governor's office said Missouri has more than 4,000 bioscience, agribusiness and life science companies already operating in the state. Pharma Medica Research plans to rehabilitate a building in St. Charles to expand drug trial operations that previously housed a clinical research organization. The company said establishing a research center in St. Charles will help it work with more clients and compete globally.

New Program Places Blinn Students on Cutting Edge of Biotechnology
KBTX (Bryan/College Station, TX) (09/16/13)

The Blinn College (Blinn) Therapeutics Manufacturing Program has created the class Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) Procedures and Documentation. The program features 69-credit hours and offers an Associate of Applied Sciences degree and an Advanced Training Certificate for students who already hold a science-based bachelor’s degree. The course trains students for entry-level positions in manufacturing and quality control with businesses that develop and deliver therapeutic products. Students who earn the associate degree are qualified for entry-level positions in manufacturing, quality control and quality assurance. Students who earn the Advanced Training Certificate can obtain those positions and entry-level regulatory positions. The Texas A&M University system recently announced a new biopharmaceutical center at Blinn. Companies like Kalon, Lonza, GSK and Caliber have established operations in the region because of that announcement.

Biotech Powerhouse: West County Companies Gain International Reputation
Newsmagazine Network (09/23/2013) Enright, Carol

St. Louis could be transforming into a global biotech research hub. Monsanto announced a $400 million expansion at its Chesterfield Village Research Center, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced a $45 million expansion to make room for 100 new scientists at the Creve Coeur facility, and Danforth Center invited experts and officials from the world to its Ag Innovation Showcase. All of those happened this year and officials say there are a lot more points that make St. Louis a biotech hub. There is a strong concentration of biotechnology companies and research facilities in the region. Further, there is a booming research and startup community developing in the area. Most of the growth is being driven by collaborative work in plant and bioscience companies. Officials add that thousands of jobs could be created by companies flocking to the area and scientists stand to earn upwards of $70,000 salaries. There are also beliefs the life science renaissance underway could spur innovation and make St. Louis attractive to young talent.

Micropulse to Grow, Add 100 Jobs
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (IN) (10/08/13)

Micropulse, Inc., a medical device manufacturer for the orthopedic and cardiovascular industries, has announced plans to expand its operations in Columbia City, Ind., creating up to 100 new jobs by 2016. The homegrown-Indiana company develops and manufactures orthopedic instruments, implants and sterilization cases and trays, as well as incubates orthopedic startup companies in-house. The company will invest $14.3 million to equip and renovate its current 100,000 square-foot facility in two phases through 2017. The project's first phase, which includes equipment installation, is expected to be complete by late next year. By 2015, phase two of the project will commence, including a 60,000 square foot facility expansion and some renovation. The new expansion will house additional offices and precision machines and will accommodate growth of its core contract manufacturing business and continued support of the startup incubator Orthovation Center. "We are growing in Indiana for a number of reasons including our talented people, a tremendous infrastructure of suppliers, customers and the availability of future skilled workers," said Brian Emerick, founder and president of Micropulse.

$520,000 Grant Awarded to Spur Biotechnology Job Creation in Md.
Baltimore Sun (09/11/13) Dance, Scott

The Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore and BioHealth Innovation Inc. received a $520,000 federal grant to create a Healthcare Regional Innovation Cluster. The project will support efforts to turn laboratory research into medical technologies and startup companies in the Baltimore area and Montgomery County, Md.

Don’t Be Naïve: 7 Things to Know Before Taking a Biotech Startup Job
Xconomy (09/16/13) Timmerman, Luke

Luke Timmerman, biotech industry insider, has compiled seven things to keep in mind before accepting a job at a biotech startup. First, Timmerman suggests getting very acquainted with the senior management team. Additionally, get to know as many people in the company as possible, other than the CEO. Learn how far along the company is in development and what are the chances it will see true long-term success. If a position is accepted learn what role will be played and if there will be room to grow as the company grows. Determine if stock options are available, but be aware of the risk involved should the company fail. Potential employees would do well to know their worth in terms of salary. Knowing someone that is a corporate attorney, HR consultant, or venture capitalist can help with that information. Finally, learning about the company culture in depth is very important. This should include values, work habits, processes, and relationships.

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