Category Archive: Getting America to work

Nov
14

Leaving the nest – Looking for start-up co-working and incubator space

I have worked from home for the better part of a decade either from my past location in PA or my present location in NC. Thanks to getting a recent grant, I now need to hire a postdoc and that means I can fly the nest (which in my case is my home). But with …

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Sep
30

Postdoc Position for Drug Discovery at Collaborations Pharmaceuticals

Been in start up more fore over a year now I need to hire some help and get an office / lab. Ideally I am looking for a PhD or postdoc that wants to learn what I do for a couple of years. The posting below should describe the role. Feel free to connect (no …

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Oct
27

Learning from pioneers in science from the 20th Century

Having just completed review of a manuscript that profiled a prominent scientist in my field from the 20th century, it got me thinking openly. Firstly, I rarely read profiles of long deceased scientists in my field, frankly who but perhaps the odd emeritus professor (with all due respect) would have time on their hands to …

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Dec
11

R&D jobs in pharma are snow leopards – scientists must embrace social media now!

I was inspired by my friend Robert Moore to write this post. He had written back in October on how to find members of the C-suites at businesses, which are positions treasured by marketeers. He compared CEOs to snow leopards, a very rare species, that can be found if you are smart and know where …

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Apr
15

Postdoc position available – Phoenix Nest and LA BioMed/Harbor-UCLA

Yesterday our posting for a postdoc position on ScienceCareer jobs went live. My emails are going to go into overload.. Its a long story which I will save you from for now. In my effort to help on Sanfilippo Syndrome research Jill Wood (Jonah’s Just Begun) connected me with Dr. Patti Dickson, MD (LA BioMed/Harbor-UCLA). …

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Mar
20

Job Applications from China

After months of surges in email applications from India to work in my lab, today I had an inquiry from China. It does make me wonder how they find me or even think I have a physical “lab”. let alone the fact I am on a different continent, would have to deal with visa and …

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Mar
06

Even more students from India wanting internships

A few weeks ago I posted some interesting requests to work in my lab (home office really). Still the requests keep coming. It seems such a shame that I keep them for my own inbox and instead I have decided to de-identify them and share them because someone might have an opportunity for the students …

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Feb
27

Why do so many students from India want summer internships in the USA?

I wished I had infinite resources because daily I see my inbox fill up with requests to join “my lab” to do a summer internship. If I could take all these students I would need a huge building. But imagine what projects I could work on?? By the way I have never advertised for student. …

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Feb
17

My proposed location for a future ACS Meeting, China

OK, it cannot go on. I am just flattered, absolutely flattered by all these scientific meeting requests I get in my mailbox on a daily, (yes daily) basis to go to meetings. It cannot go on much longer. The object of my frustration reads like the following. Do others get the same requests? 5th Annual …

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Jan
31

How to create a Pharma Vulnerability Index (PVI)

Yesterday I think I hit a nerve and may have kick started one of the book projects laying dormant . My gut feelings based on recent observation lead to proposing a Pharma Vulnerability Index. I just threw it out there. pretty sure that anyone who follows big pharma stock as a job or hobby probably …

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