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Finding your first job in biopharma industry. Yingxia Wen Head of Laboratory Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics. Understand yourself. What are the your goals? Personal/family goals Career goals The balance of job and life is more important than you thought. What type of person are you?

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finding your first job in biopharma industry

Finding your first job in biopharma industry

Yingxia Wen

Head of Laboratory

Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics

understand yourself
Understand yourself

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  • What are the your goals?
    • Personal/family goals
    • Career goals

The balance of job and life is more important than you thought.

  • What type of person are you?
    • Leading with authority
    • Leading without authority
    • Leading yourself

You can become a successful leader no matter if you are a manager or not.

understand the industry
Understand the industry

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  • Academia vs. Industry
    • Bio Pharma
      • Relatively well funded
      • Well organized/team work
      • Matrix
      • Multi-function and multi-culture
    • Small biotech
    • CRO and others
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CV

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Professional, simple and accurate

Experience with details

Education with degree and dates

Technique with keywords

Publications and awards

Do not include personal information, visa status and unrelated experience.

submit cv
Submit CV

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  • Target the right position
    • Right field
    • Right experience
  • Channels for submit CV
    • Response to job post
    • Job fair
    • Recruiter
    • Social media
  • Internal reference
    • Internal information
    • Send CV to the hand of hiring manager
    • recommendation
interview
Interview

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  • Prepare
    • Prepare your presentation
    • Study the position, the hire manager, interviewers and company
    • Prepare the common questions and answers
  • Interview
    • Show up on time
    • Presentation is the most important part!!!
    • Ask and answer questions
  • Follow up
    • Acknowledge with email after interview
accept offer
Accept offer

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Understand your market value

Negotiate only when you need to.

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CURRENT POSITION

Head of Laboratory Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics

Protein Biochemistry, Research US Center of Excellence in Virology, Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Cambridge, MA, USA

Leading the development of live/inactivated, VLP, vector-based and recombinant subunit viral antigens

Leading the development of new platforms for vaccine development, including DNA/RNA vaccines and conjugated vaccines

EDUCATION

B.S.Biological Sciences and BiotechnologyTsinghua University1996

Cloning and characterization of telomere-associated DNA, with LihuangZhu, Ph.D.

Ph.D.Molecular Genetics and Microbiology UMDNJ/Rutgers University2000

Mechanism and modulation of mRNA cap forming enzymes, with Aaron J. Shatkin, Ph.D.

EXPERIENCE

Postdoctoral Fellow CABM 2000-2001

Aaron Shatkin Laboratory of Molecular Virology, CABM, Piscataway, NJ

Postdoctoral Fellow Harvard University 2001-2003

Tom Maniatis Laboratory, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Senior Research Scientist I-II Wyeth 2004-2008

Protein Biochemistry, Structural Biology and Computational Chemistry, Wyeth Research, Cambridge, MA