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  1. Interviewing for the Pharmaceutical Industry: what does it involve and how to succeed? David P Brooks

  2. Interviewing for Pharma • The Drug Discovery & Development Process • What is Pharma Looking for? • Attributes • Finding the open positions • The Interview process • Working in Industry

  3. The Drug Discovery Process protein protein chemical chemical identify identify optimize optimize genes genes targets targets diversity diversity ‘hit’ ‘hit’ ‘hit’ structure ‘hit’ structure test safety/efficacy test safety/efficacy animals animals humans humans SAR SAR smart smart genomics genomics combinatorial combinatorial pharmacology pharmacology screening screening chemistry chemistry DMPK DMPK toxicology toxicology medicine medicine function function structure structure bioinformatics bioinformatics

  4. The Drug Development Process

  5. What is Pharma Looking for? • Many similarities to academia • Basic understanding of molecular processes • Integrated understanding of systemic physiology • High quality research • Emphasis on credibility

  6. What is Pharma Looking for? • Innovative people • Scientifically competent • Publications • Champions ideas • Broad background • Knowledgeable about therapeutics • Functions independently • Risk takers • Emotionally tough • High integrity

  7. Getting the Interview • Finding the open positions • Network • Introductions from mentors • Go to companies web sites • Use Yahoo Finance to find sites

  8. Getting the Interview • Preparing your CV • Make it simple • Not too much verbiage • Separate full publications from abstracts • Presentations and invited talks • Positions with dates • Grants • Honors/prizes

  9. Why is Publishing Important? • Forces scientist to defend ideas • Develops emotional strength • Builds self-confidence • Improves communication skills • Establishes scientific credibility • Provides security • Develops skills required to be a champion of ideas

  10. The Interview Process:Typical Schedule • Meet with hiring supervisor • Seminar • Meet with scientist A • Meet with scientist B • Lunch with 2-3 scientists • Meet with scientist C • Meet with scientist D • Meet with Human Resources Rep.

  11. The Seminar • Ability to present your work in a clear and understandable manner • Ability to champion your ideas • Enthusiasm • Take equity in the science • Ability to hear the questions being asked and to answer clearly and briefly • No BS

  12. The Interview Process • Targeted Selection • Past performance predicts the future • Specific examples of situations • Evidence of bringing efforts to closure • Publications • Evidence of scientific acumen • Communication skills • How do you “add value”

  13. The Interview Process • Define what it is you want to do in industry • Research • Project management • Clinical development • Marketing • Etc.

  14. The Interview Process • Define what it is you want to do in industry • Research • Project management • Clinical development • Marketing • Etc.

  15. Industry vs Academia IndustryAcademia Good Science  Publications   Presentations   “Having a Boss” X Writing Grants X Writing Monthly Reports X Changing research areas X

  16. Summary • Scientifically excellent • Communicator • Champion • Independent • Risk taker • Emotionally tough • High integrity