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AuthorFriary, Richard, 1942-
TitleJobs in the drug industry [electronic resource] : a career guide for chemists / Richard Friary
Imprint San Diego : Academic Press, c2000
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Descript xxiii, 364 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


This book is intended to help newly graduated chemists, particularly organic chemists, at all levels from bachelors to post-doctorates, find careers in the North American pharmaceutical industry. It will serve as a practical, detailed guiedbook for job seekers as well a reference work for faculty advisers, research supervisors, development officers, employment agents, and personnel managers in the industry. The book gathers in a single volume the fundamentals of getting an industrial job as a medicinal or process chemist, and covers all aspects of a chemist's job--scientific, financial, and managerial--within a pharmaceutical/biotechnology company. Other scientists looking for jobs as analytical or physical chemists and even biochemists and biologists will find the book useful. The valuable appendix is a unique compendium of 365 commercial, governmental, or non-profit institutions that comprise the North American pharmaceutical industry. Key Features * Learn How To: * Discover the 12 permanent, big-pharma jobs for B.S. chemists * Use the 500+ company index to locate potential employers * Track pharma openings with 190+ corporate and chemist-specific job banks * Add industry veterans to your employment network * Find the 50+ companies offering paid summer internships to students * Include the one resume item that wins interviews for B.S. and M.S. chemists * Express a knowledgeable preference for drug discovery or development * Research over 360 drug companies through their Web sites * Discover the 70+ firms offering stock purchase plans or stock optionsมand which two represent big pharma * Find out your salary offer in time to negotiate your wages


ENTICEMENTS: WHY ORGANIC CHEMISTS WORK -- IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY -- ELEMENTS OF DRUG DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT -- JOBS IN THE DRUG INDUSTRY -- DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENTAL CHEMICAL RESEARCH: -- COMMON FEATURES -- DISCOVERY RESEARCH: MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY -- CHEMICAL DEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGE IN ORGANIC SYNTHESIS -- QUALIFYING AND SEARCHING FOR JOBS IN THE DRUG INDUSTRY -- EVALUATING COMPANIES AND JOB OFFERS -- APPENDIX A -- Arthur C. Cope Award -- ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry -- Roger Adams Award in Organic Chemistry -- The Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry -- of Natural Products -- Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry -- Herbert C. Brown Award for Creative Research -- in Synthetic Methods -- International Aspirin Prize for Solidarity through Chemistry -- Geographical Index of the North American -- Pharmaceutical Industry -- Name Index of the North American -- Pharmaceutical Industry

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