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Pursuing a Career in Pharmaceutical Drug Development

Pursuing a Career in Pharmaceutical Drug Development
Reported by
Srikant Iyer

Posted November 05, 2020

Presented By

Science Alliance

The pharmaceutical research and development industry is a viable option for early-career scientists looking to transition out of academia. It takes roughly 10-15 years for a single new drug to make it onto the market, with millions of dollars spent from ideation to clinical trials. This complex discovery and evaluation cycle requires diverse expertise to ensure a robust analysis of drug efficacy.

On August 18, 2020, two scientists joined the New York Academy of Sciences to discuss their career paths from academia to pharmaceutical research and development.

In this eBriefing, You'll Learn

  • How two different scientists approached career transitions out of academia and into drug research and development.
  • What factors to consider before pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • How scientists can leverage their professional networks to find opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • What the measures of success in pharmaceutical research and development look like
Career Paths in Pharmaceutical Drug Development