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The Master of Science (MS) in Medical Product Development Management (MPDM) is a comprehensive, master’s degree program and can be completed in either 2 or 3 years. The emphasis of the program is on the management of products undergoing clinical research and clinical development, i.e. clinical trial stages I, II, III and IV or other testing as required by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or international regulatory authorities.

The curriculum includes customized courses from the Colleges of Science and Business, and was designed in consultation with biomedical industry employers in the greater San Francisco Bay area. The MPDM program continues to have interaction with the industry and provides expert industry speakers in the classroom, in order to present the latest advancements to students.

For more information, please visit: http://www.medproddev.sjsu.edu/

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Make Yourself Memorable – Five Questions You Should Ask at Your Interview

Make Yourself Memorable – Five Questions You Should Ask at Your Interview By Angela Rose, BioSpace.com

Most of us get a bit nervous when being interviewed, especially if we really want the job we’re interviewing for. After racking our brains for the best answer to difficult questions such as "What is your greatest weakness?" and "What do you hope to gain from a position with Biopharma Company X?" (money, duh), we may find ourselves dumbstruck. Then comes that inevitable, terrifying pause when the interviewer says, "Are there any questions you would like to ask me?"

Many job seekers blurt out "no," thank the interviewer for his or her time and make a hasty exit. If there is more than one candidate up for the position, you cannot afford to do this. Asking your own thoughtful, informed questions at the end of the interview is a powerful tool you can use to make yourself memorable. More...

University of Maryland Workshops in Biopharmaceutical Production: June 6-10, 2011

Interested in advancing your career? Learn how to produce and purify biopharmaceutical products at the University of Maryland's Bioprocess Scale-Up Facility this June. Taught by world-class faculty and practitioners, this one-week training features two sessions, both of which include in-laboratory and classroom instruction:

The Fermentation and Microbiology Workshop covers various fermentation systems and the techniques, methodologies, principles and applications of aerobic bacterial and fungal fermentation, including recent advances and up-to-date applications.

The Downstream Processing & Protein Purification Workshop covers recovery and purification strategies for biotechnology products, especially proteins. Participants learn cell separation, cell disruption, chromatography theory and systems, sample preparation, columns and packing, adsorptive chromatography, and elution optimization.

For more information, please visit: www.mtech.umd.edu/biotech/workforce_training.html

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SAIC-Frederick, Inc.
Research Associate I
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Will be responsible for planning, carrying out experiments, documenting, and reporting results on a variety of complex biomedical experiments/procedures, in particular multiplex bead arrays in an immunology laboratory. Assignments are of a highly specialized nature and require unusual technical proficiency and judgment. Will perform assay development and validation for methods applicable to epidemiologic studies etc.

Biotech Bay (Novato, California)

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Supervisor/Sr. Supervisor, QA Lot Release
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This position will be responsible for QA oversight of Commercial Biologics formulated bulk drug substance which includes QA review of master and executed production batch records, Certificates of Analysis, and commercial manufacturing SOPs, QA disposition decision of commercial biologics drug substance lots, and Supervision of QA Specialists/Associates in the QALR-commercial biologics group.

Biotech Beach (La Jolla, California)

Advanced BioHealing, Inc.
Manager, Process Engineering
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Responsible for providing on-going support of manufacturing operations for existing and/or new tissue engineered medical devices and products in a cGMP environment. This individual is expected to be the Engineering / Manufacturing support process expert. This positions major responsibility will be in support of material and process changes and improvements related to the current process and effects on final product. This individual leads a team whose focus is improving the current manufacturing process.

Genetown (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

Sr. Scientist - Analytical Chromatography
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Primary Role: As a recognized expert in analytical development, a compliance trained individual and an experienced manager, effectively leads and develops a small team of scientists and development specialists involved in the design and implementation of HPLC-based solutions for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of proteins and glycoproteins.

Pharm Country (Field Based, Pennsylvania)

Regional Medical Liaison, Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomics
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The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring all aspects of the regional medical liaison role pertaining to payer and formulary support, opinion leader development, value development study support, and product support. Key activities: This position is with the HOPE RML group and will be located in the stated geography.

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Genetown Career Fair

Job seekers can spend a day with HR representatives and Hiring Managers from top biotech, pharma, medical device and diagnostics companies in the Northeast region.

Candidates with a 4-year degree in the life sciences and a minimum of 2-years of industry related experience are invited to attend. (Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a four-year college degree. PhD and Postdoc candidates welcome.)

Exhibiting companies are recruiting for positions in areas such as: QA/QC, clinical research, engineering, manufacturing, biostatistics, clinical data management, chemistry, regulatory affairs, and research.

Job seekers may register here.

Genetown Career Fair, Boston, MA May 17, 2011
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