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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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Avoid These 3 Job Search Mistakes

Avoid These 3 Job Search Mistakes Partying Like it's 1999 and Other Mistakes You're Making in Your Job Search
By Angela Rose, BioSpace.com

Perhaps no one (or at least no one sane) would liken their job search to a party - it's an obviously stressful, time - consuming and sometimes disheartening process. Regardless, partying like it's 1999 or job searching like it's 1999 is dangerous (the one to your liver, the other to your career). In fact, relying on outdated job search techniques could be preventing you from finding your dream job.

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If you began your career in the '90s, your number one tool for finding open positions would have been a local or regional newspaper. This is no longer the case. Subscription numbers are down, publications are going under and most life science companies have tightened their employment budgets and are no longer placing paid job advertisements in the classifieds. If you've been scouring the Help Wanted section of your local rag, you're missing out on the majority of jobs out there. 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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Bio NC (Durham, North Carolina)

Production Associate
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Successful candidate will be responsible for the following: Production of human primary cell and accompanying documentation according to GMP guidelines. Implementation of in-process quality and control tests on human primary cells. Maintenance and cleaning of equipment. Calibration and qualification of equipment.

Biotech Bay (San Francisco, California)

Nektar Therapeutics
Manager, GCP, Compliance
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The Manager of GCP Compliance leads and directs GCP compliance activities that primarily support the Development Organization. The position helps ensure GCP compliance by assisting with the development and implementation of Clinical Developments quality system and processes.

Biotech Beach (San Diego, California)

Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation
Husbandry Supervisor
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The position of Vivarium Supervisor will be responsible for the daily operation of the vivarium to include: performing and supervising day to day husbandry operations, scheduling work assignments for the technician group, providing technical support of pharmacology studies, and maintaining the vivarium and associated equipment.

BioMidwest (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

Cytovance Biologics
Director, Program Management
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The Director will lead and participate in the entire range of project management (PM) activities including supervising the PM team, project scheduling, budgeting, tracking of project progress, resource utilization, and interaction with new and existing clients, organizing and conducting meetings, and generating reports for senior management. This person will work with the Sales and Business Development teams to ensure high quality of customer service and communication with client base.

Pharm Country (Branford, Connecticut)

The Institutes for Pharmaceutical Discovery
Biochemical Assay Development, Scientist 2
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Seeking a high energy, hands-on scientist with MS or PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology or related discipline. Responsibilities include designing, validating, implementing and conducting pre-clinical screen assays for support of investigational new drug (IND) candidates. Requires broad-based experience across multiple assay platforms including: colorimetric, fluorescent and radioactive enzyme assays, and ligand binding assays - DELFIA, FRET etc.

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Pharm Country 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 tri-state area.

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.

Pharm Country Career Fair, Whippany, NJ June 9, 2011
BIO Career Fair, Washington DC, June 27, 2011
Biotech Beach Career Fair, San Diego, CA September 22, 2011

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