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Alternative careers in science : leaving the ivory tower

Author: Cynthia Robbins-Roth
Publisher: San Diego : Academic Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Alternative Careers in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower you will meet scientists who evolved into Wall Street analysts, science policy gurus, patent agents, journalists, consultants, bio-pharmaceutical company executives, entrepreneurs, executive search specialists, public relations experts, and top-flight sales reps." "Each chapter covers a different career track and includes: basic job description,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Robbins-Roth
ISBN: 9780125893756 0125893752
OCLC Number: 38859203
Notes: "Scientific survival skills"--Cover.
Includes index.
Description: xviii, 267 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Scientist gone bad: or how I went from the bench to the board boom --
ch. 2. Technical writing: making sense out of manuals --
ch. 3. Science writing: communcating with the masses --
ch. 4. Snakes and ladders: the game of publishing --
ch. 5. Broadcast science journalism: working in television, cable, radio, or electronic media --
ch. 6. Pituitaries to pinstripes: a path to venture capital --
ch. 7. How I became an analyst: science-based investment advisor --
ch. 8. Investment banking: dreams and reality --
ch. 9. Business development: makaing deals with science --
ch. 10. Entrepreneur and company founder: starting your own company and surviving --
ch. 11. Consultant to the stars: advising CEOs for fun and profit --
ch. 12. Regulatory affairs: keeping product development on track --
ch. 13. Patent agent: protecting the intellectual property of science --
ch. 14. From the lab bench to the clinic: a career in clinical research --
ch. 15. Technology transfer: enabling the commercialization of science --
ch. 16. Corporate communications: helping companies sell their story --
ch. 17. Sales and marketing: so you want to sell --
ch. 18. Executive search: looking for talent in all the right places --
ch. 19. Growth of a manager: from pure research to policy administration --
ch. 20. Science and public policy: translating between two worlds --
ch. 21. Research funding administration: matching money with research --
ch. 22. Government agencies: directing science in the military --
ch. 23. Business information services: providing the data for industry.
Other Titles: Leaving the ivory tower
Responsibility: edited by Cynthia Robbins-Roth.
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