In this feature,Science's Next Wave explores how to have a successful career in industrial research and delves into topics that will help readers transition into highly competitive but rewarding jobs in industry.
"When we have a question, it doesn't matter what it is, they answer it. It's a complete exchange of information
they've essentially opened up all their technology to us."
Specializing in Phase 1 and Phase 2A clinical drug-testing trials, the job of Kings research group is to help new drugs gain Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approval.
"The best thing about it [CASE award] is it gives you a feel for what industry wants." Robert Phillips
There is much to be gained from industrial experience, Ceccaroni feels, even for those who want an academic career.
Bynoe received a bachelor's degree from MIT in June of this year with a double major in music and biology.
Despite a smattering of specialized coursework, company and university officials admit that the traditional science degree isn't focused on the skills that employers really look for.
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