Job$ in the Drug Indu$try

Job$ in the Drug Indu$try

A Career Guide for Chemists

1st Edition - March 15, 2000

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  • Author: Richard Friary
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080509624

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Description

This book is intended to help newly graduated chemists, particularly organic chemists, at all levels from bachelors to post-doctorates, find careers in the North American pharmaceutical industry. It will serve as a practical, detailed guiedbook for job seekers as well a reference work for faculty advisers, research supervisors, development officers, employment agents, and personnel managers in the industry. The book gathers in a single volume the fundamentals of getting an industrial job as a medicinal or process chemist, and covers all aspects of a chemist's job--scientific, financial, and managerial--within a pharmaceutical/biotechnology company. Other scientists looking for jobs as analytical or physical chemists and even biochemists and biologists will find the book useful. The valuable appendix is a unique compendium of 365 commercial, governmental, or non-profit institutions that comprise the North American pharmaceutical industry.

Key Features

Learn How To:

  • Discover the 12 permanent, big-pharma jobs for B.S. chemists
  • Use the 500+ company index to locate potential employers
  • Track pharma openings with 190+ corporate and chemist-specific job banks
  • Add industry veterans to your employment network
  • Find the 50+ companies offering paid summer internships to students
  • Include the one resume item that wins interviews for B.S. and M.S. chemists
  • Express a knowledgeable preference for drug discovery or development
  • Research over 360 drug companies through their Web sites
  • Discover the 70+ firms offering stock purchase plans or stock options¾and which two represent big pharma
  • Find out your salary offer in time to negotiate your wages

Readership

Undergraduates majoring in chemistry and biochemistry, graduate students in organic and medicinal chemistry, post-doctoral chemical researchers, chemistry professors, career development officers in academia, independent employment agents serving the industry, and personnel managers in the industry.

Table of Contents

  • ENTICEMENTS: WHY ORGANIC CHEMISTS WORK
    IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

    ELEMENTS OF DRUG DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT

    JOBS IN THE DRUG INDUSTRY

    DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENTAL CHEMICAL RESEARCH:
    COMMON FEATURES

    DISCOVERY RESEARCH: MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY

    CHEMICAL DEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGE IN ORGANIC SYNTHESIS

    QUALIFYING AND SEARCHING FOR JOBS IN THE DRUG INDUSTRY

    EVALUATING COMPANIES AND JOB OFFERS

    APPENDIX A
    Arthur C. Cope Award
    ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry
    Roger Adams Award in Organic Chemistry
    The Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry
    of Natural Products
    Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry
    Herbert C. Brown Award for Creative Research
    in Synthetic Methods
    International Aspirin Prize for Solidarity through Chemistry

    Geographical Index of the North American
    Pharmaceutical Industry
    Name Index of the North American
    Pharmaceutical Industry

Product details

  • No. of pages: 364
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2000
  • Published: March 15, 2000
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080509624

About the Author

Richard Friary

Richard Friary, Ph.D., is a synthetic organic and medicinal chemist employed by the Schering-Plough Research Institute. This institute forms the discovery and development arm of a fully integrated multinational pharmaceutical company. The author’s combined experience in this company and CIBA-Geigy (now part of Novartis) spans nearly 30 years.As a senior principal scientist, the writer is an accomplished chemical researcher who discovered a safe and effective drug that relieves psoriasis and dermatitis. He was instrumental in steering the experimental medicine to clinical trials in human beings and in developing it afterward. Dr. Friary is among the few chemists ever to have made a drug that entered clinical studies in human beings, and among fewer still whose drug passed clinical trials. Eighteen patents and 31 articles name him as an inventor and an author.Born in 1942, Richard Friary is a native of Biddeford, Maine, and a graduate of Colby (B.A., 1964) and Dartmouth Colleges (M.A., 1966) and of Fordham University (Ph.D., 1970). He is a veteran of the R. B. Woodward Research Institute in Basel, Switzerland, where he worked as a postdoctoral researcher from 1970 to 1973. There he learned medicinal chemistry by making cephalosporin C analogs as antibacterial agents, and organic synthesis through a total synthesis of prostaglandin F 2a. Only a few chemists ever wrote as many as two articles with the finest organic chemist of all time, the late R. B. Woodward, and Friary is one of them.

Affiliations and Expertise

Schering-Plough Research Institute, Kenilworth, New Jersey, U.S.A.

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