Random Ramblings about stuff I see going on in biotech, internet and the stuff I read.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

...and now I get to hire someone

So - if you are looking for a business development job in the biotech industry, have a Ph.D. in the life sciences, and 1-3 years business (of some sort) experience - leave a comment here as I am just starting to look for someone to work with me. I will contact you.


Phil. said...


I have recently stumbled upon your blog and am avidly learning as much as I can from your insights.

I have a question about this post:
"Are you still looking for someone?"
just kidding:

I am currently evaluating dropping out of my PhD to go the FAS route as I see myself better leveraging my strengths. I am however afraid that without a PhD title I might sooner or later hit a glass ceiling.

I was under the impression that you favor hands on experience over academic qualifications but in this instance you expressively ask for a PhD.

Could you please elaborate?

Thank you!

yes said...

I think (it's been awhile since I posted all of this) that I say some where "GET YOUR PH.D."

You will absolutely hit a ceiling and I will pay you less at every level and it will be harder to get meetings with people.

...but other than that it's all the same.

I don't know how far in to your degree you are - but if you are withing 2-3 years of finishing - FINISH. It is worth money to do so. It will help you with people like me who evaluate you. It will totally just be a good thing if you are going to stay in the biotech field.

yes said...

realize I left aside one of your questions...

"...under the impression that you favor hands on experience"

which is totally true. However - the degree puts you in a different category than all the people who don't have a degree. Once you have it - then the hands on stuff further starts to separate you and differentiate you - but the Ph.D. is the "gateway drug" if you will.