A continuing blog series of life as an entrepreneur after leaving academia.5 years ago I dropped out of a PhD program in Pharmacology. It was a difficult decision but a smart one. Once the decision was made, outgoing messages began: “Hey, just thought I’d let you know, I’m dropping out of...
Does this sound familiar?: After several years, the end is finally in sight. The Ph.D. is practically in your hand! But you want to quit. Why? Because you’re sick of academia. You don’t want a career in teaching, you’re burnt out doing research, or you feel like you’r...
The Office of Generic Drugs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), of course. In 2014, generic drugs saved the U.S health care system $254 billion dollars, and with the recent outrageous price hiking of an HIV medication (cough, cough, by a greedy you-know-who), it’s even more crucial ...
In one of my blogs, I briefly wrote about career options and provided a table with various career types and organizations to find these careers. I wanted to focus on what I thought were unique opportunities that I did not know about when I was in graduate school. Just as a quick background, I w...
As a CEO at HappiLabs, I have to manage the growth of the company, which includes hiring. We are only a 5-person company, but we’re growing and, currently, I receive about one resume or inquiry per day. Each resume is guaranteed about 5 seconds of my time, as I do a quick glance to evaluate the...
A fun buzzword I am seeing in job descriptions is agile. You will be part of an Agile team..., or ...using Agile methodology. It’s very common in the software industry, but certainly getting some usage in other industries that have projects where the goals or scope may change during the devel...
So, what’s been happening with the manuscript that you uploaded a month or two ago? You've been logging in to the journal every few days for a while now to follow the status of your article and checking your e-mail carefully. At last, the editor has sent you a decision. What could it be? Acce...