What’s it really like to work in biotech?

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So what does my typical day look like? Early in my career I did a lot of bench work and I still do some, but currently the largest fraction of my time is spent analyzing, summarizing, and presenting data. I analyze data from my lab, other groups at the company,private databases, public databases, the literature, collaborators, and contract research organizations.

In my current role, my primary job is to determine how to identify patients most likely to respond to our investigational drugs and to identify mechanisms of drug resistance. However, there are many different types of positions in biotechnology that require rigorous training in molecular and cell biology.

…the job generally requires someone who can make decisions, exercise scientific judgement and solve problems with minimal input.

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