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Biotech

In 1972 Stanford University’s Paul Berg and Stanley Cohen, along with Herbert Boyer from the University of California at San Francisco, successfully spliced genes from viruses to create molecules of recombinant DNA for the first time. This genetic engineering technology was the genesis for the biotech industry. Genetic engineering was going to be the cure… Read more »

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retail artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence global revenue was $643.7 million in 2016. It is expected to balloon to $36.8 billion by 2025. 44% of all U.S. Ecommerce sales in 2017 went to Amazon. Amazon says that 33% of their sales were driven by their machine-learning-powered recommendation algorithm. Netflix attributes 75% of the content that is considered by their… Read more »

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actuary's industry choice

If you aren’t a market researcher, the difference between the terms Market Research and Marketing Research probably doesn’t keep you up at night. But clarity in language is an important factor in doing good market research so it does warrant discussion. The critical comparison to make is Marketing versus Market. Market Research is a subset… Read more »

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two weeks' notice

Two weeks’ notice is the amount of notice that will make the most people happy. You won’t burn bridges with your current employer, your new employer will be willing to wait for you to start for this customary time period and you will feel good about yourself because you have been fair to everyone in… Read more »

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job hunt networking

Job hunt networking “starts with a mindset and an intention to discover, explore, and be open to what you may encounter. It’s about helping others and helping yourself,” says John Kobara on his blog, Adopting the Mentoring and Networking Lifestyle. Job hunt networking before you need it keeps you in the driver’s seat of your… Read more »

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salary survey

Every year the Medical Science Liaison Society publishes their Salary Survey, which should be mandatory reading for every MSL. This information can be used as a benchmark to understand the market value of the MSL role by years of experience, therapeutic area and size of employer. Dr. Samuel Dyer, in his online MSL training sessions,… Read more »