Opportunities in Biotech Careers / Edition 1

Opportunities in Biotech Careers / Edition 1

by Sheldon Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071476059

ISBN-13: 9780071476058

Pub. Date: 03/26/2007

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Each book offers:

  • The latest information on a field of interest
  • Training and educational requirements for each career
  • Salary statistics for different positions within each field
  • Up-to-date professional and Internet resources

Overview

Each book offers:

  • The latest information on a field of interest
  • Training and educational requirements for each career
  • Salary statistics for different positions within each field
  • Up-to-date professional and Internet resources

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071476058
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
03/26/2007
Series:
Opportunities In...Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
0.44(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authorvii
Forewordviii
Acknowledgmentsx
Introductionxi
1.The Nature of Biotechnology1
Historical perspective
Branches of biotechnology
Major areas of scientific research
2.Recent Developments in Biotechnology7
Genetic engineering
Monoclonal antibody technology
Bioprocess technology
Medical advances
3.Basics of a Biotechnology Career25
What biotechnologists do
Positions in biotechnology
Daily activities in the lab
Job categories
4.Nonscientific Career Possibilities43
Public relations
Sales
Teaching
Patent law
5.Educational Preparation62
New steps in biotechnology education
Associate degree programs
Bachelor's-and graduate-level programs
Research centers
Continuing education
6.Employment Opportunities89
Industry facts and trends
Salaries and benefits
Personnel needs
7.Succeeding in Biotechnology101
Communicating
Cooperating in the lab
Making the most of your experience
Coping with frustrations
Being sensitive to public perceptions
Thinking creatively
Accepting failure
8.Finding the Right Job in Biotechnology110
Initiating a job search
Succeeding in an interview
Working with recruiters
Appendix ABiotechnology Time Line120
Appendix BSelected Schools Offering Biotechnology Programs135
Appendix CBiotechnology Associations138
Glossary143

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