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  In this month's feature, Christopher Molineaux, President of Pennsylvania Bio, gives us an update on the current and future outlook for job opportunities in the life sciences in Pennsylvania. Plus, we share 12 of the top interview questions to help you prepare for your next job interview in Networking Tips.

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Life Sciences Job Market in 2011 — A Pennsylvania Perspective

FeatureIn our previous issue, we interviewed BioNJ's President Debbie Hart to get an update on life sciences career opportunities in New Jersey. This month, we interviewed Christopher Molineaux — President of Pennsylvania Bio — to get a Pennsylvania perspective on the current life sciences job market. He also offered some advice for professionals in search of new career opportunities in the life sciences. Read more.


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Are You Prepared to Answer These Top 12 Interview Questions?

TipsAlthough there is a multitude of possible job interview questions, we've compiled a list of 12 of the most frequently asked. So get a step ahead of the competition and increase your chances of nailing your next interview by being prepared to answer these top 12 interview questions. Read more.



Ashton Tweed is currently recruiting for a number of excellent opportunities in the life sciences. The following is a representative selection of our open positions. Click on the titles below to find out more about these opportunities.

If you are a qualified candidate who is interested in applying for any of them, please click here to submit your resume and include the job title in the subject line of your email. Or if you know a colleague who may be interested, please send him or her this newsletter by clicking on the following link: Send to a friend.

Vice President Global Quality Assurance — A $500 million-plus specialty pharmaceutical and technology company is looking for a candidate with 15-plus years of progressive management experience in quality assurance within the pharmaceutical industry.

Vice President Global Licensing, Pharmaceutical Technologies — This successful candidate will lead the global team that identifies and evaluates new opportunities and structures relationships with pharmaceutical companies.

Product Development Engineer — A U.S.-based developer, manufacturer and supplier of advanced drug delivery systems is looking for a candidate with significant mechanical design experience and a degree in mechanical engineering, industrial design, or a related field.

Interim Vice President Quality Operations — The successful candidate will oversee and direct quality operations for company location in Taiwan.

Senior Director R&D — The successful candidate must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree and 8 to 10-plus years of companion animal health industry experience in technical services and/or clinical development roles.

Business Development — A drug delivery device company is looking for a candidate with 7-plus years of experience in medical device or pharmaceutical packaging/drug device development.

Program Manager — A provider of custom-engineered medical devices located on the East Coast is looking for a candidate with 10-plus years of experience in medical devices, drug delivery, and/or medical diagnostics, as well as 5-plus years of project management.

Manager of Regulatory Affairs — This position ensures that new products and changes to current products are prepared and submitted in a timely manner to regulatory agencies in markets.

Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager — The successful candidate must have at least 7 years of work experience in regulatory affairs in the over-the-counter (OTC) drug, pharmaceutical, dietary supplement, or personal care industries.

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Ashton Tweed is dedicated to serving the human capital needs of life sciences companies, including the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic, and medical device sectors. We connect companies with skilled life sciences professionals who can expertly meet their business needs — from product discovery through commercialization — providing retained executive search, interim placement, and direct-hire services. Contact us today.
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Feature: Life Sciences Job Market in 2011 — A Pennsylvania Perspective
Networking Tips: Are You Prepared to Answer These Top 12 Interview Questions?
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January 10, 2012
PCCI – Prezacor

January 17, 2012
GPSEG Life Science Sub Group

January 19, 2012
PACT – CEO Roundtable

January 27, 2012
BioStrategy Partners Practical Knowledge Series

February 13, 2012
PCCI – Cool-Bio

February 24, 2012
2012 PACT & MADV Company Showcase

February 28, 2012
GPSEG Life Science Sub Group/International Executives Group

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The following profiles below represent some of the outstanding Ashton Tweed candidates who are currently available for interim and/or permanent positions. If you are interested in learning more about any of our candidates or have another human capital need we can help with, please email us or call 610-725-0290 to speak with one of our life sciences partners.

Chief Medical Officer, MD: This candidate has industry experience holding leadership positions in medical affairs and clinical development, with a focus on U.S. and global work across a variety of therapeutic areas.
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Senior Director Marketing, MBA: With a Wharton MBA and a BS from Boston University, this highly successful commercial leader has significant launch experience across multiple therapeutic areas, in both large pharmaceutical corporations and small biotech companies demanding top-to-bottom accountability.
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Senior Director Finance and Corporate Controller: With over 17 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, this finance and operations executive has an extensive knowledge base that spans from $100 million to $100 billion market cap companies.
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Senior Project Manager, MBA: With over 25 years of experience in facility design and construction, this candidate has managed projects internationally, most recently in China and Hungary.
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Corporate Account Manager, BS: With extensive sales and account management experience in the medical device space, this candidate has consistently exceeded target goals.
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Senior Manager, International Regulatory Affairs, BS: This candidate has U.S. and international regulatory affairs experience with broad product coverage, including personal care, household cleaners, cosmetics, OTC products, medical devices, and diagnostics.
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