By Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed
“Network, network, network” is a common piece of advice, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Did you know that employee referrals generate 39.9% of all hires? That is the power of networking. Here we have detailed three nationwide organizations associated with the life sciences. Through these organizations, life science professionals can search for jobs, find employees, or discover new ideas. Get involved today by finding a meeting or conference near you!
BIO: Biotechnology Industry Organization
“BIO is the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations.” You should also check the web sites of your state biotech association as they can be a wealth of networking and jobs search opportunities. Some examples are BioNJ, PA BIO, Delaware Bio, and many others. Most states have similar organizations.
LES: Licensing Executives Society
“LES (USA & Canada) represents a highly diverse community of nearly 4,000 IP, business development and technology professionals that collaborate across multiple industries to create a unique networking and learning environment.” LES also has an excellent job board here.
ChemPharma Professional Association
“ChemPharma Professional Association is a nation-wide association of high-caliber, experienced business and technical executives in the Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, and allied industries.”
Read more about ChemPharma here.
Remember networking is for life. Want to view many life science events in one place? See our calendar of upcoming local, nationwide, and international events here.
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