ASBMR Student Cohort August Program: "Navigating Career Paths - Industry" - Shared screen with speaker view
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How much freedom to do you have to bring new targets of interest to the table, and is this typically within the boundaries of the company's pipeline at the time?
W. Benton Swanson
As a scientist within the company, how much freedom to you have to explore clinical and business development opportunities? Are there opportunities for horizontal movement within the company or to contribute to business strategy from a scientific lens?
You mentioned briefly that the collaborations have been a little bit impacted by COVID, can you elaborate some more on how COVID has impacted Novartis? Has your team’s workflow changed, has the company’s methods changed, or is research still continuing as usual in the labs?
Thank you for your insights!
Is there a lot of opportunity to publish, or is it relatively restricted due to NDAs and other business priorities?
I came a bit late, so my apologies if this was already asked.. for recently graduated clinician-scientists that are interested in Novartis’s Postdoc program, are there opportunities for trainees to have dedicated time to practice either privately or within a hospital setting?
What made you want to move into a scientific strategy role rather than remain at the bench? Do you miss the lab?
Great, thank you!
You mentioned OP field has changed over the years, where do you see it going?
Thank you :)
How much do the scientists at Novartis try to incorporate cutting edge technologies into the drug discovery process? If so, how willing are companies to train up employees in new techniques?
Would you say that pursuing an academic postdoc in order to boost your scientific reputation is required to eventually become a group leader in an industry setting?
Thanks very much!
How do you find the work-life balance when you first started, vs now? Has it changed?
It’s good, thank you!
Thank you for all of the information and candor!
Thank you so much, Michaela! This was outstanding!
Thank you very much for all the answers!