E. Webb wrote:Hello Sorry for the long post but....
I came on this forum looking for advice from pharmaceutical/ biotech professionals who have been in the industry for awhile. I have been in the pharmaceutical industry for seven years now and I have discovered what I like and don't like when it comes to my career. For the past three years I have had a desk job and realized that I want to get back into a GMP/GLP lab settings and am currently looking for those type of career opportunites. Recently I have been accepted a position as a medical technologist predomintly doing molecular biology testing (haven't accepted it yet). I'm excited because I'm currently in graduate school to get my M.S. in molecular biology so I figured that this position would be good, but I am also concerned because I don't know if a medical technologist position will hinder me from my ultimate goal of becoming a molecular pharmacologist. Will this position be a stepping stone for my utlimate goal? What positions should I look for or what additional skills should I try to acquire? Any Suggestions? Input? Advice?
Any position in a company, and it sounds like that's where you'd be working, will advance your goals. You'll find that having this experience, which will be considered "real world" will combine nicely with your graduate work and you'll have an easier eventual job search than the person who has only their graduate work behind them.
Good luck and let us know how it works out!
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