The present and future of genetic counseling: an interview with Emily Quinn, a certified genetic counselor. Part 3
Interview and article by Tatsiana “Tanya” Verstak* Part 3: Utilizing genetic information in clinical care Tanya Verstak For the most part, are people trusting genetic information and do they want to have this testing done? Emily Quinn I think so. Probably the big concern in our field is that I Read more
ACRP publishes core competencies for clinical trial monitors
The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) released a Core Competency Framework for Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) that defines the core competencies required of clinical trial monitors/CRAs. The initiative to define core competencies comes as the clinical research enterprise faces a major shortage of CRAs. The framework is open for public review and comment through March 5, 2017. (acrpnet.org)
Talent in the biotech gig economy
Nimbus Therapeutics’ Chief Scientific Officer, Rosana Kapeller, has blogged about the Über disruption coming to biotech . Here, their Chief Business Officer discusses his revelations (mostly positive) from operating his company in the Uber model — with 150 people on the payroll, most being freelance consultants, and only 25 employees. Such staffing nimbleness is made possible by the burgeoning biotech gig economy we find ourselves in. (LifeSciVC)
A Legacy for the Ladies: 10 Phenomenal Female Scientists We Lost in 2016
-by Madison Arenchild, Clinical Research Currents contributor If you didn’t know them in life, get to know them in legacy. These 10 women that we lost in 2016 were pioneers in their fields and barrier-breakers for female scientists across the globe. Suzanne Corkin, American Professor of Neuroscience at MIT Suzanne Read more
Senior CRA opportunity
Sr. Clinical Research Associate (CRA) – Oncology & Autoimmune Diseases (Job Code: 2016-0205), ACEA Biosciences, Inc. Job Location: Home Based or Office Based, Southern California, USA Founded in 2002, ACEA Biosciences, Inc. (ACEA) is a privately owned biotechnology company with headquarters in San Diego, California. ACEA pioneers in development and Read more
Senior CRA opportunity
Sr. Clinical Research Associate (CRA) – Oncology & Autoimmune Diseases (Job Code: 2016-0205), ACEA Biosciences, Inc.
Job Location: Home Based or Office Based, Southern California, USA
Founded in 2002, ACEA Biosciences, Inc. (ACEA) is a privately owned biotechnology company with headquarters in San Diego, California. ACEA pioneers in development and commercialization of innovative cell analysis instrumentation for life sciences, and is also engaged in drug discovery and pharmaceutical development. ACEA is dedicated to developing drugs for unmet medical needs in oncology, inflammatory disease, and autoimmune disease areas.
For more information on this and other open positions, please visit our website at www.aceabio.com.
Africa’s pharm industry booming, but dire shortage of clinical research specialists
Why does Africa need more pharmaceutical professionals? Africa’s pharmaceutical industry is one of the world’s fastest growing…Despite the boom, the continent’s pharmaceutical industry faces several challenges that will stifle its growth. Africa has a dire shortage of specialists to conduct clinical research and develop novel medicines to tackle diseases on the continent. (World Economic Forum. Published in collaboration with Quartz Africa)