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October 2019

The Project Manager in Pharmaceutical Development: Jack of All Trades; Master of None

The Project Manager in Pharmaceutical Development: Jack of All Trades; Master of None

By James Clements, PhD, Director of Project Management at Athenex

Looking back on my graduate and postdoctoral training, and my current situation with Athenex, one would think I followed a relatively straight career path.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  It is fortuitous that I started my career in the field of T cell biology, and I now find myself heavily involved in the development of a cutting-edge T cell-based immunotherapy. But I have worn many different hats since completing my postdoctoral training – some of which fit better than others – and I am very grateful for all the opportunities and experiences I have been afforded in my career path to date.

I Think I Can Do Anything, Do You?

I Think I Can Do Anything, Do You?

By Eden Fucci, MS, Vice President of Biologics at Torque Therapeutics

Maybe I can’t do anything, but from a young age I believed I could do almost anything if I set my mind to it.  Sounds great, right?  I could be an astronaut, an artist, a baseball player, or even the president, but this is also the crux of my biggest struggle, the paradox of choice.  I wanted to do everything and was afraid to choose anything out of fear of selecting the wrong career (just maybe not the ones listed above).  Life doesn’t wait for you.  Blink.  Here I am today.  Did I just go with the flow?  How did I end up where I am if I never chose anything?  Let me take you through a few key decisions that ultimately shaped my career path, and while I still may not know what I want to be when I grow up, I am ok with that.