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Passion drives everything I do! Being a scientist by training (molecular endocrinology), I tend to analyze (sometimes over-analyze) situations. The learning that comes from this analysis is what my life thrives on. My Ph.D. and postdoctoral work has taught me to streamline my ideas and channel them to ignite the flame of success. My current role in the biotech industry allows me to characterize generic drugs such a monoclonal antibodies before sending theses drugs for clinical trials. Additionally, recently I secured the opportunity to become a branding ambassador of the same company. This is allowing me to use my creative side of things to achieve success beyond the scientific world.

Abha Chalpe, PhD

Articles Written By Abha Chalpe, PhD

Top 6 Articles For PhDs To Learn How To Confidently Negotiate Starting Salary

By: Abha Chalpe, PhD

Many, many PhDs are scared to negotiate. Or, they just don’t know how to negotiate, so they don’t do it. CNBC reported that only 29% of job seekers negotiated the salary for their current position. This is a terrible mistake. All of these people who are not negotiating are losing out on substantial salary increases they could be gaining. For example, on average when someone did negotiate their salary, they gained a 13.3% increase in salary. That means that if you get an initial offer of $75,000 and you gain a 13.3% increase, you will earn an extra $10,000 per…

7 Best Articles About Using LinkedIn For A Successful Job Search

By: Abha Chalpe, PhD

Employee referrals account for 72% of all interviews (Society of Human Resource Management), and 1 out of every 5 candidates with a job referral gets hired (Undercover Recruiter). If you are not on LinkedIn building up your network and investing in your connections, you are missing out on a huge resource that will boost your job search. Not only that, networking often leads to referrals which will benefit you after you get hired as well. A referral raises wages of workers in their first year at the firm by 6.7 ± 3.4% (The Review Of Economic Studies). That’s an increase…

7 Ways To Include Keywords In Your LinkedIn Profile

By: Abha Chalpe, PhD

There are 546 million people using LinkedIn (LinkedIn). That is an astounding figure. It’s wonderful that LinkedIn creates a place for you to be able to connect with so many people. But, how can you stand out in the sea of 546 million people? How can you get noticed by the people within your target industry and location? By using keywords. 95% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find job candidates (US News). And, keyword searches are the most common way to find the right job candidates. Recruiters rely on LinkedIn’s algorithm to show them the most relevant profiles based on…

4 Ways Academia And Industry Differ For Research Scientists

By: Abha Chalpe, PhD

Scientists are already well-equipped to thrive in industry, but it is up to you to extract the skills from academia and apply them to your roles in industry. There are key differences in industry that every PhD must be aware of. From your interviews, through your industry transition, recognizing these differences will help you excel in your new environment. Here are four key differences between academia and industry that every research scientist should know.