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Arunodoy is a Ph.D. in Integrative Biology and has training in intellectual property, entrepreneurship, and venture capitalism. He also has experience with global biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies, including clinical trial consulting. Arunodoy is passionate about the translation of academic research to the real world and commercialization of scientific innovation so that it can help solve problems and benefit people. He possesses in-depth understanding of both technological and commercial aspects associated with the life science industry.

Arunodoy Sur, PhD

Articles Written By Arunodoy Sur, PhD

5 Visa Processes International PhDs Master To Lock Down A Job

By: Arunodoy Sur, PhD

Visa Processes for PhDs can be complicated – luckily, contributing author Arunundoy Sur, PhD, can break it down for you. I started applying for jobs early. I was preparing to graduate, and I felt lucky to receive some positive responses right away. In a very short period of time, I had interviews lined up with 4 different companies. I went through multiple rounds of interviews and even reached the stage of salary negotiation in 3 of these cases. It all seemed to be going well. Being proactive was paying off, and now I had a new job lined up before…

6 Best Articles About Life Science Industry Trends For Your Job Search

By: Arunodoy Sur, PhD

According to a report by the consulting firm, Deloitte, at the end of 2015 total global health care spending was US$ 7 trillion and this spending is expected to grow to US$ 8.7 trillion by 2020. This increase represents opportunities of growth, as well as new challenges for major players in the life science sector. This growth also indicates more career opportunities for students who are interested in pursuing careers in this sector. Alongside the growth seen in industry, each company within the sector is striving to adapt to changes and challenges. Industry is looking for employees who can take…

Top PhD Job Candidates Must Know These 4 New Developments Influencing The Life Science Industry

By: Arunodoy Sur, PhD

So far, 2018 has been a fruitful year for the life science sector and the future looks promising. According to the report, EvaluatePharma® World Preview 2018, Outlook to 2024, the spending on pharmaceutical R&D is expected to continue to increase. In 2017, the total worldwide spending on pharmaceutical spending was $162 billion and it’s forecast to rise to $202 billion by 2024. However, we will have to be watchful regarding pressure imposed on the life science industry by external factors, such as: pricing challenges, a new geopolitical climate, and new regulatory guidelines. Each company within the sector is striving to…

How PhDs Can Impress Employers By Understanding The Latest Life Science Industry Trends

By: Arunodoy Sur, PhD

In the past few years, the global life science and healthcare industry has experienced significant changes brought about by technical breakthroughs such as CRISPR or implementation of artificial intelligence (AI). According to a report by the consulting firm, Deloitte, at the end of 2015 total global health care spending was US$ 7 trillion. This is expected to grow to US$ 8.7 trillion by 2020. Some of the key factors driving this noticeable growth include: increased life expectancy resulting in higher percentage of an aging population, growth in the healthcare market in emerging economies, and the introduction of more advanced medical…

5 Skills You Need To Have For A Job In Technology Transfer

By: Arunodoy Sur, PhD

PhDs who are interested in business, but want to maintain a connection with academia, should consider a role in technology transfer. Here, you will be able to facilitate connections between academics and industry professionals to help bring a new technology to market. As a PhD, you already have many of the transferable skills hiring managers are looking for in technology transfer professionals. These transferable skills include: relationship-building to create academia-industry partnerships, high-level commercial acumen and strategic planning to assess and protect new technologies, ability to promote new inventions, and an entrepreneurial mindset to develop successful spin-off companies.

4 Academia-Industry Partnerships That Create Jobs For PhDs

By: Arunodoy Sur, PhD

Not all industry-academia collaborations are the same. The ways in which academic organizations form partnerships with industry can vary in scope, size, and structure. Each type of collaboration offers a unique opportunity for PhDs. These partnerships are certainly creating new roles for STEM PhDs and postdocs. If you are interested in both academic research and commercialization of innovation, or wish to be involved in collaborative projects, then you might be interested in positions involving industry-academia alliances. You will find out about 4 different types of industry-academia collaborations that benefit PhDs here.

The Best Job Opportunities In Europe For Life Science PhDs

By: Arunodoy Sur, PhD

As more European nations strive to emulate the growing interest in life sciences and biopharma industry, government initiatives are rising to meet the need. The bioscience sector in Europe looks promising, with more predicted growth and job opportunities forecasted. If you are a PhD planning to work in the industry, it would be worthwhile to identify and target these clusters as they offer multiple opportunities in one location. Here are the top six life science industry cluster areas to get you started.

8 Life Science Trends In Healthcare, Pharmacology, And Biotechnology

By: Arunodoy Sur, PhD

There are many exciting things around the corner for the life science industry, giving optimism to PhDs looking for a future in academia. PhDs need to leverage their technical and transferable skills in these key life science trending areas to prove they have the business acumen necessary to succeed in areas of high growth and high demand. Armed with critical knowledge about these 8 trending industry areas, PhDs can target their industry transition with confidence.

3 Final Life Science Clusters For Job Searches

By: Arunodoy Sur, PhD

Taking the guesswork out of your industry job search includes knowing where to look and how to access the market. Life science industry is doing well and growing, but it is heavily clustered. Missing out on these key areas of opportunity limits your success in landing the industry job you want. Focusing your job search strategy to target these cluster areas increases your ability to network into an industry job that is specific to your career goals in an area that is thriving. Here are the final 3 life science clusters to attack in your job search.

Search These 3 Life Science Clusters For A Biotechnology Job

By: Arunodoy Sur, PhD

If you are a PhD who wants to transition into a life science industry job, you have more choices and opportunities than you might realize. PhDs are not just limited to high visibility pharmaceutical companies anymore. Now, PhDs have an abundance of opportunity in life science clusters in key growth areas throughout the U.S. Targeting companies in these clusters is a fast and effective way to get hired into small to mid-level startups all the way through to larger pharmaceutical companies.

Top 4 Life Science Career Clusters For Employment Opportunities

By: Arunodoy Sur, PhD

Innovation and development in the top life science clusters are growing at a rapid and exciting rate. PhDs must take advantage of this growth by highlighting their transferable skills in the right market areas. With trends supporting continued and steady growth in life science fields and specific clusters reporting impressive hiring numbers and incoming funding, targeting key companies in specific clusters maximizes your chances for an industry job. Here are the top 4 life science clusters in the U.S.

What Is Open Innovation And Why It's The Future Of The Biotech Industry

By: Arunodoy Sur, PhD

Research and development in the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries is changing faster than ever before. Medical breakthroughs are happening more frequently and financial pressure and a highly competitive environment has forced major players in this sector to adapt in order to keep up. For PhDs wanting to transition out of academia, it is pivotal to know how these trends apply to the companies you are applying to and, more importantly, be able to discuss them with confidence and ease during networking events and interviews. By combining this knowledge of current industry trends with your already well-established technical skill set, you…