Beyond the Laboratory: The road from the academic research lab to regulatory

| 01 April 2009

Young adults who love science typically follow an academic pathway. They enjoy basic research and laboratory work, and therefore pursue advanced degrees in a science field and continue on to do postdoctoral training in an area that interests them. When at the end of this long path they consider the next step in their careers, some of them decide to investigate opportunities outside the academic environment and beyond the laboratory. A position as a regulatory professional in the pharmaceutical industry is one of these options. This article elaborates on factors to be considered and steps to be followed when making a career change to regulatory.


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