Career Development in Bioengineering and Biotechnology - Series in Biomedical Engineering (Paperback)Guruprasad Madhavan (editor), Barbara Oakley (editor), Luis Kun (editor), Robert Langer (author of contributions), Bruce Alberts (foreword)
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This indispensable guide provides a roadmap to the broad and varied career development opportunities in bioengineering, biotechnology, and related fields. Eminent practitioners lay out career paths related to academia, industry, government and regulatory affairs, healthcare, law, marketing, entrepreneurship, and more. Lifetimes of experience and wisdom are shared, including "war stories," strategies for success, and discussions of the authors' personal views and motivations.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 536
Weight: 943 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 27 mm
From the reviews:
"Bioengineering and Biotechnology are emerging as distinct disciplines amid the biological revolution and during a period of rapid globalization. These interesting times offer us unprecedented opportunities for professional and personal growth. This book covers many important areas of opportunity, including entrepreneurship, finance, law, and education, with a global perspective. The legacy of our times will include how well we used our rapidly advancing technologies to improve the world around us. This book provides a roadmap for the contributions of Bioengineering and Biotechnology in this quest."
-James E. Moore, PhD, Texas A&M University
"This book will be essential reading for all those seeking career guidance in bioengineering and biotechnology."
-Tony Bradshaw, PhD, Director bioProcessUK - BioIndustry Association (BIA), Chairman, The Royal Academy of Engineering/BIA Life Scientists' Career Seminars
"...the topics [are] quite extensive covering definitions, core curriculum, career opportunities, including a wide range of alternative career pathways as well as social and ethical issues. The material covered is unlike any of the standard publications related to these fields of activity... [the book] can be read at different stages of one's career."
-Joseph D. Bronzino, PhD, Trinity College
"The editors have assembled a very distinguished and diverse array of people to present true-to-life depictions of the opportunities--and responsibilities--that await those who pursue careers in biomedical engineering and biotechnology. ... This excellent volume is without comparison and deserves a place in every biology, medical, engineering, and undergraduate library. Summing Up: Essential. Students of all levels and practitioners." (K. A. Newman, Choice, Vol. 46 (8), April, 2009)
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