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MD Anderson Cutting Staff by 1,000

University of Texas – MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston says it is cutting its workforce by about 1,000, about 5 percent of its staff. Most of the cuts, 800 to 900 jobs, will be done by layoffs. . . . → Read More: MD Anderson Cutting Staff by 1,000

Six Top Tech Graduate Degrees to Help Boost Your Career

The truth is that it’s easy to update your skills and career possibilities if you think about going back to school for your master’s degree. . . . → Read More: Six Top Tech Graduate Degrees to Help Boost Your Career

Industries Where SAP Skills Will Benefit You

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(3 June 2016) If you are looking to go into business in a specific industry, it pays to know the kind of technology that is used within your sector even if the role you plan to play in your business is not a technical one. If you are planning to consult as an . . . → Read More: Industries Where SAP Skills Will Benefit You

Braeburn to Continue N. Carolina Facility Despite HB2

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17 May 2016. Braeburn Pharmaceuticals, a developer of treatments for opioid addiction, will continue with its plans to build a research and manufacturing facility in North Carolina, despite its opposition to a recent state law overturning local ordinances prohibiting discrimination against the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) individuals. . . . → Read More: Braeburn to Continue N. Carolina Facility Despite HB2

More PhDs Heading to Industry, Improve Earnings

Molecular biology lab at Eli Lilly and Co. in New York (A. Kotok)

11 December 2015. An analysis of recent grant-funded Ph.D. recipients shows a large number of new doctorates taking jobs in industry, particularly with larger companies paying higher salaries. The study of federal and other grant-supported doctorates, conducted by researchers at several . . . → Read More: More PhDs Heading to Industry, Improve Earnings

Eli Lilly Expanding NYC Labs for Cancer Therapies

Molecular biology lab at Eli Lilly and Co. in New York (A. Kotok)

9 October 2015. The pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company is expanding its research labs in New York City to boost discoveries of cancer therapies that harness the immune system. Lilly expects to hire 50 more research and support staff as . . . → Read More: Eli Lilly Expanding NYC Labs for Cancer Therapies

Phillips, MIT Form Health Technology Collaboration

Henk van Houten, head of Philips Research, left, and MIT Associate Provost Karen Gleason at signing of research collaboration agreement (Dominick Reuter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

20 May 2015. Electronics manufacturer Royal Phillips and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are collaborating on research into health care technology and digital urban lighting systems. The 5-year, $25 . . . → Read More: Phillips, MIT Form Health Technology Collaboration

AstraZeneca Building New Biologics Plant

AstraZeneca laboratory in Södertälje, Sweden (AstraZeneca)

18 May 2015. The pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca plans to build a new facility in Södertälje, Sweden to manufacture biologic medications. The $285 million plant is expected to employ from 150 to 250 workers when it goes into operation in 2019.

Södertälje is the site of AstraZeneca’s largest factory . . . → Read More: AstraZeneca Building New Biologics Plant

Eli Lilly Opening Drug Delivery, Device Research Center

Kendall Square skyline, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Shinkuken, WikiMedia Commons)

6 May 2015. Pharmaceutical maker Eli Lilly and Company is opening a new research facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts concentrating on drug delivery and medical devices. The research center, in Cambridge’s Kendall Square, is expected to open by the end of 2015 and hire some 30 scientists . . . → Read More: Eli Lilly Opening Drug Delivery, Device Research Center

Making Bootstraps: A Mid-Career Break to Boost Wage Growth

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15 March 2015. Finding a solution to stubborn wage stagnation in the U.S. has so far eluded policy makers, with most ideas aimed at lower-pay workers, such as raising the minimum wage. A remedy needs to be found for working people at all wage levels. One solution to consider is providing workers . . . → Read More: Making Bootstraps: A Mid-Career Break to Boost Wage Growth