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Any contacts would be appreciated

Deepti Pradhan PXH at psuvm.psu.edu
Tue Jun 7 20:22:50 EST 1994

Hello!  I am a first time poster to this group.  I wonder if I could get any
help from the readers of this group regarding establishing "key contacts ;)
in biotech.  firms in the U.S.  I am desperately looking for a job to start
in September, as the grant I am being paid from ends then.  Unfortunately I
cannot be accomodated on anything else.  In other words, I will be jobless
from then, much like 6 (or was it >6)& of the population!  It is not that
this news came to me all of a sudden.  I have known of it for some time now.
I have spent a lot of time since then, sending out applications - like a
million other post-docs!  - with no luck.  Rumour has it that, to get a job
in industry after several years of post-docing is not easy [I was a post doc
for 3 years and then the last 3 years have been a Research Associate (read
glorified post-doc :( ). Is this true (the contacts bit) ? Or am I just darn
unlucky!  Of course, I am not partial to industry.  I have been trying
academia too, for faculty positions, but have not (yet) had any luck.  To
make a (whiny) post short, any advice on how to better my chances?  Oh, I
should mention in case interested parties are reading, I am a
biochemist/cell biologist, currently working on figuring out aspects of
thymocyte apoptosis, with long term goals in understanding cytoskeletal
involvement in apoptosis.  I have my resume in ASCII code and would be
*happy* to mail it to anyone who can be of assistance.
Thanks for listening!


Deepti Pradhan  PXH at PSUVM.PSU.EDU             (814)863-1767 (Work)
Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology   (814)863-7024 (FAX)
Penn State University
University Park, PA-16802

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