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Biological Sciences – a Vast Living Universe!

Microbiologist, molecular biologist, bioinformatician, biochemist, etc. The world of biological sciences is vast and can lead to many professions… as well as some confusion! Here is a brief guide to view it more clearly. In order to demystify the mysterious “bugs” that populate the world of biological sciences, Benoît Leblanc, a lecturer at the Université […]

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Job Search: How to Get Remotivated After the Summer Holidays

So you have taken a bit of a summer break in your job search, and that’s great – it’s important to recharge your batteries. But now you are having a hard time getting back into it… Here are some tips to get back into the game. Take stock If you have let go of your […]

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Risks to Manage While Seeking a Job

Lack of money is the biggest risk faced by job seekers. Here are our tips of what to look out for and to reduce other risks from your lack of work. Financial risk The fear of financial fiasco may make you want to shorten your search by accepting the first job that comes along. No […]


What Happens at the Second Job Interview?

Employers are requiring a second job interview more and more frequently. This is an opportunity for you to present yourself in more depth and ask your nagging questions. Here are our five tips to make the most of this second meeting. Be glad Being called to a second interview is excellent news, and it means […]

Career management

What do microbiologists do?

Certain professions are shrouded in mystery. This is the case for microbiologist, who is often seen working in a laboratory, clothed in a white lab coat and seated in front of a microscope. But, what do they do exactly? To find out, let’s take a magnifying glass to their main responsibilities, average salary and job […]


Pharmaceutical Research – a Real Beehive

Biologist, nurse, project manager, lab technician, patient… There is something for everyone in the field of pharmaceutical research. What does a day in this environment look like, ranging from preparation of a medicine to clinical trials? Melanie Pomerleau, senior director of quality assurance at Innovaderm Research, talks to us about her experience. If Melanie Pomerleau […]


Working in a Clinical Trial Laboratory

The world of clinical trials has its own pack of myths. However, it is a highly regulated environment, where technology and coordinators closely monitor patients, ensure compliance with ethical standards and the proper conduct of research protocols. Meeting with Marie Devaux, nurse and research coordinator, who practises at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal […]


Where Can a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry Lead?

She still had one more session at the Université de Sherbrooke, but Karine already had a job assured starting in the summer. As a project manager at Intersand, the new graduate is responsible for developing projects for animal health. For the young chemist, the days pass, each one different… “At the beginning of a project, […]

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Labour Needs in the Pharmaceutical Sector

Quebec’s pharmaceutical jobs are expected to continue its growth in the coming years, with the result that some 2,250 openings will need to be filled in the next three years. The sectoral labour committee for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology products industries, Pharmabio Development, surveyed companies in the sector to learn about their workforce issues. Over […]

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Do You Know How to Unplug Yourself?

Evenings, weekends, holidays: you can’t help avoid taking a peek at your work inbox to deal with details and emergencies or leave your phone turned on in case someone needs you. At a time when more and more countries are putting laws in place that favour the right to disconnect, learn about the best reflexes to completely cut […]

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Job search: make it personal

To find a job adapted to your needs and abilities, it’s essential to personalize your cv. But what aspects should you focus on to pique the interest of the recruiter? An expert answers us. In response to a job offer, an employer can often receive more than a hundred applications. The CV and cover letter […]

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Do you have a career development plan?

In life, we often like to believe in our lucky star… From a professional point of view, establishing a career development plan can actually help the stars to align themselves. A career plan: a development tool that we’ve all heard about, but… who has one? However, according to Al Dea, career development specialist, those who […]

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