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Biotechnology scientists

Scientists at the biotechnology company Affymetrix in Santa Clara, California. Positions in the biotechnology sector are highly sought after.

Credit: Stephan Elleringmann/laif/eyevine

When immuno-oncologist Martijn Bijker decided to move from academia to industry, he asked a friend to review his CV. His friend—who had worked in the pharmaceutical sector for two decades—told him to relegate his lists of publications, posters and presentations to the back of the document. The focus, he said, should be on teamwork skills and the ability to perform the job requirements.

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