Career Development in Bioengineering and Biotechnology

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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.


Preface, Guruprasad Madhavan, Barbara Oakley, Luis Kun.- Editorial, Joachim Nagel, DSc.- Foreword, Robert Langer, ScD.- Introduction, Bruce Alberts, PhD.-
Part 1: Career Development in Bioengineering and Biotechnology.- What makes a Bioengineer and a Biotechnologist? Robert Linsenmeier, PhD, David Gatchell, PhD.- Bioengineering and Biotechnology: An European Perspective, Joachim Nagel, DSc.- Bioengineering and Biotechnology: An Asia-Pacific Perspective., Makoto Kikuchi, PhD, James Goh, PhD.- Employment Outlook and Motivation for Career Preparation, John Enderle, PhD.-
Part 2: Traditional Careers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology.- University Research and Teaching, Nitish Thakor, PhD.- Teaching Colleges and Universities, Maria Squire, PhD.- Industry Research and Management, Mark Kroll, PhD.- Independent Research Laboratories, David Schlyer, PhD.- Public Sector Research, Development, and Regulation, Jove Graham, PhD.- Clinical Medicine and Healthcare, Leann Lesperance, MD, PhD.- Intellectual Property Law, Kenneth Sonnenfeld, PhD, JD.- Clinical Engineering, Jennifer McGill.- Entrepreneurship in Medical Device Technologies, Dany Berube, PhD.- Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry, Robert Shorr, PhD, DIC.-
Part 3: Innovative Alternative Careers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology: Human Implantable Technologies, Joesph Schulman, PhD.- Specialized Careers in Healthcare, Charles Kachmarik.- Finance and Investment Industry, Kristi Tange.- Regulatory Affairs, Ronald Guido and Alan McEmber.- Clinical Research Careers, Kathi Goodwin Durdon.- Science and Technology Policy, Luis Kun, PhD.- Forensic Pschology, Diana Falkenbach, PhD.- Energy, Mary Reidy, PhD.- Technology Transfer, Eugene Krentsel, PhD.- Politics and Legislation, Assemblyman David Koon.- Social Entrepreneurship, Robert Malkin, PhD.- Technology and Management Consulting, Guruprasad Madhavan.- Expert Witness and Litigation Consulting, John Webster, PhD.- Public Relations, Cynthia Isaac, PhD.- Sales and Marketing, Jason Alter, PhD.- Sports Engineering, Celeste Baine.- Writing Non-Fiction Books, Barbara Oakley, PhD.- Emerging Innovative Careers, Guruprasad Madhavan, Jennifer Flexman, PhD, Aimee Betker.-
Part 4: Career Development and Success Strategies.- Holistic Engineering: The Dawn of the New Era for the Profession, Domenico Grasso, PhD, David Martinelli, PhD.- On Searching for New Genes: A 21st Century DNA for Higher Education, Rick Symre.- Protean Professionalism and Career Development, Steven Kerno, Jr.- Leadership and Social Artistery, Jean Houston, PhD.- Life Management Skills for Career and Success, Bala Prasanna.- Perspectives on Ethical Development : Reflections from Life and Profession, Jerry Collins, PhD.-
Part 5: Growth and Responsibilities Beyond the Profession.- Technology Development and Citizen Engagement, Joseph Otieno Malo, PhD.- In Defense of Science and Technology, Elizabeth Whelan, ScD.- Science, Ethics, and Human Destiny, John Polyani, PhD, Nobel Laureate.- Motives, Ethics, and Responsibility in Research and Technology Development, Subrata Saha, PhD, Pamela Saha, MD.- Science and Technology Policy for Social Development, Semahat Demir, PhD.- Medicine and Health Safety, Richard Baird, PhD, Roderic Pettigrew, PhD, MD.- Patient Safety: Building a Triangle of Importance, T.K. Partha Sarathy, MD.- Design of Appropriate Medical Technologies: Engineering Social Responsibility and Awareness, Nigel Lovell, PhD.- Ubiquitous Healthcare: A Fundamental Right in the Civilized World, Pradeep Ray, PhD, Dhanjoo Gista, PhD.- Towards Affordable and Accessible Healthcare Systems, Xiaofei Teng, PhD, Y.T. Zhang, PhD.- From War to Law Via Science, John Polyani, PhD, Nobel Laureate.- Science and Technology for Sustainable Well-Being, Rajendra Pachauri, PhD.- Nonviolence for Technocrats, Arun Gandhi, PhD.- Humanistic Science and Technology for a Hunger-Free World, M.S. Swaminathan, PhD.- Environmental Consciousness and Sustainable Engineering Design, Raghav Narayan, PhD, Ashbindu Singh, PhD.- Improving Public Health Quality Through Effective Use of Technology, Yunkap Kwankam, PhD, Andre Issakov, PhD.- Information Sharing in the 21st Century, Vinton Cerf, PhD.- Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in the 21st century, John Holdren, PhD.- Health and Human Rights: A Global Mandate, Sarah Hall Gueldner, RN, DSN.- Gender Equality: Progress and Challenges, Yunfeng Wu, Yachao Zhou, Metin Akay, PhD.- Complexity: Mastering the Interdependence of Biology, Engineering, and Health, Yaneer Bar Yam, PhD.- Enhancing Humanity, Raymond Tallis, D.Litt.- Translational Research, Gail Baura, PhD.- Research Paving the Way for Diagnostics and Therapeutics, <Dieter Falkenhagen, PhD.- The Power of Inter-disciplinary Collaboration, Joaquin Azpiroz-Leehan, PhD.- Accelerating Innovation in the 21


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)
EAN: 9780387764948
ISBN: 0387764941
Untertitel: 'Series in Biomedical Engineeri'. 2009. Auflage. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2008
Seitenanzahl: 536 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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