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19 June

5 Reasons it’s More Than Just a Thank-You Email

By Ashley Phillips, Director of Executive Recruitment, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   That’s right, not a text, but a thank you email! Whether it’s after an interview, a networking event, or a business lunch, it all matters! Most of us have been encouraged to send thank-you emails promptly after professional interactions and have […]

05 June

Top 5 Podcasts for Life Science Execs

By Lea Wolfinger, Vice President, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Have some free time while traveling, commuting, or working out? Put it to good use! Podcasts are a great way to make the most of your down time by getting your gears turning and keeping you up-to-date with the latest industry news […]

24 April

3 Ways to Support Your Leaders to Success

By Jim Rudman, CEO, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Although your leadership team may consist of one individual or a few people, it doesn’t mean they are meant to work alone. Successful leaders often rely on a team of advisors or trusted peers within or without their company. Having worked with the […]

13 March

Conquering the Clinical Trial with Interim Help

By Jim Rudman, CEO, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   In the life sciences industry, clinical trials can be both exciting and daunting to embark on. When approaching clinical trials your science is already down pat, so new professionals and expertise are often needed for the next phase of development for your product […]

20 February

5 Ways to Navigate Ethics in the Life Sciences

By Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   With gene editing clinical trials starting in humans and drug pricing taking center stage in our industry, it’s important to remember our ethics. For most companies, an ethical business means playing by the rules, working honestly and fairly, and keeping the stakeholders’ interests as […]

06 February

7 Tips on Crafting the Perfect Cover Letter

By Lea Wolfinger, Vice President, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   While finding and applying for jobs has become easier with the internet, the fundamentals of the process are the same. Writing skills, especially in the age of emails, are still extremely important. Whether your cover letter is being uploaded to a website, […]

20 December

The Creation of Ashton Tweed

By Kelsey Hoffman, Director of Marketing, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Since 1982, Jim Rudman, partner and CEO, Ashton Tweed, has held a variety of positions in the staffing industry. Prior to founding Ashton Tweed, he was the vice president of Acsys, Inc., the finance, accounting, and IT division of an international […]

06 December

Top 5 Time Wasters at Work & How to Avoid Them

By Ashley Phillips, Director of Executive Recruitment, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Small amounts of time are inevitably wasted during our workdays, but it’s good not to make a habit out of significant time-wasting behaviors. Working in the life sciences industry, time is always of the essence, especially if you are in a […]

08 November

Checklist: Is Interim Talent Right for Your Company?

By Jim Rudman, CEO, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   To find out if interim talent is a potential hiring strategy for your company, use this checklist as a guide. Do you check “yes” to any of the following?   My company…   Is missing a key executive or skill set.   Needs […]

31 October

Beating the Regulation Rush With Interim Executives

By Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   My client, a biologics company, began preparing its Investigational New Drug (IND) application, but needed help from a regulatory professional who had biologics experience. At such a small company, the CEO didn’t feel the need to hire a permanent employee to help handle […]

25 October

3 Key Ways to Take Advantage of LinkedIn Job Posts

By Lea Wolfinger, Vice President, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   As an employer with a Company Page on LinkedIn, it’s a good idea to explore the online job posting options that LinkedIn has to offer. They provide an efficient method to advertise your open positions without having to set up an additional […]

17 October

Partnering With An Executive Search Firm: What Can Your Recruiter Do for You?

By Ashley Phillips, Director of Executive Recruitment, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   If you haven’t partnered with an external search firm previously, you might not be aware of the helpful services recruiters can offer. Aside from the obvious – researching, candidate screening, and submitting prospects to clients – recruiters offer other expertise to […]

11 October

Specific Candidate Selection Through Retained Search

By Jim Rudman, CEO, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Life science companies often work in very narrow fields within the industry. Only a few particular individuals may fit your mid-senior level needs. If you could tailor a job candidate to fit your open role, you would. However, you can’t find specific candidates […]

03 October

Being the Best Leader in Times of Hardship

By Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Every company faces ups and downs, especially in the turbulent life sciences industry. Successful leaders must be prepared to face the good times and the bad. Having partnered with many companies during critical periods, I’ve seen talented leaders move their companies from emergency […]

20 September

7 Health Tips for the Lab Lifestyle

By Lea Wolfinger, Vice President, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Working in a laboratory is a unique environment that calls for many behaviors that are not necessary in a normal office setting. These can include long hours of standing, working with machines, and wearing proper safety gear. Due to these distinctive requirements, […]

The FDA has approved the first MRI device specifically for use in neonatal intensive care units. https://t.co/46tSVpbNGt
Vertex reported positive clinical results for three of its cystic fibrosis triple combination treatments! https://t.co/E6uzdznI0s
Mitsubishi Tanabe to acquire NeuroDerm, a drug company focused on treatments for Parkinson's disease, for $1.1B! https://t.co/7hZ5tLbhMq
This biotech needed a CMO to lead all aspects of US & international clinical trial development of pipeline products: https://t.co/zsZBJ9MKNe
Ashton's Tip of the Week: Making introductions is a form of networking. Know two people who might be helpful to one… https://t.co/AxQpT054D5
Quest acquired 2 lab businesses in TX, establishing a national center of excellence for cancer precision diagnostics.https://t.co/YwEA7erRvR
Ex Google exec teams up w/ Mayo Clinic to develop tools to screen for a heart rhythm that kills thousands each year. https://t.co/FRnrbexS0j
#ThrowbackThursday to Gregor Johann Mendel, born this day in 1822, the founder of the modern science of genetics. https://t.co/9tXMewy9O5
A pair of Zika vaccines, given to mice before pregnancy, protected their offspring from Zika infection. https://t.co/ipcDTKUmYg
Sanofi and GSK are beginning shipments for flu season, expecting to dispatch up to 70M and 40M doses respectively. https://t.co/mJMftbGT5q
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