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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

06 September

Managing Work Stress: Find Out What Works for You

By Ashley Phillips, Director of Executive Recruitment, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Every job has both stressful and calm periods, and life sciences companies can be especially demanding during various stages of the product development cycle. While a little bit of stress is healthy, too much stress can impact your health, well-being, […]

30 August

Company Culture & Values – More Than Just a Statement

By Jim Rudman, CEO, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Establishing a strong company culture and set of values can be beneficial in many ways for your business. It should be more than just a statement published on your website or a tagline beneath your logo. These especially go a long way in […]

16 August

Strategic Partnerships For Small Life Science Companies

By Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   It’s very common for life sciences companies to enter into strategic partnerships, whether they’re small start-ups or large established businesses, because it’s an effective way to share expertise, resources, and funds. As a small company or start-up, especially if you are in the […]

25 July

Branching Out As An M.D.

By Jim Rudman, CEO, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Have you ever considered branching out from practicing as an M.D. or felt that you were stuck practicing medicine due to your medical degree? As the CEO of a life sciences recruiting firm, I have faced this dilemma with many qualified candidates looking […]

13 June

The Life Sciences Are Going Mobile – Should Your Medicine Go Mobile Too?

By Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   People with at least one medical, health, or fitness app on their mobile device doubled between 2013 and 2015, growing from 16% to 32% (PwC). Mobile capabilities for monitoring and treating patients are improving their quality of life and care by offering the […]

07 June

5 Night Shift Tips to Maintaining A Normal Life

By Lea Wolfinger, Vice President, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   There are many careers in the life sciences that may require night shift work or international travel that can throw off your circadian rhythms. And whether you spend the night in the lab, the hospital, or the airport, it’s hard to take […]

16 May

6 Tips on Making the Move From a Large Company to a Small One

By Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Many executives in the life sciences kick off their careers in large companies and then, after gaining substantial experience, leave for a small company or start-up. Having helped several executives make this move during my career at Ashton Tweed and having done that […]

02 May

Dogs Not Only Man’s Best Friend, but Life Science’s Too

By Jim Rudman, CEO, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   The huge potential of the animal health market is shifting the focus of life sciences companies from our fellow humans to include our furry friends. On average, the world spends only about one-fortieth of the amount it uses on human medicines on animal […]

26 April

Rare and Orphan Disease Challenges… And How Interim Can Help

By Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   In 2015, the FDA awarded over $19 million in research grants to boost the development of products to treat rare diseases. Recently, there have been many similar pushes to provide treatments for patients with little or no treatment options. However, working with orphan […]

04 April

Women in the Life Sciences – More Than Just a Numbers Game

By Lea Wolfinger, Senior Director, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   The gender equality debate is a common discussion in all industries, however, the conversation about females in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers, is notorious. Fortunately, the life sciences has known female leaders to rise to the top and their presence […]

14 March

9 Tips for Securing Funding in the Life Sciences

By Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Funding is one of the first steps for all start-ups and entrepreneurial ventures. How and where to get funding is a hurdle that every company must face in order to be successful. In fact, finding a way to fund your life sciences business […]

01 December

Building a Small Business From the Ground Floor

By Jim Rudman, CEO, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   The life sciences industry is filled with start-up activity and small business mergers and acquisitions. To have a successful start-up or small business, it is important to premeditate each step of the building process. These basic building blocks create the initial foundation for […]

21 July

What Scientists Are Looking For In A Career Might Surprise You

By Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Pharmaceutical, medical device, biotech, and diagnostic companies are in constant competition to hire the top scientists in their field. In two recent surveys by PwC and Science Magazine, scientists were asked what they were looking for in a career… And the answers might […]

13 July

Quick Office Health Tips

By Lea Wolfinger, Senior Director, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   It’s easy to develop unhealthy habits if you work in an office for the regular 9-5 workdays. However, there are some little changes you can make in your daily routine to maximize your health and keep your mind and body fit for […]

23 June

Life Science Leadership in the Advent of Big Data

By Jim Rudman, CEO, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   In the world of Big Data, businesses need leaders who both understand the expansive data available to them and know how to take advantage of and recognize the opportunities it presents. Within the life sciences industry, successful companies should seek leaders who are […]

27 April

Shake it Up: Innovation in the Workplace

By Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Originality is priceless in an industry in which you are pioneering new technologies and medicines. The life sciences industry wouldn’t exist without innovative minds testing and researching new ideas. However, this can be applied to all aspects of the business, from developing new […]

13 April

Diversifying Your Small Life Science Business

By Jim Rudman, CEO, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   It’s important to diversify businesses large and small in order to ensure a more prosperous long-term outlook. In the constantly progressing and changing industry of the life sciences, this fact cannot be overlooked. Diversifying a small company is not a simple task. There […]

08 December

Life Science Lab Apps You Wish You Knew About

By Mat Rosso, Director of Science and Engineering Recruitment, Ashton Tweed   3D Cell (Free) Learn about the cell using this 3D app. Rotate and zoom in on any cell structure and learn how each structure functions. iPhone and iPad   Biological Buffer Calculator (Free) Choose from a list of biological buffer systems, enter your data, and […]

15 September

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