My Career Path in the Pharmaceutical Industry – Trajectory and Work

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Jeffrey Saltzman (AstraZeneca)
I am often questioned by both laymen and professionals about “… what exactly do I do in pharmaceuticals? …”. Of course in recent times colleagues and students in applied mathematics have more exposure to the life sciences and the resulting questions are more refined “… do you work in genomics, cheminformatics, pharmacometrics…?”. In this talk I summarize my career path both prior and during my tenure within the pharmaceutical industry. Next, I will present a few postcards or vignettes of technical work carried out by a mathematician in a company such as AstraZeneca or Merck. At the end of the talk the listener should have a better idea of “what exactly do I do in pharmaceuticals? …”.​