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Sara Fischer

While I always knew that I wanted to pursue a career in science, during my PhD work I found that the parts of working as a researcher that I enjoyed the most were the communication aspects: analyzing, writing and presenting.  I also knew that while I love learning, teaching and speaking about science, I did not enjoy hands-on lab work.  I began to research career options and discovered many articles about medical writing.  I tried my hand at a few freelance gigs during graduate school, and I enjoyed the work so much that I decided to become a full-time freelancer after graduation this past August.  This was also a perfect opportunity for me to relocate back to my home state of Michigan, since I only work from home.

My job consists of writing and editing various types of media for medical communication companies, academic medical centers and researchers and publication companies.  I help my clients to create slide decks, manuscripts, needs assessments, continuing medical education (CME) materials, sales force training modules, patient information materials and posters.  I love the variety of not only the different projects that I work on, but also the many different subject areas that I get to write about.  One day I may be writing about cancer therapies, and the next day I am writing about autoimmune disorder treatment strategies.  The other great aspect of this job is that I get to work from home, according to my own schedule.  This career is a perfect fit for me and I am happy to say that I finally am working my dream job!

Job Title: Freelance Medical Writer and Editor
Company: Fischer Medical Communications
College: Ohio State University, PhD, Columbus, OH

Vanessa Kelchner

Swift Biosciences is a new company that started in January 2010 and has already grown to six people. We are working to develop molecular biology reagents for research and diagnostic applications. We are working with partners to bring the products to the customers and are excited about the future of the company! I moved to Ann Arbor because I wanted to experience living in a new part of the country, in an area that was conducting cutting-edge research, to gain insight in building a company, and because of all the region has to offer.

Job Title: Research Associate
Company: Swift Biosciences
College: Lehigh University, Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, M.Sc. Molecular Biology, Bethlehem, PA

Carrie Crabtree

A large part of my job involves coordinating tradeshows where in order to display products for surgeons and perfusionists.

Job Title: Marketing Communications Specialist
Company: Terumo Cardio Vascular Systems
College: Western Michigan University, Haworth College of Business, Kalamazoo, MI

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