5 Biotech & Life Sciences Career Podcasts You Should Watch Right Now BioBuzz

In an increasingly competitive and employer-driven job market, it is imperative that both active and passive candidates do their homework. Understanding national biotechnology market trends and the impact of these forces on regional biohubs and the market as a whole could be a key differentiator among job seekers.

If you are a job seeker in the Biohealth Capital Region (BHCR) or Greater Philadelphia, there are a wealth of valuable labor market research resources that can help you narrow your search. BioBuzz’s weekly newsletter and Job Board, the BioHealth Innovation newsletter, the Maryland Tech Council’s Biohub Maryland Pathways website, and Big4Bio are just a few of the great sources of information and job opportunities.

Add to that LinkedIn and local in-person networking events, and there are plenty of ways for job seekers to learn about market conditions, specific job qualifications, and their place in the overall talent market.

Podcasts are a perhaps underappreciated and underutilized source of high-value news and job market insights. Podcasts give job seekers a window into companies, CEOs, larger market forces, and even who is growing and hiring.

Instead of listening to your favorite music in the car or on the run, switch it up and speed up your job search success by following and listening to these podcasts, which will provide you with great information on the national and regional markets of biotechnology.

Hopkins Biotech Podcast

According to the Hopkins Biotech Podcast website, the podcast’s mission is to “…democratize conversations that add value to students who study the life sciences and are interested in non-academic careers.” The podcast revolves around answering several key questions facing the career search:

  • What career opportunities are available to you?
  • How can you achieve the career that interests you?

The podcast series is divided into three categories: careers, ideas and clubs.

BioTalk

For a podcast that can provide insight into the local biotech and life sciences community, including interviews with CEOs and updates on emerging companies, real estate deals, and a host of other segments of the market, BioTalk with Rich Bendis is a great resource for job seekers. .

Bendis and his organization BioHealth Innovation have been an influential figure in the region’s rise to US biohub status. Recent guests have included Brian Castleberry of the Maryland Department of Commerce; Doug Falk, CEO and co-founder of Vita Therapeutics; Dave Saunders, CTO and Co-Founder of Galen Robotics; and current University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines.

The biotechnology project

The Biotech Project calls itself a “…podcast for anyone looking for a career or navigating the BioPharma space.” The podcast features interviews from a wide range of biotech roles and sectors, including sales articles, CEO interviews, and many other topics. The podcast is hosted by biotech industry veterans Scott Resnick and Dr. John Walsh.

Recent episodes include topics on human resources, talent search, interview tips, medical affairs, and business operations to name a few of the topics covered in this podcast.

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

Launched in 1981, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News is one of the leading print publications covering the biotechnology industry. The magazine’s podcast launched in January 2017 and since then has compiled a treasure trove of information, ideas, and resources that can educate job seekers on all facets of the bioscience industry.

Recent episodes include reducing the risk of drug discovery, navigating the cell and gene therapy regulatory environment, and 3D cell models. The podcast features over 60 episodes on a remarkable range of topics.

Discovery Careers

According to the podcast’s website, “Careers in Discovery is your window into the world of pharma and biotechnology. With weekly interviews with leaders in drug discovery and R&D, you’ll learn about the careers of these influencers, the work they do, how they got to where they are, and what advice they would give their youngsters.

Reading aloud

STAT’s weekly biotech podcast, which breaks down some of the latest national news, regulatory news, market trends and happenings in the biotech and biopharmaceutical space. If you’re looking to be “in the know” about what’s happening in the life sciences field and familiarize yourself with the jargon used in the industry, this is a great listen.

Some of the latest episodes include breaking news on the monkeypox outbreak, how VCs are responding to biotech stock declines, and recent setbacks in the Alzheimer’s drug development space.

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