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February 16, 2010
Picking Up Industrial Hires
A reader sends along this item about St. Louis University starting a research institute to try to pick up some of the ex-Pfizer people from the area. It's not going to make a big impact, at least at first (if you read the article, you notice that they're starting out by hiring 12 people). But it's better than nothing, and it's a path that a number of ex-industry folks have been able to follow.
I have to applaud the academic institutions that see drug industry employees as a valuable resource. What I wonder about, though, is if Washington University (which overshadows SLU in that region) has picked anyone up - anyone from the St. Louis area have any details? As I say, this isn't going to solve the employment crisis we're going through, but it can't hurt - and by keeping a research culture alive in some places where it's been getting thinned out, it might lead to some start-up companies when the financial situation clears up.
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