R&D in Pharma (biotech)

A talk on the research and development sector of pharmaceutical companies.




Behind every medication or therapeutic product in the market went years of research and development (R&D). The R&D division is composed of a highly qualified and talented group of researchers and thus, hold a prime spot in pharmaceutical companies. The opportunity for career growth is endless here.

In this talk, get to know about R&D operations and career options in pharmaceuticals from a scientist himself. Join this session to fuel your interest in translational research and healthcare.


Samuel Weng is an Associate Scientist in the Dynamic Omics department at AstraZeneca. With two MSc degrees (Analytical Chemistry from Simon Fraser University and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine from the University of British Columbia), Samuel has expertise in Proteomics for developing diagnostic and therapeutic targets towards personalized medicine, as well as Material and Analytical Chemistry for developing disease detection platforms. Prior to his current role, he worked as a cancer researcher developing a microscale N-termini enrichment method and finding potential therapeutic targets for leukemia at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Event partner:

Student Biotechnology Network’s mission is to Inspire students to be the next innovative leaders in biotechnology through education about career opportunities and connection with today’s industry leaders.

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Sep 15 2021


8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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