Dismal tox job mkt

Brian C. Lee bclee at access2.digex.net
Sat Jan 20 21:41:06 EST 1996


I thought things were pretty dry, but the feature article of the new 
Toxicology Update magazine's premier issue paints a pretty bleak 
picture.  The title is 'Toxicology job market: opportunities are in 
non-traditional fields'.  There are quotes from Lori Fix (SOT Placement 
Service), Shayne Gad (consultant risk assessor), and Terry Leyden (CMA 
headhunter).

Leyden said that there were still jobs for people with at least 3-5 yrs 
experience who can jump in and get right to work.  Gad put it directly, 
"Nobody wants the newbies.  They want them paper-trained."

Gad says that of the 190 doctoral recipients in 1994, essentially none 
has a job in toxicology.  Fix says that academic jobs are nearly 
non-existent and it is not unusual for 300-400 people to apply for an 
opening in academia.

SOT will be contacting some 900 employers to determine their employment 
needs for toxicologists in the next 5-10 yrs.  The Federal Govt will also 
be prompted to re-examine the need for graduate level toxicology training 
grants and stipends.

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bclee at access.digex.net     brian.lee at woodlawn.com
Miscellaneous Et Cetera    Potomac, MD  USA



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