|WELCOME to BioPharmNetwork,
the internet home of Biotech
and Pharma Professionals.
We provide a world wide social and business network
within our community: people in Life Sciences, Biotech, Pharma, medical
diagnostics, medical devices, laboratory work, clinical trials and health care
Join the group on LinkedIn
then register at
our own Forum here
Membership of BioPharmNetwork
has passed 100,000. We have made
some changes as we passed this milestone, moving all discussion and
job posting to our group Forum
We have been getting so many
posts that members say they can't have a useful discussion,
but we cannot manage the discussions
and job posts of 100,000 members with the tools available in LinkedIn. All the discussions and job posts for the Biotech &
Pharma Professionals Network will now be in the Forum and our
LinkedIn discussion area will close.
In our Forum we have over 40
boards, allowing topics to be organized and many people to help
with moderation. We are identifying experts who can make sure
that questions are answered within a reasonable time, while
different people will be able to moderate different boards. The
Forum also supports our services to job hunters.
Unlike on LI, posts and
discussions on the Forum are searchable, so if you use good
keywords you should get more response. If you have a blog or
other news source with a feed, we can carry your feed.
We are not leaving LinkedIn
but supplementing it. LinkedIn has great tools for finding
people and a message system which allows members to make contact with anyone
else in our group. We will make it as easy as possible to move between the
two sites. Our News area inside LinkedIn will
be only for information about activity on the Forum, major
industry events, and major industry news.
For easy access to the Forum, start at
We are among the really big groups on LinkedIn, so our members can find, and communicate
with, many people to whom you will want to connect.
thinking of a career change or looking for a job
If you are, or might be
job hunting, ask for access to our private job hunter
area. We have some advice accumulated there, a board where you
can message other job seekers, and an area you can use to
connect with a mentor.
For access, register on the Forum then send a
Personal Message to Martin. You will get access faster by using a PM.
other advice to members, especially job hunters
We ask mentors to advise
a few job hunters who are looking in the field with which the
mentor is familiar. Each job hunter probably
requires a few phone discussions, suggestions of leads with whom
they can network, and some e-mail introductions to
networking contacts. Face to face contact would be useful if
you are in the same area, but is not required. If you can help as a mentor, please
We continue to welcome and
We need you more than ever before. There
are six boards to divide jobs geographically. Like our other
boards they are searchable. You can post as soon as you have
logged in. When we see you have posted, we will give you full
We know changes can be disruptive, and
appreciate your patience. We are building a significant resource for Life Science people.