Happy new year…
Ok, I know it’s nearly March, but if we haven’t caught up yet, then its ok to say!
I feel like we are starting to return to normal… ie not so reactive, we can start to plan. Do you feel the same?
- I have candidates applying to roles and calling me. At times in COVID we had NO applicants for roles at all.
- Clients actually hiring for the future – ie not just in case, or for getting through COVID, but for future growth.
- Being able to book in times for conferences and meetings and planning for the year is so great.
Rather than hear from me all the time, this month I am really pleased to have my fabulous colleague Mark Thomas give some great insights with his ‘mexec musings’. He is my right-hand person and Resourcer for roles and contact for all things mexec. Please reach out and say hi to [email protected] anytime.
In this edition you might want to check out:
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- Current Opportunities
- Latest Industry News
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Latest Marilyn’s Musing
A cautionary blog by Mark Thomas of mexec
Improvements in the efficiency and affordability of artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud-based computing have created an abundance of tools, software, and services for the recruitment industry. These have been largely embraced by the industry as they have significant potential to enhance staff efficiency and productivity, improve quality of hires, increase profitability, and reduce bias in the recruiting process. However, as with all new technologies, there are downsides to using AI software in recruitment that should be carefully considered moving forward. In this blog post, I will explore some of these ideas and give my own perspective on how they could be approached.
Click here to continue reading the full Musing which includes Mark’s tips on how recruiters increase productivity but maintain personal connections.
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Great to catch up with the WEHI team
We were so pleased to be able to recently place three new team members and thus contribute to building a critical capability essential to the translation of WEHI’s discoveries into improvement in disease diagnosis, prevention and treatment
mexec is proud to partner with organisations. We believe that partnerships ensure that here at mexec we are embedded in the sector, therefore know it better and thus know the right questions to ask when recruiting candidates.
Today we highlight our recent partnership with CCRM.
CCRM Australia accelerates the commercialisation of regenerative medicine therapies and related technologies. They do this by providing specialist expertise, funding opportunities and connections between industry, clinicians, researchers, and other key stakeholders.
Lorne Wrap Up
Did you know that if you excise ¾ of a mouse’s liver, within 2 weeks it will have grown back completely? I look forward to hearing future developments and the impacts for patients.
I have been at the Lorne Conferences for 10 days. Proteomics, Proteins, Cancer and Genome. I loved the learning, 10 days of ‘university on steroids’ is what I would call the experience.
See below some of the other insights out of 100s that I gained.
My key take aways.
- Immunology is a different language. Genomics is a different language. Proteomics is a different language. Lipidomics is a different language. Glycomics is a different language… Its all different languages, however, its amazing to see the cross overs rather than silos.
- Science is tough. You have to keep up if you really want to make a difference in science and impact patients.
Wolves and dingos cannot do puppy dog eyes
Sucralose is big business and does have an effect
The food pyramid has changed a bit in the last 40 years
There are just a few things you need to learn to be a scientist
Addressing skills shortages in key industries and rebuilding the international education sector
Associate Professor Jen Martin is challenging herself this year by walking the Oxfam Trailwalker 2023 event – 100kms in 40 hours!
The funds raised support; working with First Peoples to achieve the change they seek, empowering women and girls to earn, learn and lead, ensuring justice for communities impacted by the climate crisis and empowering communities to lift themselves out of poverty.
The call for nominations for the 2023 FAOBMB Entrepreneurship Award is now open!
Starting in 2014, the FAOBMB Entrepreneurship Award is given triennially to a biochemist or molecular biologist, in recognition of outstanding achievement in entrepreneurship in biochemistry or molecular biology, especially innovation and creativity in research or technology, and their translation to broader aspects.
Please submit nominations / applications found here no later than 15 May 2023 via email to:
mexec is a member of ASBMB and we are happy to support initiatives of our memberships.
Reach out to us to include your awards or event in our newsletter.
Publications of Interest
Nature – Gut microbiome-wide association study of depressive symptoms
Nature – The next generation of evidence-based medicine
mRNA Lecture 1
Sue attended the first of the series of 2023 mRNA Lecture Series that saw presenters explore the current IP, funding and manufacturing landscapes. Insights into the future potential impacts of RNA based therapeutic modalities were outlined and offer exciting opportunities for new medical interventions.
Congratulations to the WILD Cohort
Marilyn attended the 2023 launch on Thursday night. The Honourable Mary Wooldridge attended. It was great to see the growth of the program now a few years on and going National. Impressive women. I look forward to seeing them develop further in their careers.
Programs of Interest
ARCS Grow Program – Addresses the well documented shortage of Clinical Research Associates by using a three-pronged approach to increase skills
ARCS Signature Program – For executives to build competency in providing a development framework for people with ambition for senior leadership
Praxis course and trainings – Special offer for mexec members
Is your conference not listed here? mexec aims to be inclusive of conferences and events across the STEM sector in Australia for both academia and industry. Reach out to us if you are not listed and we are very happy to include your event.
|Pathology Update 2023
24 – 26 February 2023
|Advancing Biologics R&D, Manufacturing, Technology & Innovation in Australia
28 February – 1 March 2023
KCA VIC Networking Event
|CHICC Expert Workshop Series
7 March 2023
7 March 2023 – Monthly seminar held on the first
Tuesday of every month
|Women in Life Sciences Luncheon
10 March 2023
|BioForum: Continuous Improvement – Strategy and Company Culture
14 March 2023
|Annual Australian Healthcare Week
14 March 2023
|TGA’s Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Forum
21 March 2023
|SA Insight Series – Featuring Avance Clinical & Agilex
23 March 2023
|SA Insight Series – Featuring Fertilis
20 April 2023
|Asia Pacific Vaccine and Immunotherapy Congress
26-28 April 2023
|National Telehealth Conference
27-28 April 2023
|BioPharmaDispatch Annual Conference
15 May 2023
|SA Insight Series – Featuring SAiGENCI
18 May 2023
|Connecting Women Lunch 13 May 2022Sofitel Melbourne on CollinsRegister Now
24-25 May 2023
|MTAA Cyber Security Symposium
30 May 2023
|BIO International Convention
5-8 June 2023
Marilyn will be there!
|Digital Health Festival 2023
6-7 June 2023
|ARCS Annual Conferences 2023
6-8 June 2023
|The Global Stem Cell Event
14 – 17 June 2023
Boston or Online
|SA Insight Series – Featuring NovaEye
15 June 2023
|ASM National Meeting 2023
3 – 6 July 2023
6 – 7 July 2023
6 – 7 July 2023
|19th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
8-12 July 2023
9 – 13 July 2023
|International Congress of Genetics
16-21 July 2023
|Bio Connections Australia
24 July 2023
|SA Insight Series – Featuring GPN Vaccines
27 July 2023
|SA Insight Series – Featuring Advancell
17 August 2023
8 – 10 September 2023
22 – 25 October 2023
|SA Insight Series – Featuring MicroX
26 October 2023
26 – 28 October 2023
30 October 2023
|MedTech23 Annual Conference
30-31 October 2023
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Links of Interest
Women and LGBTQ+ people aren’t tokens – Don’t treat them as such
Yes, you can reheat food more than once. Here’s why
Pharmiweb (a mexec partner) – What a Candidate’s Body Language Says About Them
The Guardian – The human genome needs updating. But how do we make it fair?
A quick tip!
Chef HacksPut a wooden spoon across a boiling pot of water to stop it boiling over.
Nick Wong #notonlyabioinformatician – rest in peace
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance with your job search or executive recruitment.
With best wishes,
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