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BIOTECH GENERAL MANAGER, IN-DEPTH: Try New Things

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Alex is a General Manager for a Biotech company at Quintara Biosciences. Alex tells us what he likes and dislikes about his job, the key decisions he made, the difficulty of getting a job in Biotech and his work-life balance.

School: University of California Davis
Degree: Genetics
Job Title: Biotech General Manager
Employer: Quintara Biosciences

Job Summary: Biological Technicians

Job Description

Biological technicians help biological and medical scientists conduct laboratory tests and experiments.

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$25,000 - $65,000
Projected job growth
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10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
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Full-time
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Home, Physically demanding, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
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Analytical skills, Teamwork, Written communication skills

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<span m='19190'>this</span> <span m='19450'>and</span> <span m='19560'>that</span> <span m='19750'>again</span> <span m='20040'>and</span> <span m='20140'>again</span> <span m='21300'>throughout</span> <span m='21570'>the</span> <span m='21660'>day.</span> <span m='23140'>So</span> <span m='26210'>kind</span> <span m='26410'>of</span> <span m='26480'>being</span> <span m='26720'>the</span> <span m='26770'>manager,</span> <span m='27230'>you</span> <span m='27380'>can</span> <span m='28730'>oversee</span> <span m='29260'>certain</span> <span m='30460'>different</span> <span m='30750'>parts</span> <span m='31080'>of</span> <span m='31170'>your</span> <span m='31260'>business,</span> <span m='31770'>so</span> <span m='31900'>you</span> <span m='32000'>can</span> <span m='32150'>kind</span> <span m='32360'>of</span> <span m='33360'>do</span> <span m='33500'>a</span> <span m='33570'>little</span> <span m='33800'>bit</span> <span m='33950'>of</span> <span m='34070'>everything.</span> <span m='34820'>It</span> <span m='35110'>kind</span> <span m='35310'>of</span> <span m='36360'>breaks</span> <span m='36620'>up</span> <span m='36700'>the</span> <span m='36780'>monotony,</span> <span m='37075'>I</span> <span m='37370'>guess,</span> <span m='38640'>and</span> <span m='38900'>helps--</span> <span m='39240'>kind</span> <span m='39430'>of</span> <span m='39700'>the</span> <span m='39800'>day</span> <span m='39980'>goes</span> <span m='40250'>faster.</span> </p><p><span m='42590'>I</span> <span m='42680'>guess</span> <span m='43140'>what</span> <span m='43630'>I</span> <span m='43790'>kind</span> <span m='44020'>of</span> <span m='44080'>touched</span> <span m='44320'>on, what</span> <span m='44730'>I don't</span> <span m='44940'>like</span> <span m='45150'>either</span> <span m='45420'>is</span> <span m='45580'>anything</span> <span m='45930'>that's</span> <span m='46760'>sort</span> <span m='47010'>of</span> <span m='47120'>repetitive</span> <span m='47380'>and</span> <span m='47640'>you have</span> <span m='47740'>to</span> <span m='48010'>do</span> <span m='48160'>over</span> <span m='48420'>and</span> <span m='48500'>over</span> <span m='48700'>again.</span> <span m='48990'>It's</span> <span m='49130'>kind</span> <span m='49310'>of</span> <span m='49410'>like,</span> <span m='49820'>oh,</span> <span m='51080'>you</span> <span m='51500'>might</span> <span m='51600'>fall</span> <span m='51880'>asleep</span> <span m='52730'>before</span> <span m='52990'>the</span> <span m='53120'>end</span> <span m='53260'>of</span> <span m='53330'>the</span> <span m='53380'>day.</span> </p><p><span m='54560'>There</span> <span m='55660'>really</span> <span m='55970'>isn't</span> <span m='58540'>any</span> <span m='58770'>great</span> <span m='59070'>decisions</span> <span m='59425'>that</span> <span m='59780'>I've</span> <span m='60020'>made.</span> <span m='61920'>I</span> <span m='62020'>think</span> <span m='62150'>part</span> <span m='62590'>of</span> <span m='63150'>how</span> <span m='63510'>I</span> <span m='63600'>got</span> <span m='63860'>here</span> <span m='64190'>is</span> <span m='64599'>actually</span> <span m='65000'>my</span> <span m='65120'>willingness</span> <span m='65640'>to</span> <span m='66480'>kind</span> <span m='66650'>of</span> <span m='66730'>try</span> <span m='67030'>different</span> <span m='67460'>things,</span> <span m='67710'>try</span> <span m='67980'>new</span> <span m='68240'>things.</span> <span m='70200'>I</span> <span m='70310'>mean,</span> <span m='70690'>I</span> <span m='72340'>did</span> <span m='74150'>want</span> <span m='74430'>to</span> <span m='74480'>stay</span> <span m='74730'>in</span> <span m='74860'>science.</span> <span m='76950'>But</span> <span m='77160'>when</span> <span m='77300'>I</span> <span m='77380'>first</span> <span m='77750'>started</span> <span m='78130'>here,</span> <span m='78410'>I</span> <span m='78690'>couldn't</span> <span m='78800'>tell about</span> <span m='79190'>sciences.</span> </p><p><span m='80540'>I</span> <span m='80650'>actually</span> <span m='81010'>started</span> <span m='81410'>out</span> <span m='81660'>as</span> <span m='82060'>just</span> <span m='82340'>helping</span> <span m='82800'>pick</span> <span m='83010'>up</span> <span m='83120'>samples</span> <span m='83790'>and</span> <span m='84620'>do</span> <span m='84820'>a</span> <span m='84900'>lot</span> <span m='85200'>of the</span> <span m='86010'>kind</span> <span m='86200'>of</span> <span m='86360'>like</span> <span m='86740'>the</span> <span m='87280'>chore</span> <span m='87620'>work</span> <span m='88990'>around</span> <span m='89410'>here</span> <span m='89690'>first.</span> <span m='91390'>But</span> <span m='91750'>I</span> <span m='91780'>mean,</span> <span m='91920'>that's</span> <span m='93350'>not</span> <span m='93540'>to</span> <span m='93600'>say</span> <span m='94040'>it's</span> <span m='94280'>not</span> <span m='94460'>important.</span> <span m='95060'>It</span> <span m='95510'>does</span> <span m='95770'>help</span> <span m='95950'>me</span> <span m='97090'>get</span> <span m='97220'>to</span> <span m='97310'>know</span> <span m='97460'>the</span> <span m='97550'>business</span> <span m='98010'>better.</span> <span m='99460'>So</span> <span m='100440'>I</span> <span m='100690'>think</span> <span m='100960'>my</span> <span m='101090'>willingness</span> <span m='101650'>to</span> <span m='101940'>kind</span> <span m='102130'>of</span> <span m='102180'>just</span> <span m='102380'>try</span> <span m='102670'>things,</span> <span m='103390'>start</span> <span m='103870'>at</span> <span m='104230'>even</span> <span m='104490'>like</span> <span m='104690'>a</span> <span m='104760'>lower</span> <span m='105030'>position</span> <span m='106090'>to</span> <span m='106200'>get</span> <span m='106370'>to</span> <span m='106480'>where</span> <span m='106660'>I</span> <span m='106730'>am</span> <span m='106870'>now,</span> <span m='108760'>is a</span> <span m='109050'>good</span> <span m='109340'>decision</span> <span m='109760'>that</span> <span m='109810'>I've</span> <span m='110050'>made.</span> </p><p><span m='110930'>Personally,</span> <span m='111540'>I</span> <span m='111720'>really</span> <span m='111980'>haven't</span> <span m='112290'>tested</span> <span m='113150'>the</span> <span m='113320'>job</span> <span m='113550'>market</span> <span m='113910'>out</span> <span m='114090'>there.</span> <span m='116670'>I</span> <span m='116810'>did</span> <span m='117080'>notice</span> <span m='117550'>when</span> <span m='118120'>we</span> <span m='118480'>do</span> <span m='118650'>hire</span> <span m='119320'>like</span> <span m='119470'>technicians,</span> <span m='120810'>there</span> <span m='121190'>is</span> <span m='121330'>quite</span> <span m='121590'>a</span> <span m='122860'>large</span> <span m='123240'>response</span> <span m='124690'>in</span> <span m='124830'>terms</span> <span m='125060'>of</span> <span m='125170'>applicants.</span> <span m='127370'>So</span> <span m='127890'>I</span> <span m='128210'>can</span> <span m='128400'>imagine</span> <span m='128820'>it's</span> <span m='129240'>still</span> <span m='129900'>kind</span> <span m='130090'>of</span> <span m='130169'>a</span> <span m='130509'>tough</span> <span m='130759'>market</span> <span m='132370'>out</span> <span m='132540'>there</span> <span m='134306'>to</span> <span m='134690'>break</span> <span m='135000'>into.</span> <span m='135530'>So</span> <span m='137114'>I</span> <span m='137586'>mean,</span> <span m='138058'>if you</span> <span m='138530'>do</span> <span m='138980'>get</span> <span m='139150'>the</span> <span m='139270'>opportunity,</span> <span m='139635'>I</span> <span m='140000'>mean,</span> <span m='140210'>I</span> <span m='140690'>would</span> <span m='141250'>greatly</span> <span m='141640'>suggest</span> <span m='142070'>that</span> <span m='142250'>you</span> <span m='142360'>do</span> <span m='143140'>take</span> <span m='143380'>the</span> <span m='143480'>chance.</span> </p><p><span m='143870'>And</span> <span m='143930'>work/life</span> <span m='144550'>balance.</span> <span m='145160'>I</span> <span m='145430'>guess</span> <span m='145690'>I</span> <span m='145760'>do</span> <span m='146820'>devote</span> <span m='147050'>a</span> <span m='147160'>lot</span> <span m='147380'>of</span> <span m='147450'>time</span> <span m='147860'>to</span> <span m='148050'>this</span> <span m='148250'>job.</span> <span m='151660'>I mean,</span> <span m='151870'>even</span> <span m='152160'>though</span> <span m='152260'>I</span> <span m='152470'>don't</span> <span m='153270'>particularly</span> <span m='153710'>have</span> <span m='154010'>set</span> <span m='154650'>hours,</span> <span m='156730'>I</span> <span m='156830'>think</span> <span m='157060'>I</span> <span m='157390'>do</span> <span m='157880'>kind</span> <span m='158110'>of</span> <span m='158870'>have</span> <span m='159010'>a</span> <span m='159070'>tendency</span> <span m='159660'>to</span> <span m='161160'>keep</span> <span m='161350'>track</span> <span m='161580'>of</span> <span m='161780'>emails</span> <span m='162440'>and</span> <span m='162640'>phone</span> <span m='162910'>calls</span> <span m='163280'>even</span> <span m='164570'>pretty</span> <span m='164740'>much</span> <span m='164960'>throughout</span> <span m='165270'>the</span> <span m='165340'>day.</span> <span m='166840'>So</span> <span m='168140'>in</span> <span m='168300'>a</span> <span m='168350'>sense,</span> <span m='171030'>I guess</span> <span m='171640'>I</span> <span m='171760'>feel</span> <span m='171990'>like</span> <span m='172130'>it's</span> <span m='172280'>part</span> <span m='172630'>of</span> <span m='173270'>due</span> <span m='173420'>to</span> <span m='173500'>being</span> <span m='173740'>the</span> <span m='173780'>manager</span> <span m='174260'>that</span> <span m='174430'>I</span> <span m='174500'>need</span> <span m='174770'>to</span> <span m='175480'>keep</span> <span m='175920'>on</span> <span m='176030'>top</span> <span m='176310'>of</span> <span m='176420'>things.</span> </p><p><span m='176770'>So I</span> <span m='177320'>do</span> <span m='178440'>tend</span> <span m='178750'>to,</span> <span m='180390'>like</span> <span m='180560'>I</span> <span m='180580'>say,</span> <span m='180760'>keep</span> <span m='180980'>an</span> <span m='181080'>eye</span> <span m='181220'>on</span> <span m='181890'>things</span> <span m='182450'>even</span> <span m='182680'>after</span> <span m='183060'>hours,</span> <span m='183640'>weekends,</span> <span m='184310'>and</span> <span m='184771'>things</span> <span m='185232'>like</span> <span m='185693'>that.</span> <span m='186154'>So</span> <span m='188440'>for</span> <span m='188880'>the</span> <span m='188980'>most</span> <span m='189350'>part,</span> <span m='189650'>I</span> <span m='189920'>do</span> <span m='190130'>try</span> <span m='190310'>to</span> <span m='190390'>keep</span> <span m='190610'>weekends</span> <span m='191040'>free</span> <span m='191305'>for</span> <span m='191570'>the</span> <span m='191690'>family.</span> <span m='193580'>But</span> <span m='194015'>I</span> <span m='194350'>think</span> <span m='194520'>weekdays,</span> <span m='195160'>pretty</span> <span m='195380'>much</span> <span m='196510'>it's</span> <span m='196900'>almost</span> <span m='197160'>like</span> <span m='197240'>an</span> <span m='198270'>all-day</span> <span m='198700'>job,</span> <span m='199570'>if you want to</span> <span m='199830'>say</span> <span m='200150'>it that</span> <span m='200450'>way.</span> </p>","file":{"id":576942,"video_id":"","name":"2923-Alex - Biotech IN DEPTH.mp4","duration":201201,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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