First year on the job: Understanding why you are there


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This post, and the next couple of posts, will describe some of the things that are important in establishing yourself as a successful scientist in pharma in your first year.  

The goal is to provide you a framework to think about how to be successful.

As the title describes, it is important that you really understand why you were hired.  This sounds pretty easy to do, but one would be surprised at the number of people who forget why they were hired once they start.  Here are a few tips.