Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Kudos to you!

An observant reader reminded me of why I highlighted that GSK Esprit program:
Are you a PhD-qualified chemist eager to become an outstanding scientific leader? An inquisitive mind who would thrive on a diverse, intellectually demanding global leadership programme? Do you want to translate your scientific expertise into disease-beating medicines? And help people across the world to do more, feel better and live longer? 
We are a science-led, global healthcare company that puts patients first. Our business is focused on developing medicines that improve the quality of human life. To meet the future strategic challenges this entails, we need to fast-track the finest scientific talent into senior leadership roles within our business. 
Esprit R&D is a three-year, accelerated, multi-disciplinary and individually tailored programme. It is heavily backed by our senior management team, and it will give you incredible kudos as a chemist among your peers. 
Over the three years, you’ll undertake high-profile, global rotations that will give you in-depth chemistry knowledge and expertise. You’ll apply this knowledge across a range of drug development disciplines from discovery research to commercialisation and business development. And as well as learning from thought leaders in your field, you’ll benefit from unrivalled formal training, mentoring, coaching and development to enhance your leadership capabilities.
Incredible kudos! Incredible!

(I'm so cynical.)


  1. "Multi-disciplinary" = variety pack?

  2. This sounds a lot like the development program where I work.

    You may mock the delivery, but the folks that land these gigs tend to be land on the career fast-track.

  3. That sounds like the perfect opportunity to become a highly paid manager ten years down the road. In fact, this might be better than that stupid MBA I was thinking about. However, I don't have 'industrial' pharma experience and I'm not single, so going away for long periods of time... is something I would have to clear up with my management. Dammit.

    Also, I think kudos is code-word for 'Moh-ney'. Well, I know I wouldn't care as much about other types of kudos I could get from GSK.

  4. Dude, you totally put me in the mood for Kudos. Kudos! YEEAHHH!!! AW-RIGHT!!! GET SOME!!! GET SOME!!!

    Do chemists at GSK chest-bump and high-five? How exactly is "Esprit" pronounced? Es-pree? Ee-sprit?


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