A perspective on career development in the pharmaceutical industry - Is it luck, intelligence, knowledge, hard work, or something else?

A perspective on career development in the pharmaceutical industry - Is it luck, intelligence, knowledge, hard work, or something else?

Yatindra M. Joshi, Ph.D., MBA

Managing a career is as complex as discovering a molecule, development of a technology or a product, managing a personal relationship, etc., and yet we often do not pay the same level of attention as we do to these things mentioned here. Many of us see our career in a sequential manner as if we are progressing through from one grade to another in school. While for most of us it is a sequential progression, there are those that make quantum jumps. Certainly our abilities come at the forefront of developing our career. However, our progression is also impacted by external factors such as the culture of the company we work for, individuals we report into, peers we work with, and sometimes by recruiters and our colleagues and friends outside the company. The rise and fall of our career does not have to follow the rise or fall of the company we work for. Often rise or the fall of the company can create opportunities for quantum leaps in our career progression. The presenter will discuss his views on all of these aspects based on his extensive experience in the industry.


Date and Location


Thurs Jan 18th, 2018

Registration: 5:30 PM
Dinner & Presentation: 6:30 PM

Meeting Sponsors

Drug Development and Delivery



Hanover Marriott

  • 1401 Rt 10 East,
  • Whippany, NJ 07981
  • About the speaker

    Yatindra M. Joshi, Ph.D., is founder of YMJ Consultants LLC. He is a member of the Board of Tapemark, Cutis Pharmaceuticals, Virtus Pharmaceuticals, and InvaGen Pharmaceuticals.  He is a seasoned executive with 31 years of pharmaceutical R&D experience and a unique combination of strong business and technical skills. He has had a successful track record of developing branded and generic products with varying complexity and variety of dosage forms from the laboratory to commercialization.  He has demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, communication, and management skills, vision and drive to achieve organizational excellence.

    His interest/expertise are in business strategy, portfolio optimization, and dosage form design, application of statistical models for formulation & process optimization, scale-up, validation, drug delivery research, streamlining and accelerating drug development process, and building a high-performance organization. He has authored 29 publications and has 19 patents. He has lectured extensively on QbD, drug delivery, pharmaceutical education, and forward-looking topics like Pharma 2020. He received his BS and MS degrees in Chemistry from Delhi University, Delhi, India, Ph.D. in Chemistry from Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada, and MBA from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

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