“If you don’t ask for it, no one is going to offer it to you.”
The biggest successes in Simone Fishburn’s career came when she designed her own roles within the companies she worked for. But doing that means knowing what you want and taking charge of your own career.
Fishburn is currently senior editor at BioCentury Publications, where she covers breakthroughs in translational biomedicine for their SciBX publication. Before joining BioCentury she spent a decade in the biotech industry, leading new drug programs for pain and other therapeutic areas. Fishburn holds a B.A. and an M.A. in pharmacology from Cambridge University, and a Ph.D. in molecular pharmacology from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. She completed postdoctoral studies at the University of California, San Francisco, and was a Fulbright scholar. She also holds a volunteer position as president of Women In Bio, a national organization for promoting careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship for women in the life sciences.