Cynthia Hoover
Cynthia Hoover
Director, Healthcare & Biopharma R&D, Praxair
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I am a Director of R&D for a fortune 500 company. I Develop technology strategy and roadmaps in alignment with business and market needs. I also lead corporate R&D groups to identify, develop and commercialize new technologies into the global healthcare and biopharmaceutical markets.

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  • Kristin

    Added Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 5:26 AM

    Hello :) I am currently enrolled in a Chemical Engineering Bachelor in Germany and am close to finishing my degree. My ultimate goal was always to end up in the medical technology area. However, I was told by many people to do a general area of engineering and not immediately go into biomedical engineering (thus Chemical Engineering). Now I am not sure what to do in my Master. I still want to go into the Biomedical technology field. Would it be better to stay in the Chemical Engineering field? ...
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    Cynthia Hoover, Praxair
    Answered Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 5:26 AM

    It really depends on what type of company you want to work at.  If you want to work at a medical device or pharmaceutical company I recommend a biomedical degree, if you want to work at a company that supplies into the medical industry amongst other ...

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  • Julissa, Denton, TX

    Added Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    I'm currently a Chemistry student entering my sophomore semester of university. I'm interested in going into cosmetic engineering and working in a lab one day with cosmetics. I'm wanting to know how do I go about finding the right grad school or programs at my current university? Am I even on the correct academic path?
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    Cynthia Hoover, Praxair
    Answered Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    I am not a cosmetic engineer however, I would encourage you to search the internet (monster is a good site) to look for positions that are relevant to your career aspirations.  In the job posting it should show what degree and work experience is ...

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