ProClinical Life Sciences Recruitment Blog

Five reasons to use a life science recruitment agency to find a job instead of applying directly

Posted by Monique Ellis

19/04/17 15:30

Life science recruitment agencies are widely misunderstood in the world of job hunting. While many opt to apply directly to employers for jobs, the added value that recruiters can bring to clients and candidates slips under the radar. Although there are some situations where applying directly may be more appropriate, in most cases getting in touch with a life science recruiter will be more beneficial to you.

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Topics: Interviews, Career advice, Applying for jobs, Job satisfaction, Recruitment

What not to do during a life sciences job interview

Posted by Monique Ellis

05/04/17 15:30

Chances are, you’ve had your fair share of job interviews at various pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. You’ve probably been told many things that you must do in order to beat the competition. Yet, how often are you told what not to do? Many interviewees are often unaware of the subtle things that may be standing in the way of them and their dream job.

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Topics: Interviews, Career advice, Applying for jobs

Six ways that working for a contract research organisation (CRO) can be beneficial to your clinical research career

Posted by Monique Ellis

29/03/17 09:00

Many clinical research associates (CRAs) dream of working for one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the world, but may not realise that working for a CRO will also enable you to play a significant role in bringing new drugs and treatments to patients. Working for a CRO can be just as fulfilling, and in some cases more beneficial to your career, as working for a pharma company.

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Topics: Career advice, Motivation, Job satisfaction, Clinical research

What does the future look like for people living with Parkinson's disease?

Posted by Monique Ellis

22/03/17 15:40

Seven out of ten leading causes of disability are caused by central nervous system (CNS) disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Parkinson’s is estimated to affect as many as 1 in 500 people, resulting in over 1.5 million people living with the condition in the USA alone. Over the past few years, there has been a noticeable renewal of efforts by the pharmaceutical industry to get a better understanding of this complex disease.

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Topics: Life sciences news

How to get a product manager job in the life sciences industry

Posted by Todd Wigmore

15/03/17 16:17

A product manager plays a very important role in getting life-saving drugs and treatments out to patients. Like any other industry, pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies have roles in sales and marketing that are responsible for spreading the word about their products among the medical community.

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Topics: Job satisfaction

Ten of history's most influential women in science and medicine

Posted by Monique Ellis

08/03/17 15:30

Women have for a long time been under represented in the fields of science, technology, engineering and manufacturing (STEM) however, one area stands apart with greater equality is life sciences. According to the featured graph by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), women occupy more than half of life sciences jobs in the USA, including 50.1% of biological scientists and 52.8% of medical scientists.

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Topics: Top 10 blog

Top medical affairs jobs that have great career paths

Posted by Sam Barry

01/03/17 15:00

Are you thinking of a career in medical affairs within the life sciences industry? This is a useful guide for those who have a few years’ experience in a medical affairs role and are keen to know what career paths are available to them.

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Topics: Career advice, Applying for jobs

Top 10 pharmaceutical companies to work for according to Glassdoor

Posted by Monique Ellis

22/02/17 15:07

Glassdoor is a website where employees from companies across the world can post honest reviews about their employers, in an effort to help prospective employees make a measured decision about their long-term careers. ProClinical has analysed Glassdoor to find out which are the best pharmaceutical companies to work for, according to their reviews and ratings.

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Topics: Career advice, Top 10 blog

Should you consider becoming a contractor within the life sciences industry?

Posted by Luke Webber

15/02/17 14:30

If higher rates and flexible working patterns aren’t enough to persuade you to become a contractor, there are several other aspects of an engaging career in contracting that may appeal to you. It’s important, however, to recognise that there are several things to carefully consider before deciding to pursue this career path.

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Topics: Contracting, Career advice

What do contract research organisations (CROs) look for when hiring clinical research associates?

Posted by Theodora Savlovschi-Wicks

01/02/17 15:30

Luckily for clinical research associates (CRAs), the life sciences industry is rich with opportunities. There are CRA job opportunities all over the world thanks to international clinical trials and the rapid globalisation of many pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, and food and cosmetic companies. Yet, it is not always possible for CRAs to achieve their career ambitions within a short period and, as a result, CROs are continuously battling with a high staff turnover.

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Topics: Career advice, Clinical research