ProClinical Life Sciences Recruitment Blog

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

10 signs that you should start looking for a new life science job

Posted by Monique Ellis

25/01/17 15:36

You may have already considered looking for new life science jobs, but doubts about whether it’s the right moment could be clouding your decision. While it’s true that no job is perfect and there will likely be some aspects of a role that you don’t enjoy as much, it’s not always a case of taking the bad with the good and getting on with it. Take a look at our list of signs that may indicate it’s time to break ties with your current employer and look to the horizons.

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Topics: Career advice, Motivation, Job satisfaction

10 reasons to consider a life sciences recruitment career

Posted by Laura Sparrow

18/01/17 11:45

Are you a life science graduate wondering what to do with your degree? Or an experienced recruitment consultant looking for a different challenge in a new industry? Contemplating a career in recruitment within the life sciences industry could be one of the best career decisions you can make for reasons you may not have considered.

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Topics: Career advice, Applying for jobs, Recruitment

How to get a validation engineer job

Posted by Owen Bach

12/01/17 15:20

Validation engineers are an integral part of the operation and manufacturing process of any pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device company. They carry out crucial functions to ensure that drugs and treatments are safely and effectively produced for patients all over the world. Validation engineer jobs are on the rise and always in demand, so take some time to explore if becoming a validation engineer could be the right career for you, and how to find a way in. 

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Topics: Career advice, Applying for jobs

About this blog

ProClinical is one of the leading recruitment agencies in the life sciences sector. Blogs are written by ProClinical recruitment consultants and experts within the recruitment and life sciences industries. This blog features advice on finding new jobs and career planning, as well as life sciences news and hiring tips for employers.

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