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Monique Ellis

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Should a career change be one of your New Year’s resolutions?

Posted by Monique Ellis

05/01/17 14:50

Many studies suggest that people are not likely to keep their New Year’s resolutions. In fact, according to Statistic Brain, only 8% are thought to actually achieve the goals they set for themselves. When it comes to a career change, many will have this at the top of their list. Yet for the majority, the fear of change and the obstacles in between may be too scary a prospect. Here’s why a career change is a resolution worth sticking to in 2017.

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Topics: Career advice, Applying for jobs, Motivation

Multiple sclerosis: the disease and its future

Posted by Monique Ellis

22/12/16 15:09

Multiple sclerosis (MS), is one of the most mysterious illnesses we face today. Over the past few decades, pharmaceutical companies have made incredible advances in treatment for MS but are still unable to fully understand what causes it. Clinical research into finding better treatments and solving the mysteries of this disease are moving forward in leaps and bounds, so there is reason to believe that at some point, there may be a cure for MS.

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Topics: Life sciences news, Clinical research

5 ways to make the most of your notice period

Posted by Monique Ellis

08/12/16 11:22

Notice periods are often a difficult but necessary phase that you must endure before embarking on a new professional challenge. In life sciences jobs, they can range from 2 weeks to 3 months, so knowing how best to conduct yourself during this transitionary period is vital, especially if the notice period is at the longer end of the scale. ProClinical has composed some tips on how best to manage the time you have left at your current employer.

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Topics: Career advice, Motivation, Networking

Do you have transferable skills within the life science industry?

Posted by Monique Ellis

30/11/16 14:42

If you’ve ever felt that your current profession is no longer for you, you’re certainly not alone. It’s likely that you’ve found yourself in a job that you feel unsuited to or the career path ahead is not as you’d hoped. Although it’s true that some careers within the life science industry require a very specific skillset and are therefore vocational, there are several crossovers that might allow you to move into a more suitable position, or even from one vertical to another.

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Topics: Career advice, Applying for jobs, Job satisfaction

Is there a cure for HIV and AIDS?

Posted by Monique Ellis

23/11/16 14:51

The past decade has seen many notable advances in the quest to successfully treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), and recent progress suggests that a permanent cure for the disease may finally be in sight.

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Topics: Life sciences news

How to find the right life sciences career

Posted by Monique Ellis

02/11/16 13:59

If you’ve ever been at a loss as to what to do with your life science degree, or have no idea which profession would best suit your wants and needs, look no further! ProClinical has provided a way to match your interests and skillset with various career options available within the life science industry; whether it be in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology or medical devices.

Each section represents a particular skill or interest and gives a brief explanation of which professions match up, and what it takes to be successful. This guide is by no means exhaustive but may really help to steer you towards an ideal career path.

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Topics: Career advice, Job satisfaction

5 tips for writing a cover letter for a life sciences job

Posted by Monique Ellis

26/10/16 13:40

No matter how polished your CV may be, in some cases, the key to getting an interview is a clearly written and well-structured cover letter. Recruiters and HR professionals have large volumes of CVs to sift through within a very limited time so they may have a matter of minutes (even seconds) to glance through your application.

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Topics: Career advice, Applying for jobs

10 facts you should know about diabetes

Posted by Monique Ellis

19/10/16 13:50

Diabetes is a disease that affects around 415 million people worldwide and is estimated to kill someone every 6 seconds. Studies suggest that by 2040, approximately 642 million people will have the disease, so it’s currently a major point of focus for many pharmaceutical companies worldwide. ProClinical would like to raise awareness of diabetes with a few facts about the disease, including some of the different drugs currently available and exciting new medications forecast for the future.

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Life sciences and healthcare reform: Clinton vs Trump

Posted by Monique Ellis

12/10/16 12:30

In the run-up to the much anticipated US presidential elections in November 2016, there is much commotion over the widely different approaches that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have taken toward healthcare. The Democrat candidate Clinton promises to protect and expand the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and takes a strong stance on scientific research. The Republican candidate Trump vows to repeal the ACA as soon as he gets into office and aims to control prescription prices. Here’s a brief overview of the policies the candidates propose in regard to healthcare and life sciences.

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Topics: Life sciences news

What are the different phases of clinical trials?

Posted by Monique Ellis

05/10/16 14:48

If you’re considering a career in clinical research, it’s useful to know what’s involved in this exciting and varied line of work. Clinical trials provide some of the most important and rewarding career opportunities available to those who have a degree in, or a passion for, life sciences and clinical research. Pharmaceutical jobs give you the chance to be involved in creating new drugs which combat some of today’s most serious health issues such as cancer, HIV and Alzheimer’s disease. The development of drugs can dramatically improve the quality of life, and even save the lives, of thousands of people. How’s that for a fulfilling career path? If it sounds like your kind of thing, read on!

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Topics: Career advice, Applying for jobs, Clinical research

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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