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Monique Ellis

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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

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 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

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

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