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Peter Hogg

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Is Cambridge the new centre of the UK pharma industry?

Posted by Peter Hogg

08/09/15 15:29

The UK has one of the world's largest pharmaceutical industries, steeped in both history and innovation – two things that it shares with the city of Cambridge. With an increasing number of pharmaceutical companies choosing Cambridge as the site of their global or European headquarters, could the city be set to become the new centre of the pharmaceutical industry in the UK, or even Europe? 

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Topics: Applying for jobs, Life sciences news

Top 5 emerging innovations in pharma

Posted by Peter Hogg

12/08/15 18:29

As biology and technology become ever more closely intertwined, new opportunities are emerging to improve healthcare through the use of innovative digital technologies. Here's a glimpse at some of the great strides that innovation teams within pharmaceutical companies are making in the exciting field of digital health. 

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Topics: Career advice, Life sciences news, Digital health

Pharma's top 10 employers and job creators revealed

Posted by Peter Hogg

29/07/15 18:23

A recent industry report of employment in pharma highlights some interesting findings as to which companies are creating the most new jobs in the pharmaceutical industry. Here we can reveal who the biggest employers are in pharma, and which companies have been busiest with their recruitment. 

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Topics: Applying for jobs, Life sciences news, Top 10 blog

How genome sequencing is aiding drug research and development

Posted by Peter Hogg

06/07/15 15:58

One of the most innovative and fast moving fields in healthcare is genomics, which encompasses the sequencing and analysis of the human genome (our complete set of DNA). Genomics is enabling pharmaceutical companies to take a more personalised approach to drug development and will lead to safer and more effective drugs. Here's how genome sequencing is aiding drug research and development.

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Topics: Life sciences news, Digital health

Five things that pharma companies always look for on your CV

Posted by Peter Hogg

29/06/15 15:16

There are many variables when it comes to the exact skill set that is required to fill any given vacancy, but there are certain desirable skills that are almost universally in demand by employers in the pharmaceutical industry. Employers will spend most of their CV review time looking at employment history and education; here we tell you exactly what they are looking for. 

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Topics: CV writing, Career advice, Applying for jobs

Should you accept a job counter offer?

Posted by Peter Hogg

23/06/15 11:42

After the initial joy of receiving an offer for a new job, a counter offer from your current employer can throw you into a state of doubt and confusion. You might have spent weeks or months mentally preparing yourself for a change of job and allaying any doubts about leaving, then suddenly it's all up in the air again. Whether to stay or go is a big decision, so here’s some advice and key facts to help you. 

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Topics: Career advice

Who are the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world?

Posted by Peter Hogg

15/06/15 15:47

The ten largest pharmaceutical companies in the world account for more than a third of the industry's total market share according to the World Health Organisation. Here we look at who the current top ten companies are, and some of their leading products and therapies. 

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Topics: Life sciences news, Top 10 blog

Are biosimilars the future of healthcare?

Posted by Peter Hogg

02/06/15 12:12

The recent FDA approval of the first biosimilar product in the United States was a significant step towards a future in which healthcare systems worldwide can provide greater life saving treatments to millions of people. But what exactly are biosimilars and why will they make such a difference to so many people?

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Topics: Life sciences news

Top five pharma jobs for working from home

Posted by Peter Hogg

12/05/15 10:48

Working from home can have benefits for both companies and their workers alike, so it's no surprise that home-based jobs in the pharmaceutical industry are increasing. ProClinical's life sciences recruitment specialists have been assessing which types of pharma jobs offer the greatest opportunity for working from home.

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Topics: Career advice, Job satisfaction

Will Apple Watch and ResearchKit transform your clinical research job?

Posted by Peter Hogg

16/03/15 11:06

Apple has now entered the healthcare industry with a product that has been described as a "game-changer". With their revolutionary sensor technology and ability to capture vast amounts of data, the company that brought us the iPhone is well placed to make a significant imprint in medical devices and clinical research. But what does this mean for your job?

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Topics: Career advice, Life sciences news, Clinical research, Digital health