ProClinical Life Sciences Recruitment 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

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

Why now is a great time to get a biostatistics job in pharma

Posted by Sam Walker

15/12/16 10:17

Deciding to work in statistics within pharmaceuticals can be an excellent career move for several reasons. The role of statisticians is becoming increasingly vital within the life sciences industry, and with increased reliance on biometric data by pharma companies, the number of available biostatistician jobs are on the rise. Here's our advice for anyone looking to apply for statistician jobs in pharma. 

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Topics: Career advice