ProClinical Life Sciences Recruitment Blog

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

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

How to get a medical science liaison job

Posted by Sam Barry

16/11/16 14:24

Have you ever considered a career as a medical science liaison (MSL)? With the prominence of MSLs on the rise, more and more companies are looking to hire these expert professionals. Due to the demanding job role and requirements, it can be hard to get an MSL position if you lack previous experience. Here are some things to know if you’re looking to break into the MSL industry.

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Topics: Career advice, Applying for jobs

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

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

How to get found on LinkedIn by life science headhunters

Posted by Arjun Datta

10/08/16 12:00

LinkedIn has quickly become the most essential source in any job seeker’s toolbox. As LinkedIn’s popularity grows, it is becoming one of the best places for life science and pharmaceutical headhunters to find new candidates. If you are looking for a new position, or want to increase your networking opportunities, keeping an up-to-date LinkedIn profile is essential.

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Topics: Career advice, Applying for jobs, Networking

How to get a chemical engineer job in the pharmaceutical industry

Posted by Owen Bach

04/05/16 13:00

Interested in the pharmaceutical industry? We don’t blame you. According to the World Health Organization, “the global pharmaceuticals market is worth US$300 billion a year, a figure expected to rise to US$400 billion within 3 years.” In other words, the pharmaceutical industry is booming, and the growth opportunities are truly endless. As a chemical engineer, you are an integral part to any pharmaceutical organisation. However, since the industry is so hot right now, getting your foot in the door can prove rather difficult.


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Topics: Career advice, Applying for jobs

How to get a clinical data manager job

Posted by Peter Hogg

01/02/16 10:30

Searching for a clinical data manager job can be difficult. Skilled clinical data managers are in great demand; however, when looking for positions, find roles that relate to your individual skills and past experiences. Additionally, it is key to understand the professional requirements for clinical data managers to focus your career and address undeveloped skills. There are many ways to find yourself in such a role, and being aware of these pathways is the first step towards a successful career as a clinical data manager.

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Topics: Career advice, Applying for jobs