ProClinical Life Sciences Recruitment 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

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

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

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