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

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

How to find the right life sciences career

Posted by Monique Ellis

02/11/16 13:59

If you’ve ever been at a loss as to what to do with your life science degree, or have no idea which profession would best suit your wants and needs, look no further! ProClinical has provided a way to match your interests and skillset with various career options available within the life science industry; whether it be in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology or medical devices.

Each section represents a particular skill or interest and gives a brief explanation of which professions match up, and what it takes to be successful. This guide is by no means exhaustive but may really help to steer you towards an ideal career path.

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Topics: Career advice, Job satisfaction

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

About this blog

ProClinical is one of the leading recruitment agencies in the life sciences sector. Blogs are written by ProClinical recruitment consultants and experts within the recruitment and life sciences industries. This blog features advice on finding new jobs and career planning, as well as life sciences news and hiring tips for employers.

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