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

How to get a medical information job

Posted by Rebecca Merson

23/11/15 16:58

Working in a medical information job can be an excellent way to enter employment within the pharmaceutical industry because it offers a unique insight into the products, patients, medical professionals and internal teams within a pharmaceutical company. It can help you to gain the experience that will enable you to enter other medical roles in the future. Here are our tips on how to get a medical information job and how it can benefit your career. 

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Topics: Contracting, Career advice, Applying for jobs

The benefits of freelance clinical research jobs

Posted by Neil Winn

13/07/15 12:20

Contract jobs are commonplace in the field of clinical research and are often a necessary way for pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organisations (CROs) to manage their workforce. Are concerns about job stability justified or do the benefits of working as a freelancer outweigh the risks?  

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Topics: Contracting, Career advice, Clinical research

How to stay motivated when R&D projects end

Posted by Peter Hogg

12/06/14 16:59

Research and development (R&D) projects differ from most other types of job. There is a high degree of uncertainty and the impact of the final product is unpredictable. But when a product fails to make it to market, has the meaning been taken out of the work that has gone into it?

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Topics: Contracting, Career advice, Motivation, Job satisfaction

Limited or umbrella? Why contractors choose an umbrella company

Posted by Peter Hogg

27/05/14 08:12

To help you to make your decision about whether to go limited or umbrella, we spoke to some life sciences professionals who work through umbrella companies about their decision to do so, and asked them to share their advice.

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Topics: Limited Vs Umbrella, Contracting

Limited or umbrella? Why contractors choose a limited company

Posted by Peter Hogg

22/05/14 13:00

To help our new and existing contractors to choose whether to go limited or umbrella, we interviewed some life sciences professionals who have set up their own limited company to find out why they opted to do so, and to give their advice to others who might find themselves in similar circumstances.

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Topics: Limited Vs Umbrella, Contracting

Limited or umbrella? The pros and cons

Posted by Daniel Smart

06/05/14 16:24

As a recruitment agency that deals in contract jobs, we’re often asked which is better, an umbrella company or a limited company? Here we weigh up the pros and cons of each to help you decide which is right for you.

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Topics: Limited Vs Umbrella, Contracting

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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