ProClinical Life Sciences Recruitment Blog

How to resign from your life sciences job

Posted by Monique Ellis

03/05/17 14:43

Handing in an official resignation letter can be pretty daunting. Leaving your job after a number of years can be even harder. After having worked for a company for a long period you are likely to have formed strong relationships within the business; your team may even feel like extended family! This can make the process of resigning from your job tough to navigate. Here are some tips to see you through a difficult time:

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Topics: Interviews, Career advice, Job satisfaction

Five reasons to use a life science recruitment agency to find a job instead of applying directly

Posted by Monique Ellis

19/04/17 15:30

Life science recruitment agencies are widely misunderstood in the world of job hunting. While many opt to apply directly to employers for jobs, the added value that recruiters can bring to clients and candidates slips under the radar. Although there are some situations where applying directly may be more appropriate, in most cases getting in touch with a life science recruiter will be more beneficial to you.

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Topics: Interviews, Career advice, Applying for jobs, Job satisfaction, Recruitment

Six ways that working for a contract research organisation (CRO) can be beneficial to your clinical research career

Posted by Monique Ellis

29/03/17 09:00

Many clinical research associates (CRAs) dream of working for one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the world, but may not realise that working for a CRO will also enable you to play a significant role in bringing new drugs and treatments to patients. Working for a CRO can be just as fulfilling, and in some cases more beneficial to your career, as working for a pharma company.

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Topics: Career advice, Motivation, Job satisfaction, Clinical research

How to get a product manager job in the life sciences industry

Posted by Todd Wigmore

15/03/17 16:17

A product manager plays a very important role in getting life-saving drugs and treatments out to patients. Like any other industry, pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies have roles in sales and marketing that are responsible for spreading the word about their products among the medical community.

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Topics: Job satisfaction

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

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 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

Three steps to a successful career in pharmaceuticals

Posted by Monique Ellis

28/09/16 15:08

After the difficult process of applying and interviewing for an entry role in the pharmaceutical industry, it’s truly rewarding when you finally secure your first job. Whether you’ve chosen to work in regulatory affairs, clinical research, drug safety or any other type of life science job within pharmaceuticals, you’ve made the first step in what will hopefully be a long and satisfying journey within your chosen field. Here are some steps to follow that will help you to achieve the most successful career possible.

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Topics: Career advice, Motivation, Job satisfaction

Marketing authorisation: the goal of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs

Posted by Luke Webber

08/06/15 11:40

Every pharmaceutical company's goal is to get its drugs to market, and if you work in pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, achieving marketing authorisation for your medicinal product is often the most satisfying aspect of your job. Here’s what you need to know about the marketing authorisation application process (and the technical jargon) for regulatory affairs in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Topics: Job satisfaction, Training & Qualifications, Regulatory affairs

Top five pharma jobs for working from home

Posted by Peter Hogg

12/05/15 10:48

Working from home can have benefits for both companies and their workers alike, so it's no surprise that home-based jobs in the pharmaceutical industry are increasing. ProClinical's life sciences recruitment specialists have been assessing which types of pharma jobs offer the greatest opportunity for working from home.

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Topics: Career advice, Job satisfaction

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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