ProClinical Life Sciences Recruitment Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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