ProClinical Life Sciences Recruitment Blog

How to get a medical writer job

Posted by Tom Russell

31/01/18 15:30

Jobs in medical writing have many perks. It can be a comfortable step away from academia whilst staying firmly connected to science and research. There’s flexibility, variety, plenty of scope for progression and the chance to earn a very respectable salary.

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Topics: Career advice, Applying for jobs

When did your employees become disengaged?

Posted by Monique Ellis

24/01/18 15:30

Most new employees are full of enthusiasm and optimism when entering a new role in a new company, and are willing to go above and beyond the call of duty. Whether it's through a sense of appreciation for being given the opportunity, or an effort to prove themselves, the new starter wants to be there, and wants to get results – and it shows! Sadly, the initial buzz rarely lasts very long. Research shows that their level of engagement goes into freefall after just a few months. But at what point did you lose them? Is the job not what they expected, or does the problem run much deeper?

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Topics: Human Resources, Employee retention, Employee engagement, Human capital management

What will be the biggest therapy areas in 2022?

Posted by Monique Ellis

17/01/18 16:15

Which are the therapy areas to watch over the next few years? How will long-standing sectors like oncology and vaccines stand compared with figures in 2017? With some therapy areas forecasted to grow in strength year on year, sales in other areas are expected to slow or stagnate. Have a look at which therapies are likely to be on top by 2022: 

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Topics: Life sciences news

Do contractors really have less job security in the life sciences industry?

Posted by Luke Webber

10/01/18 15:30

In the continuously changing world of work, does job security mean the same thing it did 10 years ago? With a family to support and various expenses, a permanent role could seem like the obvious choice to ensure a steady income. But here’s why worries over job security shouldn’t stop you from enjoying higher wages, varied work and greater flexibility as a contractor in the life sciences industry.

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Topics: Contracting, Career advice

What to do if you want a promotion at work

Posted by Monique Ellis

03/01/18 16:35

Want this to be the year that you take the next big step in your career? Navigating the rocky road to a promotion can be tricky. Depending on your industry and company, there may be different processes in place regarding career development. In some cases, there may be none at all. Often, it’s up to you to make a promotion happen.

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Topics: Career advice, Job satisfaction

Top 10 most significant FDA approvals of 2017

Posted by Monique Ellis

20/12/17 15:30

Taking a look back over the year, ProClinical reviews the most significant drug and device approvals by the US Food & Drug Association (FDA) in 2017. Giving a healthy 41 products the seal of approval, the FDA has commissioned a variety of novel therapies and innovative devices that are sure to have a big impact within the industry.

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Topics: Life sciences news, Top 10 blog

The best life science employers of 2017

Posted by Monique Ellis

13/12/17 16:00

Thinking of changing companies next year? This ranking of the top 15 life science employers in 2017 could help point you in the right direction. The findings are based on an insightful report by Biospace that ranked over 1,000 life science companies in the USA in areas that are considered most ideal to life science professionals.

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Topics: Job satisfaction, Top 10 list

What will happen if you don’t comply with the MDR and IVDR?

Posted by Owen Bach

07/12/17 12:30

Simply put, failing to comply with the new medical device (MDR) and in-vitro diagnostic (IVDR) regulations is not an option for companies that wish to continue developing these devices once the transitional period comes to an end in 2021. The regulations are absolutely critical to the future success of medical devices companies. Here’s why:

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Topics: Life sciences news, Regulatory affairs, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing

Do annual performance reviews have an impact on employee engagement?

Posted by Monique Ellis

06/12/17 15:30

The effectiveness of performance reviews and appraisals is a hot topic of discussion in the HR community. Some claim that the process is archaic and counter-productive while others argue that the principle remains effective but its methodology needs revamping. Just how effective is the performance review process, and does it have enough impact on employee engagement to be worth continuing at your company?

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Topics: Human Resources, Employee retention, Employee engagement, Human capital management

How to get the right people in place for the MDR and IVDR

Posted by Luke Webber

04/12/17 14:30

In an already competitive market for talent, the task of assembling a highly skilled workforce to carry out your compliance plan for the new medical device regulations will be no easy feat. Getting the right people in place will undoubtedly affect your existing workforce, but the most important aspect to consider will be the additional personnel you’ll need to set your company’s compliance plan in motion. Here are some steps to follow to get the right people in place for the MDR & IVDR:

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Topics: Regulatory affairs, Human Resources, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing

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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