ProClinical Life Sciences Recruitment Blog

What is the difference between HEOR and market access jobs?

Posted by Harry Williams

06/09/17 15:30

Health economics and outcomes reach (HEOR) and market access are two separate sectors within a pharmaceutical company, yet they work towards the same goal: helping to gain market approval for a drug by determining how much it should cost, and why. Both fields work together to ensure that patients have access to the drugs they need.

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Topics: Career advice

What makes a successful recruitment consultant?

Posted by Monique Ellis

30/08/17 15:30

Undertaking a career in recruitment is both complex and straightforward. If you have the right attitude and are hungry for success, nothing can stand in your way. However, the making of a truly successful recruitment consultant involves a developed and multi-faceted set of skills that only a few possess.

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Topics: Career advice, Motivation, Recruitment

What is pharmacovigilance and why is it important?

Posted by Kevin Hansberry

23/08/17 15:30

Pharmacovigilance is concerned with only two outcomes: safety and efficacy. Does a drug work and is it safe? It touches on almost every aspect of the drug lifecycle - from preclinical development to post-market surveillance - making it one of the most fundamental functions within a life science company.

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Topics: Career advice

What are the different types of medical device jobs?

Posted by Monique Ellis

28/06/17 15:30

Medical devices jobs vary widely as the industry is split into several categories: orthopaedics, surgical instruments, stents catheters, syringes and hypodermic needles, blood transfusion and IV equipment, and dental instruments. There are also multiple types of medical device companies including pure-plays, conglomerates and combined drug-device companies.

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Topics: Career advice

How to progress your regulatory affairs CMC career

Posted by David Nixon

16/05/17 17:02

Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) is a specific and significant aspect of regulatory affairs, which is found within many different types of company, particularly pharmaceutical companies that develop and manufacture drugs. ProClinical is giving some inside tips on how to progress your regulatory affairs CMC career within pharma.

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Topics: Career advice, Regulatory affairs

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: Career advice

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: Career advice, Applying for jobs, Recruitment

What not to do during a life sciences job interview

Posted by Monique Ellis

05/04/17 15:30

Chances are, you’ve had your fair share of job interviews at various pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. You’ve probably been told many things that you must do in order to beat the competition. Yet, how often are you told what not to do? Many interviewees are often unaware of the subtle things that may be standing in the way of them and their dream job.

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Topics: Interviews, Career advice, Applying for jobs

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

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: Career advice