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In its first ever pan European research on the life sciences industry, Kelly asked almost 1,400 of its workers their opinions on everything from work life design, to AI, through to what matters most to them. With respondents from Germany, France, the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Italy it was surprising to find so many commonalities between each of the countries.
The life sciences are all about diversity and movement, which is why Pharma and Medical Devices companies may need more than just a good reputation after Brexit. As the United Kingdom drifts towards an exit from the European Union, the Pharma and Medical Devices sectors are preparing for all eventualities. However, the employment landscape is already highly competitive and it is shifting. With a widespread skills s…
Learning the microbead lesson
A UK-wide prohibition on the use of plastic microbeads came into effect in 2018, but what fundamental lessons can we learn from this high profile case? Dr Rachael Benstead, senior aquatic ecotoxicologist at translational science and research organisation, Fera Science Ltd. explains all.   Figures from The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) suggest that an estimated 680 tonnes of microbeads are used in cosmetic products every year. These tiny pieces of plastic, used for exfoliation in rinse-off products such as toothpastes, face scrubs and shower gels, inevitably end up contaminating the environment.   With particle sizes varying from 10 micrometers up to 1 millimetre, microbeads are the same size as much of the…
Preclinical IPOs: Is the window starting to close?
A record-breaking year is on the cards, as biotechnology companies continue the trend of pre-clinical initial public offerings (IPOs). As of July, six young firms had raised almost $800million through their IPOs, despite none having permission from regulators to start clinical trials in humans.[1] These companies are now generating significant returns. For example, the most recent preclinical IPO by Gritstone Oncology Inc was initially valued at $100 million, and as of 12 December 2018 has a market value of $731 million.1 Pre-clinical valuations Traditionally, there are two good times for biotech companies to go public: right after proof or concept in humans or upon the publication of promising, pivotal data.  But these pre-cl…
~ Unpacking the potential of smart packaging ~ One of the biggest challenges for manufacturers of consumable goods is how to extend product shelf life while ensuring safety. Over the past hundred years, the food and beverage industry has invested billions of pounds in researching suitable packaging, but what can the pharmaceutical industry learn from this?
Here, Dale Pittock, sales director of pharmacy consumables provider Valley Northern, explores the latest developments in the smart packaging market. Imagine if a packet of antibiotics could tell a patient whether it had been opened and which pill had been taken and at what time. Then, imagine if things could be taken a step further and the medication could alert patients when it was time to take the next one, then feed this informat…
~ Pharmacy and healthcare supplier releases advisory whitepaper ~
Leading pharmacy and healthcare consumables supplier, Valley Northern, has released its latest whitepaper, exploring the increasing issue of patient non-adherence. The whitepaper, which can be downloaded directly from the Valley Northern website, looks at why non-adherence is an issue and how those across the healthcare industry can help to tackle it. Download the whitepaper here: Valley Northern Downloads.Across the United Kingdom, one billion items are prescribed and dispensed by pharmacists every year. However, one in five patients surveyed as part of a recent industry report admitted to not taking their medication as prescribed. The issue of patient non-adherence is a big issue, particularly when patients try to take thei…
How technology at an operational level is the driving force behind innovative pharmaceutical businesses

The global pharmaceutical industry is often held up as an example of a sector that exists on the cutting edge of what is possible. But that doesn’t mean that it can avoid its own tech disruption.

Digitalisation - the process of moving to digital business processes and away from legacy and paper-based ones -  is changing the pharmaceutical industry just as it is changing many others. One seemingly simple, yet business-critical change will be in how companies collect, share and analyse data, with the result that digitalisation will have a radical effect on how products and processes are audited.

When a consumer buys aspirin, paracetamol or any of the thousands of over-the-counter medic…


Neo4j’s Emil Eifrem takes a look at how life science researchers can use graph databases to get granular insight from big data and make real advances in research
Neo4j’s Emil Eifrem takes a look at how life science researchers can use graph databases to get granular insight from big data and make real advances in researchBig data, defined as large complex data sets, has the potential to throw light onto every link in the life sciences value chain, which is why data mining has become so important to researchers – but having the right technology is key to its success.Traditional database tools, namely SQL and relational database technology, find the volume as well as the unstructured nature of these complex datasets extremely difficult to work with. Why? Because they model the world as a set…
Maintaining the highest recruitment standards puts pharma companies at ease
With the pharmaceutical industry experiencing unprecedented talent shortages, the importance of finding a trusted partner to supply talent that can deliver to the highest professional standard has never been greater, which is why SEC has announced their delight at once again obtaining both bronze and silver Workforce Quality Accreditation from IAOCR.The accreditation – awarded to organisations that demonstrate a commitment to professionalism and competence in their own workforce – included a full analysis of SEC’s working practices and following the re-accreditation, Global Head of Workforce Strategy and Innovation Angela O’Connell, said “From the initiation of the Workforce Quality Accreditation, SEC Recruitment ha…
More focus on SRG Clinical – this time in Europe!
More focus on SRG Clinical – this time in Europe!Since 1990, SRG’s Clinical division has been committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent resourcing services to its clients and career opportunities in all areas of clinical research and drug development across the UK and Europe. Following the exciting progress of SRG’s Clinical team over the last year, we have now taken the next step in pursuing our growth plans by appointing Julian Stec to fly the SRG flag in Poland and beyond. This appointment will expand our Clinical Business Development function and solidify our presence in Europe.Based in Warsaw and focusing on expanding our presence with existing and new clients, Julian comes with the great advantage of experti…
Clinical Research – Quo Vadis?
Clinical Research – Quo Vadis?In recent times we began observing a significant acceleration of technology development which aims at improving the quality and speed of clinical trials as well as lowering the costs of it.It would seem that moving from simple paper digitalization to IoE (Internet of Everything) and Big Data will reduce the demand for qualified on-site CRA workforce. But will it? And would it completely wipe out the needs? There are ones who prophesies this is inevitable, but personally, I doubt that. Why, you may ask? GCP regulation is very clear about it - ICH GCP 5.18.1 (a) states: “The purpose of clinical trial monitoring is to verify that the rights and well-being of human subjects are protected.” Although today's CRA skillset is far mor…
What’s a strategic partnership between friends?
A few weeks ago, my colleague Marianna in London shared her thoughts on strategic partnerships and since this service offering is one of the areas I focus on, I wanted to add a few thoughts of my own. What do you first think of when hearing of a strategic partnership? A picture of a bunch of CXOs shaking hands and smiling? Bosses sending emails to the staff guiding them through the principles of a new corporate programme or introducing the company’s latest leaders? Another weekly call with half a dozen consultants? Pretty often that’s exactly what we get. What do you first think of when getting into a new close friendship? It might be something like: It’s amazing how much we have in common; I have never been listened to that…
Don’t work hard, work smart!
In recent years there has been loads of talk about strategic partnerships. And whilst some organisations feel hesitant to partner with clients too closely for fear of putting all their eggs into the same basket, it can actually be quite beneficial if done smartly. I would like to go even further – strategic partnerships can become an independent service offering to our clients! With the evolution of talent acquisition over the last 10-15 years, gone are the days when we worked directly with the hiring manager who could make all their hiring decisions alone, sign T&Cs and take our candidate through the entire recruitment process in 2 days…. We now all work through centralised, metrics-monitored, cost conscious, report producing MSPs, RPOs and VMS soluti…
Securing the best talent for your team this year
With the new year firmly in, so are our business plans – along with all the targets, aims and challenges that come with them! One of the frustrations we all face – hiring companies and recruiters alike – is getting the top talent for our teams. So what are the challenges and how do we overcome them to position ourselves for success? First things first – and it is a cliché because it works – analysis always helps! To help you understand how your organisation can attract top talent fast, here are the questions you need to ask yourself: What does your recruitment process look like? Is it speedy, sleek, professional? Or does it lack all these components? Does it reflect the values and aspirations of the organisation and are all these attra…
Three things life scientists need to know about GDPR
Sensitive personal data is sits right at the heart of the life sciences sector. It’s only right, therefore, that careful attention is paid to ensuring this information is handled with care and managed properly. The way in which those two criteria are met is changing. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is refreshing the 20-year-old rules that currently govern the way data is collected, held and used. GDPR comes in on May 25, with businesses in every industry now facing a challenge to prepare themselves for the change. The rules are pretty clear when it comes to what is covered too. For the avoidance of doubt – and there has been a debate on this in some circles – genetic and biometric data is classed as ‘s…
We all know that LinkedIn is a great resource for recruiters, but how can you take advantage of it without an expensive recruiting account? Here's a few ideas:
Use Your LinkedIn Headline By using your LinkedIn Headline as a “quick advert”, anyone who looks at your profile will see what you’re after. For example  “Looking for experienced Regulatory Affairs professionals in London” Post an Image of Your Hot Job You can use an online tool like PicMonkey or Stencil to create an image of your Hot Job (or a generic version) . Keep it simple and clean and come up with a template you can use repeatedly by changing the job title. Then post your image so that it appears on your timeline. Do Some “People” Searches Now that you have the job in your headline and timeline, do some sim…
Every Hiring Manager Should Read This
A few simple points that every hiring manager should keep in mind!Talent Does Not Grow on Trees – Every candidate has choicesHurry Up! – Each candidate WILL be talking to multiple companies, so if you’re not quick off the mark, you’ll miss the best candidates! Job Scope Creep – If you’re replacing someone who’s been in the role for 10 years, locating a candidate with the same skills is going to be hard. Break down the job in to multiple roles.Compensation – It’s not determined by your 10 year old pay & benefits structure, its determined by the market – Otherwise you’ll find attracting talent will be an uphill struggle.Skills Shortage – Don’t bury your head in the sand, there IS a shortage of good candidates, so employer branding programs, attractiv…
2018 Editorial Calendar
January   2017 Looking back 2017 drug launches summary Dermatology Job Focus: Clinical Research Associate (CRA) February   Big Pharma Respiratory Job Focus: Biostatistics March   UK Clinical Research & Brexit Gastroenterology Job Focus: Medical Writing April   Cardiovascular Stem Cells Job Focus: Medical Science Liaison (MSL) May   Diabetes Digital Marketing in Pharma Job Focus: Sales / Business Development June   Infectious diseases UK Biotech Job Focus: QA / QC July   Vaccines Training Focus Job Focus: Regulatory…
What Questions to ask at the end of an interview



If you've been through the interview and the recruiter says that inevitable question..."Do you have any questions?" - You don't want to be sitting there like a lemon, and mumble "no". That won't win any prizes and certainly won't get you the job. So here are a few ideas.

  • Do you see any gaps in my CV / experience and the job requirements?
  • How long have you worked here?
  • What are the opportunities for career progression?
  • What sort of training do you offer?
  • Who would I report to?
  • Is this a new role, or has someone left (and why!) ?
  • What is the company's future looking like? (ie relocation, takeover / merger, product pipeline etc)
  • Why did YOU decided to choose this company?
  • What are the biggest challenges for someone in this role?
  • Do you think I'll be a go…


The latest CPIA report features analysis and data from the Clinical sector within the pharmaceutical industry for UK, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
The Clinical Professionals group aim to be aware of the latest industry events and news whilst also aspiring to be at the forefront of the latest analytics and reporting. This enables our consultants to provide a concise and quality service for both clients and candidates, whilst helping the industry to evolve as a whole. Consequently, the Clinical Professionals group has collaborated with Vacancysoft to create monthly reports that provide an in-depth analysis of vacancies across various sectors, countries and companies. The latest CPIA report features analysis and data from the Clinical sector within th…