• Transitioning from a Full-Time Position to a Contract Role in Life Sciences

    about 1 month ago

    ​An increasing number of professionals in the life sciences industry are choosing to transition from permanent roles to contract positions, enticed by the potential for higher earnings, the opportunity to become self-employed, and greater flexibility. While the allure of these benefits is undeniable, it's a transition that requires careful consideration and planning for succ...

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  • Key Clinical Research Skills and Experience to Emphasize During Interviews

    about 2 months ago

    ​Much like the broader life sciences industry, the field of Clinical Research is highly competitive, so it's essential to distinguish yourself from the rest to advance your career. One of the most effective ways to achieve this, especially during interviews, is to emphasize your sought-after Clinical Research skills and experience.In this article, EPM Scientific provides ins...

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  • Key Considerations for Life Sciences Professionals When Switching Jobs

    about 2 months ago

    ​Transitioning to a new job is a momentous decision for any life sciences professional, and requires careful thought and examination of many factors that can impact your long-term career trajectory. In this article, EPM Scientific delves into the critical points that life sciences professionals should consider before making the leap to a new job.Alignment with KnowledgeOne o...

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  • Biologics Hotspots Around the World

    9 months ago

    Discover key manufacturing insights and the dynamic forces reshaping the industryGlobally, the biologics market overall is witnessing robust expansion, causing a surge in the demand for highly skilled Life Sciences professionals.One of the biggest concerns that could impact growth of the sector is talent scarcity and a skills gap. Increasing investments, a rise in R&D activi...

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  • Nine top tips to improve your applications for Clinical Development, Drug Safety and Medical Affairs roles

    over 1 year ago

    CV writing is an art in and of itself and can be tricky. Especially as highly specialized talent professional in the Life Sciences, your CV needs to reflect the caliber of your know-how and experience to attract your next challenge. Yet crafting your CV comes with several challenges itself:  ·         How do you handle quick job changes that might give a wrong impressi...

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  • A Career in Contracting

    about 2 years ago

    Our guide, A Career in Contracting, offers those considering the challenge of becoming a contractor or consultant an informative insight on what to expect when making the change. We cover the benefits, challenges, experience required and essential details to help you begin a career contracting.

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  • 5 Self-Care Practices that Put Your Mental Health First

    over 2 years ago

    ​​In light of the anxiety and stress caused by the global health crisis and its fallout, it’s no wonder that many have felt the weight of the past twelve months on their shoulders. Social isolation, video call fatigue, and an increase in employee burnout are some of the driving factors impacting the lives of so many this year. Whether you are struggling to stay motivated, fe...

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  • 5 Ways Recruiters Can Be an LGBTQ+ Career Ally

    over 3 years ago

    ​What makes a great recruiter? There are many styles and personalities out there suitable for every jobseeker. Recruiters should always act as advocates for professionals trying to advance their careers, but for members of the LGBTQ+ community recruiters can play an even more essential role – being a career ally.​Why do LGBTQ+ professionals need career allies?​While great pr...

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  • Alleviate Video Call Fatigue With These Top 5 Tips

    over 3 years ago

    ​Many of us are working in a virtual office these days. For professionals working in the life sciences sector, that might mean more time in front of the camera than you signed up for. Even those who usually have the verve and stamina to withstand back-to-back meetings may experience video call fatigue.Why the video call fatigue?Evolving from social animals, most human commun...

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  • The Five Soft Skills Needed for Remote Working

    over 3 years ago

    ​Working-from-home will likely last long after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed. While remote working was already on an upward trend before, it was certainly not the norm. In 2018, only 5.2% of people across the European Union would regularly work from home and in the UK that number was even lower (4.4%). As government lockdowns required most workers to stay inside and work ...

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  • How to navigate a difficult job market

    over 3 years ago

    ​It comes as no surprise that Covid-19 is dominating the European Life Science market in 2020. Research and projects that are directly aiding the fight of the pandemic are being prioritised, creating immense opportunity for specialised professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device sectors.However, as international markets and the global economy are being sh...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    over 3 years ago

    The Covid-19 pandemic has put increased pressure on the Life Science Industry, with many companies now forced to increase their hiring in order to meet demands. Video interviews have now become a fundamental part of any recruitment process, however it can be difficult to create a great first impression.With the right preparation you can ensure you utilise this popular interv...

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  • Blue Monday? Here's 5 Proven Ways to Feel Better

    almost 4 years ago

    ​Blue Monday got you down? You are not alone. Winter weather, a lower bank balance and enlarged waist line can all contribute to a general sense of malaise; culminating in the most depressing day of the year. While the science behind this day is somewhat shaky, many people find themselves feeling blue during the winter. For life sciences professionals living in Germany, Janu...

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  • Goodbye Academia: How to Write an Industry CV

    almost 4 years ago

    Home to Europe's largest - and the world's fourth largest - pharmaceutical market, Germany is the perfect spot to launch an industry career. However, after leaving your PhD or post-doc position, knowing how to market your skills and capabilities to employers can be a challenge. With large companies like Pfizer and Amgen receiving 2,000 applications per open position, it can ...

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  • How to Resign Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    about 4 years ago

    Leaving a role within the pharma and life sciences sector in Germany should, in theory, be a simple process, but resigning from your job with dignity involves more than handing in your notice. If your skills are in high demand and your work has been vital to your company, the pressure is on to keep your professional reputation intact while making a smooth transition to anoth...

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  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    about 4 years ago

    A 2016 Gallup study found that 9 billion euro is lost annually in the German economy due to decreased productivity, as a result of burnout. Now classed as a recognisable illness by the World Health Organization, burnout is an occupational phenomenon which impacts both on workers as individuals and the morale and productivity of a workforce.Chronic stress and burnout happen i...

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  • How to Deal With a Toxic Co-Worker

    about 4 years ago

    It might be the teammate who always takes credit for your work. Or maybe your colleague’s negativity drags everyone down and affects your team’s performance. Everyone will face a toxic co-worker at some point in their career. Working in the German pharma and life sciences sector requires the mental strength to handle large projects in a fast-moving industry, and working alon...

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  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    about 4 years ago

    Your first day in your new role in the pharma and life sciences sector in Germany can feel like a high-stakes task to tackle, as you only have one chance to make a first impression. Your future co-workers are human, and will likely make ‘snap’ judgements based on a first impression which can turn into long-term opinions about your attitude and work ethic. A negative first im...

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  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    about 4 years ago

    ​Did you know that 34% of the “100 Best Workplaces in Europe” offer paid sabbaticals, according to the Great Places to Work Institute? With this number ever increasing, there's no better time to bring up the conversation with your employer. Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital oppor...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    about 4 years ago

    ​Turning down a job offer after a long and involved interview process within the German pharma and life sciences sector is a difficult decision to make, but it pays not to be hasty when you are deciding where to spend 40 hours a week of your time. It is important to find the right fit for you, and it pays to take time to evaluate a job offer before deciding to accept or reje...

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