GlaxoSmithKline Medics Recruitment Lounge at ILC15

KCL Innovation Forum, in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), are offering an excellent opportunity for medics to apply for GSK’s prestigious Medics Leadership Programme having secured 12 interview spots with the GSK recruiters.

GSK will be hosting a Recruitment Lounge for their prestigious Future Leadership Programme for Medics during the Innovation Leaders Conference (ILC) in Cambridge (16-17 April).

If you are a medical student or young medical professional, send your CV to recruitment@inno-forum.org by Wednesday 15th of April at 09.00.

This is a competitive application process and the top 12 applicants will be invited for an interview during the ILC (with chief executives and directors of leading pharma industry and medical centres).

Candidates who are invited for an interview will have the opportunity to register (on the day) and attend the conference for that day.

Date and Time: 16th and 17th April 2015 – 12:00PM – 2:00PM (15 min time slot per participant) – Cambridge Judge Business School.

Part-time consultancy project?

**The deadline for this post has passed, but the information is retained for your further research inspiration**

”Situational Analysis of the Diabetes Market for Top-5 Pharma”

Interested in gaining business experience and demonstrating your ability to solve real-life commercial problems to future employers?

At Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable we’re pleased to offer PhD students/postdocs the chance to apply for a part-time consultancy project for a top-5 global pharma company.

The project will include direct client contact and will be mentored by an experienced consulting professional. The project will be conducted during the period: 3rd April – 12th June 2013

You need to be a post-graduate student (PhD, Masters, etc.), post-doc or recent graduate at a London-based institution. Preference given to candidates with experience in: Medicine, Immunology, Stem Cell Therapy, Diabetes Research, Clinical Development, or any field related to these areas.  Previous consulting or industry experience is not a requirement but desirable.

You can find out more here or apply directly here

The application deadline is 21st March 2013
Interviews will be held on 23rd and 24th March 2013, please be sure you are available on one of these dates.

Career Spotlight: Life Science Consulting

Last week’s Spotlight feel on ex-KCL post-doc Muneer Ahmad, now a senior strategist at Lifescience Dynamics.  He gave a very detailed insight into his work and that of life science consultancies generally.

How did he get into consulting?

Whilst doing his PhD (at Imperial), Muneer ‘bumped into’ someone who was VP of a consulting company, at a conference.  This led to him doing some work editing business intelligence reports about drugs and possible markets.  He examined questions such as how did patients with cardio-vascular disease get diagnosed, how did they get treate, how patients complied or not with their medicine; all information that would help figure out how a market would develop.

He then worked for Oliver Wyman as a risk consultant, and then, on redundancy, took a role looking at prescription data with another firm.  All this experience served to make him an attractive candidate at Lifescience Dynamics.

What are the similarities and differences between business and science?

Both are about solving problems.  Both want to know a ‘truth’.  But business does not have the luxury of time; so you are looking to get the best answer within a given time, efficiently and effectively.  In both, you have to be a team-worker.  In business you are having to use your judgement more often, given that often you are not working with complete data.

What does Lifescience Dynamics do?

Active in over 80 countries, they have worked with the top 20 pharma companies on over 400 projects.  There are three main themes to their work:

1)  Competitor Intelligence.  Looking at pricing, understanding the pipeline, conducting interviews with contacts, finding out what stage clinical trials are at.  You might conduct ‘war games’ for a client, where you simulate what would happen if a competitor released a drug on the market and you would ‘develop a playbook’ of possible outcomes.

2) Market Research.  You are now not just ‘dumping data’ on the clients but also having to provide interpretation: answering ‘so what?’ for the clients.

3)  Market Access: covering pricing and reimbursement.  It used to be that decisions about what drug to prescribe were made by GPs; now more often these decisions are made at PCT/SHA level to give a formulary to their GPs.  You can say the market has gone from being prescriber-led to payer-led.

What is an analyst’s typical day like?

One project might need two or three analysts, one senior consultant and one project manager.  Imagine you had been given the task of writing a two page document on rheumatoid arthritis.  You would spend the day researching data, possibly creating a survey questionnaire, possibly talking to PIs working in the field.  You might be taken to client meetings where you would have to be sensitive to cultural differences (you may have been asked to research across 5-8 countries). ‘Be brief.  Be bright.  Be gone.’ is the consultant’s mantra!

PhD entry?

Many of his colleagues have scientific and PhD backgrounds.  You are always likely to start at the bottom (think of working as a freelance in disease information).  Your bosses may be younger than you.  But ‘clients love PhDs’!

Protein Biochemist – Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR)

**This post is over a year old but may help you identify employers, job titles or skills you need to research your next posting**

 

Interesting job. If you have not already seen it you may wish to sign up for King’s Jobonline through the careers website.

Recruiter: Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd
Salary: TBC
Location: Horsham
Job sector: Scientific Services
Job type: Permanent
Date posted: 25/09/2012
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Protein Biochemist to join the Respiratory Disease Area responsible for supporting research activities in target and drug discovery, focusing primarily on biotherapeutics.

Biotechnology vacancies

** These roles may not be available any more, though check JobOnline and the company website: use this post to help you think of your relevant transferable skills!**

If you were registered on King’s Job online you would have seen these vacancies.

Exciting new positions have opened up for graduates/post-graduates to join Lonza Biologics Plc, working as Biotechnologists in our Fermentation Manufacturing team. There are five positions available, based in Slough, UK.

This role will be involved in the manufacture of Biopharmaceutical products and will be based in the Inoculum and Fermentation facility on a rotating shift pattern (day). As a Biotechnologist, the individual will be operating the process and relevant machinery in order to produce batches of various scales to cGMP standards.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Basic analytical processes (Osmoality tests, cell counts, Nutrient analysis of cell culture).
  • Undertakes cell line activities (Out of freeze, subculture, pooling, primary recovery
  • Operation of multiple pressurised vessels at a number of different scales.
  • Direct involvement in the manufacturing process

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience in cell culture and relevant analytical techniques
  • Meticulous approach to documentation and attention to detail
  • Flexible and able to work as part of a team on shift patterns with opportunities for planned and unplanned overtime. This position will require weekend working.

Interested…? Lonza promotes a fast-paced, employee orientated environment and we take pride in both the quality of our products and the success of our employees. We offer a competitive remuneration package and encourage the development of individuals to help them achieve their full potential.

If you are interested in this opportunity please apply online via our careers page. Please ensure that you attach your CV to your profile.

Closing date: 30 August 2011

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Downloadable Medical Writing Guide

NEW: Unique careers guide now updated for 2011

From academic to medical writer: A guide to getting started in medical communications.
3rd Edition, published March 2011
Written by Dr Annick Moon, Published by NetworkPharma, March 2011.

Free to download at www.medcommsnetworking.co.uk/startingout

Please feel free to distribute the link or the document itself as appropriate. Printed copies are also available – please just ask for how many you want and I’ll happily send you copies free of charge.

SUMMARY:

This guide focuses primarily on the role of the Medical Writer in medical communications agencies. The Medical Writer’s role is to use science and language to deliver education and communication programmes for the pharmaceutical industry, while working to the highest ethical standards and adhering to industry regulations and guidelines. The aim of this guide is to give the industry information you need to decide if you are suited to the role of Medical Writer, and to provide the insider knowledge you need to excel at interview.

The UK is home to numerous leading medical communications agencies that serve the global pharmaceutical industry, and they’re crying out for good medical writers!

These agencies are looking for individuals with:

  • ideally a doctorate in a bioscience subject
  • ideally post-doctoral research experience
  • genuine enthusiasm for science and its application to medicine
  • flair for writing about science and medicine
  • the ability to work independently within a small-team environment

Medical writing can literally take you all over the world and provides attractive long-term career pathways.

This guide has now proven itself to be very useful. The new, 2011 edition provides up-to-date contact information from agencies who are looking for trainee writers.

You will find the guide and lots more useful information at www.medcommsnetworking.co.uk/startingout – please pass it on.

Medical Writing: Updated issue of Network Pharma publication

Hi, I hope the following announcement is of interest to you and your colleagues. If you’ve any questions or feedback, please contact me. NEW: Unique careers guide now updated for 2010 From academic to medical writer: A guide to getting started in medical communications. Written by Dr Annick Moon, Published by NetworkPharma, March 2010. Free to download at http://www.medcommsnetworking.co.uk/startingout Please feel free to distribute the link or the document itself as appropriate. Printed copies are also available – please just ask for how many you want and I’ll happily send you copies free of charge.

SUMMARY: This guide focuses primarily on the role of the Medical Writer in medical communications agencies. The Medical Writer’s role is to use science and language to deliver education and communication programmes for the pharmaceutical industry, while working to the highest ethical standards and adhering to industry regulations and guidelines. The aim of this guide is to give the industry information you need to decide if you are suited to the role of Medical Writer, and to provide the insider knowledge you need to excel at interview. The UK is home to numerous leading medical communications agencies that serve the global pharmaceutical industry, and they’re crying out for good medical writers! These agencies are looking for individuals with: * ideally a doctorate in a bioscience subject * ideally post-doctoral research experience * genuine enthusiasm for science and its application to medicine * flair for writing about science and medicine * the ability to work independently within a small-team environment Medical writing can literally take you all over the world and provides attractive long-term career pathways. This guide has now proven itself to be very useful. The new, 2010 edition provides up-to-date contact information from agencies who are looking for trainee writers. You will find the guide and lots more useful information at http://www.medcommsnetworking.co.uk/startingout – please pass it on. If you’ve any feedback or questions any time, please just contact me.

Peter Llewellyn

Managing Director,

NetworkPharma Ltd

Web: http://www.networkpharma.com

Project Director, European CME Forum Ltd Web: http://www.europeanCMEforum.eu

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The next generation of asthma and allergy research: Tackling a 21st century epidemic’

The Young Life Scientists’ Symposium’s free one-day conference

 The Keyworth Centre,

London South Bank University,

Wednesday 26th May 2010.

YLS 2010 is supported by the Biochemical Society, the Physiological Society and the British Pharmacological Society.  

It is aimed solely at young scientists, including PhD students and early-stage postdocs, to give them the chance to present their work, discuss their research and meet others from a variety of disciplines within the field of asthma and allergy.

Our aim is to create a day in which scientists at the beginning of their career can come and see how important their research is, in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.

http://www.asthma-allergy.ac.uk/ylss2010/

Abstract submission is open until 7th April.

A career in Clinical Research

Graduate School Tea-time Careers seminar

 A career in Clinical Research

 What does a Clinical Research Associate do and what is the current job market for them?

 Helping answer these questions will be Sue Fitzpatrick

Head of Education and Training at the Institute of Clinical Research

Tuesday 13th April

17.00 – 18.30

Waterloo Campus

James Clerk Maxwell Building

G14

If you wish to attend, let me know by emailing

Phd-careers@kcl.ac.uk