Becoming a Healthcare or Life Science Consultant: next week’s Career Spotlight

Consultants from two different firms are coming to speak to you about their careers using their life science knowledge.  If you’ve ever wondered how you can use your science but not stay at the bench, then this event is for you.

Dr Muneer Ahmad (KCL alumnus) from Life Science Dynamics, and Nayan Rughani (manager, Health Practice) and Dr Luke Taylor​, from Ernst & Young will talk about their work, their companies and their day to day tasks.

Plus, I’ll have details of some vacancies that need filling….

  • When: Weds 26th Feb, 5-6pm
  • Where: FWB 1.70
  • No need to book

Make the most of these opportunities to actually talk to employers and find out about life outside academia.

Life Science and Healthcare Consulting Seminar

In the latest Graduate School careers seminar, Monika Brzozowska, a 2010 doctoral alumna from Guys, will talk about her work in Consulting.

She will also present her company Alcimed which is planning to set up a new office in London. As a consequence they are likely in the near future to be recruiting life science and other PhDs and Postdocs.

So this session will have an extra edge. It will be useful to those simply wanting to explore new options. On top of that you will hear important information about Alcimed’s recruitment plans. A session not to be missed.

The session takes place on Thursday 30th June

at 17.00

in G10, New Hunts House, Guys campus

If you wish to attend let me know in the usual way by emailing your intention to



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 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 – please pass it on. If you’ve any feedback or questions any time, please just contact me.

Peter Llewellyn

Managing Director,

NetworkPharma Ltd


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Part-time flexible work in medical publishing

We are a medical publishing company looking for part time people, with developed knowledge in areas such as  pharmacology/therapeutics/biosciences/medicine that can help us in our editorial activities, mainly commissioning.

 Kevin  Toale
Dove Medical Press Limited

To apply send CV   

Dove Medical Press Journals include:
Biologics, Targets & Therapy; Clinical Interventions in Aging; Clinical Cosmetic & Investigational Dermatology; Clinical Ophthalmology; Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome & Obesity; Drug Design Development & Therapy; Integrated Blood Pressure Control; International Journal of COPD; International Journal of Nanomedicine; International Journal of Neprology & Renovascular Medicine; International Journal of Women’s Health; Journal of Asthma & Allergy; Medical Devices Evidence & Research; Neuropsychiatric Disease & Treatment; Patient Preference & Adherence; OncoTargets & Therapy; Reports In Medical Imaging; Therapeutics & Clinical Risk Management; Vascular Health & Risk Management.
Plus many other targeted journals across a breadth of disease states and technologies.
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