Sunday, April 19, 2009
Questions for a Pharma/Biotech Recruiter
If you've been interested in getting a non-clinical job in pharma (pharmaceuticals) or biotech (biotechnology), you may not know where to begin, especially if you've only been in clinical practice and/or academia. You may have questions that you want to ask, like "How do I break into pharma?" Some may wonder, "What type of qualifications are they looking for?" One frequent question is "Do I need an MBA?"
I have the unique opportunity of interviewing a seasoned pharma/biotech recruiter who has extensive experience working in HR (human resources) within some major pharma/biotech companies. This individual has also interacted heavily with various executive search firms (or head hunters if you prefer) and can provide some practical tips and advice for you if you're looking for a job in the pharma/biotech industry.
I'd like to give you the opportunity to ask your questions to this individual. Please either e-mail me your questions or post them as comments. Once I collect a handful of questions, I will post the responses in a Q&A format.