Friday, November 20, 2009
Non-clinical jobs in the UK and Europe
The other day, someone asked me, "do you know of any non-clinical positions in the UK/Europe?"
I replied: Join LinkedIn and you'll see discussions on this topic in various groups related to pharma, medical communications, medical devices, health care consulting, etc.
Many of the major pharma companies are based out of Europe. Plus, US pharma companies have offices in Europe. Therefore, there are many positions especially within pharma. Keep in mind that this means that there are opportunities within companies that provide services for pharma. Some examples include: medical communications companies such as advertising agencies, education companies, and more. There are companies that deal with market research. You'll also find many professional medical writers working in Europe.
So what's the best way to find these opportunities? This is where social networks like LinkedIn can play a vital role. It's a very quick way to build your network, meet recruiters, and find positions and opportunities that may be the right fit for your skill sets.