• How Life Sciences Companies are Solving the Organ Transplant Crisis

    9 days ago

    Our modern way of life is the cause and the cure to the organ transplantation crisis. Technological advancements and increasing wealth have led to a booming population that suffers chronic illness, obesity and old age. These factors contribute to a massive demand for organs that outstrips supply. In the US alone, over 120,000 people are currently on the transplantation waiti...

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  • How Artificial Intelligence Furthers Hiring Bias

    about 1 month ago

    Only 9.9% of the STEM workforce are women of color. Does AI help or hinder the 'double jeopardy' women of color face when seeking employment? So far in this series, Advancing Women of Color, we have explored the obstacles to increasing workplace diversity, as well as the ways that artificial intelligence may help overcome them. In this final guide, we take a more critical da...

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  • How AI Can Boost Diversity Hiring

    about 1 month ago

    Should more biotech and pharma companies use artificial intelligence ​to increase the diversity of their candidate pools? Only 9.9% of the STEM workforce are women of color, according to the National Science Foundation. As we explored in the first part of this series, women of color are uniquely disadvantaged when seeking employment. From recruiters and hiring mangers, too ...

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  • Scientifically Proven Ways to Beat Blue Monday

    about 1 month ago

    Have you ever wondered why January feels like such a long month, and more difficult to get through than others? It turns that there is a scientific reason for that, and it results in what is known as Blue Monday, or officially the most depressing day of the year. There are a number of factors, both scientific and environmental which can contribute to the depression associate...

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  • EPM Scientific to Attend BioTech Showcase 2020

    2 months ago

    We are delighted to announce that EPM Scientific will be starting off our 2020 partnerships by attending the BioTech Showcase 2020. This industry-leading biotech event will take place in San Francisco, CA from January 13th to 15th. BioTech Showcase will bring together over 3,700 professionals to learn, network and share expertise on the future of the industry. ​“We are excit...

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  • Goodbye Academia: How to Write an Industry Resume

    2 months ago

    ​So, you've decided to leave the world of academia and branch out into industry. With large pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer and Amgen receiving over 2,000 job applications per vacancy, it can be hard to stand out with a compelling resume. How can you market your skills and experience to employers in the life sciences industry? Read our top tips to discover how to write ...

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  • How to find out your co-worker's salary

    3 months ago

    ​The global pharmaceutical industry has seen huge growth and impressive revenues which can support well-paid jobs for skilled and knowledgeable employees. The life sciences sector has also seen resilient growth, with disruptors and competitors regularly creating new job opportunities.  This provides ample opportunity to seek a pay increase within your company, if you are cur...

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  • Advancing Women of Color in STEM

    3 months ago

    ​​90% of CEOs report that diversity is a top business priority, yet the dial towards progress has hardly moved in recent years. A quantitative study by MassBio showed that although women make up half of the entry-level positions in biotech, they fill only 20 percent of senior leadership slots and 10 percent of board seats. While a 2017 study of the US biotech industry by Nat...

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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    3 months ago

    ​Professionals talk to each other in the global pharma and life sciences sector, and you may find that your reputation already precedes you when applying for roles within the sector. If you quit a role in a sudden and dramatic way which burns bridges, your actions may come back to haunt you. Even if you hate your current role, it is better to leave your employer singing your...

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  • How To Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    3 months ago

    ​A 2018 Glassdoor survey found that the pharma and life sciences sector had some of the slowest recruiting cycles, with the average time between application and hire taking an average of 28 days. It can be hard to reach decisions with busy schedules, and so the ‘all day interview’ has increased in popularity to help speed up the recruitment process.  This is where candidates...

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    How To Survive A Marathon Interview Process
  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    3 months ago

    A 2015 study by the prestigious Mayo Clinic found that 54% of those working in the pharma and healthcare sector showed at least one symptom of occupational burnout. Recognized as a classified illness by the World Health Organization in 2019, burnout is the phenomenon of experiencing a range of physical and emotional symptoms as a result of prolonged stress and pressure from ...

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  • How to Make the Perfect Job Offer

    3 months ago

    ​Pharma and life sciences has been disrupted by a new generation of start-ups focused on tech innovation and using data to develop futuristic new solutions for both diagnosis and treatment. This has led to a global labor market which is competitive, with the best candidates able to demand higher salaries and more perks, while considering multiple job offers.  As the sector d...

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  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee 

    3 months ago

    ​Hiring within pharma and life sciences can involve long recruitment cycles, and new hires can be overwhelmed by ‘information overload’ on their first day, as processes and workflows are quickly introduced so your new employee can quickly turn to the task at hand.   It is the responsibility of HR professionals and HR management to create an action plan which will help new hi...

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  • How to Write a Great Employer Value Proposition (EVP)

    3 months ago

    ​The pharma and life sciences sectors are currently facing a war for talent.As disruptive technologies evolve and high demands for specialists in branches such as biotechnology continue to grow, companies are now focusing on developing attractive employer brands to attain the best quality talent available.A strong employer brand is built around an Employer Value Proposition,...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    3 months ago

    ​Turning down a job offer after a long and involved interview process within the 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 reject it....

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  • How to Resign Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    3 months ago

    ​Even with the best laid plans, resigning from your role in the global pharma and life sciences sector can be a tough experience. Especially if your role is skilled or senior, your employer may be unhappy to see you leave.  It will be valuable both to your employer and your own professional reputation within the sector to work as hard as possible to help your handover up to ...

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

    3 months ago

    ​Day one of a new role in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector is a nerve wracking experience. It has taken a lot of effort to win the role, but now it is time to face the challenge of adapting to a new working environment.  The first day is often a whirl of information, learning a lot of new names and running through a lot of processes you are likely to forget the n...

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  • How to Negotiate Salary With a Successful Job Candidate

    3 months ago

    ​Finding skilled and talented candidates for roles in the demanding pharma and life sciences sector can be a difficult process, especially for specialized roles in advanced technologies. In some cases in this busy job market, you may find your candidate is demanding a higher salary than you previously budgeted for.  Negotiating salary can sometimes be tricky for employers, b...

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  • How to Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    3 months ago

    When hiring within the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector, a candidate’s educational history and experience is vitally important to the technical nature of the work, where certain skills will be required. However, if you are faced with many identical CVs for a popular role, hiring managers will need to look beyond the CV to find a candidate which is an ideal fit for yo...

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  • How to Deal With a Toxic Co-Worker

    3 months ago

    ​Many roles in the pharma and life sciences sector relies on collaboration and positive relationships with your colleagues to achieve success. However, if you are faced by a coworker who displays toxic behavior such as gossiping or taking credit for other’s work, it can quickly destroy the productivity of a team and slow the progress of your projects. Worse yet, working with...

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