No matter your role in clinical research, how could there possibly be a more rewarding job than getting important new medicines and therapies to patients who need them as efficiently as possible?
There are many different career paths in drug discovery and development. What path have you chosen? Are you a ClinOps Pro open to transition, are you more entry-level and just finding your way, or are you an established professional in some function of drug development?
This event will occur in Los Gatos on November 14, 2013 at 6pm.
Join us for selected appetizers and small bites. Lots of career advice and time for your questions are also on the menu.
Networking kicks off at 6 and then Maurice Little will be presenting for about 45 minutes starting promptly at 6:45. Questions and comments will be accepted throughout the presentation with a wrap-up at around 7:30 and you are welcome to stay longer for networking.
If you are unable to attend, you can chime in with reserved hashtag #opscareer during the live event on twitter and facebook. The event will not be recorded but I will summarize the key take-aways in a blog post summary next week at ClinOps Toolkit.
I am excited about going to work everyday as a Clinical Program Manager and I want to share some of the enthusiasm I have about my career with you.
Our guest speaker, Maurice Little, CEO of Edge Alliance exudes passion for promoting career growth of those in the pharmaceutical consulting industry. Always willing to lend a hand, Maurice has valuable advice for resume development, job searching, interviewing, and excelling in your career.
This event is open to established clinical research professionals (data management, CRAs, bio-statisticians, regulatory affairs, drug safety, medical writers, quality assurance, etc.), students of clinical research certificate programs, and/or job-seekers. Bring lots of business cards and ideas to exchange.
Here are some free career-related posts I have written at the ClinOps Toolkit blog over the years:
• establishing the goals of your job search and career (http://clinopstoolkit.com/2011/07/5-career-tips-for-a-young-cra.html)
• work/life balance (http://clinopstoolkit.com/2009/06/lead-cra-qa-cra-worklife-balance.html)
• switching jobs - when/how (http://clinopstoolkit.com/2010/03/ping.html)
• training and experience (http://clinopstoolkit.com/2011/02/lead-cra-qa-what-makes-a-good-cta.html)
• researching prospective employers (http://clinopstoolkit.com/2009/01/how-i-got-here.html)
• job titles and responsibilities are not always the same everywhere (http://clinopstoolkit.com/2007/12/introduction-to-monitoring.html)
• breaking in to the industry (http://clinopstoolkit.com/2009/01/how-to-break-in-to-the-industry.html)
• resume no-no's (http://clinopstoolkit.com/2007/11/staying-flexible-and-creating-my-cv.html)
• advice on working with recruiters (http://clinopstoolkit.com/2009/01/how-to-break-in-to-the-industry.html)
• job application tips (http://clinopstoolkit.com/2009/06/what-are-your-weaknesses.html)
• lining up your references (http://clinopstoolkit.com/2010/05/employment-reference.html)
• interview tips (http://clinopstoolkit.com/2008/02/what-to-expect-at-a-cra-interview.html)
• evaluating employment offers and negotiating (http://clinopstoolkit.com/2007/10/the-offers.html)
• how to excel in your first 90 days of employment (http://clinopstoolkit.com/2007/11/new-hire-orientation.html)
If there are specific agenda items you would like to hear about at this event then drop me a note in the comments or via email at [masked].
EdgeAlliance and I will tailor this educational meetup event just for you. Look forward to seeing you there!