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Consultancy in the Life Sciences industry
BioTwist Brussels
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About me
Pauwels Consulting:
Belgian consulting firm with clients in Belgium, France and the Netherlands
My clients :
Ph...
3
About me
My job :
- Link between the clients and the recruiters
- Commercial aspects
- SPOC for the consultants and the ...
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• What is consultancy?
• What are the career opportunities and possibilities?
• How can I switch from the academic world...
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What is consulting?
Temporary missions
• Several missions for different companies or the same company
• Missions of 6 mo...
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What is consulting?
How does the selection process work?
• Interview with the consulting firm
• Interview with the clien...
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What is consulting?
What's in it for you?
• Various missions: expertise
• Training possibilities
• Salary package with b...
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What about consulting in your industry?
Types of jobs as a consultant
Quality Assurance
Medical Affairs
Regulatory Affai...
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What about consulting in your industry?
Some examples :
• Pharmacovigilance consultant
• Lab technicians
• Project Manag...
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Tips for working in the Life Sciences industry
• Experience is key  do some extra training
• Work on your CV
• Use job...
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To sum up
• Consulting is great if you are looking for a job with lots of
variation and opportunities for continuous ed...
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Talk to you soon !?
Ilse Annelot
Adrien Tugba
Saskia
Mathieu
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More information?
Caroline Talan
Account Manager
+32 488 87 39 09
caroline.talan@pauwelsconsulting.com
www.pauwelsconsu...
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Consultancy in the Life Sciences Industry - Tips and Tricks

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https://www.pauwelsconsulting.com/blog/biotwist-2017/

The life sciences industry offers great career opportunities for BA and MSc students, PhDs and postdocs in pharma, biotech, chemistry or related fields. One of these career opportunities is consulting.

Caroline Talan, Account Manager Life Sciences at Pauwels Consulting, was recently invited by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) to talk about consulting in the life sciences industry.

Here you see Caroline's presentation with tips and tricks from the trenches on why and how to become a successful consultant in the life sciences industry.

For more information: https://www.pauwelsconsulting.com/blog/biotwist-2017/

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Consultancy in the Life Sciences Industry - Tips and Tricks

  1. 1. Consultancy in the Life Sciences industry BioTwist Brussels
  2. 2. 2 About me Pauwels Consulting: Belgian consulting firm with clients in Belgium, France and the Netherlands My clients : Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies active in various domains: Immunology, neurology, feminine healthcare, consumer healthcare products
  3. 3. 3 About me My job : - Link between the clients and the recruiters - Commercial aspects - SPOC for the consultants and the clients - Client interviews
  4. 4. 4 • What is consultancy? • What are the career opportunities and possibilities? • How can I switch from the academic world to the industry? • What type of jobs or projects can I do as a consultant? • How do I choose a consultancy agency? • How does the selection process work? • How can I improve my chances to be hired by a pharma company? About you
  5. 5. 5 What is consulting? Temporary missions • Several missions for different companies or the same company • Missions of 6 months, 1 year, or more • Need for extra staffing or specific project 2 types of contracts • As employee of a consulting firm - Permanent contract - Intermission (bench) • As a freelance consultant - Temporary contract - No bench
  6. 6. 6 What is consulting? How does the selection process work? • Interview with the consulting firm • Interview with the client • Contract with the consulting firm Not all consulting firms work the same way • Hiring on profile • Specialized consultancies • Consultants participation
  7. 7. 7 What is consulting? What's in it for you? • Various missions: expertise • Training possibilities • Salary package with benefits • Network opportunities The duties of a consultant • Flexibility • Commercial attitude • Professional attitude
  8. 8. 8 What about consulting in your industry? Types of jobs as a consultant Quality Assurance Medical Affairs Regulatory Affairs Engineering Quality Control Validation Sales & Marketing IT R&D Production Packaging Supply Chain
  9. 9. 9 What about consulting in your industry? Some examples : • Pharmacovigilance consultant • Lab technicians • Project Managers • Clinical Supply Chain • MSL or Medical Affairs • Clinical trial assistants or Clinical Research associates • Analytical Method validation scientists • Quality Assurance Consultant
  10. 10. 10 Tips for working in the Life Sciences industry • Experience is key  do some extra training • Work on your CV • Use job boards and social media • Train for the interview • Be smart, not greedy • Select a good partner • Play by the rules
  11. 11. 11 To sum up • Consulting is great if you are looking for a job with lots of variation and opportunities for continuous education. • As a consultant you have a lot of freedom to determine your career goals • Be careful with the consulting firms you work with. Not all firms will suit you equally well. • Be smart about your career planning. Set long-term goals and take small but conscious steps to achieve these goals.
  12. 12. 12 Talk to you soon !? Ilse Annelot Adrien Tugba Saskia Mathieu
  13. 13. 13 More information? Caroline Talan Account Manager +32 488 87 39 09 caroline.talan@pauwelsconsulting.com www.pauwelsconsulting.com

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