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26.8% Gender pay gap in UK Genomics

20/03/18

The average salary for a male worker in the UK Genomics sector is 26.8% higher than the average female salary. This gender pay gap is higher than that in the USA where males earn 19% more than females and in the average of all other countries in the survey where the gap is 12.7%

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Sales & Marketing is highest paid role within Genomics

15/03/18

Sales, Marketing and PR is the highest paid sector within the UK Genomics industry according the Genomics Industry Workforce survey report published this week by Front Line Genomics and Paramount Recruitment

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US genomics salaries are double those in the UK

12/03/18

Genomics salaries for professionals working in the USA are twice as much as colleagues working in the UK. This was one of the most striking findings from the Genomics Industry Workforce survey report published this week by Front Line Genomics and Paramount Recruitment

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GENE-IUS! THERAPIES THAT ARE BREAKING THE MOULD, HERE AND NOW

19/02/18

Since it was first conceptualised in the early 1970s, gene therapy has been very much considered to be an experimental technique. But recent clinical successes are proving that this cellular level approach could revolutionise the way we treat (and indeed pre-treat) diseases and disorders caused by genetic abnormalities. Here, we take a look at some of the latest breakthroughs and how gene therapy is breaking the mould in the here and now:

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LONDON FESTIVAL OF GENOMICS 2018 – HOW WAS IT FOR YOU?

12/02/18

Directors Eugene and Dan, and a seven-strong team from Paramount Recruitment were among the hundreds of delegates who attended this year’s Festival of Genomics in London on 30-31 January 2018. Don’t worry if you didn’t manage to get along, here the Paramount team shares their highlights of the 2-day event at the Excel:

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FIVE REASONS TO GO ALONG TO THE GENOMICS EVENT OF THE YEAR!

22/01/18

Paramount Recruitment will be at this year’s Festival of Genomics 2018 in London from 30-31 January to share the company’s unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities to attracting talent within the wider industry, as well as getting to know more of the movers and shakers in the sector. Thinking of going along too? Here’s our top 5 reasons to attend:

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Healthcare Communications, are you GDPR ready?

16/01/18

You may or may not have heard of GDPR, a new legislation intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals. We’ve put together a brief summary of how this will affect the healthcare communications industry and what you need to do to prepare.

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6 Great Books to read this Christmas

22/12/17

The Christmas break is fast approaching, so whether it’s a last minute Christmas present for the Life Sciences professional in your life or you’re just looking for an alternative to the Christmas TV then you’ve come to the right place. Paramount have compiled a list of some of our favourite must-reads to keep your brain ticking over the festive period:

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A look back on 2017 in Med Comms

22/12/17

2017 has been a great year for the Medical Communications industry with so much positive news about growth, expansion, new team members and new offices. We take a look at some of the biggest stories of the year, what’s happened in the sector this year and what it means for next year:

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TALKING TURKEY THIS CHRISTMAS ABOUT THE GIFT OF GENOMICS

14/12/17

If life sciences is your religion, why not give the gift of genomics to your family and friends this Christmas, with these five fabulous conversation starters to liven up any festive dinner:

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2017 – THE BEST BITS

11/12/17

At the start of the year, we predicted 2017 would be a great year for the life sciences sector, and we haven’t been disappointed. Here’s a round-up of some of our highlights of the year:

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A DAY IN THE LIFE

30/11/17

A career in medical communications is extremely rewarding but it’s not for the faint-hearted with lots of hard work, tight deadlines and keeping up with the fast pace. Katy Binney reveals exactly what it’s like to be Associate Director, Global Corporate Affairs for a multinational pharmaceutical organisation.

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LESSONS TO BE LEARNED TO PLUG GENOMICS SKILLS GAP

29/11/17

It’s an exciting time to work in genomics, and the industry is rapidly growing as new discoveries and ground breaking research pushes the boundaries of modern medicine to unprecedented heights. However if the industry is to sustain this growth, attracting appropriately skilled candidates is essential – and therein lies the biggest challenge to genomics, writes Eugene McDaid.

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HELPING CANDIDATES LAND THEIR DREAM JOB

23/11/17

At Paramount recruitment, we pride ourselves on bringing together ambitious candidates and inspired businesses to help connect the ideas that are advancing the sector throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. We know what it’s like to be looking for a new job, whether you have just graduated or have been in the industry for years and are looking for your next challenge, we aim to make this process as easy as possible for you by understanding your needs and getting to know you. But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what some of our candidates have said about their experience with us:

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DO YOU HAVE THE KEYS TO UNLOCK THE MYSTERY OF HUMAN DISEASE?

13/11/17

Genetic research is opening the door to possibilities beyond our comprehension – personalised medicine, preventative treatment and even the complete eradication of hereditary conditions. But while scientists are busy collecting all the information they need to do these incredible things, to truly make these wonders of modern medicine a reality, the life sciences industry desperately needs to recruit hundreds, if not thousands, more data scientists. Here, we look at why computational scientists and mathematicians could hold the key to humankind’s greatest achievement:

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BOSTON FESTIVAL OF GENOMICS – INTERESTING AND INSPIRING

16/10/17

Last week, Paramount Recruitment’s Eugene McDaid went stateside to attend the Boston Festival of Genomics. Here, he shares his thoughts and findings about the US biotech and pharma industries, the challenges they are facing and how the genomics scene in Boston compares to the UK:

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SUMMERS OUT. JOBS ARE IN. GET YOURSELF NOTICED NOW!

04/10/17

Autumn is traditionally a time of change and transition; the summer holidays are over and everyone is back at their desks and ready for action. This means plenty of meetings and lots of new assignments making it the most fruitful time of the year for people looking for their next big career move. Here, Daniel Clifton from Paramount Recruitment explains our 5 golden rules to make sure candidates get the best opportunities the market has to offer:

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PARAMOUNT HEADS TO BOSTON – WHERE GREAT MINDS MEET

02/10/17

Boston is a vibrant hub of activity for bioinformatics and genomics, and from 3-4 October the city will be hosting the next Festival of Genomics. These events, held annually in London, Boston and San Diego, are run by Front Line Genomics to bring together people from academia, biopharma and healthcare to provide a space to share the latest updates and developments in the field of Genomics. This week, Paramount Recruitment’s Eugene McDaid is heading stateside to attend the Boston Festival of Genomics to check out the life sciences scene in the US. Here, Eugene tells us more:

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THE INSIDE TRACK ON HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATIONS

02/08/17

If you’re considering a career move into healthcare communications and want some real advice on whether this specialist field is for you, look no further! For valuable insights and an insider view on the industry, how to get into it and how to get ahead, Paramount Recruitment caught up with Reghu Venkatesan who is currently head of healthcare at Madano – a global strategic consultancy working on integrated communications in highly regulated areas, including healthcare, energy and the built environment. Previously, Reghu was a director at Madano’s sister healthcare company, AXON Communications

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DO YOUR HOMEWORK ON FLEXIBLE WORKING OPTIONS

06/07/17

Figures from the Office of National Statistics suggest that almost 2 million of us now work from home, accounting for 7 percent of the UK’s working population1. With more employers than ever before embracing flexible working options, a growing number of healthcare communications professionals could find working from home is a perk of their job. Here, we take a look at the pros and cons of being a homeworker:

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