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:
The healthcare communications industry offers a wealth of career opportunities for people with an academic background and a flair for writing. Here we take a closer look at what healthcare communications is, the different areas you can specialise in and the skills and experience you might need to get your foot in the door.
Python is fast becoming the programming language of choice for the science community, delivering the tools needed to work with the kind of Big Data that scientific research is now generating. Here, we take a closer look at Python’s rise to fame and why the next generation of scientists will be better prepared for the challenges of dealing with Big Data.
Social media is an increasingly important part of the job description for med comms professionals, as more and more pharma companies look to take advantage of the opportunity to engage and influence large numbers of people at a relatively low cost. While regulation and compliance rules can make social media marketing more challenging, it’s not hard to make an impact when you follow our eight great tips for social success:
The way we are incorporating DNA technology into our daily lives now goes well beyond medical discoveries, as organisations explore increasingly innovative and commercial ways to utilise genetic science. Based on what DNA is being used for now, the future possibilities are many and varied. Here’s our top 5 of the most interesting uses of DNA which are here now, or soon will be
Our understanding of DNA and genetics has come a long way in the past century. What started as small scientific breakthroughs paved the way for greater discoveries, and led us to today where the study of genomics is transforming medical care, developing technology that could cure a patient of disease even before they are born. In our first of two articles on DNA, we look at the story so far and ask the question, where do we go from here?
Candidates who are in high demand often know they are, and so use this to their advantage when looking for the next step in their career. Usually, they will be contacted regularly by recruiters selling them opportunities or asking them what they would move for. We always recommend taking the time to speak to a specialist recruiter as you may be surprised to hear what opportunities are available.
Have you ever stopped to wonder whether you are doing a good job? Not in terms of whether you are carrying out your role to the best of your ability or impressing your boss, but a good job. One which is actually making a difference to the world or helping your fellow humans.
British Science Week is taking place from 10-19 March, 2017, encouraging people of all ages to get involved in science, technology, engineering and maths events and activities. So with the spotlight firmly on science and technology this week, Paramount’s Eugene McDaid has put together his top five scientific discoveries and inventions of all time:
Choosing the right recruitment agency could be the difference between getting your dream job and never even knowing it was out there. To find your perfect match, we’ve put together our top 10 tips to help you sort the best from the rest:
The second annual Festival of Genomics was held at London’s ExCel Centre (31 January - 1 February) to provide a showcase for the ground-breaking research, technology and advances in medicine that this innovative field of study is producing both here and around the world. One of the key themes of the two-day event was on integrating data and how this can ultimately bring the benefits of genomics to patients, faster. Here, we take a closer look at the major talking points:
It is often said that the world is getting smaller – air travel, the internet and advanced communications make it easier than ever for us to build relationships with people and businesses around the globe, and the pharma industry is one sector which has certainly thrived as a global entity. Fancy broadening your horizons with your next career move? If you do, here’s our guide to working abroad:
After months of complex negotiations, news finally broke in January of Johnson & Johnson’s multi-billion pound deal with Swiss biotech Actelion in what has become the biggest European pharma deal in 13 years. While mergers and acquisitions can be unsettling for those involved, they can also be a springboard for your career. Here’s our top tips for surviving, and thriving, when your working environment changes:
Life sciences is undoubtedly one of the most fast-paced and exciting areas of research and development, with many of the breakthroughs we hear about today considered science fiction just 20 years ago, particularly in the field of DNA and genome mapping.
While cell and gene therapy studies have been around for some time, the sector is currently experiencing a period of exceptional growth as clinical trial successes encourage investment, and the first commercial gene therapy treatments finally begin to hit the market. To sustain the current trajectory for regenerative medicine, increasing the talent pool for this sector will be essential.
Amid the Government’s new Industrial Strategy, unveiled by the Prime Minister on Monday 23 January, there is a promise of renewed investment in science, research and innovation and an emphasis on boosting STEM skills. Its positive news for the life sciences sector, but does the Government’s strategy go far enough to promote sustainable growth in the industry and what else could – or indeed, needs – to be done to guarantee the UK remains a world leader in the field?
This year, Paramount Recruitment celebrates its 14th year in business. Since the doors first opened in 2003, the specialist recruitment agency has experienced its fair share of successes and challenges, but has always overcome the obstacles to grow year after year. Here, founder Eugene McDaid shares his top four tips for getting – and staying – successful in your chosen field.
2017 looks set to be a year of great promise for breakthroughs in medical research and technology, bringing new treatments to the fore which could transform the lives of thousands of people across the world. At Paramount, we make it our job to keep our finger on the pulse of what’s going on in the life sciences sector but if you haven’t got time to do your research, here’s our cheat sheet of the ones to watch in 2017.
Getting noticed in a competitive jobs market can be difficult, particularly if you are relying on your CV and a cover letter to get you a foot in the door for an interview. Maybe 2017 should be the year you ditch the traditional CV and take a chance on something more creative to help you stand out from the crowd.