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.
It has been a vintage year for Paramount Recruitment, with a change in the agency’s focus, some major client wins and the launch of a refreshed brand image to reflect the company’s new vision. Here, Director Eugene McDaid shares his thoughts on 2016 and the challenges that lay ahead in 2017.
The annual work’s Christmas party is traditionally a time to relax and enjoy some much-needed downtime with colleagues – but if you aren’t careful a little too much festive fun can be a career killer. Here’s our top 10 tips for getting through the festive season with your career prospects in tact:
A recent survey carried out by the Equal Opportunities Commission found that a failed or wrong recruitment left small businesses anywhere between £1,000 and £28,000 out of pocket. With so much at stake financially, can you really afford to get your recruitment strategy wrong?
There are some things that you can be sure of this January – you’ll say you’re going to start going to the gym again, you’ll buy a lot of things you don’t need in the sales, and without fail you’ll receive an email from a recruiter entitled ‘New Year, New Career’. Forget January; if you are happy in your job, then now is the time to start looking for your next career move
The concept of precision medicine – treatment tailored to a patient’s individual genetic make-up – is fast becoming a reality thanks to advances in genomic research and the introduction of electronic medical records. But before science fiction becomes science fact, we need to overcome the inherent issues surrounding the use of confidential medical records.
The world of work can be very competitive, particularly if you are just starting out in your chosen profession. To get yourself a foot in the door, it’s worth spending some time getting your online profile in order as social media is a great tool to sell yourself to prospective employers. It can however, be your undoing. Here’s our top five tips to make social media work for you:
In 2015, the recruitment sector had one of its best years ever, with more than 5,000 new recruitment agencies setting up shop. There may be more to choose from, but when most continue to peddle the ‘no win, no fee’ approach, switching from one to another may feel like déjà vu. Isn’t it time for a change?
Big Data is big business, and not just for the Google, Apple and Facebook's of this world. The pharma industry produces large amounts of data, and with the rapid growth of digital health technology, this is only going to increase in the future. So, for talented individuals with data skills, the life sciences could be your next calling.
Brexit will undoubtedly be a major turning point for Britain and a time of great uncertainty – no more so than for pharma companies, as they await the fate of the regulations which have governed the UK industry and its products for so long.
If you are thinking about your next career move, chances are you’re already looking at opportunities at the kind of well-known pharma and life science companies which are going to look great on your CV. But what if your next big move was to a start-up? Here, we’ve put together our top 5 reasons why joining a small company can get the best out of you.
How far would you go to help science find a cure for a disease that kills hundreds or even millions of people every year? Most of us are happy to donate money to medical research charities – but what if you were asked to donate your genome, the unique map of your genes and DNA, to scientific research? As the field of genomics continues to grow, this may be a question we are all asked to consider in the not too distant future.
As part of the school curriculum, Arden secondary school in Solihull, West Midlands enlisted Paramount Recruitment to help young people turn their lesson objectives into science.
Digital technology has transformed the way we communicate with each other, putting the ability to call, message and share thoughts at our fingertips 24/7. For medical communications agencies, the global success of digital technology has heralded a major shift away from tried and tested traditional media and methods, and a leap towards constantly evolving online platforms, where only those that adapt and innovate will survive.
Step 1: Diagnosis, Step 2: Treatment – the two cornerstones of clinical practice follow each other naturally, sharing considerations to plan a course of action. But what of initial prevention? What of Step Zero? In their revitalisation of personalised care, supporters of genomic medicine may also change how we utilise preventative measures, and the pharmaceuticals that bring them.