Have you just earned your pharmaceutical science degree and begun your search for the perfect job? Well, the pharmaceuticals industry is one of the main sectors we work with here at HRS, so we're perfectly placed to help you out!
With this field being as complex, varied and rewarding as it is, it's not hard to see why so many of the graduates who come to us are interested in entering the pharmaceutical sector. But there are many things you'll need in order to break into this industry for the first time...
It is imperative to master certain skills if you want to succeed within the pharmaceutical industry. These include:
- Excellent communication skills (for the writing of reports/papers and delivery of presentations)
- The ability to retrieve and analyse specific data
- Strong IT competencies
You will need to be very organised and able to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams, all while managing your time properly. The ability to produce creative solutions to problems as they occur is another highly sought-after quality in this industry; the same goes for strong leadership skills.
In order to give yourself the best possible chance for a career within the pharmaceutical industry, you ideally need a strong degree within the field of pharmacology or, failing that, another relevant scientific field such as biochemistry, physiology or neuroscience.
Also, if you're looking to secure a career with a major pharmaceutical company, a strong postgraduate degree (such as an MSc or PhD within a relevant field) may be required.
Experience of working within the pharmaceutical industry will be extremely advantageous when you're looking for a job after graduating. The presence of work experience on your CV will allow potential employers to see not just that you have worked within the industry before, but that you have made an effort to learn what it's like to work in pharmaceuticals prior to applying for their company. This displays a high level of interest, which is always a positive!
Graduating from university with either a year in the industry or some sort of holiday experience under your belt should go a long way to getting you the job you want.
If you’re a graduate looking for work in the field of pharmaceuticals, Hyper Recruitment Solutions can help. Contact us for expert advice, or visit our Pharmaceutical Jobs page to browse the latest vacancies and apply online.