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Independent Consultant or Permanent Role: Get the Position You Want (Tips from Insiders)

Track:
Professional Development

Day & Time:
June 19, 9:00AM - 10:30AM (Pacific Standard Time)

Session Number:
413

Room Number:
11A

Level:
Basic

Type:
Forum

Title:
Independent Consultant or Permanent Role: Get the Position You Want (Tips from Insiders)

Chair(s):
Sameer Thapar, PharmD
Professor and Advisor, Biopharma Educational Initiative, Drug Safety and PV
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States

Description:
This forum will present the options of industry employment versus independent consulting. Tips will be given on landing the first job in the pharmaceutical/biotech/research industry for new graduates as well as career changers, including key points when considering the independent consultant route. Viewpoints are provided from the perspective of a successful independent consultant who made the jump from being a company employee as well as tips gleaned from an academic with 15 years of pharma/CRO/consultancy experience as both a candidate and a hiring manager.

Learning Objective(s):
Distinguish between a job and a career in industry; Identify the elements of a successful candidacy including the internal workflows of an industry employer; Assess if making the transition from company employee to independent consultant is valid; Recognize steps to undertake when considering becoming an independent consultant and the steps that have to be overcome when working for yourself.

Presentation(s) & Speaker(s):
So You Think You Might Want to Be an Independent Consultant? Re-inventing Yourself So You Are Poised for Success
Lisa D. Mulcahy
Owner and Principal Consultant
Mulcahy Consulting LLC, United States

Insider Tips on Breaking into the Industry
Sameer Thapar, PharmD
Professor and Advisor, Biopharma Educational Initiative, Drug Safety and PV
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States