Lead a broad team of medical, pharmacist and scientifically qualified colleagues in medical affairs, clinical operation, PV and quality departments to ensure the safe promotion of medicines, run clinical studies.
MSC, BSc, BM, dip pharm med & MRCPM
Every day is different! Early start (avoid traffic); team meetings, individual calls; travelling to meet scientific leaders / coach team – flexible working pattern – work 2 days a week from home – output more important than 9-5 clocking on mentality
I have owned my own career - 4 companies, 6 roles over 7 years.
Research, early clinical development, medical affairs and senior leadership.
08/2007: why: looking for something different!
Trained as a pathologist; I talk too much and don't concentrate long enough for that speciality.
Fast, fun, challenging, every day is different.
Very fast positive PIM designation (see EAMS scheme). Seeing my team(s) be recognised successfully globally through company awards.
Limitless to my own needs and desires (likely geography and work / life balance for international roles).
Negotiating, communicating, decision-making, leading teams to success rather than individually succeeding. Credible medical / technical expertise ….
Don't give up (I joined at a time when no-one wanted to recruit a pathologist).