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Brag Book Purpose To sell yourself the way you would your product. To show the interviewer your communication skills, your ability to present clearly and concisely and your ability to sell their product is represented by your ability to do all of those things with your own brag book. Reinforces important points you need to… Read more »

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  Medical Science Liaison – Career Care and Feeding blog detailed an exciting and growing  career path for PharmDs, MDs and PhDs.  Now MSL Executive Recruiter, Ken Kupersmith, drills down into the Medical Science Liaison Society Salary Survey with the Top Ten Takeaways. These trends from the Salary Survey are reflective of the industry as a… Read more »

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Timing and honesty are everything in salary discussions….probably in life, too! When to have a salary discussion in the interview process and how to present your current compensation and justify your expected compensation should all be well thought out before you start interviewing. Your recruiter can be a great help in setting your strategy, offering… Read more »

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The use of statistics to support discovery and testing of new medicines has grown exponentially since the 1962 Kefauver-Harris Amendments. These amendments required drug sponsors to prove a product’s safety and efficacy in controlled clinical trials in order to take a product to market. The statistician’s role “to assist the process of developing medicines which… Read more »

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U.S. News and World Report said the Best Job in 2016 was statistician. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says jobs in statistics are expected to grow 34% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the 7% average for all occupations. Add an interest in working in public health and a chance to positively impact… Read more »

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Many PhDs love research based bench work, many PharmDs really enjoy filling prescriptions or running a medical center pharmacy and many MDs are fulfilled as primary care physicians. But, what if you have a doctorate and you’re looking for something different from these traditional roles? The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) position can be a rewarding… Read more »

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  A recent Glassdoor report ranks the 50 best jobs in America by job satisfaction, salary and number of openings on their website. Three of the top five jobs are in the data analytics field: #1 is Data Scientist, #3 is Data Engineer and #5 is Analytics Manager. Why are these positions in such demand,… Read more »

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Here’s the recent media history on drug pricing: President Trump saying drug companies are “getting away with murder” and he will work to “bring down drug prices.” High profile price hikes, secret pharmacy deals and arrested CEOs. List prices in other countries of 41% less for the same drugs. Revenues generated by premium pricing in… Read more »

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If you work in the pharmaceutical industry and are a Data Scientist or Marketing Scientist or work in Commercial Analytics, Business Intelligence or Market Research, attending the PMSA 2017 is a must. What? The non-profit Pharmaceutical Management Science Association (PMSA) mission is to meet society’s pharmaceutical needs through the use of management science. They raise… Read more »

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You’ve earned your ACAS or your FSA. You’re pleased with your level of success but a little concerned about your distance from actual statistical work. How can you continue to move ahead in responsibility and compensation, yet do the work you love? Data Science is fulfilling this need for Actuaries. How do you become a… Read more »