10 Takeaways from the Medical Science Liaison Society Salary Survey


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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, Nihar Parikh, 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… Read more »

Biostatistician – Where Are You Headed?


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 »

Biostatistics – Why Choose This Career?


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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 »

Medical Science Liaison Recruiter – Career Care and Feeding


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 »

Drug Pricing Debate Continues in 2017


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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 »

I’m an Actuary. How I Can Become a Data Scientist?


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 »

8 Interview Thank you Note No-no’s


8 Interview Thank You Note No-No's from Smith Hanley Associates Confused about the best way to handle that difficult after-the-interview thank you note? Get step-by-step instructions in the attached SlideShare on DON’Ts for doing your thank you notes. Interested in more personal, individual assistance?  Contact Jacque Paige, Executive Recruiter at Smith Hanley Associates, to assist… Read more »

Happy 37th Birthday, Smith Hanley!


With over 80 years of combined recruiting experience, the partners at Smith Hanley Associates, Tom Hanley, Rick Wastrom, Jacque Paige and Jud Smith, bring a wealth of knowledge, contacts and over 20 other well-trained recruiters within the firm to serve your hiring and job search needs.  As the need for quants on Wall Street and… Read more »

I’m an Actuary. Can I be a Data Scientist?


Actuary Becoming a Data Scientist

The data science revolution is impacting actuarial careers.  We are re-running our very popular 8/8/16 blog titled:  I’m an Actuary.  Can I be a Data Scientist? to open the discussion on how actuaries can augment their skill set to take advantage of the explosion of available data.  What do you need to do as an… Read more »

Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics – A Critical Career Credential!


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The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) launched course offerings at the end of 2016 to grant credentials in Predictive Analytics. Kudos to the CAS in creating this accreditation, but it is really a “better late than never” step versus a cutting edge change for actuaries. Reader’s Digest, a powerhouse magazine at the time, was doing the… Read more »