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Careers available in the pharmaceutical industry

Get an overview of the jobs available in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as what skills are needed in order to succeed.

McGill University Graduate Career Month

Presenter: Janice Albert, MSc Pharmacology. Currently a PhD candidate in Experimental Surgery

Overview of the pharma industry in Canada (13:21)



0:00 - 3:05       
 Introduction
3:05 - 6:00        A typical medical department in a pharmaceutical company
6:01 - 8:12        The drug development process in Canada
8:12 - 10:05      Clinical trials
10:05 - 13:21    Job description: Clinical research associate (CRA)

Clinical Research Associates & Project Managers (11:53)



0:00 - 1:56        
Job description: Clinical research associate (cont'd)
1:57 - 4:21        
Job description: project manager (PM)
4:22 - 6:40        
Main interactions for CRAs and PMs
6:41 - 11:08      
What skills are required to work in pharma?
11:09 - 11:53    
The Association of Clinical Research Professional (ACRP)

Medical Science Liaisons & Scientific Directors (15:34)



0:00 - 4:35        
Tips for becoming a CRA or a PM
4:36 - 10:49      
Job description: Medical Science Liaisons & Scientific Director
10:49 - 12:52    
Skills required to be a MSL or SD
12:52 - 15:34    
Tips for becoming an MSL or SD

Preparing for the job interview (16:50)

0:00 - 4:36        Jobs in Regulatory Affairs
4:37 - 6:00        Jobs in Drug Safety
6:01 - 16:50      Tips for the job interview

The first 100 days on the job (19:28)

0:00 - 7:25        Job interview tips (cont'd)
7:26 - 19:28      Tips for the first 100 days on the job

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