Personal Career Development

Wednesday 12 February 2020 Career Opportunities in the Pharmaceutical Industry The Royal Society of Medicine, London

Wednesday 12th February 2020
10:00 - 17:00

One Wimpole Street (Royal Society of Medicine)
The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
London W1G 0AE

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Career Opportunities in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Hear from experts about the opportunities in both pharmaceutical and healthcare agencies.


A free event for a current student or recent graduate.


The event is free but you will need to complete a registration form and will receive reminders as the event approaches. You will need to reconfirm your intention to attend in the week prior to the event as we will release places to those on the waiting list if you are no longer able to attend. You can contact us directly at

Places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis. There will be a waiting list.
10:00 - 10:30

Registration and Networking

10:30 - 10:40

Carwyn Jones, Director, PM Society
Introduction of the days layout and learning objectives

10:40 - 11:10

The changing world of drug development
What you will learn: Learn about the about drug development process and how it is changing, the rise of science-led novel therapies, new hope in various therapy areas and why working in the industry is so rewarding.

11:10 - 11:40

Why I love being in pharma sales & marketing
What you will learn: Why people join the industry, and the personal value they got from pharma. We’ll look at some of the ethical, moral, and commercial aspects of pharma that make it rewarding and challenging.

11:40 - 12:00

PANEL - Q&A My advice to graduates
You will have a chance to ask questions to Senior Executives working within the industry and find out more about their careers in pharmaceutical sales and marketing as well as the wider drug development and commercialisation industry.

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch and Exhibition
Be sure to visit the companies exhibiting in the atrium

13:00 - 13:30

How to get a job with a pharmaceutical company?
What you will learn: Understand the best process of how to find out about roles in the pharmaceutical industry, what they are and whether they could be opportunities for you.

13:30 - 14:00

A 360 degree view of the healthcare agency landscape
Rosie Humphreys, Account Director, Radical Departures
Cara Bunce, Client Relationship Manager, precisioneffect
What you will learn: Rosie Humphreys & Cara Bunce will talk you about their roles and others that exist within agencies that support the pharmaceutical industry – as well as how agencies directly and invaluably support pharmaceutical companies.

14:00 - 14:20

Coffee break – why not have your CV reviewed?

14:20 - 14:40

Day in the Life: Agency Account Executive
What you will learn: Hear about a typical day in the role of an Account Executive within an agency.

14:40 - 15:00

Day in the Life: Marketing Manager
What you will learn: Hear about a typical day in the role of a Marketing Manager within a pharmaceutical company .

15:00 - 15:30

PANEL - 2 Q&A My advice to graduates
You will get the chance to ask questions to new graduates working in the industry and how they got to where they are today plus any advice they may give you.

15:30 - 16:00

Navigating Graduate Applications
Daniel Laghaney, Global Talent Acquisition Manager, OPEN Health
Jennifer Billot Associate Real World Evidence Consultant, OPEN Health
What you will learn: Daniel and Jennifer will give useful tips when applying for graduate schemes or roles within the industry. What to look for and what to do.

16:00 - 16:05

Closing Remarks
Carwyn Jones, Director, PM Society

16:05 - 17:00

Networking and exhibition


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