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Identifying the right role for you

Navigating the diverse array of roles within the pharma can be a daunting task, especially for those seeking to break into the field or transition to a new role. Understanding the intricacies of different functions, deciphering job descriptions, and identifying the requisite skills can pose significant challenges for individuals looking to make informed career decisions. However, fear not, as we are here to provide guidance and support in demystifying the different functions. Whether you're a recent graduate, an experienced professional seeking a change, or someone curious about the industry, we're committed to helping you explore the myriad opportunities available and find the role that aligns with your interests, strengths, and aspirations. With our resources and expertise, navigating your pharmaceutical career path will become a more manageable and rewarding journey.

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Different roles in Pharma Global

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Scientific Communications

The role of the scientific communications teams can vary across companies, but typically they are responsible for driving the scientific communication strategy, publications strategy (depending on the company), scientific narrative and scientific statements. Scientific communication professionals really understand the audiences and which messages will resonate, as well as which channels they use. 

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Global commercial

The role of the global commercial function is to develop the commercial strategy. Their primary function is to create brand content related materials for direct use or for use by countries for adaptation for local sales reps. Commercial employees may be involved in collecting and interpreting competitor intelligence, performing sales forecasting and sales rep training.

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Global Medical Director

The role of a medical director in medical affairs is a varied one. Typically they provide direct support in management, generation and dissemination of clinical and non-clinical data that supports the medical strategy and results in high quality publications. They also plan and deliver medical education for HCPs and patients. 

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Other guides coming soon.

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