Industry Physicians

For pharmaceutical physicians with industry experience, we look at the skills you have already gained and those you wish to gain to help achieve your career aspirations and personal aims.  We help you to examine and define your personal drivers, develop a strategic plan and spend time with you looking at future roles considering your strengths and career goals.

We offer experienced Pharmaceutical physicians in-depth guidance for those looking to climb the industry career ladder to more senior pharmaceutical roles, assessing local and global career paths that will meet your career development goals, and personal lifestyle choices.

Our expertise encompasses placing:

  • Medical Advisor Jobs
  • Global Medical Advisor Jobs
  • Pharmacovigilance Advisor Jobs
  • Medical Director Jobs
  • Clinical Development Jobs
  • Regulatory Physician Jobs

Our team can offer guidance on the pharmaceutical industry within multiple global markets with an unrivalled access to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device organisations.

As part of The Clinical Professionals Group, Only Medics publish a yearly salary survey for physicians working within the pharmaceutical industry.  To obtain the latest salary survey results, please click here

Recruitment Resources

For additional information about the industry, advice on CV and interview preparation and on-the-job tips across a range of professional and interpersonal topics, please take a look at the Downloads page in the Resources section. Articles about working in the Pharma industry are regularly published in various pharmaceutical publications. These articles are added as they are released.

We provide career consulting on a 1:1 basis rather than blanket advice. For further information, please visit the Enquiries page in the Candidates section, where you will find an online form to contact us.

Entry Level Physicians

A physician’s initial training is oriented towards an clinical career path. As a result, physicians looking to transition into the pharmaceutical industry often have little knowledge or information about opportunities available to them.

On the UK Medics page in the Pharma section, you can read in more depth about jobs that physicians can undertake.  On the Downloads page in the Resources section you can also read articles published about working in the pharmaceutical industry as a medic.  They were written by doctors we have successfully recruited for pharmaceutical companies.

Service providers to the pharmaceutical industry, Clinical Research Organisations (CROs) also employ physicians. There are a small number of openings available in industries outside the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors and we can also advise on these opportunities.

Two of the biggest misconceptions about pharmaceutical medicine are that most roles are in sales or that medics should try to achieve Consultant level before making a transition.  Neither of these are true.

Where pharmaceutical companies and CROs are looking to recruit for a role in Clinical Research, physicians who have acted as an investigator or co-investigator in clinical trials are strongly preferred.  But for roles in Medical Affairs of Pharmacovigilance, physicians almost always take up industry roles at SHO or SpR level with at least two years’ post registration training as explained on the Jobs for Doctors page in the Candidates section.

We help you to understand the day-to-day responsibilities of a particular role and which functional route is right for you, considering your strengths and career goals.

For entry level physicians, we are always happy to give advice and invite candidates we have screened and who are fully committed to making a move into industry, to training workshops: Physicians2Pharma.

Please take a look at the ‘UK Training workshop’ page in the Pharma section for more information.

For more information about how we can help with your physician job search, please contact a member of our team on:

+44(0)118 952 2799

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