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What Is the Role of the Pharma Consultant and How to Become One

Thomas McMann October 5, 2020 663

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In this episode of The Qualitalks Podcast, Yan Kugel interviewed Thomas McMann about the role of Contractors & Consultants in the pharmaceutical industry.

Working in a permanent job has its benefits, but also being an independent contractor or consultant. This work can be fantastic for many people who work in the pharmaceutical industry, but want a change in pace or just had enough of organizational politics.

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Thomas is head of contacts at EPM Scientific Switzerland, and during the podcast, he addresses the following topics:


💡 Who should consider becoming an independent consultant

💡 What are the advantages and challenges of independence?

💡 What roles are there for pharma quality experts

💡 How many years of experience do you need in pharma before you can become an independent consultant?

💡 Why CSV is such a hot topic right now

💡 How to start-up your consultancy career

💡 How to find the best contracts

💡 What can you expect to earn?




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Thomas McMann

Thomas McMann joined Phaidon International in 2016 to work across the European market-focused within the Life Science sector. In 2018 Thomas moved to Zurich, Switzerland, to open up EPM Scientifics Contracts business-focused within Quality & Regulatory across the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Medical Device sector.

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