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The Pharmadelic Experience podcast explores career opportunities in the pharma sector. Each episode will focus on a different career field, so you can learn what they do, how they got there and what challenges they have encountered along the way. For inquiries email: David@pharmadelic.com

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The Pharmadelic Experience podcast explores career opportunities in the pharma sector. Each episode will focus on a different career field, so you can learn what they do, how they got there and what challenges they have encountered along the way. For inquiries email: David@pharmadelic.com

    Ep. 8: Project Management in R&D – Finding your Purpose with Janko Ignjatovic

    Ep. 8: Project Management in R&D – Finding your Purpose with Janko Ignjatovic

    Janko Ignjatović holds a Master of Pharmacy degree from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade in Serbia. Upon finishing master studies, he continued his academic and scientific development by enrolling in doctoral studies at the module of Drug Analysis at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

    Moreover, his curiosity and motivation to contribute to science and healthcare led him to further expand his expertise and professional development within pharmaceutical companies GSK and Novartis. Furthermore, during his postgraduate development he was declared as individual winner of Regional BioCamp, a forum connecting academics and industry in Ljubljana capital of Slovenia, thus he gained the right to participate in the Global BioCamp which was organised in headquarters of pharmaceutical company Novartis in Basel, Switzerland. There he was selected as an individual winner of the global Novartis BioCamp 2014. For this achievement he was awarded a professional training and a visit at Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research (NIBR) in Beijing and Shanghai in the People's Republic of China.

    Motivated to continue with his passion to foster application of academic knowledge in the industrial field and give his contribution to shaping the healthcare, he pursued a career of research scientist in Novartis global drug development department for biopharmaceutical drugs in Mengeš, Slovenia.

    In addition to working in pharmaceutical industry, he enrolled and completed an additional doctorate studies in the field of Biotechnology of the Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, where the primary focus of his research is protein aggregation and its potential immunogenicity.

    Janko continued with further personal and professional development in the field of management, leadership, psychology, economics and project management within courses in prestigious International Executive Development Centre (IEDC) in Bled, Slovenia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and American association of Neurolinguistics programming in USA. Currently, he is finishing Masters in Business Administration (MBA) studies at the School of Economics and Business in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

    • 31 min
    Ep. 7: From Academia to the Diverse World of Consulting with Andrei Baiceanu

    Ep. 7: From Academia to the Diverse World of Consulting with Andrei Baiceanu

    Andrei graduated as a pharmacist from the “Iuliu Hatieganu” University for Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca and holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the same university. During his doctoral studies he worked in Paris at the Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, a research hub affiliated with the Sorbonne University, focusing on liver disease pathogenesis (NAFLD, NASH, liver fibrosis). Andrei currently works for one of the Big Four, specialising on the life sciences sector and working on projects with big pharmaceutical companies. His experience is primarily focused on projects in the R&D and Regulatory areas.

    • 24 min
    Ep. 6: Life Science and Technology - The Best of both Worlds with Orsi Kereki

    Ep. 6: Life Science and Technology - The Best of both Worlds with Orsi Kereki

    Orsi is MSc in Biochemical Engineering, with a lot international experience. Growing up in the US, UK and Belgium,  as well as being Vice President of IAESTE Hungary (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience) helped her both personally and professionally. 

    Having obtained organisational skills by her contribution to IAESTE Hungary, and scientific background from Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Orsi started her career as a Regulatory Affairs Manager for Procter&Gamble in Hungary with focus on registration procedures for cosmetics and household care products on a country level. 

    Her experience at P&G was quite exciting, however Orsi wanted to do something more dynamic.

    Seeing Veeva as a perfect fit for her, she started a new exciting journey in the R&D Consultant Development Programme, focusing on the implementation of Regulatory projects.

    • 21 min
    Ep. 5: R&D Internship in UAE - Bridge between Science and Culture with Stefan Grgic

    Ep. 5: R&D Internship in UAE - Bridge between Science and Culture with Stefan Grgic

    Stefan has recently graduated as a Pharmacist in Serbia and is continuing his research project in Dubai, UAE.

    In this episode, we talked about his, still ongoing, internship in Dubai at the Research Institute for Health and Medical Sciences. We were discussing his beginnings, his interest in science, him finding the opportunity as well as not only moving abroad, but also moving to a place with completely different culture and life philosophy.

    Stefan passionately shared the thrill of working in R&D, especially in Metabolomics and Drug Analysis and Development.

    From perspective of Pharmaceutical Industry, Stefan emphasised the fact that the UAE is a newly developed country, providing him the opportunity to be introduced to the other aspects of R&D.

    • 27 min
    Ep. 4: Utilising the Power of Digital to Engage and Educate with Hala Jawad

    Ep. 4: Utilising the Power of Digital to Engage and Educate with Hala Jawad

    Hala Jawad, a pharmacist who’s passionate about all things pharmacy! She Has been involved in many other activities outside of a traditional pharmacy career. Hala is the co-founder of “AskHala.com”. 

    She has tried her hand at some media-related performances, she has worked in a community pharmacy setting and as a GP practice pharmacist. Every role has been different, but equally vital to her learning process. she has developed a special interest in public health and improving patient outcomes. She’s a member of the International Forum for Wellbeing in Pregnancy (IFWIP) advisory board, Associate member for MORPh training and Panel Member at UK Diabetes Network. 

     She has received some accolades, such as being recognised as the very first Pharma Face, she has been referred to as The Brighton Titan. 

    Ex roles and experiences includes: 

    Foundation Champion, GP practice pharmacist mentor for the RPS, public health moderator for the RPS network and she  was on a steering group for the RPS in Surrey.

    • 26 min
    Ep. 3: Pharmaceutical Science with Stephen Messham

    Ep. 3: Pharmaceutical Science with Stephen Messham

    Stephen is a Pharmacist on the Future Leaders Programme in Pharmaceutical Science at GSK. After completing a summer placement at AstraZeneca in 2015 Stephen completed a hospital and industry split Pre-Registration Training post at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and GSK in Harlow and registered as a Pharmacist in 2017.

    Stephen is currently finishing his first rotation in Materials Science in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain in GSK and will be moving into an Informatics based role in 2019.

    We talked about his beginnings, how he got interested working in the pharmaceutical industry, we then focused on internships that he did as a student as well as his pre-registration year in Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and GSK

    After registering as a pharmacist, Stephen had to make an important decision whether to do a PhD or continue his journey in the pharmaceutical industry. He decided to stay with the GSK where he now works as a Pharmaceutical Science Associate, focusing on materials science, as the first of the 3 rotations of the Future Leaders Programme.

    Throughout a podcast, Stephen shares a lot of useful advice on applying for jobs, how to prepare for the interviews and how to take the full advantage of the opportunities at the start of your career, which I am convinced will help you kickstart your professional journey.

    • 38 min

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