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. 15: Pharmacy Student in a Supply Chain Industry Placement with Rhys Llewellyn
Rhys is a final year MPharm student at the University of Birmingham, who has spent 2 terms on the BPSA Executive and completed an Industrial Placement year with GSK. He has accepted a pre-registration year with North Bristol Trust.
Ep. 14: Becoming a Medical Science Liaison with Héctor Gálvez García
Since a very young age, Héctor has been passionate about understanding the why of things. That is why he studied Biology and continued on a Masters degree, where he had his first opportunity to have an overview of how the Pharmaceutical Industry works. At that point, he decided to pursue a PhD in Developmental Biology in order to work in Medical Affairs.
After completing his PhD, he had the opportunity to transition into a Marketing department, as a Product Manager, in a large Medical Device company and after this short experience, he moved to a Consulting Firm to continue developing his skills in Project Management. Despite of the wonderful path he was on, he realised how far away he was from his Why. Therefore, he refocused his career to Medical Affairs and since then has worked as a Medical Science Liaison in different pathologies and different regions in Spain.
Congresses, meetings, always pushing boundaries to learn everything from every experience, and sometimes a bit of luck was what has allowed him to transition into the world of Medical Affairs.
Ep. 13: Regulatory Affairs and Quality in Medical Devices with Karandeep Singh Badwal
Karandeep studied Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Science at De Montfort University in the UK. It is from this he developed his interest within Quality & Regulatory Affairs and hence went on to study a masters in Pharmaceutical Quality by Design. However, despite his educational background, he went on almost immediately to pursue a Regulatory Affairs & Quality career in Medical Devices. He has worked his way up very quickly and became a contractor Consultant. He managed to achieve this without any formal network or mentors in the industry.
Ep. 12: From Pharmacovigilance to Leadership Development - Taking the Leap of Faith with Rebecca Godfrey
Rebecca Godfrey is the founder of Etheo Limited, a Team & Leadership Transformation consultancy, established in 2017 with the aim of ‘Changing the way highly regulated industries operate’.
Rebecca is a scientist by background having completed a PhD in Immunology at the University of Cambridge. Since leaving academic research, Rebecca's career has given her the opportunity to build and develop a successful drug safety consultancy business, work with and lead colleagues from more than 90 countries, live and work abroad and lead organisations and groups in roles ranging from Company Director of a small consultancy to Global Head and Global Director roles in two of the world's top 10 pharma companies.
Having thoroughly enjoyed a fruitful and successful career so far, Rebecca took the leap to set up Etheo bringing her wealth of business experience, outstanding leadership skills, strategy and process development expertise and passion for meeting new challenges to support individuals and leaders build cohesive, high performing teams with a focus on operational excellence.
Ep. 11: Medical Affairs – Translating Science into the Real World Value with Martina Lauš
Martina Lauš works in the pharmaceutical industry, in Medical Affairs function. She graduated in 2017 as a Master of Pharmacy from the University of Zagreb in Croatia, where she is from.
During her studies, Martina was a Croatian pharmaceutical representative in the international community and is still very passionate about the role of non-profit organisations in healthcare, for which she has won three international recognitions until today. Martina has a big interest is public health and differences among the international healthcare systems, which drew her to build a career in the industry.
Martina started to work for Novartis while she was still at the university as an intern in Quality Assurance, after which she moved to Quality Intelligence and relocated to Basel, Switzerland. Today, she works on digital projects in Medical Affairs at the global position, still in Novartis.
Although being a pharmacist by training, Martina has always had interest in social sciences and has recently got admitted to London School of Economics to study for her second Master’s Degree with a focus on Health Economics and management in cardiovascular diseases.
Ep. 10: Regulatory Affairs - Connecting all the Dots with Fernanda Manhães
Fernanda holds a degree of Industrial Pharmacy from the Universidade Federal Fluminense in Brazil, including a one year exchange in the University of Claude Bernard – Lyon 1 in France. Graduated with a work experience in Research Lab, Hospital Pharmacy and Regulatory Affairs in the pharma industry, she decided to jump back to Europe to follow her career as a Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Italy. After going deep in the Technology topic related to Regulatory Affairs in Germany, she went back to the pharma industry in Switzerland as Regulatory Affairs Manager, focusing on implementing strategy of orphan drugs registration in US and Swiss markets.