Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.
We asked Fergus O'Connell from BioPharmachem Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:
A broad science background is very important. An ability to recognise small inconsistencies is equally important. For example do you recognise small discrepancies between different camera shots of the same scene in films and TV series?
An ability to question everything and think laterally is important. Also the ability to say 'no' (not everyone is comfortable doing this). Working in quality is not about being popular and definitely not about being a tyrant but one needs to be approachable, consistent and have good interpersonal skills.
Not all of your decisions are going to be popular but they need to be based on a sound rationale and you need to be able to support them. One also needs to be acutely aware of the fact that your opinion won't always be right.
One must always be open to being convinced of an alternative argument.
The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.
Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
Eli Lilly and Company are a global business that have been in business for over 140 years. We focus on five core global business areas: bio-medicines, diabetes, oncology, emerging markets and animal health. We also continue to pursue innovative science and new opportunities beyond our targeted disease categories.
Our headquarters are in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. We employ over 38,000 people worldwide. Today, Eli Lilly and Company employs over 1000 people in Ireland spread between Sales and Marketing, Medical, Manufacturing and Shared Services for Lilly’s global organisation.
We operate from 3 locations in Ireland, Cork, Kinsale and Dublin.
At Lilly, we believe our people are the source of all our successes. Our future depends on our global community of employees whose varied perspectives, experiences and skills fuel the creativity for pharmaceutical innovation.
Lilly has major research and development facilities in nine countries and conducts clinical trials in more than 50 countries globally – all in support of developing and producing the medicines that help improve lives around the world.
Innovation may be what defines us, but even more important is the way in which we conduct business. These are the values that form the foundation of our company:
We employ a diverse range of people with varied skills and professions across the 3 locations in Ireland. Opportunities will exist on an ongoing basis for employees with varied background such as;
Many of our roles require proficiency in languages such as French, German and Nordic languages.
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