LifeSciHub Report:   BioNJ’s Life Sciences Human Resource Conference Sept 23, 2022

LifeSciHub Report: BioNJ’s Life Sciences Human Resource Conference Sept 23, 2022

An R&D SME’s Cautiously Optimistic Journey Into The Land Of HR- A Report From BioNJ’s HR Conference, September 23, 2022 As a regulatory and clinical operations SME I was a bit of a fish out of water at September’s BioNJ’s Pharmaceutical Human Resources Conference.  Representing LifeSciHub, a network of independently incorporated experts from all across […]

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The Problem LifeSciHub Solves:  Mid Sized Pharma Program and Strategic Asset Management Case Study

The Problem LifeSciHub Solves: Mid Sized Pharma Program and Strategic Asset Management Case Study

April 2021:  US hub for a mid-sized ($1-10B US) Japanese pharmaceutical company had 3 open positions in Strategic Asset and Program Management (SAPM) in the midst of a hiring freeze, detailed description below.  “Bob”, Sr. Director of SAPM and “Chris” HR Director of Flexible Workforce, launched a search involving 7 suppliers.  There was an initial […]

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Planning Work and Talent According to Tasks, not Job Descriptions

Planning Work and Talent According to Tasks, not Job Descriptions

Head, Nonclinical Regulatory Writing Group, global top 20 pharmaceutical company, Sept 2022: “We have a weekly resource shortfall of 20 hours per week of senior level nonclinical expertise [must have:  PhD toxicologist, 20+ years direct drug sponsor experience], 10 hours a week of eCTD Module 4 document formatting, and 10 hours a week nonclinical systems […]

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The Gig Economy: Economic Theory Meets Evolutionary Biology

The Gig Economy: Economic Theory Meets Evolutionary Biology

The tech enabled gig economy is causing the corporate world to probe at what British Economist Ronald Coase famously called the “Boundary of the Firm.” And it feels like a sore tooth. Corporations are hierarchies, and a hierarchy is all about belonging to a structure (tribe) that everyone- ideally- understands where they stand in the […]

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LifeSciHub Strategic On-Demand Talent Pool Best Practices

LifeSciHub Strategic On-Demand Talent Pool Best Practices

Strategic LifeSciHub Talent Pool Best Practices Despite the term “Talent Pool” becoming common, it is a new and revolutionary concept that has yet to be widely adopted to its fullest potential in life sciences.  A thoughtful, strategic implementation of a Talent Pool can solve myriad expertise gaps, increase quality, efficiency, save budget, and enhance the […]

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Flexibility: Org Chart Anathema

Flexibility: Org Chart Anathema

When a CFO hears that 30% or more of the firm’s work is done by external resources, the reaction is rarely “that’s wonderful! We must really need all that help!” More like “are you kidding me? What the heck do we need all those people for? Who is authorizing that spend? Why aren’t our full time employees doing this work? We need […]

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