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What do microbiologists do?

Certain professions are shrouded in mystery. This is the case for microbiologist, who is often seen working in a laboratory, clothed in a white lab coat and seated in front of a microscope. But, what do they do exactly? To find out, let’s take a magnifying glass to their main responsibilities, average salary and job […]


Pharmaceutical Research – a Real Beehive

Biologist, nurse, project manager, lab technician, patient… There is something for everyone in the field of pharmaceutical research. What does a day in this environment look like, ranging from preparation of a medicine to clinical trials? Melanie Pomerleau, senior director of quality assurance at Innovaderm Research, talks to us about her experience. If Melanie Pomerleau […]


Working in a Clinical Trial Laboratory

The world of clinical trials has its own pack of myths. However, it is a highly regulated environment, where technology and coordinators closely monitor patients, ensure compliance with ethical standards and the proper conduct of research protocols. Meeting with Marie Devaux, nurse and research coordinator, who practises at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal […]


Where Can a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry Lead?

She still had one more session at the Université de Sherbrooke, but Karine already had a job assured starting in the summer. As a project manager at Intersand, the new graduate is responsible for developing projects for animal health. For the young chemist, the days pass, each one different… “At the beginning of a project, […]

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Labour Needs in the Pharmaceutical Sector

Quebec’s pharmaceutical jobs are expected to continue its growth in the coming years, with the result that some 2,250 openings will need to be filled in the next three years. The sectoral labour committee for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology products industries, Pharmabio Development, surveyed companies in the sector to learn about their workforce issues. Over […]

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Do You Know How to Unplug Yourself?

Evenings, weekends, holidays: you can’t help avoid taking a peek at your work inbox to deal with details and emergencies or leave your phone turned on in case someone needs you. At a time when more and more countries are putting laws in place that favour the right to disconnect, learn about the best reflexes to completely cut […]

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Job search: make it personal

To find a job adapted to your needs and abilities, it’s essential to personalize your cv. But what aspects should you focus on to pique the interest of the recruiter? An expert answers us. In response to a job offer, an employer can often receive more than a hundred applications. The CV and cover letter […]

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Do you have a career development plan?

In life, we often like to believe in our lucky star… From a professional point of view, establishing a career development plan can actually help the stars to align themselves. A career plan: a development tool that we’ve all heard about, but… who has one? However, according to Al Dea, career development specialist, those who […]


How AI Will Transform the Pharmaceutical Sector

The search for new biological targets, assessment of the toxicity of molecules for medicines, optimization of clinical trial procedures, the innovative path towards personalized medicine… Here is a small glimpse of the potential for artificial intelligence in the pharmaceutical sector, in full growth right here in Canada. DNA alone contains 100 million base pairs. Elements, […]

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How to Optimize Your Use of Online Placement

Created by Emploi-Québec, the Online Placement tool can be particularly useful for students. Here are some tips for finding a seasonal job or a paid internship. Whether for an internship, a seasonal job or a permanent position, work is always additional experience: a line on your resume which will confirm your willingness and your energy. It […]

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Some Tips for Passive Job Seekers

“The reality of today’s job market is that people are in motion. They move from one job to another quickly,” sums up Éloïc Lévesque-Dorion, employment counsellor at the Montreal Downtown Job Search Club. “People stay in the same company for three years on average,” he adds. “Everyone will eventually have to find another job.” Even […]


Foreign Pharmacists – How Can They Practise in Canada?

Job prospects in Canada are excellent for foreign pharmacists. But how can they get their license to practice? What are the specific requirements in Quebec? And how should they prepare to get set up? Overview of the process To demonstrate their ability to adapt to Canadian standards, a foreign pharmacist has to go through many […]

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