How to write a Science CV
Check out our tips on writing the perfect science CV.
Top tips for your science CV
- Keep it simple, easy to read and straight to the point
- Take the time to tailor your CV to the role you are applying for
- Show-off your experience and never assume the hiring manager will know what your experience is in.
- Specify what skills you have used under each of your positions rather than having a skills summary under the personal profile.
- A hiring manager wants to see where you have gained your experience within industry.
- List your tasks/responsibilities in bullet point form as it is much easier to read and is clear and concise.
- Highlight achievements under your roles e.g. a specific project being successfully completed
What should you not include
- College subjects from Bachelor’s degree (PhD information can be more relevant)
- Leaving Cert results
- Any skills that you have obtained from college that you have not used in industry e.g. HPLC
- Misleading information - this will come to light - always be honest
Key science skills to make a CV stand out
- Analytical testing skills including: HPLC, GC, Dissolution and troubleshooting skills
- Wet Chemistry including titrations, pH, auetc.
- Method/Process Validation, development and transfer
- Endotoxin, Bioburden, Environmental Monitoring, Sterility Testing
- Water testing
- Scale up/Scale down
- Compliance, CMC, Pharmacovigilance, Medical Information, Regulatory Submissions and Dossiers
- MA or market authorisations, Trial Master File or TMF, NDA
- Drug Master Files/Active Substance Master Files,
The perfect science CV is clear, concise and straight to the point. A successful science candidate should highlight achievements in roles both past and present. Take the time to tailor your CV to the role you are applying for.
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