I started working as a medical content developer at CAST PHARMA in 2018. I’d followed a classic academic path: Master of Science, PhD in cell biology, and a short period as a postdoctoral researcher. During my academic career, I was frustrated by how many inefficient, dry, and uncompelling presentations I saw. The research was usually great but lack of explanatory visuals made it hard for the audience to understand. I naturally became interested in more creative areas such as the design of scientific figures and presentation skills.
When I had to decide my next step, I realized I wanted a profession where I could use both my academic skills and my creativity. I had heard about CAST PHARMA and, after researching what learning and training for medical affairs involves, I realized it was a perfect match. I could apply my researcher’s background to the scientific and medical content and use my creativity to work with graphic designers to transform dry content into compelling visuals.