Chris Shoel

Senior Analyst

Chris Shoel2018-02-14T09:38:28+00:00

What do you wish you’d invented?

… obviously electricity

What trend do you see shaping the industry?

In an ongoing trend, R&D departments (including Medical Affairs, Safety, and Regulatory) are globalising and centralising their operations.  Core activities are being brought into central sites in the US, UK, and Europe, while offshore capabilities are being built to undertake support activities.

This allows Life Sciences organisations to work cost-efficiently in low-cost offshore centres, and maintain the same – or higher – levels of quality through central management.

What has made you proud in your career?

Recently, I helped support the design of a new Safety operating model for a top 10 Pharma, ensuring it was flexible, scalable, fit-for-future and cost efficient, while also maintaining a rewarding career structure and interesting work.

Where were you before?

Prior to Kinapse, I was a Process Manager at Lloyds Banking Group. Before that, I was at the University of Oxford studying an Undergraduate degree in Chemistry.

Why did you choose to work in the life sciences industry?

I wanted to use my scientific background in a fast-paced environment, and the healthcare industry offered that, with the added appeal of my work supporting improved patient outcomes.

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