Contractors, Consultants or Freelancers no matter what you call them effectively it is the same concept, a concept of which covers a wide range of different people. Typically, a consultant is a person who provides expert advice & work professionally, while working outside the normal scope of employment. Usually a contract that is used for appointing a genuinely self-employed individual such as a consultant (or a profession or business run by that individual) to carry out services for another party where the relationship between the parties is not that of employer and employee.

Who is a contractor? Anyone can be a contractor there is no perquisite level or experience required in order to work under a consultant basis, in the context of life science contractors can range from RN’s to Non exec consulting at board level…. this demonstrates the wide range of seniority level available on a contract basis.

Why/When employ a contractor? This question has almost as many answers as there are contractors. Do you have a gap in your business, has someone gone on maternity leave? Has someone left unexpectedly? Has there been a sudden influx of new work? Is there an area in the business you feel some fresh highly level expertise could really benefit? These re all questions answered by contractors. For example a temporary quick fix to relieve pressure, a highly experienced person to help with a particular phase or project or even if a company is struggling with permanent head count. Contractors benefit from short process times and quick turnaround therefore can be implemented extremely quickly, a major advantage to any dynamic organisation. Contractors generally are very experienced and have the benefit of being fully up to speed on day one, cutting out training and initial delays.

How? The easy part…..Barrington James is a dedicated life sciences staffing agency with a far reaching global brand, 6 offices across 3 continents we truly have access to the best candidates worldwide. Our offices are located in Raleigh, Manhattan, London and Singapore. We have highly experienced and reputable consultants that can offer services for both permanent and contract positions in areas such as Clinical, Medical Affairs, Business Development, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, and HEOR/Market Access. In particular, I  specialize in contract HEOR, MA and Epi. However having worked multiple markets during my time if you have any needs do not hesitate to reach out for an initial discussion https://www.linkedin.com/in/max-gifford-8146a3169/ 

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