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young spanish clinical neuropsychologist wanting to move to switzerland ;-)

Hi everyone!
My name is Macarena I am 30 years old, and a clinical neuropsychologist working in a public spanish hospital at the moment and I need a change.
I would like to move to Switzerland to work in the pharma industry.
I am bilingual with French, fluent in english and know some German in a basic level. Could you give me some ideas and tips please?

I had a look in experteer and if you are not a premium user you don´t have a lot of access to job opportunities. Do you know any other web page like this one?
I have seen that in nearly All jobs related with pharma industry you need to have experience on the field and in lots of them they ask you to be fluent in German.
Do you think I can have any hope to make my dream come true? ;-)
Any ideas on this topics?
Thanks a lot for your help and you time,
Macarena
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Re: young spanish clinical neuropsychologist wanting to move to switzerland ;-)

Hi Macarena, I work in a pharma company, I am also Spanish, and my German was zero, yet they moved me here from abroad.

If you have what they look for, German is nice to have, but not a must. Nevertheless it will make your life easier if you continue developing it.

Best wishes for your move to CH

Edit: as for the websites, look at www.hayspharma.com, www.pharmiweb.com, or just google pharma jobs switzerland.

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Re: young spanish clinical neuropsychologist wanting to move to switzerland ;-)

Hi Cristina,
How are you doing?
Thank a lot for your ideas, advices. and webs.
I am bilingual with French, and I did an erasmus experience en Germany but did nearly everything in English there. I am sure that knowing German will make life easier there, but if I understood it well all the main work is made in English in Pharma industry isn´t it? Is it valid for you?

About the Pharma field, could you tell me a little bit futher please?
I have no experiencie before form clinical trials as far as I am living in south Spain at the moment (everythign is in Barcelona and madrid). I am psychologist with 4 masters related with neuroscience (specially neurological diseases). I also have been leaving in Paris, London and Frankfurt before.
I don´t know a lot about it, but I am wiling to move to learn about this topic, and I guess that Switzerland could be a good possibility for this! Which kind of job vacancy do you think I have to apply for in this situation? I guess I have to start in the lowest level. How is this called?

Thanks a lot for your explanations and time, I will have a look over the websites that you just told me! Have a good week!;-)
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Re: young spanish clinical neuropsychologist wanting to move to switzerland ;-)

I think the best you can do for a start is to look at an internship or trainee experience in any of the big pharma companies. And yes, the official language in any of those macro companies is English, so you won´t have any issue.

Other than the trainee options, look at the jobs available and start narowing on what you have already some experience, even theoretical experience and make yourself available to the hiring company.

Best of luck!
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Re: young spanish clinical neuropsychologist wanting to move to switzerland ;-)

Thanks a lot for your help,
I had a look on the web sites you gave me and there are quite a lot of options!
But they always ask for previous experience in the field... I will try to have a look on training programs as you mentioned.
Thanks a lot, Ha ve a great weekend!
macarena
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Re: young spanish clinical neuropsychologist wanting to move to switzerland ;-)

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Hi Cristina,
How are you doing?
Thank a lot for your ideas, advices. and webs.
I am bilingual with French, and I did an erasmus experience en Germany but did nearly everything in English there. I am sure that knowing German will make life easier there, but if I understood it well all the main work is made in English in Pharma industry isn´t it? Is it valid for you?

About the Pharma field, could you tell me a little bit futher please?
I have no experiencie before form clinical trials as far as I am living in south Spain at the moment (everythign is in Barcelona and madrid). I am psychologist with 4 masters related with neuroscience (specially neurological diseases). I also have been leaving in Paris, London and Frankfurt before.
I don´t know a lot about it, but I am wiling to move to learn about this topic, and I guess that Switzerland could be a good possibility for this! Which kind of job vacancy do you think I have to apply for in this situation? I guess I have to start in the lowest level. How is this called?

Thanks a lot for your explanations and time, I will have a look over the websites that you just told me! Have a good week!;-)
Hi Macarena,
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Re: young spanish clinical neuropsychologist wanting to move to switzerland ;-)

Very very smart idea coco, I do hope macarena can answer you.

Macarena, I would suggest that you try the cantonal hospital employment pages and the individual clinics.
If you are fluent in French start with Romandie (Geneva, Lausanne, Fribourg, Neuchâtel)

For Geneva you'd need to start your search with the HUG (Hopîtal Universitaire de Genève).
For Vaud try the CHUV

Google: HUG or CHUV
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