Webinar: The Land of Oz: Behind the Hiring Curtain in Healthcare and Life Sciences

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
12:00pm— 1:00pm
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Danna Daughtry - Club Administrator

Career Development Webinar Series

with featured speaker Gilbert J. Carrara Jr., MD  
Managing Director, Healthcare and Life Science Practice, Americas at Boyden World Corp.

Finding your next position is a difficult proposition, made more difficult because of hidden forces going on behind the scenes that influence the hiring process at healthcare and life science companies. In addition, many of the individuals that work in Human Resources and Talent Acquisition at those companies do not have healthcare or business degrees or experience in Life Sciences and very often do not understand the value that someone with a PhD or master’s degree in science can offer the company. In this webinar, Gil Carrara will share how he and his partners develop an understanding of the client company’s corporate direction, culture, and personality and provide insights that you can use when going through the job search process. Topics to be addressed include, but may not be limited to:

  • What prospective candidates don’t consider during a search
  • The best approach to make initial contact about a search
  • Common concerns that hiring managers have about candidates
  • How companies currently feel about “Work from Home (WFM)”
  • How to handle the compensation expectation question and other negotiation issues
  • Things that candidates can do to help themselves land the job


Gilbert J. Carrara Jr., MD

Gil Carrara is a business leader and specialist in executive search for the healthcare and life sciences sector. He works with clients to identify and place top executives and functional heads as well as key medical and scientific leaders. He also leverages his business acumen to help develop strategies, drive sustainable profits, and expand market access with ingenuity and global collaboration.

Gil has 30 years’ combined experience in executive search and healthcare and life sciences, spanning hospitals and health systems, academic medicine, medical foundations, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics, animal health, and consumer healthcare. He leads searches for board directors and C-level executives, department heads, medical directors, heads of R&D, and regulatory, clinical, and therapeutic experts in Oncology, CNS, Cardiology, GI, and other specialty areas.

Gil has an extensive global network of key stakeholders in the life sciences and healthcare sectors and a track record of successful senior management searches for large blue-chip healthcare and international organizations as well as SMEs and private equity firms. He is also the author of various white papers, including a groundbreaking data-based study on physician leadership and the behavioral profile of successful industry physicians.


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  • Participation is free to Dues Paying Members of the WHCMAA and Current WHCM Program Students Only. 
  • Others are welcome to participate for a $25 fee.

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