Industry Organisations to keep your skills up to date in the Life Sciences!

Posted Aug 13, 2019

As a contractor it is important to stay up to speed with the latest industry trends and new technologies to increase your knowledge and gain access to the best Life Science project opportunities!

As part of LSC’s Consultant Success Programme, we provide advice to contractors on professional networking and training opportunities that will benefit your career and keep your skills up to date in the sector.

Joining an industry body is one great way to do this with the benefit of networking with like-minded Life Science professionals. With annual membership fees starting from as little as €100 and discounts available for new members and young professionals this doesn’t require a large financial investment!

Below are some key benefits you will have access to when joining an Industry Organisation:

  • Networking: Grow your industry network with like-minded professionals to further your career goals and progress in your area of expertise. Gain access to support and advice from subject matter experts and regulators. Join and follow your relevant group on LinkedIn (see below for our recommended list)
  • Events: Attend technical, social events and seminars to increase your knowledge and keep up to date with industry trends and new technologies. Site visits are often part of organised events to facilitate sharing of best practices, technologies and regulations.
  • Newsletter: Keep informed on new project opportunities in the Life Science industry both locally and globally and learn about the latest industry news and developments.
  • CPD: Benefit from improved technical and leadership skills with access to CPD-approved evening and online lectures, seminars and webcasts to help you build, maintain and develop your CPD. Avail of mentoring support and progress towards Chartership with ‘Get Chartered Sessions’. It is worth checking with your accountant if Continuous Education and Training can be funded through your Limited Company as a Business Expense.

Note: Attendance at LSC’s Soft Skills evening workshops counts towards 3 hours CPD credit for Engineers Ireland members.

Here at LSC we have always recognized the value and importance of industry bodies. Since our founding 15 years ago we have actively engaged, supported and volunteered with industry bodies as Life Science industry professionals, event organisers and committee members. LSC staff have volunteered on the boards of several of these bodies.

The following are just some of the organisations we recommend you join, which include professional members from the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device sectors.

International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)

Relevant to: All scientific and technical areas of the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry – Engineers, Microbiologists, Chemists, QA, QC, Production, Process Development, Regulatory and Training Personnel
Click below for the:
ISPE  Ireland Website
ISPE Young Professionals

Engineers Ireland (EI)

Relevant to: Professional Engineers, Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Click below for the:
Engineers Ireland Website

International Society of Automation (ISA)

Relevant to: Automation and Measurement Control Professionals
Click below for the
ISA Ireland Website

Institution of Chemical Engineers (ICHEME)

Relevant to: Chemical, Biochemical and Process Engineers
Click below for the
ICHEME Website

Parenteral Drug Association (PDA)
Relevant to: QA and QC Professionals in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry
Click here for the
PDA website


Don’t forget to follow LSC on LinkedIn!
Click here to follow LSC’s company page on LinkedIn keeping you up to date with the latest Life Science news, events and project opportunities as they happen!