Transfering from statistician role to quant finance

Hello guys,

I'd like a bit of advice on how easy it is to move from a statistical role (in a pharmaceutical company) to a quant finance role.
Context: I have worked in equity research for a year, data science for a couple of months till I left to pursue my masters in mathematical modeling.I did Actuarial Science for my undergrad.Its been hard getting interviews talk more of securing a job in quant finance(investments) lately but I have to opportunity to grind for a statistician role in a pharmaceutical company.I am looking at doing that for at most 2 years with the intention of ultimately moving to a quant role.
How hard do you think the transition would be by then and what advice do you have?

Thank You
 
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