Life Sciences Demand - Hays records increased skill need as GDP grows.


According to Hays in Singapore, the unexpected GDP growth in 2017 plus the strong and stable growth predicted for this year, means there is rise in demand for candidates in the commercial sectors and manufacturing parts of the life sciences industry. The growth is also being fuelled by the industry’s attention to the arrival of digital health and AI.

Roles of major prominence for the rest of the year are expected to include:

• Commercial

• Diagnostics

• Genomics 

• Informatics

• Manufacturing quality

• Manufacturing engineering

With the R&D sector waning in its prominence, the key area of growth is expected to be in the commercial sectors where candidates experienced in sales and marketing are required more than ever, according to Grant Torrens, business director at Hays Singapore.