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Life Sciences

January - March 2015



Senior Regulatory Associates – Demand is ongoing for Senior Associates within the regulatory affairs space in the pharmaceutical industry. Candidates with experience registering new prescription medicines with innovator companies are in particular demand.


Medical Science Liaisons We are seeing an increase in demand for experienced Medical Science Liaisons, in particular those who specialise within the oncology therapeutic area.


Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Sales Representatives More Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives want to move into medical device sales as they see this as a more secure environment to be working in. Base salaries are increasing for both Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Sales Representatives. The launch of new oncology products into the market has increased the demand for hospital specialist Sales Representatives throughout Australia with their average base salary reaching $101,000. We are also seeing growth in the areas of respiratory and sleep therapy and see Ophthalmology as being a particular area of growth in 2015.


Brand Managers Oncology A number of new drugs are reaching the final phases of development and are soon to be launched into the market. This is causing excitement within the Life Science community as it is a breath of fresh air for those who've been working on the same products for many years.




Attracting high calibre talent is becoming more challenging for companies as a large percentage of individuals are not applying for advertised roles given the small number of active candidates in the market.


Given the large number of roles that internal recruiters have to manage, some are starting to reassess their processes, employee value proposition (EVP) and customer experience and in order to recruit the best talent they are turning to recruiters.

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