Pharmaceuticals Report – Research and Development

Clinical Professionals and Vacancysoft

September 2017

With Venture capital funding into the UK at record levels, R&D is booming with small to medium size biotechs specifically thriving. Questions include which areas of R&D is hiring now focusing? R&D vacancies remain concentrated in the larger economies, with the top ten countries featured accounting for 93% of the roles. What are the other fastest growing countries for R&D investment by jobs?

In terms of the headline findings:
  • Immunology, pharmacology and immune diseases seem to be the main focuses of R&D hiring.
  • Germany has now overtaken the UK in terms of the number of R&D vacancies published overall. What is happening in Germany to prompt this change?
  • Across Europe, Merck is now the leading employer in terms of the number of R&D vacancies over the past twelve months.

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