Pharmaceuticals Report: Switzerland

Clinical Professionals and Vacancysoft

February 2017

Key trends emerging include:

  • The release of EU’s proposals to amend the Medical Device and the In Vitro Diagnostic Regulations coincided with a spike in new vacancies.
  • Growth came from companies with more than 5,000 staff and those with no more than 500 staff.
  • Traditional pharma companies have showed a slight upwards trend over the last two years but CROs and biotech firms have had almost flat, very slightly downwards trends in those years.

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February is usually the best month of the year to visit Switzerland (for skiers anyway). And it’s also the month we release the annual report we co-produce with Clinical Professionals about recruitment in the Pharmaceuticals sector in Switzerland. While the overall growth in the number of vacancies there was not hugely impressive, at 6.7% year on year, compared to certain sectors in a certain Brexit-affected nation we won’t name here and their double-digit falls, it’s a very sound result. And of course there were places in Switzerland and parts of the Swiss Pharmaceuticals sector which saw growth much higher than the overall national average.

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