As the frontline fighters against the ‘invisible’ disease, the healthcare and life sciences industry has proven to be resilient in the face of global socio-economic challenges and the disruption caused by COVID-19. Following the promising developments in vaccines, the life sciences industry in Hong Kong SAR is expected to fully resume its operations in 2021.

With an increasing number of companies participating in vaccine development and diagnostics, we saw a corresponding talent demand for clinical staff. This includes the hiring of talent in research and development (R&D), preclinical, clinical research and clinical trial.

Employers are looking for highly adaptable candidates who not only have the technical skills but also strong communication and presentation skills. Many healthcare companies in Hong Kong SAR are also seeking candidates who are creative and highly motivated to drive new initiatives.

2021 labour and salary trends for life sciences professionals

In 2021, candidate expectations will be focused on increased job security and a company’s financial stability. Candidates are more attracted to firms that provide clear career progression paths, especially those that promote internal progression, both function and geography wise.

Organisations that offer work flexibility such as work-from-home and higher autonomy to their employees would also find it easier to attract and secure the best talent.

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key highlights in the life sciences industry outlook in 2021

  • evolution of job responsibilities and required skills for life sciences in 2021.
  • anticipated job mobility of professionals across industries and different levels of seniority.
  • salary snapshots for more than 30 different life sciences jobs.

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