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					   Life Scientist’s Annual Careers
               Seminar

    The Royal Academy of Engineering
           November 18th 2005


Future Recruitment Trends in the Life
          Science Sector
  Recruitment Trends in the Life Science
                 Sector
• My background and job

• Employment trends
   – Status of Pharma and Biotech
   – Career Options
   – Job Functions
• What it means to you?

• Who gets the opportunities?
     What Matters?
         Money




People           Science
My Background
              BioIndustry Association

• Founded in 1989
• Encouraging commercial success of UK bioscience industry
• Supporting member interests through policy development in UK
  and EU
• Currently over 300 members
• Dedicated office in Scotland
• Strong links and cooperation with Europabio and industry bodies in
  the US and Japan
• BIGT – Bioscience 2015 www.bioindustry.org/bigtreport
            BIGT ‘Bioscience 2015’
       Bioprocessing Recommendations
• Foster Bioprocessing Community Development
   – National Bioprocessing Forum
   – Knowledge Transfer Network (bioProcessUK)
• Build a network of bioprocessing centres of excellence across the
  UK
   – Focussed research ‘next horizon’ bioprocess technology
   – Establish the Centres of Excellence
   – Develop appropriate education and industrial training
      programmes
• Attract Significant Inward Investment
                 Bioprocessing

• What is it?

• Why are we focussed in this area?

• Who are the key companies?
              What is Bioprocessing?

• The development of manufacturing processes for
  biopharmaceuticals
   –   Proteins
   –   Genes
   –   Cell and Tissue Therapeutics
   –   Vaccines
   –   Antibodies
     Why are We Focussed in This Area?

•   In 2003 FDA received more license applications for biopharmaceuticals
    than NCE’s
•   > 70 biopharmaceuticals on the market
     – Dominated by MAbs and rProteins total market around £25 billion
     – Approx 50% mammalian, 50% microbial production
•   Higher success rate from first human trials to market
•   They are difficult to manufacture, costing too much and taking too long
•   Why the UK?
     – There is a relatively good UK bioprocess development and
        manufacturing base
     – Pockets of strength and strong heritage
            UK Companies Involved in Bioprocessing
                                                                                                                                                   Scotland




                            Scotland
                                                                                                                                                              Biopharmaceutical Development
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Provisional data
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   East Midlands




                                  11                                                                                                                                                                                                                               North East
representing number of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Biopharmaceutical Development
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companies only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Yorkshire




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Yorkshire
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Development
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               3
                    Northern Ireland
                                                                                                   East Midlands




                                                                                                                   Biopharmaceutical Development
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                                                                                                                   Supplier
                                                                                                                   Diagnostic
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                                   1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   East Midlands
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                             North West                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Biopharmaceutical Development
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                                          Biopharmaceutical Development
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           North West
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                                          Supplier
                                          Diagnostic
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                  12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Eastern Region




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Biopharmaceutical Development
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    23
                  West Midlands
                                                               West Midlands




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           London
                                                                               Biopharmaceutical
                                                                               Development
                                                                               CMO

                                                                               Supplier

                                                                               Diagnostic

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  Biopharmaceutical Development
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                                                                                                                                                   South West
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Biopharmaceutical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Development




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  Supplier                                                                                                                                                 7                                                                                                  20
                     450
                                          UK Product Pipeline
                     400




                     350




                     300
Number of products




                     250
                                                                                                                 Natural Product
                                                                                                                 Chemical
                     200                                                                                         Biopharmaceutical


                     150




                     100




                      50




                       0

                           Preclinical   Phase I Clinical     Phase II        Phase III       Pre-registration
                                             Trial          Clinical Trial   Clinical Trial
             bioProcessUK Objectives
•    Build powerful networks & develop young scientists and
     bioprocess leaders in the field of bioprocessing

•    Benchmark UK bioprocessing

•    Develop a consolidated viewpoint on what the UK
     Government could do to assist bioprocessing

•    Develop a clear and increasing profile for UK bioprocessing

•     Support the development of the UK organisations
    –   BRIC
    –   DTI CR&D
bioProcessUK Team
                 Biotech Sector
           ‘Ideas to Proof of Concept’
           www.dti.gov.uk\sectors_biotechnology.html
     UK Biotechnology Sector Leads Europe - Critical I report

– Fall in business due to restructuring
– Cuts in R&D/employment
– UK best placed for sustainable industry

– ‘In 2003 the UK sector’s 455 companies employed approximately
  22,400 people and generated revenue of £3.6 billion’
– ‘UK companies had 224 new drugs in clinical development or
  awaiting approval - half of the European total’
– ‘UK companies raised £392 million of equity investment’
            Pharma Sector
‘Validated Drug Candidate to Market’
   Drugs are very expensive to develop

– Rationalisation, merger and acquisitions
– Focus on blockbusters and speed in discovery
  and development
– Increased outsourcing from discovery to marketing
– Flexible global workforces
– Flatter organisations and small work units -
  biotech within Pharma?
        Life Science Career Options – Your
                      Choice

                           Biotech                           Public sector
                                         Academic
      Pharma

                             Medical Devices
                                                        Not for Profit
   White, Blue and Green

                                         Management Consultancy
                Venture Capital
Accountancy                                                   Publishing
                                         Journalism
                  Corporate Law
                                         Executive Search
     Life Science Functions – Your Choice

 Technical Business Development                    Chief Executive


Drug Developer           Drug Manufacture             Intra/Entrepreneur


                                                         Medical Specialist
     Company IP Lawyer
                                  Research
                                                   Sales and Marketing

     Finance Director

                              Regulatory Affairs
            Career Decisions

• What does it mean to you?

• Generic skill needs

• Who gets the opportunities?
           What Does it Mean to You?

• It is a changing and dynamic job market

• Multinational pharma do not offer what they did e.g. security

• Security is provided by clusters

• We need to be flexible and keep up to date e.g. RAE

• Service based businesses provide a wide range of opportunities

• There are exciting opportunities in the UK although it’s a global
   business
                         Generic Skill Needs

• High level academic achievement   • Passion and commitment
• Strong interpersonal skills       • Energy ‘a can do attitude’
• Good moves, tangible success      • Teamwork: Do people like
• International experience            working with you?
• Strategic thinkers                • Effective communication
• Strong technical fit              • Persistence, hard work
               Recruitment Process

• Post PhD/PostDoctoral Research
   – Entry Level – Scientists
       • Proactive/Networking
       • Advertisements
   – Middle Level – First Line Management
       • Proactive/Networking
       • Executive Search and Advertising
   – Senior Level – Experienced Professionals
       • Proactive/Networking
       • Executive Search
                     The Process for You
•   Information
      – BioIndustry Association (BIA): www.bioindustry.org
      – Bioindustry Organisation: www.bio.org
•   Monitor Trends
      – Where is academic funding going
      – In whom are the Venture Capitalists investing
•   Get Networking
      – Regional networks
      – Where are your departments alumni?
      – With whom does your department collaborate?
      – Attend all industry presentations in the University
      – Ask people what they do
•   Personal Plan
      – Type of job – psychometrics?
      – Location
      – Mid to long term plans
      – Target companies speculatively
        Who Gets the Opportunities?
• Those that
   – Know what they want
   – Have a sound & relevant technical background
   – Have good references, it’s a small industry
   – Understand the business context
   – People want to work with
   – Network (Not many jobs are advertised)
            Two Opportunities

• Annual bioProcessUK Forum
  – Liverpool 30th Nov and 1st Dec
  – Bursaries for academics
• Graduate Placement at bioProcessUK
  – From September 2006

				
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