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Excerpted from the Singapore Career Guide

The city-state is the focal point of Asia’s rapidly developing biomedical science industry. World-class capabilities are being built there, from basic research, clinical development, product and process development and manufacturing to health care services.

Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority has development capabilities equivalent to any in the West or Australia, according to industry experts. The country’s sound regulatory structure, infrastructure and excellent labor pool and environment are some of the reasons global pharmaceutical firms choose to establish their Asia offices there.

The end of patent protection for some major drugs is a key opportunity for the pharmaceutical industry. According to a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit, many global pharmaceutical firms are looking to Asia to increase their revenues, and they are moving staff from developed markets to Asia.

Areas of Job Promise

Multinational companies (MNCs) establishing operations in Singapore as part of their expansion in the Asia Pacific region is driving job growth in the health care and life sciences industry. Employers in the sector currently have the highest expectations in Singapore for increasing staff, according to a survey by recruiter Hudson, which found nearly two-thirds of respondents expect to increase staff.

· R&D: The highest demand is for professionals with skills in research and development, particularly at the senior level, as companies locate their regional life sciences functions in Singapore and explore new ideas in clinical research.

· Project management: Scientists will also be highly sought in health care, as the requirement to manage new products increases ...more

Organizations and Trade Associations

Association of Medical and Bio-Informatics, Singapore (AMBIS)
http://www.ambis.org.sg/
The Association of Medical and Bio-Informatics, Singapore (AMBIS), is an organization that promotes excellence in medical and bioinformatics and advances the development of this emerging discipline in Singapore. AMBIS is actively involved in promoting collaborations and exchanges among the medical and bioinformatics community through conferences, meetings, seminars, workshops and symposia. AMBIS is a national member of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and the Asia-Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI) and a regional affiliate of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), a scholarly society dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of living systems through computation.

Association for Medical and Bio-Informatics, Singapore
Eusoff Hall
10 Kent Ridge Drive
National University of Singapore
Singapore 119242
Email: rickchan79@gmail.com

Publications

Asia Pacific Biotech News (APBN)
http://www.asiabiotech.com/index.html
APBN is the only monthly report on the pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and environmental sciences in the Asia-Pacific region. The magazine provides industry professionals and experts with breaking news and updates on biotechnology. The website provides free online access to the publication and its contents are organized into the categories of region, features, reviews, ‘People Watch’ and ‘Inside Industry’ news.

This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete Singapore Guide.



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