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NADAV SHEMER \
Recruitment firm: Life-sciences industry is hot
DNA laboratory 311.
Israel’s life-sciences industry is booming, leading recruitment firm Jobinfo
said Sunday, citing the annualized 22 percent rise in demand for
quality-assurance and regulatory-compliance personnel in the first half of this
year.According to Jobinfo, which specializes in hi-tech, finance and
biomed, the data show that more life-sciences companies are being established
than before, and more existing companies are moving to the production stage. It
said medical-devices companies, the largest component of the life-sciences field,
are particularly beholden to international pricing standards and therefore
require quality-assurance and regulatory staff right from the
beginning.“The challenge for life-sciences companies was and still is
the search for candidates with specific experience in the fields they are
developing,” Jobinfo CEO Ilana Achimeir said. There are only a very small number
of candidates qualified to work in the life sciences, she said, which
differentiates it from other disciplines such as programming and
hardware.Life sciences attracted 27% of all investments from
venture-capital funds in the first quarter of 2012, according to IVC Research
Center. More than half of that, or about 14% of total venture-capital funding,
was directed to medical-devices firms. Life sciences attracted similar attention
in the first quarter of 2011, but it ended the year with a market share of just
16% of venture-capital funding.Jobinfo recently launched an Internet
advising campaign under the slogan “Between 0 and 1,” in an attempt to meet the
growing demand by attracting graduates from IDF technological units such as 8200
and 9100. The advertisement, which appears on Facebook, YouTube and other social
media, asks whether there are more real numbers between zero and one, or between
one and infinity. Users who click on the advertisement are led to the Jobinfo
website, where an explanation is provided as to why there are more real numbers
between zero and one.
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