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Pharmaceuticals and Biotech Jobs in Singapore: Market Profile

With the astonishing growth of its market, the size and scope of its talent pool and world-class technological infrastructure Singapore is fast emerging as a global powerhouse in the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology sector in Singapore.

30 of the sector’s world leaders now have regional bases in Singapore and have jobs available to those with the right skill set. Amongst them are Genzyme, GSK, Abbott, Lonza, Novartis and Sanofi to name but a fraction. To conceive new products for Asian and Global markets, many of these global giants have set up partnerships with Singapore’s wide array of research institutes, corporate labs and state hospitals.

Areas of development include immunology, medical biology, genomics, bioengineering, molecular/cell biology, bioimaging and clinical sciences. This includes drug discovery, translational and clinical research. Intellectual property arrangements in Singapore far surpass its neighbours. Pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms in Singapore have built 30 manufacturing units, producing state-of-the-art medical products. This makes working in Singapore in this sector one of the most career-enriching experiences achievable worldwide. With the substantial growth of the industry, finding work is simpler than many competing cities and regions.


4 Responses to Pharmaceuticals and Biotech Jobs in Singapore: Market Profile

  1. Ian Nash July 19, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    After having been in the Bio pharmaceutical industry for over twenty years, in the UK, US and Ireland; and being part of the growth in that time I have read the article with interest in the booming of the industry in Singapore. It is quite refreshing to see the number of companies now set up/setting up in Singapore and the Asian potential.

    I am currently thinking of relocating to Singapore and I am boosted by the confidence in the industry, I have a current resume and cover letter for any recruiters/companies who may read this. Please don’t hesitate to contact me.


    • Senthil Chinnakannan March 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

      Hi Markus,
      I am interested in Biotech jobs, please find more details via

  2. Ocholi October 7, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    i’m a qualified Pharmacist from Nigeria and have just completed an MSc. in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology in the UK. I’m really looking for start up opportunities in areas of research and development of Biopharmaceuticals. I would be glad if any of such opportunities are availabe for me to build a career in Singapore.
    I can be contacted via e mail if any positions are available and have my curriculum vitae and cover letter readily available. Hoping to hear from you soon.

  3. Angelica November 9, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    hi this is angelica,I’m doing my last semester of master of biotechnology in UTM (university technology Malaysia) I gonna find a good job related my major in Singapore .would you please tell me what condition nedd to apply for work and how is work visa to get in Singapore?Thanks

    Best regard

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