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Frequently asked questions

About the report

When will the report be released?

Our Career Trends in Life Sciences report will be released publically in two parts:

I’m having issues downloading the report – who can I contact?

We’re sorry you’re experiencing issues – please email with the details of your problem, and we’ll address the issue and ensure you receive a copy.

How will you use my data?

We ask for some basic information about you and your career when you download our report. This is to help us tailor further communication with you – we may contact you about relevant job opportunities, industry news and helpful career resources. By downloading our report, you’re agreeing to allow us to use your details to contact you; however, we absolutely will not flood your inbox, you can unsubscribe from our communications at any point. We take data privacy and professionalism very seriously; we adhere to the Data Protection Act 1998 and The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (EAA).

How can I be confident of the quality of your report?

Our Career Trends in Life Sciences report is based on a range of carefully collected data, including 1,527 survey responses, employer interviews and university-led research. Our survey was not open to just anyone, but rather was sent to a hand-picked selection of our candidates to ensure we collected industry-specific data. Furthermore, we engaged an independent third party – ESCP, a leading European business university – to process the data and conduct secondary research to support and balance our findings.

I have a question / feedback about the report – who should I contact?

We would love to hear what you think about the report, and we’re more than happy to answer any questions about its contents or origination. Please use this form to get in touch.

Can I participate in your next report?

Participating in our reports is a great way to gain exclusive access to useful resources, and in some cases it can help promote your company or professional accomplishments. Please sign up here to receive news about any upcoming publications and contribution opportunities. Alternatively, if you have an idea for a collaborative project, email us at

Can I order a physical copy of Part 1, Part 2 or the full report?

Yes – provided it has been released – we can supply physical copies at £9 per copy (this covers printing and postage, with £1.50 going to our charity of the year – Macmillan Cancer Research). If you’d like to order a physical copy, please email to tell us your postal address and the number of copies you require.

About Hobson Prior

What does Hobson Prior do?

We’re a leading recruitment consultancy focusing solely on the life sciences sector. We match professionals with exceptional roles in pharmaceutical, medtech, biotech and contract research organisations – to date, we’ve placed over 3,000 candidates across 25 countries. Find out more about our approach to working with candidates and clients.

How can you help me progress my career?

Our consultants specialise, just like you. Each focuses on one functional area, developing an expert knowledge of the relevant skillsets, employer demands and industry trends. As a result, we have a holistic perspective of the job market, and are able to guide you in exploiting your strengths to realise your professional aspirations.

Why not get in touch to speak to one of our experienced consultants, or register with us to stay up-to-date with our latest job opportunities.

What job opportunities do you provide?

We provide exceptional opportunities within the pharmaceutical, medical technology, medical device, biotechnology and clinical research industries, across Europe and Asia Pacific. We recruit mid-to-senior-level professionals for contract and permanent roles within the following functional areas:

Why not get in touch to discuss your ideal job with us, or search and apply for jobs here.