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Hobson Prior expanding in the Australian Life Sciences market with new Melbourne Office

Hobson Prior news / Wednesday 2 Jan 2019 / Andrew Haywood

After a successful period of growth in Sydney, leading life sciences recruitment company Hobson Prior is set to open another new office within the thriving Australian life sciences market in Melbourne. Offering mid-to-senior level careers for permanent and contract opportunities, Hobson Prior’s growth aims to provide more services to job seekers and pharmaceutical companies across Australia.

Boasting a vibrant biotechnology commercial sector, key R&D infrastructure and advanced manufacturing expertise, Melbourne has is home to many global and developing pharmaceutical businesses. 53% of life sciences listed in the ASX are based in Melbourne so it a natural progression of Hobson Prior to open an office here.

Australia is one of the top five hubs for biotechnology and has seen rapid growth in medical technology and digital health development in the last decade. As one of the largest and exciting territories within the life sciences industry, Australia has seen rapid growth in opportunities and technological development across pharmaceuticals, medical devices and clinical regulation.

This is a promising development for Hobson Prior, as Thomas Parsons, Hobson Prior Business Manager notes: “Many of our existing clients and candidates are based in and around Victoria and our new Melbourne office allows us to be more engaged and impactful in helping match exceptional candidates with companies that need top talent.”

“This new Melbourne office is an exciting step for Hobson Prior Australia and a credit to the hard work the Sydney team has put in to establish Hobson Prior as a powerhouse in Australian Life Sciences recruitment”.

“Australia is a key location for Hobson Prior,” comments Hobson Prior’s operations director, Patrick Forster. “2019 is an exciting time for the industry and Hobson Prior we are eager to provide greater services to our candidates, clients and colleagues in Melbourne”.

“Hobson Prior’s market strength comes from the connections and relationships we have around the world with exceptional candidates and clients across the life sciences industry. We are excited to bring this reputation for connecting top talent and market knowledge to a range of growing and well-established businesses to Melbourne and Victoria.”

The new office in Collins Street opens January 2nd 2019. For media enquiries, please contact


About Hobson Prior

Hobson Prior is a leading specialist life sciences recruiter focused on finding outstanding candidates across Europe and Asia Pacific. We work proactively with market leaders and exceptional candidates and invest time to understand what you are looking for so we can expertly match you with the best opportunities.

Our dedicated team has successfully placed over 5,600 exceptional people in various permanent and contract positions across the industry.

Hobson Prior news / Wednesday 2 Jan 2019 / Andrew Haywood