ZRG Global Life Sciences Q4 2017 Hiring Index

ROCHELLE PARK, NEW JERSEY (February 12, 2018) – ZRG Partners has announced their third quarter findings for the Global Life Sciences Hiring Index.  Q4 2017 activity posted a 4% gain, the 3rd highest overall activity level in Index History.

ZRG European President and Global Practice Head of Life Sciences, Adam El Din commented, “The European Medicines Agency (EMA) Regulation (EU) No 536/2014 on clinical trials on medicinal products for human use was postponed from a 2018 roll-out to 2019. However, in 2018 companies will be preparing for the forthcoming changes, one of which is the inclusion of a Lay Summary. Translation into all European languages will be required. There is a guideline document, which includes several strict requirements (e.g. readability tests including syllable count, sentence length, etc.). This will be adding tremendous pressure on regulatory departments.”

David Fortier, Managing Director – Global Life Sciences added, “Overall, the demand for talent remains robust. The record activity in SG&A functions and the hiring levels in EMEA reflect the current strength of the industry.”


The Global Life Sciences Hiring Index analysis utilizes a proprietary algorithm that looks at hiring within selected benchmark companies in three distinct segments. The companies in the index generate over $640 billion in revenues and employ over 1.3 million people globally. ZRG Partners conducts extensive direct market research in developing the data that drives the Index.

For press requests or for permission to use this data in other media form, contact Adam El Din, European President and Global Practice Head of Life Sciences in Switzerland at +41-22-319-3304 or David Fortier, Managing Director in the USA at +1-202-525-1341.