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India is second largest market for pharma, biotech workforce: Report

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Oct 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Oct 10: With 13.7 per cent contribution to the global pharmaceuticals and biotechnology workforce, India has emerged as the second largest market for the industry, a report by professiol networking giant LinkedIn has revealed.

The report, detailed in the newly released e-book “The Indian Pharma and Biotech Industry”, showed that while New Delhi, Kolkata and Chandigarh are thriving grounds for talent in this sector in India, talent migration is highest to the US. Nearly 48 per cent of the talent from the pharma and biotech industry in the US is moving to India and 36 per cent is migrating to the US from India, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

Talent migrating to other countries mainly comprise of researchers, scientists, quality assurance professiols, statistics programmers and data alysts. Talent coming to India include professiols hailing from sales followed by quality assurance and research.

The pharma and biotech professiols studied in this report were selected based on LinkedIn’s 500+ million-member data as of September 2017. LinkedIn alysed key platform engagement metrics and indices over the last year to map talent availability, migration, mobility and behaviour trends.

Major Indian and global pharma companies were alysed to understand engagement patterns of the talent pool. (IANS)

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