Supported by a vital ecosystem, Singapore’s biomedical science industry offers promising prospects for fresh graduates who are keen to embark on a career in biomedical manufacturing and research.
Singapore’s biomedical science industry remains a bright spot in the local economy and for jobseekers. Biopharmaceutical manufacturing companies here continue to ride on strong global demand even as Singapore attracts new players seeking to tap on the growing Asian market.
The industry offers dynamic opportunities for graduates with life science majors and also for graduates from various disciplines such as mechanical engineering and data and computer science.
Research specialists at the forefront of innovation will be highly sought after in the current competitive job market, while the growing availability of biological and medical data promises exciting prospects for data scientists.
CAREER PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
With the government support and investor confidence, graduates aspiring to build careers in the field of biomedical sciences can find promising prospects in Singapore.
Bolstered by Singapore’s vital ecosystem, industry players comprising multinational corporations, research institutions, government bodies, hospitals and local universities create a plethora of employment opportunities.
Numerous biopharmaceutical manufacturing companies in Singapore are expanding in areas such as process development, production, engineering and quality control and assurance.
Graduates with specialised skill sets in areas such as medical device engineering, next-generation sequencing, pharmaceutical manufacturing and cell and gene therapy continue to enjoy attractive career prospects.
In addition to strong technical skills, business acumen and collaborative skills are highly valued especially for cross-functional roles involving diverse stakeholders. Those with an entrepreneurial inclination may find opportunities in sales and marketing and in supporting the establishment of biomedical start-ups.
Bear in mind that as the world accelerates its adoption of manufacturing productivity, green manufacturing, and digitalisation, professionals in biomedical sciences are expected to keep abreast of the latest practices to drive continuous improvement.
- Degree in biomedical science, chemistry, materials engineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, or other science or engineering related disciplines
- Postgraduate qualifications, especially for specialized skills such as next-generation sequencing
- Practical training and experience working in a laboratory or production setting
- Integrity and a strong sense of responsibility
WHAT RECRUITERS LOOK FOR
- Good organizational and planning skills
- Business acumen and commercial awareness
- Troubleshooting, analytical, and problem-solving skills
- Interpersonal skills essential for working in a collaborative work environment