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April 28, 2021updated 19 May 2021 5:31pm

Medtech jobs weekly snapshot: Danaher welcomes scientific advisory board

From 18 April to 24 April, 14,198 medtech jobs were posted worldwide, according to the GlobalData jobs analytics tool. Danaher, this week’s biggest hirer, recently announced that a group of renowned scientists were set to join a new advisory board to inform its innovation and investment strategy.

By Chloe Kent

Between 18 April and 24 April 2021, 14,198 medtech jobs were posted worldwide by 360 companies, according to the GlobalData jobs analytics tool.

This represents an increase of just over 21% compared to the 11,708 listings posted in the previous week.

The largest share of job listings came from Danaher, which posted 1,132 jobs, followed by Sonova Holding with 751 listings and Biotronik with 583.

Danaher launches new scientific advisory board

Danaher this week announced that a group of nine preeminent scientists, including Nobel laureates Philip Sharp and Thomas Südhof, have joined its newly formed Scientific Advisory Board.

The board will work with the company’s executive leadership team and Board of Directors to assess opportunities for M&A and to prioritise early-stage strategic investments. They will also collaborate with Danaher’s scientific community to create proprietary insights and develop promising innovations to support customers.

Danaher president and CEO Rainer Blair said: “An important part of Danaher’s competitive advantage and key to our long-term success is the innovative expertise that we bring to bear on our customers’ most pressing global health and safety needs. The scientists who have generously agreed to join our Scientific Advisory Board will play an inspirational role, working closely alongside our own teams to challenge, validate and guide our scientific agenda – aligning our priorities with our customers’ and the world’s ever-evolving needs.”

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