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February 3, 2021updated 20 May 2021 5:24pm

Medtech jobs weekly snapshot: Hillrom acquisitions spark recruitment drive

In the week of 24 January to 30 January, 10,100 medtech jobs were posted by 314 companies, according to the GlobalData jobs analytics tool. Much like last week, Thermo Fisher Scientific posted the most jobs with 686 listings worldwide, but was closely followed by medtech provider Hillrom, which posted 627 openings.

By Chloe Kent

Between 24 January and 30 January, 314 medtech companies posted 10,100 jobs worldwide, according to the GlobalData jobs analytics tool. This represented a 10.5% increase on the previous week, when 293 companies posted 9,037 jobs.

Yet again, Thermo Fisher came out on top as the organisation looking to make the most new hires – something which is unsurprising given the company’s global presence. However, its 686 listings were closely followed this week by Hillrom, which posted 627 new jobs.

The majority of jobs posted in medtech this week were at a junior level, with 4,037 jobs – almost 40% – falling into this category. A further 3,013 were entry level positions and 2,667 were mid-level, while 383 senior roles were advertised.

Hillrom seeks employees to bolster new acquisitions

This past week has been by far Hillrom’s busiest this year, posting more jobs than it had in the entire month of January beforehand, according to GlobalData’s jobs analytics data. Considering how busy the firm has been recently, this sudden hiring spree is hardly surprising, and many of its newly advertised roles reflect its recent acquisitions.

On February 1 Hillrom acquired a contact-free continuous monitoring technology from EarlySense for a cash consideration of $30m. The Centrella Smart+ bed allows for continuous monitoring of patients’ heart and respiratory rates over 100 times per minute without ever touching the patient. As remote patient monitoring technologies like these become increasingly popular in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Hillrom is looking to make five new managerial hires in the area of remote patient monitoring.

Hillrom is also advertising for several cardiology sales specialists across the US Midwestern region, likely resulting from its $375m acquisition of US-based Bardy Diagnostics. Bardy’s Carnation Ambulatory Monitor (CAM) patch wearable is designed to remotely monitor patients’ cardiac activity or detect arrhythmia over a seven-day period.

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