Klein Hersh International Release: Industry Leader Sees Upturn in Temporary Drug Safety Staff Augmentation

Published: May 29, 2013

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(Willow Grove, PA; May 29, 2013) — The number of pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations seeking additional drug safety expertise on a project or temporary basis is up marketwide, according to Klein Hersh International, a leading placement firm in the life sciences industry.

“Our company has seen significant growth in this area, and the momentum continues as companies scramble for talent who can plug gaps and meet deadlines,” said Klein Hersh Director of Drug Safety and Epidemiology Dan Strauss. “Our expertise in this market means we are in a prime position to quickly add experienced consultants to our clients’ teams, and also help other organizations that need interim talent within drug safety.”

In response to the growth in this segment, Klein Hersh is adding pharmacovigilance physicians and other drug development personnel to its available resources.

“We are mirroring what we’re seeing in the marketplace and ramping up,” Strauss said. “This is not a trend that we envision ending anytime soon.”

Strauss said the upturn may be part of a broader business trend toward using contract employees.

“For a lot of companies, it would be a significant drain on payroll to employ permanent, high-level team members who are qualified to assess product viability, review adverse events or oversee safety surveillance,” Strauss said. “However, by providing these companies with drug safety expertise only when they really need it most, Klein Hersh ensures that everybody wins.”

About Klein Hersh International

Klein Hersh has delivered strategic placement solutions for the world’s foremost pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies since 1998. By pairing one of the life sciences industry’s largest networks of qualified candidates with a team of dedicated placement specialists, Klein Hersh builds in-depth relationships to identify critical hires with unparalleled speed and precision. With permanent and contract search options to fit any need and a strategic approach to matching the right people with the right companies, Klein Hersh will get you to your short list faster. From discovery through commercialization, in the laboratory or the boardroom, when you’ve got big seats to fill, Klein Hersh Delivers.

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