The creation of a biostatistics hub for a global biopharma.

How we successfully sourced and placed eight high-level personnel within three months, driving the establishment of a new central European Biostatistics Hub in Basel for Bristol Myers Squibb.

Critical senior appointments
% Of vacancies filled
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New biostatistics hub launched

Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS), a global life science organization, approached us to support a large-scale biometrics project. They sought to establish a new central European Hub of Biostatistics excellence in Basel and required support with candidate attraction and relocation planning.

Problems identified

BMS planned to create a central European Hub of Biostatistics excellence in Basel. Historically, the team were based in the Belgium HQ, with the senior leadership team in the US. After going through a period of consultation it was clear that they would not be able to attract enough internal employees to relocate to Basel, so required five biostatistics professionals from senior manager through to associate director level.


What was at stake

BMS risked the viability of their strategic hub in Basel if they couldn't secure the necessary talent. The project's success was vital for the company's regional growth and development.


Initially tasked with finding five individuals, we ultimately placed eight highly qualified professionals into senior roles at BMS, exceeding the initial requirement. In total, we put forward 14 candidates to the project, from which 12 were interviewed by the hiring manager, and 11 were interviewed at panel stage.


Our recruitment strategy facilitated the successful establishment of BMS's new central European Hub of Biostatistics excellence in Basel, contributing significantly to their regional growth and enhancing their global footprint.

Placement details.

During the initial project we appointed 8 strategic placements ahead of the site launch. These included:

  • Associate Director, Biostatistics
  • Associate Director, Biostatistics
  • Associate Director, Biostatistics
  • Associate Director, Biostatistics
  • Associate Director, Biostatistics and Data Science
  • Associate Director, Biostatistics and Data Science
  • Senior Manager, Biostatistics
  • Senior Manager, Biostatistics

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