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Our specialist Market Access recruitment consultants have recently returned from the annual ISPOR Europe conference, which was held in beautiful Copenhagen.

Chris Costello reflects on his time at the health economics and outcomes research convention:

Now the dust is settling after another year at ISPOR 2019 in Copenhagen I thought I’d just share a few thoughts & perceptions on this.

  • Healthcare encompassing Market Access & HEOR is certainly one of the most exciting sectors to be recruiting for. The impact that Innovation & Technology is having on the sector is certainly changing the way that companies are operating and creating more growth and diversification in terms of new jobs.

  • Talent is still very much in demand! Having spoken with over 15 consultancies over the course of the 2 days, it’s clear none of those companies are looking to stop recruiting. There seems to be more projects coming through than ever before and companies are looking to maximise leverage with their clients.

  • It remains a very well-paid area of Healthcare and the opportunities both in terms of ‘new jobs’, but also the chance to diversify into one of the offshoots of Market Access & HEOR are also opportunities worth considering.

  • With all the above being positives, it can also provide a challenge to candidates in terms of their experience. So, for instance, being either too niche or too broad and present a challenge so be sure when you embark on your search that you focus on what’s going to interest you the most.

  • Keep an open mind! I do think candidates sometimes can be very quick to dismiss certain companies / roles, but all companies are open to just having initial chats. So if you do just want to find out more before embarking in a full on interview process, that’s fine!

  • Copenhagen is beautiful - On the 2nd night we went into the City and had a walk around for an hour or so. Some lovely buildings and rows and rows of restaurants and bars.

  • It’s cold – the most obvious point but being from Manchester you expect bad weather wherever you go but Copenhagen was at least 3-4 degrees colder than what’s classed as cold here!


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