The Indian Life Sciences industry is experiencing rapid growth and it is projected to have a CAGR of around 25-30% between FY2011 & FY2013. There are over to 350 biotechnology related companies including Indian companies, MNCs and joint-ventures in India. Biopharmaceutical sector constitutes the largest percentage (approx. 70%) of this industry, while bioservices is seeing the highest growth and hence fresh manpower requirements. With the rapid growth of the Life Sciences industry, the manpower requirements are consistently increasing.
Aspiring Minds provides assessment solutions to identify a candidate with the right job-fit to succeed in the life-sciences industry. We manage end-to-end recruitment process including sourcing, attracting the right segment and evaluating them for job fit. AMCAT Life Sciences is Aspiring Minds assessment suite for the life sciences industry.
Despite the fact that the Life Sciences industry is booming and the employment opportunities are increasing, the companies are finding it difficult to hire good talent. Every year around 20000 candidates possessing graduate and post-graduate degrees in biotechnology (and related disciplines) complete their studies and are available in the job market. However, the bulk of undergraduates (50-75%) are deemed to be unemployable. Moreover, it has been observed that biotechnology companies have to screen at least 100-200 resumes in order to pick up one or two candidates who could fulfil their requirement. Thus, recruiting the right person for different profiles becomes a tedious and time consuming process.
Some of the other concerns for your organization at the time of recruitment could be: Is your hiring quality consistent across the company? Is your hiring process able to predict the job fit of a candidate basis his/her aptitude and personality? Are you missing out on good candidates, whereas hiring the wrong ones?
The industry requires a quick and effective mechanism to be able to hire talented candidates from across the Nation ensuring quality and consistency. Hence, Aspiring Minds brings to you AMCAT Life Sciences: an optimized and efficient hiring solution which would resolve all the above concerns and help you hire quality talent with minimum time, cost and effort.
AMCAT Life Sciences is a suite of aptitude, personality and domain skills assessments. These adaptive and standardized assessment modules can help you evaluate talent for multiple job profiles in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. Both undergraduate as well post-graduate students pursuing a degree in Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and other related disciplines can be assessed through AMCAT Life Sciences.
AMCAT-Life Sciences includes:
There are multiple job roles in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry and each role requires the candidates to have a different skill-set. While in some roles apart from good aptitude, practical knowledge in the domain subjects is also important, in some other roles the personality fitment is given considerable weightage in addition to domain knowledge.
We recommend a combination of the above plug-and-play modules depending on the job role and targeted supply. Basis the evaluation of various competencies required for success in particular roles, AMCAT Life Sciences produces a comprehensive report predicting role fitment of the candidate to specific jobs.
AMCAT Life Sciences can be used successfully to hire fresh talent for job roles in the following functions:
ABLE (Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises) has collaborated with Aspiring Minds to develop a standardized Biotechnology Certification Test: AMCAT Life Sciences. AMCAT Life Sciences shall serve as an interface between the students, academic fraternity and the biotechnology & pharmaceutical industry.
ABLE is a not-for-profit pan-India forum that represents the Indian Biotechnology Sector, recognized by the government of India. It has members from all across India representing all verticals of the sector, thus catalyzing a symbiotic interface between the industry, the government, academic and research institutes and domestic and international investors.
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