Panel discussion

CTC Resourcing Solutions AG

Date:April 23, 2024

Panel title

Talent Trek: Biotech’s needs, challenges and opportunities

Panel summary

To successfully grow a biotech company, it needs at least three components:  an innovative idea, solid financing, and an excellent team. The focus of this panel is on how to attract, retain, and develop a top team. Here are key questions:

  • How do Biotech companies attract top talents? How to find and win the right people on all levels? What are the specific advantages for Switzerland?
  • What challenges are there when searching talents for smaller companies? How to find people that are willing to wear several hats at the same time?
  • How to shape a company culture in a hybrid / decentralized setting?  How to integrate people from different cultures, generations, etc.? How to balance remote and onsite work?
  • What role will AI play in recruiting?
  • What can we learn from the challenges and opportunities of Biotech talent in Central Europe?
Our panellists will share success stories and challenges, provide insights, and answer questions.

Speaker information


Natasha Konstantinova, Head of Talent and Academy, Swiss Biotech Association


Sophie Romann, Director of Human Resources International, Mirum Pharmaceutical
Nicholas Barbet, COO Cellerys
Karolina Jarosińska, Managing Director, ExecMind
Peter Kilian, CEO, CTC Resourcing Solutions

Company profile

Swiss Biotech Association: is a non-profit, member-driven organization representing the interests of the Swiss biotech industry.

CTC – The Life Science Career Network: specialized industry experts who can help companies source the best talent and provide reliable HR and consulting services. We support varied candidates in finding promising career opportunities. With our projects, we support Life Science companies to bring innovative treatments to patients. Our collaborative culture and our core values make CTC a unique experience.

ExecMind: a Life Science Executive Search company based in Poland and focused on the recruitment of top management and senior scientists in the global Life Science industry.

Mirum Pharmaceutical: a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to transforming the treatment of rare liver diseases.