Interesting commentary.  Chemists still the most popular hire in biotech.  But multi-disicplinary training is increasingly viewed as key:

The introductory analysis highlights a
common theme addressed by all interviewees
and points to a clear shift in the industry’s
demand for talent away from the senior scientist
positions that tend to be more highly
specialized and narrowly focused, to a talent
pool consisting of individuals who have
interdisciplinary academic training with the
ability to work broadly across multiple areas
and in project teams where not everyone has
to be an expert in everything.