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April 07, 2014

32 Biotech and Biopharma Recruiters

Looking for a job? These companies could hook you up.

32 Biotech and Biopharma Recruiters

These firms are among biotech and biopharma’s top headhunters. [© auremar - Fotolia.com]

  • Joseph Associates, Inc.

    Address: 229 Main St., Huntington, NY 11743

    Phone number(s): (631) 351-5805

    Services: Provide companies with personnel to fill positions that include clinical research, medical directors, Ph.D. level R&D, data management, drug safety and regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance, HEOR specialists, epidemiologists, and statistical analysis and experimental design.

    Website: www.jaexecutivesearch.com

    Top executive: Joe Nakelski, president

    Year established: 1986

  • K2 Executive Search

    Address: 9125 NW 48 St. #1700, Sunrise, FL 33351. Additional office at 2208 Jefferson Court, North Wales, PA 19454

    Phone number(s): (202) 465-4792; North Wales, PA office: (215) 631-1718

    Services: Contingency recruiting firm serving clients in biotech and life sciences that seek candidates with experience in mass spec, genomics, proteomics, PCR, assay development, microarray, next-gen sequencing, drug discovery, HPLC/GC, biodefense, molecular diagnostics, and more. Firm provides candidates for sales, R&D, FAS, in-house counsel, marketing, operations, engineering, and management roles.

    Website: k2search.com

    Top executive: David Ruyle, owner, based in Sunrise, FL; Peter J. Mays, partner, based in North Wales, PA

    Year established: 2000 

  • Kelly Services

    Address: 999 West Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48084-4782. Asia-Pacific HQ: 20 Anson Road, #05-03, Singapore 079912. Europe-Middle East-Africa HQ: 20, Avenue Edouard-Dubois - CP 48, CH - 2006 Neuchâtel, Switzerland

    Phone number(s): U.S. office: (248) 362-4444; Singapore: +656494 6060; Switzerland: +4132 737 18 00 

    Services: Provider of outsourcing and consulting services, as well as staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire basis.

    Website: www.kellyservices.com/Global/Science

    Top executive: Carl T. Camden, president and CEO

    Year established: 1946

  • Kuhn Med-Tech

    Address: 27128 Paseo Espada, San Juan Capestrano, CA 92675

    Phone number(s): (949) 600-8365

    Services: Executive search consultants for biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device positions at companies worldwide; Positions include R&D, manufacturing, engineering, marketing/sales, senior management, regulatory/clinical affairs, and quality.

    Website: www.kuhnmed-tech.com

    Top executive: Bob Jeffers, president; Larry A. Kuhn, founder

    Year established: 1979

  • Life Science Search Partners

    Address: 145. S Livernois, Suite 240, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. Interviewing offices in Boston, Dallas-Austin, Detroit (Troy, MI), Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham, San Diego, and Toronto

    Phone number(s): (888) 303-3960

    Services: National executive search and recruiting firm specializing in strategic placements within the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. Executing complex and discreet searches for multinational corporations, start-ups and companies in turnaround situations. Division of JMJ Phillip.

    Website: lifesciencesearch.com

    Top executive: Ryan Goff, executive director

    Year established: 2009

  • Life Search Technologies

    Address: 11350 McCormick Road – Executive Plaza 3, Suite 1001, Hunt Valley, MD 21030

    Phone number(s): (410) 785-6313; Also toll free at (800) 785-2144

    Services: Executive search firm providing staffing solutions for biotechnology as well as healthcare and IT. Focuses on drug discovery positions in molecular/cell biology, genomics, proteomics, immunology, protein chemistry, chromatography, mass spectrometry, high-throughput screening, microarray, instrumentation, bioinformatics, image analysis equipment, and lab supplies.

    Website: lifesearchtech.com

    Top executive: Glenn Davis, president

    Year established: 2002

  • MEI RxRS (Med Exec International, Rx Research Staffing divisions)

    Address: 100 N. Brand Blvd., Suite 306-309, Glendale, CA 91203. Also maintains Rx Research Services CRO 1000 S. Fremont Ave., Unit 43, Building A1, Suite 1200, Alhambra, CA 91803

    Phone number(s): (800) 507-5277

    Services: MEI: Recruitment for top-echelon executive and vp-level positions in clinical research, regulatory affairs, quality assurance, and medical affairs. Rx RS: Full-service staffing solutions for life sciences industry.

    Websites: www.meirxrs.com/medexec-international-healthcare-recruiters; www.meirxrs.com/rx-research-staffing

    Top executive: Rosemarie Christopher, founder, president and CEO

    Year established: 1992

  • Neil Michael Group

    Address: 9 Park Place, Great Neck, NY 11021

    Phone number(s): (516) 482-8810

    Services: Retained life science executive search firm focused entirely on senior level executive and scientific searches on an international scale.

    Website: www.nmgsearch.com

    Top executive: Neil M. Solomon, Ph.D., principal and consultant

    Year established: 1983

  • Powell Search Associates

    Address: 123 Harbor Drive, Suite 202, Stamford, CT 06902

    Phone number(s): (203) 327-7671

    Services: Pharmaceutical and biotechnology executive search firm. Positions filled include R&D areas such as biometrics/biostatistics, clinical development/clinical research, Phase IV patient registries, pricing & reimbursement, produce development, QA/QC, regulatory affairs, safety, and toxicology. Firm also fills positions in non-technical areas that include alliance management, business development, intellectual property, marketing, government affairs, and public/investor relations.

    Website: powellsearch.com

    Top executive: Clare Powell, founder

    Year established: 2008

  • Resource Management & Acquisitions (RMA)

    Address: Principal location address not available. 40 locations in the U.S. and Canada; nine in Europe; eight in Asia; and three in the South Pacific

    Phone number(s): (888) 646-2607

    Services: Executive search and executive recruiting for 30 industries including biotechnology, where the firm serves companies whose technologies are based on biology, agriculture, food science, or medicine. Segments include genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology IT and biorobotics.

    Website: www.rmasearchfirm.com

    Top executive: Name of key executive unavailable

    Year established: Exact year unavailable; “over 20 years of experience,” according to website.

  • Scientific Search

    Address: 101 East Gate Drive, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

    Phone number(s): (856) 761-0900

    Services: Full-service employment agency offering multiple staffing options for professionals, with specialties in pharmaceutical & biotechnology as well as other industries, predominantly centered in the corridor stretching from Washington DC to Boston.

    Website: scientificsearch.com

    Top executive: Joseph Peters, president

    Year established: 1983

  • Sharpstream Life Sciences

    Address: 18 Mansell Street, 1st Floor, London, E1 8AA, U.K. North America: 111 Presidential Blvd, Suite 240, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. China: Room 318, Building 1, 1287 Shangcheng Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120

    Phone number(s): U.K. office: +44 207 553 2370; North America: (484) 567-2900; China: +86 21 6058 5938

    Services: Provider of search services for executive to middle managers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, vaccines, and medical device industries globally.

    Website: www.sharpstream.com

    Top executive: Nick Bellwood, managing director, U.K.; Jillian Atkinson, client director, U.S.

    Year established: 1999; acquired 2010 by On Assignment, founded 1985

  • Shaw Associates

    Address: 11206 Callaway Greens Drive, Suite 100, Fort Myers, FL 33913-8139

    Phone number(s): (239) 454-4414, and toll free at (800) 875-SHAW [7429]

    Services: Executive search firm serving the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries; Areas of specialty include analytical, auditing, business development, manufacturing, product development, QA/QC, regulatory affairs, and technical services. Firm does not focus on sales specialties.

    Website: shawassociates.com/contact.html

    Top executive: A. Gregory Shaw, president

    Year established: 1995

  • Simply Biotech

    Address: 11858 Bernardo Plaza Court, Suite 230, San Diego, CA 92128

    Phone number(s): (858) 487-0507

    Services: Recruiting firm dedicated exclusively to the biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries in San Diego. Candidates placed at all levels in temporary, contract, or contract-to-hire positions.

    Website: www.simplybiotech.com

    Top executive: Travis Medley, president

    Year established: 2008

  • Craig Tanner & Associates

    Address: 993 South Santa Fe, Vista, CA 92083

    Phone number(s): (760) 598-3363

    Services: Executive search firm recruiting for positions in biotechnology companies, and large pharmaceutical companies.

    Website: www.biotechsearch.com

    Top executive: Craig Tanner, founder and CEO

    Year established: 1984

  • Valesta Clinical Research Solutions

    Address: 26745 Malibu Hills Road Calabasas, CA 91301. Additional offices in Belgium (Mechelen and Mont-Saint-Guibert), Spain (Barcelona and Madrid), and the Netherlands (’s-Hertogenbosch)

    Phone number(s): (800) 445-2465

    Services: Specializes in filling scientific and clinical research positions in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, and related industries. Places candidates at all career levels in contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire opportunities.

    Website: us.valesta.com  

    Top executive: Peter Dameris, president and CEO, On Assignment

    Year established: 2011; formed by acquisition of Belgian-owned Valesta, founded 1997, by On Assignment, founded 1985. On Assignment combined Valesta with its clinical research division, which incorporates The Cambridge Group, founded 1976

  • Witt / Kieffer

    Address: 2015 Spring Road, Suite 510, Oak Brook, IL 60523. Additional offices in Atlanta; Burlington, MA; Houston; Irvine, CA; Louisville, KY; New York; Emeryville, CA; St. Louis; and Bethesda, MD. Additionally, the firm has consultants based in Austin, TX; Denver; Minneapolis; Nantucket, MA; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; and Toledo, OH.

    Phone number(s): (888) 281-1370

    Services: Executive search firm identifying CEO, COO and other C-suite executives; general managers; board members; sales, business development and marketing executives; R&D and scientific affairs leaders; and clinical development and operations executives. Firm’s clients include pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics and related companies.

    Website: www.wittkieffer.com

    Top executive: John McLean, managing partner, central region, and global practice leader, life sciences

    Year established: 1969