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March 19, 2013

24 Biotech and Biopharma Recruiters

Meet the headhunters.

24 Biotech and Biopharma Recruiters

These firms can help in the search for employees in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical realm. [© auremar - Fotolia.com]

  • Even the biggest biotech and biopharma companies need a little help sometimes finding good staff. That’s where recruiters come in; from temp workers to new executives, a good recruiter can always find the right person for the job. So, what recruiters are out there?

    GEN presents a list of recruiters for biotechnology and pharmaceutical positions, unranked and listed in alphabetical order, and based on information furnished by the companies on their websites and other publicly available material, including their LinkedIn and Twitter pages and press announcements. Each recruiter is listed with its address, phone number, description of its services, top executive, and year established.

  • Advanced Clinical

    Address: 10 Parkway North, Suite 350, Deerfield, IL 60015. West Coast office: 570 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

    Phone number(s): Corporate HQ, Strategic Sourcing (CRO Solutions): (847) 267-1176. Corporate HQ, Talent Management: (877) 995-9222. West Coast office: (415) 358-2400

    Services: Provider of full-service CRO and strategic resourcing solutions for the life sciences industry

    Website: www.advancedclinical.com

    Top executive: Leo Sheridan, CEO and president

    Year established: 1988

  • Allen-Jeffers Associates

    Address: 28512 Las Arubas, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

    Phone number(s): (949) 643-2146

    Services: Executive and technical search firm dedicated to serving pharmaceutical and other industries

    Website: www.allen-jeffersassoc.com

    Top executive: Bob Jeffers, president and founder

    Year established: 1978

  • BattaliaWinston

    Address: 555 Madison Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10022. Additional offices in Boston; Chicago; Edison, NJ; and Washington, D.C.

    Phone number(s): (212) 308-8080

    Services: Executive search services for industries that include the life sciences. One of the world’s largest woman-owned executive search firms

    Website: www.battaliawinston.com

    Top executive: Dale Winston, CEO and chairwoman

    Year established: 1963

  • BioQuest

    Address: Northern California office: 100 Spear Street, Suite 1125, San Francisco, CA 94105. Southern California office: 1420 Bristol Street North, Suite 230, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    Phone number(s): (415) 777-2422. Southern California office: (949) 488-8018

    Services: Executive search services focused exclusively on the top two management tiers (CEO and all functional VPs), in addition to board searches, for the life sciences industry, including biopharmaceutical and diagnostics employers

    Website: www.bioquestinc.com

    Top executive: Karen Bertrand, senior vp, Biopharmaceutical Practice leader

    Year established: 1985

  • BLG Executive Search

    Address: Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße 10, 60329 Frankfurt am Main

    Phone number(s): +49 (0) 69 380 78 76 00

    Services: Executive search recruitment consultants searching for candidates across Europe to fill positions in diagnostics and medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and biotech

    Website: www.blg-es.com

    Top executive: Pim van de Riet, managing director and chairman of the board

  • Bowdoin Group

    Address: 40 William Street, Wellesley, MA 02481

    Phone number(s): (781) 263-5200

    Services: Full-service executive search and consulting firm serving industry sectors that include life sciences and biotech. Functional areas include clinical development, commercial operations, corporate/business, development, discovery & nonclinical development, engineering, facilities, manufacturing, medical affairs, quality, regulatory affairs, sales, marketing, and IT

    Website: bowdoingroup.com

    Top executive: Dave Melville, CEO and founder

    Year established: 1994

  • Clark Executive Search

    Address: 135 N. Ferry Road, PO Box 560, Shelter Island, NY 11964

    Phone number(s): (631) 749-3540

    Services: Executive search firm recruiting senior talent for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Specialization in R&D. Firm recruits only M.D. or Ph.D. candidates at a senior level with a minimum of several years’ work experience past graduate school

    Website: clarksearch.com

    Top executive: Ellen Clark, president

    Year established: 1997

  • Cornerstone Search Group

    Address: 6 Campus Drive, Parsippany, NJ 07054

    Phone number(s): (973) 656-0220

    Services: Specialized pharmaceutical and biotechnology executive search and recruitment firm. Focuses on attracting and hiring accomplished professionals from experienced staff levels through the senior leadership involved with the discovery, development, and commercialization of drugs/therapeutic treatments for the U.S. and international markets

    Website: www.cornerstonesg.com

    Top executive: Cliff F. Miras, co-founder & managing partner; Steven Y. Raz, co-founder & managing partner

    Year established: 2000

  • 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

  • HireLifeScience.com

    Address: 15 E. Branch Road, Allentown, NJ 08501

    Phone number(s): (609) 208-2401

    Services: Employment resource and networking tool for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, life science and medical device industries. Works exclusively with direct employer clients seeking to fill positions in categories that include R&D, clinical research associate, chemist, scientist, biology, oncology, regulatory affairs, biostatistician, medical writer, laboratory, quality assurance, quality control, sales & marketing, manufacturing, and medical communication

    Website: www.hirelifescience.com

    Top executive: Rob Masterson, president

    Year established: 2004