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May 01, 2017

60 Biotech and Biopharma Recruiters

Their Job Includes Helping You Land Your Job in the Industry

60 Biotech and Biopharma Recruiters

The rise of 24/7 global teams and a switch from full-time employees toward part-time and contract employees—including contingent workers—pose new challenges for Biopharma recruiters. [KittisakJirasittichai/GettyImages]

  • Paul Strouts, global managing director for Hays Life Sciences, has pinpointed “The Five Hottest Life Science Jobs for 2017.” Two of the five are traditional R&D roles: research technician and senior researcher, especially in genomics and genetics. Two others are managerial roles: chief scientific officer and clinical project manager.

    The fifth is more a category than a specific role—specialists who can fulfill critical skills gaps by applying skills beyond the master’s and doctoral degree graduates traditionally sought by Biopharma: “Mathematical and IT experience (are) coming high on hirers’ wish lists,” Strouts observed. “If you’re keen to break into this sector, now might be a good time to think about leveraging your existing experience.”

    Greg Reh, U.S. and global life sciences sector leader for Deloitte, summed up several factors shaping how companies and their employees operate in the firm’s “2017 U.S. Life Sciences Industry Outlook.” Clinical and technical employees often work 24/7 on global innovation teams, aided by technologies such as cloud-based computing, robotics, and AI.

    Significantly, Reh added, companies have begun switching from full-time employees toward part-time and on-demand or “contingent” workers such as contract employees, freelancers, and consultants.

    “Some are considering employing a contingent workforce, even with the legal and regulatory challenges that come with it, to temporarily fill skills gaps on-demand and introduce more fluidity in recruitment,” Reh noted. “These developments and others call for new workforce-management models that recognize the advantages and challenges of an open-talent economy and the need to develop and retain employees with critical clinical, business, and technology skill sets.”

    Those trends pose new challenges for Biopharma recruiters, who match employers with job candidates in significant portions of the industry.

    Below is a list of 60 recruiters for Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical positions, unranked and listed alphabetically. That’s up from 50 firms last year, 40 in 2015, and 24 in GEN’s first recruiter list from 2013. Companies were included based on internet searches or publicly available online lists of Biopharma recruiters, but this list does not constitute a list of all Biopharma recruiters.

    Listings include 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, website, top executive(s), and year established.

  • Advanced Clinical

    Address: Headquarters: 10 Parkway North, Suite 350, Deerfield, IL 60015. Additional offices in Maitland, FL; Providence, RI; San Diego; and San Francisco.

    Phone number(s): (847) 267-1176 


    Top executive: Leo Sheridan, CEO

    Year established: 1994

  • Allen-Jeffers Associates

    Address: 28512 Las Arubas, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677. Additional office: Nashville, TN, serving Eastern and Southern regions of the U.S.

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


    Top executive: Bob Jeffers, president and founder

    Year established: 1978

  • Apex Life Sciences

    4400 Cox Road, Suite 200, Glen Allen, VA 23060; 38 additional offices in the U.S. and one in Toronto.

    Phone number(s): Not available


    Top executive: Peter Dameris, CEO of On Assignment

    Year established: 2017, via rebranding of On Assignment’s U.S. life sciences businesses, Lab Support and Valesta Clinical Research Solutions.

  • Ardent Search

    Address: 15/F Soundwill Plaza II–Midtown, 1-29 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong S.A.R.

    Phone number: (852) 3628 3700


    Top executive: Robert Hall, managing director

    Year established: 2009

  • Artemis Staffing

    Address: 1100 Moraga Way, Suite 103, Moraga, CA 94556

    Phone number: (925) 284-8900


    Top executive: Shellie Williams, CEO

    Year established: 1990 (as Artemis Search); re-established 2013

  • The Bandish Group

    Address: 1432 Easton Road, Suite 2B, Warrington, PA 18976

    Phone number(s): (800) 881-9976 [US Only]; (267) 483-5233


    Top executive: Jackie Bandish, managing member and founder

    Year established: 1996

  • BattaliaWinston

    Address: Headquarters: 555 Madison Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10022. Additional offices in Boston; Chicago; Washington, DC; and Woodbridge, NJ. Life sciences practice group consultants based in Chicago and Woodbridge, NJ.

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


    Top executive: Dale Winston, chairwoman and CEO

    Year established: 1963

  • Becker Technical Staffing

    Address: Headquarters: 312 Old Lancaster Road, Merion Station, PA 19066; Satellite office in West Hollywood, Florida.

    Phone number(s): (610) 667-3010


    Top executive: Renee Becker, president/CEO

    Year established: 2008

  • Beckford Search Partners

    Address: 12 Camden Row, Dublin 8, Ireland; 867 Boylston Street 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116

    Phone number(s): +353 (0) 1 490 6270 (Ireland); (857) 263-3726 (Boston)


    Top executive: Stephen Boylan, managing partner

    Year established: 2014

  • Bio-Partners and Lennon Search Associates

    Address: 611 W. Union Street, Morganton, NC, 28655; Additional offices for Bio-Partners in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

    Phone number(s): (828) 433-7058


    Top executives: Bio-Partners: Conrad Taylor, founder; Bill Lennon, co-founder, and Fred Kaplan, co-founder. Lennon Search Associates: Bill Lennon, founder and president

    Year established: 1988; founded as Hall Management Group

  • BioPhase Solutions

    Address: 5405 Morehouse Drive, Suite 135, San Diego, CA 92121; 401 East Ocean Blvd, Suite 510, Long Beach, CA 90802; 140 Gregory Lane, Suite 190, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

    Phone number(s): (858) 552-2000 (San Diego); (562) 495-3200 (Long Beach); (925) 338-2377 (Pleasant Hill)


    Top executive: Jeff Prekker, president

    Year established: 2004

  • BioQuest

    Address: Headquarters: 100 Mission Street, Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94105. Southern California office: 27405 Puerto Real, Suite 355, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. Partners with HTI, based in Neuilly sur Seine, France, for retained searches in Europe.

    Phone number(s): San Francisco—(415) 777-2422; Mission Viejo—(949) 488-8018; Neuilly sur Seine, France (HTI)—+33 (0)1 46 24 14 00


    Top executives: Roger Anderson, managing partner and co-founder; Karen Bertrand, partner, leader of firm’s biopharma and diagnostics practices, based in San Francisco.

    Year established: 1985

  • Biotech Partners

    Address: Headquarters: 1936 Weddington Road, Matthews, NC 28173; 605 SW 12th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

    Phone number(s): (877) 240-1362


    Top executive: Ross Petras, president and executive search practice head

    Year established: 2004

  • BLG Healthcare Executive Search

    Address: Head office: Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 54 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Additional offices in Amstelveen, The Netherlands; Prestbury, U.K.; Vienna, Austria; and Zug, Switzerland

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


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

    Year established: 2011

  • The Bowdoin Group

    Address: Headquarters: 200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4010, Waltham, MA 02451. Additional offices in Boston and New York

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


    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


    Top executive: Ellen Clark, president

    Year established: 1997

  • Clinical Medical Staffing

    Address: Scheendijk 22-20 3621 BC Breukelen, the Netherlands

    Phone number: 0346 215962


    Top executive: Josée Marsille, managing director

    Year established: 2016

  • Compass Consulting Group

    Address: 4145 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Suite 102, Danville, CA 94506

    Phone number(s): (925) 884-3811


    Top executive: Brett Forrest, founder and managing partner

    Year established: 2008

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