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Mar 19, 2013

24 Biotech and Biopharma Recruiters

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24 Biotech and Biopharma Recruiters

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

  • HireMinds

    Address: East Coast: 222 Third Street, Suite 0350, Cambridge, MA 02142. West Coast: 524 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

    Phone number(s): East Coast office: (617) 252-0606. West Coast office: (415) 762-0092

    Services: Search firm focused on industries that include the life sciences; Job specialties include Scientists and research associates, preclinical / lab animal medicine / veterinary science, chemistry, protein purification, process development, process engineering, quality assurance, quality control, regulatory affairs, manufacturing, clinical research, project management, facilities, and engineering/EH&S

    Website: www.hireminds.net/about.aspx

    Top executive: David Hayes, president and founder

    Year established: 1998

  • Joseph Associates

    Address: 229 Main St. Huntington, NY 11743

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

    Services: Provide companies with personnel to fill positions that include biostatisticians, clinical development, computational biologists, drug safety, epidemiologists, HEOR specialists, medical directors, directors of pharmaco-epidemiology and pharmacovigilance, statisticians

    Website: www.jaexecutivesearch.com

    Top executive: Joe Nakelski, president

    Year established: 1986

  • Kelly Staffing 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. Asia-Pacific HQ: +656494 6060. Europe-Middle East-Africa HQ: +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

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

    Interviewing offices in Boston, Dallas-Austin, Detroit (Troy, MI), Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham, San Diego, and Toronto

    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 or (800) 785-2144

    Services: Executive search firm providing staffing solutions for biotechnology. Focuses on drug discovery positions in molecular/cell biology; genomics; proteomics; immunology; protein chemistry; chromatography; mass spectrometry; high-throughput screening (HTS); microarray; instrumentation; bioinformatics; image analysis equipment; 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

    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

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

    Top executive: Rosemarie Christopher, founder, president and CEO

    Year established: 1992

  • Sanford Rose Associates - San Francisco

    Address: 2333 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Suite 175, San Ramon, CA 94583

    Phone number(s): (925) 837-5800

    Services: A boutique-retained executive search firm focused on life sciences that partners with organizations to find director, vp, and C-level executives. Functions covered include R&D, manufacturing, sales, marketing, business development, finance, IT, bioinformatics, regulatory and medical affairs, and general management

    Website: www.sanfordrose.com/sanfrancisco

    Top executive: Rich Carter, president

    Year established: 1999

  • 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 pharmaceutical & biotech professionals in the Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York markets

    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): +44 207 553 2370. North America office: (484) 567-2900. China office: +86 21 6058 5938

    Services: Provider of search services for executive to middle managers in the life sciences sector globally

    Website: www.sharpstream.com

    Top executive: Nick Bellwood, managing director, U.K.; Craig Natale, managing 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

    Services: Executive search firm serving the pharmaceutical, and biotech industries. Areas of specialty include analytical, auditing, business development, manufacturing, product development, QA/QC, regulatory affairs, and technical services

    Website: shawassociates.com/contact.html

    Top executive: 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 industry in San Diego. Candidates placed for contract, contract-to-hire, and permanent positions.

    Website: www.simplybiotech.com

    Top executive: Travis Medley, president

    Year established: 2008

  • 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, CEO and president, 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

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

    Services: Executive search firm serving life sciences companies—including pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostics corporations—and other employers

    Website: www.wittkieffer.com/biotech

    Top executive: John McLean, managing director, central region, and Life Sciences Practice leader

    Year established: 1969


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