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Apr 7, 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]

  • Following is 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): (847) 267-1176; West Coast office: (415) 358-2400

    Services: Global clinical outsourcing organization providing full-service CRO capabilities, functional service provider (FSP) strategies, and on-demand staffing solutions (including contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire) for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device organizations.

    Website: www.advancedclinical.com

    Top executive: Leo Sheridan, CEO

    Year established: 1994

  • Allen-Jeffers Associates

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

    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. Life Sciences practice group bases consultants in New York, Chicago, and Edison, NJ. Firm has additional offices in Boston, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.

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

    Services: Executive search services for the life sciences and other industries. Functional areas include marketing, human resources, CEOs, CIO and technology leadership, legal, risk, compliance, R&D, sales, and CFO and financial leadership. One of the world’s largest woman-owned executive search firms.

    Website: www.battaliawinston.com

    Top executive: Dale Winston, chairwoman and CEO

    Year established: 1963

  • Besen Associates

    Address: 5030 Mundy Drive, Cumming, GA 30028

    Phone number(s): (678) 807-7052

    Services: Executive recruiting services for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Employment opportunities for M.D.s, Ph.D.s, chemists, pharma scientists, business development and licensing professionals, marketing and sales professionals.

    Website: besen.com

    Top executive: Doug Besen, president

    Year established: Year unavailable; “over 45 years of experience,” according to website

  • Bio-Partners and Lennon Search Associates

    Address: 611 W. Union St., Morganton, NC. Bio-Partners has additional offices in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

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

    Services: Bio-Partners specializes in recruiting for positions in the life sciences, including specialties in biotechnology, bioinformatics, genomics/proteomics, cheminformatics, clinical trials, and medical devices. Lennon Search Associates specializes in assignments for bioscience, healthcare, medical device, pharmaceutical, consumer, and personal product industries. Key executive recruitment for positions in manufacturing, operations, supply chain, engineering leaders and technical management. Lennon Search also offers traditional direct staffing, and contractual services for executive, engineering and technical professions.

    Websites: recruiters-connection.com; lennonsearch.com/contact

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

    Year established: 1988; founded as Hall Management Group

  • BioQuest

    Address: Northern California office: 100 Spear Street, Suite 700, 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. Additional office in Zug, Switzerland

    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

    Year established: 2011

  • Bowdoin Group

    Address: 40 William Street, Wellesley, MA 02481

    Phone number(s): (781) 263-5200; also toll-free at (800) 239-3141

    Services: Full-service executive search and consulting firm with a practice in Life Sciences & Biotechnology and other industries. Functional areas include clinical development, commercial operations, corporate/business, development, discovery & non-clinical 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; firm focuses on recruiting M.D. or Ph.D. candidates for research and development positions ranging from senior scientists to corporate officers.

    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; also in Switzerland at 41 61 508 7010

    Services: Specialized pharmaceutical and biotechnology executive search and recruitment firm; partners with U.S. and global life science companies to identify and recruit accomplished professionals for their senior staff through executive management level positions located worldwide.

    Website: www.cornerstonesg.com

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

    Year established: 2000

  • Critical Path, Inc.

    Address: 8221 Village Harbor Drive, Cornelius, NC 28031

    Phone number(s): (704) 765-2650

    Services: National search firm providing recruitment services exclusively to clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Services for employers include contingency searches and retained searches.

    Website: www.criticalpathinc.net

    Top executive: Karen Baldwin, president

    Year established: Year unavailable

  • Dunne and Associates

    Address: Greenville, SC1

    Phone number(s): (864) 735-8786

    Services: Executive search firm recruiting for sales, sales management, and marketing positions with biotech companies.

    Website: www.dunneandassociates.net

    Top executive: Vincent Dunne, president

    Year established: 2013

  • Greylock Recruiting

    Address: 545 Main St., Williamstown, MA 01267

    Phone number(s): (617) 680-1952

    Services: Full-service recruiting, search and staffing agency focused on providing a comprehensive and confidential service for scientific professionals within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Clients range from small startups to top-tier pharmaceutical and biotech companies throughout the continental U.S., for whom the firm sources and provides candidates for full-time positions. Core competencies include DMPK, bioanalytical, and clinical pharmacology and pharmacokinetics.

    Website: www.greylock-recruiting.com

    Top executive: T.J. Elder, principal

    Year established: 2007

  • HireLifeScience.com

    Address: 62 Pine Drive, Roosevelt, NJ 08555

    Phone number(s): (609) 308-2658

    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

  • HireMinds

    Address: East Coast: 222 Third Street, Suite 0350, Cambridge, MA 02142. West Coast: 50 California St., Suite 1500, San Francisco, CA 94111

    Phone number(s): East Coast: (617) 252-0606; West Coast: (415) 795-9300

    Services: Search firm focused on industries that include the life sciences. Job specialties include clinical research, chemistry, discovery research, engineering/facilities, lab animal medicine, manufacturing, process development, project management, quality and regulatory, and validation/calibration.

    Website: www.hireminds.com

    Top executive: David Hayes, president and founder

    Year established: 1998


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