How YOU Could Save A Life. With a CV

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Thousands of skilled Medical Researchers, Developers and Scientists are hired yearly by Life Sciences recruiters.

These hires contribute to revolutionary medical breakthroughs which enable prevention, early detection or even cures for chronic diseases. Recruiters in the Life Sciences space are given the chance to recruit the rarest talent. Specifically those with biotechnology and pharmaceutical clients. They directly contribute to the development of new drugs and treatments.

Impacting thousands of lives, globally.

You could argue that this is one of the most important industries in the world. Hiring people who contribute to the mission of saving millions of lives around the globe.

Still think recruiters are all in it for themselves? 

Now you maybe thinking “Damn I’ve spent the last 3 years of my career recruiting tech people.” Don’t fret, you’re needed too!

One reason Life Sciences is highly lucrative is because Med-tech is in overdrive right now. Think for a minute about how far we’ve come. Think about augmented reality, Google Glasses, VR Headsets.

Similar AR tools have been used to train doctors and med students how to perform life-changing surgeries. With the increase of technology in medicine, the industry’s benefitted from bioelectronics and Artificial Intel. This has enabled great inventions like 3D medical printing. The industry’s also in need of more personalised medicines and treatments. For many hires a data science background is required.

To say this space is an interesting field’s an understatement. It’s a market I’d love to be working in right now.

Showcased here are 6 of the TOP Life Sciences recruitment firms looking to hire experienced recruiters exclusively through the Hunted app.

GQR Global Markets 

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Who they are:

GQR are a global talent acquisition and advisory firm specialising in the procurement of rare talent to the world’s most challenging industry sectors. They’re led by the youngest founding team, chairman and CEO in the human capital sector of the Inc. 500 and placed No. 1 on the list for fastest-growing human capital company in Los Angeles and the state of New York. 

Whilst they are a successful in all STEM markets, their Life Sciences division is high performing. The team represents a global portfolio of Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device companies.

In a constantly evolving market, their deep market specialisation and proactive talent acquisition methodology, accelerates the delivery of highly skilled and niche candidates throughout the Life Sciences domain. Utilising their cross-industry network they are able to deliver on traditional life sciences research and clinical skill sets, as well as cater to the competitive demand for Data Science, Imaging, and Bioinformatics talent.

Who they’re hiring: 

GQR are looking for experienced Life Sciences recruiters from backgrounds such as Clinical Operations, R&D, Biostatistics and Informatics, Engineering, Manufacturing, Tech Transfer, and Healthcare.

They work with some of the coolest Biotech’s in Oncology, Immunology, Neuroscience and Cell/Gene Therapy.  Off the back of an awesome year with over 350% revenue growth GQR are looking to double the team size.

Currently open to business development executives, and 360 consultants to join the team. Their holistic approach to human capital consulting is perfect for those frustrated by firms who are taking a transactional view on client interaction. If you want to relocate for a role a GQR they have a 100% visa acceptance rate for Aus / USA / UK passport holders, 40% of their employees have already relocated for the opportunity!

Skills Alliance 

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Who they are: 

Skills Alliance is a specialist Life Sciences recruitment business with specific focus in Business Transformation and EMEA / Global launch projects. They offer bespoke solutions designed to assist fast growing Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical companies in securing the best possible executive staff for their business.

This ranges from new project launch teams for impending drug approvals through to full global or EMEA management build out projects. Since their establishment in 2005, Skills Alliance has been conceived to take advantage of a surge in demand for talented pharmaceutical industry professionals, to drive the development and bringing to market of new pharmaceutical compounds.

Who they’re hiring: 

Experienced 360 recruiters with previous knowledge, passion or exposure to Life sciences, technology and engineering markets.

Their internal structure is set up to mirror the development life-cycle, with specialist teams responsible for each vertical area, from the pre-clinical discovery phase through to the commercialisation of the drug.

The teams consist of both ex industry professionals and recruitment professionals, effectively blending deep sector expertise with best practice in staffing and recruitment. We encourage an open and entrepreneurial culture where the sharing of knowledge is part of our every-day work.

Austin Fraser 

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Who they are: 

Austin Fraser are global specialists in Technology, Life Sciences, Aviation & Automation markets. Their big HQ is based in Reading with other offices based in Munich, Berlin and Austin TX. Each office is a state of the art space with a bright open work area and break out spots. Every member of staff is supplied with the latest iMacs and height adjustable desks. T

hey offer clear progression, an incredible training scheme, a diverse array of perks and they’re growing FAST!

Who they’re hiring: 

With last year’s success on their current Life Sciences team, they have big growth plans to span out into new niche areas!

The existing team are seeking experienced 360 Life Sciences Consultants who are motivated to build a desk and go on to reap the rewards! With their ambitious plans to grow and develop the Life Sciences brand they are looking to bring in the best talent to help break into new and exciting markets and to take the brand into the future.

If you’re interested in and shaping the way the division looks long term and want the opportunity to really stand out in a business, Austin Fraser will be a great fit! 


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Who they are: 

i-Pharm is a Leading Global Life Sciences recruitment business, based in London, Munich, Singapore and sunny Sydney. With being specialists in the Pharmaceutical industry they have enjoyed significant year-on-year growth since its inception in 2008, to quickly becoming one of the leading players in their industry sector.

As a business, they’ll focus on developing your career, creating an awesome environment to work from and taking you on incredible holiday incentives.

If you want to work for a global leader that still has the agility of a smaller brand, look no further! Also, with their global offices there are many opportunities for consultants looking to expand their careers abroad.

Who they’re hiring: 

i-Pharm have a long history of producing Top Billers and they all have one thing in common – the right attitude. They’re all hungry for success and everything that comes with that! They’re looking for Experienced Consultants to join them with the same attitude.

This role would suit someone who is polished, articulate and a stickler for detail. Candidates and clients in this market are well qualified and value face to face interaction, so you’ll be out on a lot of meetings building relationships with key members of Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and CRO companies.

If you’ve got Australian or UK recruitment experience in a professional sector (not necessarily Pharma), and you’re someone who prides themselves on the quality of what they do, then they would love an application from you. 

Hamlyn Williams 

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Who they are: 

A truly global business that will help you relocate and back you to the hilt to be a success. Hamlyn Williams was established in 2011 and has offices in New York, London, Regional South West UK, a presence in Dublin and Dubai and an office in Hong Kong.

It will open in Dallas and Europe in 2017/ 2018 and further into Asia. An organisation in high growth, with high ambition. Hamlyn Williams is a global recruitment and staffing agency and consultancy specialising in corporate governance positions and front office roles.

Despite the Life Sciences sector being one of their newer divisions they billed over 1 million in their first year. With up to 40% commission and an opportunity to build your niche from the ground up, joining Hamlyn Williams is a no-brainer! 

Who they’re hiring: 

Hamlyn Williams has BIG growth plans and are able to relocate you to any of there global offices. The Life Sciences sector are looking to hire Senior Recruitment Consultants to help build out the following verticals: Pharmaceuticals: Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance & Clinical.

The business is founded on a model that enables its staff to grow and develop within the company and eventually become a key decision makers.

This business will be the perfect for you if you are looking to be a micro-specialist, become an expert in your industry and really master something in your space.


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Who they are: 

RBW are headquartered in Crawley with offices in Brighton and Boston. They’re Medical and Life Science specialists who’ve grown rapidly since their humble beginnings in 2007. They have a structured training programme for the advancement of their staff and regularly give something back to the world around them.

Their Brighton office is a pebble’s throw from the beach and they’re hiring at all levels. They’ve been established 10 years and have invested in amazing office spaces! With big ambitions, they’re growing their teams across all 3 offices in 2018. Their focus is within the Pharmaceutical, MedTech, Healthcare, Communications, IT and HR industries.

Who they’re hiring:

RBW are hiring across all of their offices. They’re looking for, hungry, energetic and fanatical recruitment professionals who aren’t afraid of business development and are looking for something different and exciting. RBW are also keen to hear from 360 Recruiters from technology and engineering markets who wish to transition into Life Sciences.

Fun Fact: They offer unlimited holiday once targets have been hit and loads of perks including medical, dental and vision cover, free snacks, meals out in addition to great base salaries and a bonus structure with no threshold that goes up to 35%.

Life Sciences still not for you? Well aren’t you heartless…

Only joking.

If you’re a Recruiter wondering what might be out there in other industries, Hunted’s the very best place for you to be hunting your next role. Or benchmarking your current one. This little video will explain it all nicely.

Here’s a link to last weeks article written by Isobel Stevenson.