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Career boards and Recruitment consultants for life science graduates

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If you are a life science graduate or professional the chances are you are going to find the current job market a difficult place, with the current rate of academic funding significantly hitting this sector reducing the numer of PhD, postdoctoral and PhD positions and general economic reasons hitting the rest of the industry. With this in mind, I have put together a list of all of the current job boards and recruitment consultancies to make it easier for scientists (or other technical professionals) to promote their CV or resume to companies.

Recruitment Consultancies

Whilst there are still companies that don't use recruitment consultancies to source relevant candidates, a lot of companies now rely on the services of these professionals. There are an increasing number of recruitment consultancies and independent recruitment consultants and each may specialise in different sectors of the life sciences sector (e.g. Sales, Clinical Research, Consultancy). It is worth deciding which sector you want to target specifically, and then registering your details with as many of these consultancies as possible.


Acumen Recruitment is the premier scientific sales recruitment agency specialising in sales and marketing personnel for the hospital and laboratory markets


CK Science aims to help you successfully search and apply for jobs in science. We will also help you through the application process to help increase your chances of securing your ideal job in your chose field. Our highly trained, specialist scientific recruitment professionals are here to help.


Cranleigh is an independent, family owned recruitment business specialising in science, environmental and renewables vacancies.


The team at CSL are unusual, for a start they specialise in recruiting staff in Clinical Research and Drug Development disciplines but they are also fortunate to have the ear of the industry managers as peers. Most importantly from a customer standpoint, the technical staff are themselves scientists with work expertise in the disciplines CSL recruits to, they speak the same language and understand the skills, work culture and pressures people face in the sector.

CY Partners

CY Partners are a specialist, independent consultancy. We have over 18 years experience of industry specific recruitment within the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Chemical, FMCG, Medical Device, Forensic, Food and related scientific and Engineering industries.

Flame Pharma

Flame Pharma is one of the UK's leading specialist scientific recruitment consultancies providing Global Resource Solutions to our clients.

Chempeople is a global networking and career site for chemicals, polymers and related professionals. We include proactive people in; resources, minerals, coatings, materials, plastics, biosciences & renewables.


Griffon online is a recruitment service for the chemical industry. We maintain an extensive database of positions, searchable by job type and/or geographical area.


We specialise, because you do!

Hudson Shribman

Interested in students about to complete their courses and also graduates about to complete their MSc or PhD.


International Healthcare Recruitment - IHR is a leading group of international recruiters for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. Our clients are world leading pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare institutions.

Jobs in Pharma jobs- serves thousands in the pharmaceutical community as the most effective European online pharmaceutical jobs and careers management in the pharmaceutical, clinical research, regulatory, medical device, biotech and health care industries.


Jobs in Science


Jobs in Science are a specialist employment agency with client companies across the UK from a variety of science sectors including pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotechnology, chemical, food, environmental and water industries. If you are a scientist and you are looking for a new job, whether it’s your first step on the career ladder or your next challenge, Jobs in Science is here to help.

Kelly Scientific

Since its foundation in 1995, Kelly Scientific Resources (KSR) has emerged as the leading scientific and clinical trials recruitment company in the world today

Lab support

Lab Support, a division of On Assignment, is an international leader in placing scientific, engineering, and preclinical professionals in contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire opportunities.

Langton Howarth Specialist Recruitment redefined.

Matchtech is one of the UK's leading technical recruitment agencies specialising in Engineering, Science & Medical, Construction and IT Jobs.

New Discovery

New Discovery is a specialist recruitment consultancy providing a range of tailored services to clients within the scientific technology sector to include informatics solutions providers, technology innovators, commercialisation consultancies, product designers, instrumentation and robotic specialists, drug discovery companies, major pharmaceutical and clinical service organisations.

Non Stop

 We have been building successful relationships with our clients since 2000. NonStop recruits professionals to the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Devices industries

PDR Partners

PDR Partners was established in March 2002 by Claire Jackaman, Jeremy Hyde and Graham Stretch to provide specialist recruitment services to the pharmaceutical industry and related sectors

Penny Warren

At Penny Warren, we know that the secret of success in life is to recognise and seize opportunities when they arise.  Penny Warren Recruitment has over 25 years experience in the scientific recruitment industry.


We manage a large network of Pharmaceutical industry professionals across Europe. We identify approach and attract the most highly relevant candidates to specific job opportunities across almost all Research & Development functions.


PULSE recruits health and social care professionals for temporary and permanent jobs in the UK and abroad. We are the UK’s leading independent provider of healthcare bank staff management services and also provide all kinds of specialist care packages in the home and in the community.


Reed is a specialist provider of permanent, contract, temporary and outsourced recruitment solutions, IT and HR consulting.


Research, Review, Recruit-RRR


Research, Review, Recruit-RRR is an independent consultancy with a combined pharmaceutical recruitment experience of 15 years. Since February 2007 we have held an exclusive partnership with Mylan in the UK based in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire to manage and fulfil their recruitment needs across all functions from Accountancy through to Sales and Marketing. We recruit solely for Mylan.


RSA is a global leader in the provision of Executive Search and Interim Management to the life sciences industries


SCI is a recruitment consultancy specialising in science job opportunities for Scientists at all qualification and experience levels.


Seltek is a small company with a big reputation in the niche markets we work in. These include science and biotechnology sales and marketing, and clinical research vacancies. We take pride in being known as cheerful and positive people.




SRG is an award-winning resourcing company dedicated to the science, clinical and engineering sectors.


STR is your leading recruiter for the Technical, Health and Professional sectors. We supply clients with temporary, contract and permanent candidates who add real value to your organisation. We provide our clients with specialist staffing programmes and solutions to meet recruitment challenges across all our specialist sectors in the UK.


Whitehall is the Recruitment Specialist for the Chemicals, Resins, Pigments, Coatings, Polymers, Pharmaceutical and Science based Industries.


Zenopa are a UK recruitment agency placing Sales and Marketing personnel, Executives, Nurse Advisors and Engineers into Dental, Veterinary, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Pharmacy, Healthcare Communication and Laboratory Jobs.


Job Boards

In addition to the smaller job boards hosted by the recruitment consultants there are a large number of specialised and general job boards applicable for scientists and technical specialists. Is is worth noting however, that often the same jobs can be listed by the hiring company and recruitment consultants, and it is up to you whether try direct or enlist the help of the recruitment consultant.



4 Science Jobs We develop and provide cost effective, sector specific jobs boards, that work together to help jobseekers find that perfect job.. We work with some of the UK's leading recruitment agencies and direct employers to bring you an extensive selection of scientific jobs across all related industry sectors.
Cancer Research Job Board The Cancer Research UK Science Job Board provides a central point for job seekers to find all vacant research positions arising from our funding.  Job seekers can find all current vacancies by a range of criteria, such as job type, salary range or location, or by the eligibility of the applicant.
Engineer Board If you are looking for your next Engineering job, Engineer Board is here to help you find it.
Institute of Cancer Research Job Board The Institute of Cancer Research has over 850 staff and post graduate students and works in partnership with The Royal Marsden NHS Trust to form the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Europe. Search current vacancies, research positions and PhD studentships.
Guardian Science Jobs Find the latest science and pharmaceutical jobs from chemistry, biology, and physics to marine and biotechnology jobs on Guardian Jobs.
Indeed Indeed is the #1 job site worldwide, with over 60 million unique visitors and 1 billion job searches per month. Indeed is available in more than 50 countries and 26 languages, covering 94% of global GDP. Jobs in science, research, academic and administrative employment in the UK & abroad
Jobs4 Drug Development Providing International Drug Development, Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research Industries with Dedicated Online Recruitment Services.
Jobsite Jobsite is a leading UK online recruitment site, dedicated to helping you find your next job. We're not a recruitment agency ourselves, but lots of agencies and employers use our website every day, to find people just like you.
Monster The Monster experience brings you an innovative job search engine, to help make sure each search equals time well spent.
Nature Jobs Nature jobs delivers a pick of the latest career articles, science jobs and employment news.
New Scientist Jobs New Scientist Jobs is your online source for the best Science and Technology jobs and candidates.
Pharma Talent Pool Our client members involved in the clincal, life sciences and pharmaceutical recruitment market are focussing on candidates looking for either a commercial or research role within the Pharma, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Healthcare, Medical Devices, Clinical Operations, Clinical Research, Clinical Trials, Life Sciences, Medical Education, Applied Research, Reasearch & Development, R&D, Health Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Manufacturing & Environmental Science communities
 Wiley Job Network Wiley Job Network is the definitive job site for professionals, academics, researchers and scientists brought to you by the leading global publisher. Find the jobs you want, apply online, and embark on the most targeted job search of your career.

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