Our recruitment experience in life sciences jobs
From roles in clinical operations, research and development (R&D), medical affairs, quality assurance and statistical SAS to name a few, we’ll meet your job search needs.
Our experienced team of recruitment experts help place people like you in their ideal jobs every day, whether you're looking for life sciences consulting jobs, life sciences research jobs, or even roles at a graduate level.
We recognise the expanding and growing need for talent within the life sciences industry, which is why we have consultants dedicated to placing candidates with the right skills and experience across the UK and our pool of jobs continues to expand. Combined with our expertise and deep knowledge of the life sciences industry, we can become your lifelong partner in an exciting career.
You'll find all the technical and scientific positions we have available within drug discovery, development and commercialisation via our life dedicated sciences page.
As expert recruiters in life sciences we specialise in: Biometrics, Clinical Ops, Discovery R&D, Pharmacovigilence & Drug Safety, Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) and Market Access, Medical Affairs & Clinical Development, Medical Information, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, Research Development, and Statistics SAS.
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Life Sciences employers we work with
Our employer relationships span global pharma organisations, smaller scale-up pharma companies, biotech start-ups and research facilities.
We work with engaged life sciences employers up and down the country and use our relationships with the likes of the OBN and our partner organisation Confederation of British Industry (CBI) to expand our growing networks regionally.
Responding to increased demand from our clients and rapid industry growth, we are expanding at pace, with new life sciences hubs having launched in Oxford, Liverpool and Cork (Ireland) to give us national coverage.
OUR LIFE SCIENCES FIELDS
I worked with Hays to find me a new challenge following my post at IQVIA. They were excellent throughout the process from initial call through to offer negotiation and kept me updated throughout. If I were to ever look for a new challenge or recruit for my team, Hays would be my first point of call-Director of Medical & Payer Evidence Statistics, AstraZeneca
LIFE SCIENCES JOBS FAQs
Yes, life science employers are struggling to find the talent they need, with 88% saying they experienced skills shortages during 2021. So, with employability prospects being high for life science jobs, if you see a vacancy, you're interested in that matches your skills and experience – now is the perfect time to apply. For more information, check out our Salary and Recruiting Trends Guide.
While technical skills are important for life science jobs, employers are also looking for soft skills. The soft skills currently in-demand for life science professionals include problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to adopt change, flexibility and adaptability, as well as critical thinking skills. To improve any of these key skills, visit My Learning.
Completing a bachelor’s degree in a related science field is the most common way of becoming qualified. Apprenticeships are also an option that combine classroom learning with hands on practical training. These tend to be shorter than degrees and allow you to go straight into work or study further. For more information about what qualifications you need for life science jobs.
There are pros and cons to both. Contractors have the potential to earn more money than permanent staff due to typically being paid on a day-rate basis. They can also gain broader experience working on short-term projects. Whereas life science jobs that are permanent offer job security, a steady flow of income and holiday/sick pay.
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