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The drug discovery, research, and development markets are as highly specialised as they are competitive, and if you don’t know where to look, this can make finding the right talent exceptionally tricky.

At BioTalent, our specialist consultants have stacks of experience in delivering recruitment solutions for the research and development market, which combined with our extensive training and deep market understanding, makes for extremely effective results. We understand the differences between products, molecules, technologies and trends. Using a knowledge-based approach to pairing the perfect candidates with impactful opportunities, we can reduce your hiring times, build effective teams, and prepare your business for the future.

Through our diversity-led mindset and methodology, we can provide people-first, custom-made hiring solutions in the pharmaceutical, biopharma, cell and gene therapy, medical device, and biotechnology markets. We cover all areas from early-stage discovery, all the way through to later stage process development and associated translational/pre-clinical testing.


R&D is a key driving force behind positive transformation and advancement in the life sciences, and in an industry that flourishes on growth, talented research professionals are in constant demand. Industries defined by leading-edge technological innovation often rely on optimised R&D functions to secure their strategy in the face of rapidly changing markets.

The realm of R&D encompasses a huge range of skillsets, and this can make differentiating between therapeutic or specific disease experience incredibly challenging. Hiring the right talent on the first attempt is critical to moving therapeutics through the pipeline, and in turn, the interest of public health.

Typical Roles and Responsibilities in Research and Development:

· Project Management

· Principal Scientist

· Discovery

· Target Validation

· Phage Display Scientist

· Screening

· Computational Chemistry Associate

· Pre-Clinical Development Scientist

· Pharmacologist

· Clinical Research Recruiter

· Research Consultant

· Probate Researcher

· Research Fellow

· Chemistry Research Associate

· Immunity Monitoring

· Analytical Development

· Process Development

· Assay Development

· Medicinal Chemist

Within Research & Development is Bioprocessing & MSAT

The biopharmaceutical industry is one of the fastest-growing industries on the planet. Thanks in part to the wonders of technological advancement, countless scientific breakthroughs, and the sheer scope of the industry’s positive impact. Bioprocessing is an essential part of the development and manufacture of biopharmaceutical products, the same products that are used to treat a vast number of diseases today. Enabled by MSAT, the principles of Bioprocessing can be applied to many exciting new industries, including cell and gene therapy, cultivated meats Bio-Renewables and Biofuels.

BioTalent has a wealth of experience in hiring for this discipline. Whether you’re looking for the best scientific minds to hit the ground running on your early-stage development process, or you need a permanent placement to guide your GMP system to success, we’ve got the knowledge necessary to find your perfect candidate. Our consultants are equipped with a granular understanding of the life sciences, and a passion for putting people first. Whatever your bioprocessing and MSAT needs are, we can find you a custom-fit solution.


Bioprocessing has irrevocably changed some of the world’s biggest and most impactful industries, including food and pharmaceuticals. Biopharmaceutical drugs are now found in the majority of medical divisions, and their rising popularity is a testament to their potential for creating cures. From innovative biofuel to the cure for hepatitis C, bioprocessing and MSAT are the catalysts behind meaningful change, the kind that shapes the future.

Typical Roles and Responsibilities in Bioprocessing and MSAT:

· Technologist

· Bio Technologist

· Scientist

· Senior Scientist

· Principal Scientist

· Process Development Scientist

· MSAT Scientist

· VP of Development

· Purification

· Upstream Process Development (USP)

· Downstream Process Development (DSP)

· New Product Introduction (NPI)

· New Product Development (NPD)

· Chemistry Manufacture and Control Specialist

· Technical Transfer (Tech Transfer)

· Process Specialist

· Automation Scientist


· VP of Development

· Director

Greg Hammond

Greg Hammond

Associate Director - R&D (EU)

Jamie Brewer

Jamie Brewer

Manager - East Coast MedTech (US)

Christina Giakou

Christina Giakou

Principal Consultant - R&D

Lewis Besbeech

Lewis Besbeech

Recruitment Consultant - Data Science & AI (EU)