Biotechnology Recruitment Agencies Directory
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About Vector Recruitment Limited
Vector -the science & technology experts! We are an innovative team of experienced consultants, specialising in the high technology market. We don't dilute our efforts by working in other sectors and all of us have an engineering or science background. We understand our market and the careers it can offer bright, ambitious people.
Covers: UK Wide | Contract, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries from £25k - £100k+
About Proclinical Staffing
Global Growth Partners – We deliver on every stage of the life science process to help you grow faster.
Covers: Europe, North America, Asia Pacific | Contract, Permanent | Salaries from £17k - £100k+
About Network Scientific Ltd.
Headquartered in the UK, Network Scientific is an expert-led, award-winning science recruitment agency that offers compliant temporary, permanent and contract recruitment services to the scientific, medical, laboratory and engineering industries. We work with companies ranging from start-up to global organisations and nothing is ever too much trouble for us.
Covers: United Kingdom, Ireland and Mainland Europe | Contract, Part Time, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries from £17k - £100k+
About HW Select Ltd
Whether you are looking to fill a Finance/Banking, Engineering, HR or Senior Job we have the people. We use a mix of Headhunting, Social Media our Database, Advertising and our position in Google to find you the best candidates for those hard to fill jobs. Competitive fees for exclusivity or multiple jobs.
Covers: UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia | Contract, Part Time, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries £15k - £100k+
About The Advocate Group - Supply Chain & Operations Specialists
The Advocate Group is a recruitment consultancy that utilises Search and Selection techniques across all levels to partner leading industry names with exceptional talent across specialist, middle & senior roles both nationally and internationally.
Covers: National, International and Global Service | Contract, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries from £35k - £100k+
About Electus Recruitment Solutions
Electus is a leading recruitment specialist in the Engineering, Technology & Digital and Cyber & Security sectors. We work across the Defence, Aerospace, Energy, Infrastructure and Digital markets.
Covers: UK Wide, Europe, Australia, Canada | Contract, Permanent | Salaries from £17k - £100k+
About Premier Technical Recruitment
Premier Technical Recruitment are experts in the provision of permanent engineering and technical recruitment solutions across the UK. We offer highly competitive rates and more than 20 years experience in delivering the highest levels of service.
Covers: UK wide | Permanent | Salaries £15k - £100k+
About MP Resourcing LTD
MP Resourcing understands the diverse needs of today’s businesses and job seekers, and offer expert help for both clients and candidates. From candidate sourcing through to advertising, response handling, screening and interviewing, MP Resourcing offers local recruitment services providing comprehensive and tailored solutions that improve efficiency and reduce costs. We offer both permanent and temporary solutions so can help whatever your needs.
Covers: Oxfordshire & Berkshire | Contract, Part Time, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries £15k - £100k+
About E3 Recruitment (UK) LLP
E3 Recruitment is one of the UK’s leading blue collar and white collar engineering, manufacturing and technical recruitment specialists. Having been formed in joint partnership by a close team of recruitment professionals to create a true regional, national and international presence.
Covers: Yorkshire & Humberside, Wales, Scotland, Midlands | Contract, Part Time, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries from £17k - £100k+
About OpenHouse Recruitment
We recruit for the roles and industries we’ve worked in. Our consultants work experience within Finance, HR, Marketing and IT has allowed us to help our clients by creating a pipeline of talent that benefits in the long term. By viewing our Clients as partners; we go the extra mile to ensure that our placements are fully aligned with the business strategy and that only the perfect match is made. Seamless recruitment and ONLY charge if you hire.
Covers: UK | Contract, Part Time, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries £15k - £100k+
About ATS Recruitment - Construction & Engineering Services
We are experts at supplying qualified biotech staff to contractors, subcontractors and consultancies across the UK. Our team are trained extensively to serve the biotechnology sector and have the resources to source candidates for pharmaceutical facilities, clean rooms, research facilities, laboratories, medical centres and hospitals. Please contact us to discuss your requirements - we'd be happy to help.
Covers: UK, Ireland and mainland Europe | Contract, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries £15k - £100k+
About Flexible Solutionz Limited
Flexible Solutionz has been helping recruit Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical professionals for many years. We have a proven track record of success across this discipline. We are able to provide testimonials & references on request. We offer excellent rates & rebate schemes to protect your investment.
Covers: North West England | Part Time, Permanent | Salaries £15k - £100k+
About Moon Recruitment
We have recruited for numerous Pharmaceutical, Clean Room, Research Facilities and Manufacturing projects in the past, both in the UK and mainland Europe. We feel we have the technical understanding of this industry and candidate database to help with all recruitment on the design and build side.
Covers: UK Wide | Contract, Part Time, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries £15k - £100k+
EcoTalent are multi-disciplinary recruiters covering roles nationwide. We thrive on working with SMEs with whom we can partner and be their one stop shop for all their recruitment needs. We provide just one contact within the agency so our clients aren't bounced around different consultants depending on their speciality. With a background in HR, we understand what it's like on both sides of the fence!
Covers: Nationwide | Contract, Part Time, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries £15k - £100k+
About Highbury Recruitment
At Highbury Recruitment we believe in building personal and long standing relationships with both clients and candidates alike. Specialising in Industrial, Engineering, Scientific, Automotive and Electronic sectors, Permanent and Temporary recruitment, Highbury Recruitment has an extensive network of contacts. This makes us the only place you need to go for your recruitment requirements. Our ethos is simple: 'A personal approach to personnel'
Covers: East Anglia | Contract, Part Time, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries £15k - £100k+
About AllNeeds Recruitment
As one of Scotland's more established recruitment companies, AllNeeds offer a quality professional service to all types of businesses. We deal with all aspects of both temporary and permanent recruitment for a wide variety of skill areas including
Covers: Uk wide | Contract, Part Time, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries £15k - £100k+
Scintillant Life Sciences
PIR - Search & Interims for Life Sciences
Entrust Resource Solutions
Shamco International Recruitment
De Lacy Executive Agricultural & Horticultural Specialists
CY Partners Recruitment Specialists
Morgan Ryder Associates
Keystone Employment Group
Hyper Recruitment Solutions
Most Popular Biotechnology Job Roles
Most Popular Locations for Biotechnology
Biotechnology, is an emerging and highly technical field, which concerns itself with the use of biological processes in order to aid technological advancement. Also known as the 'life sciences,' cellular manipulations can be used to fight new strains of disease, or in theory, even cure problems as big as world hunger. The industry produces about £3 billion in annual revenue in the UK and provides employment for more than 20,000 staff at some 300 businesses. The UK is one of the world's leading nations for biotechnology, and has won an impressive 23 Nobel Prizes for breakthroughs in the field. Considerable biotech research clusters exist in locations including Oxford, Edinburgh and Cambridge - and Agency Central lists many recruitment agencies in these areas.
Job roles and qualifications
Biotech Recruitment agencies report that many employment opportunities are available in the areas of Clinical Research, Chemical Engineering, and Warehouse Operations, as well as Clerical and Secretarial staff. Most of these roles require a relevant degree or masters but Biology-related courses are traditionally some of the most oversubscribed and competitive, with only around 20% of applicants being accepted. Professionals in the field are required not only to hold advanced academic degrees, but also to complete hands-on training programmes, (usually provided on the job), to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and the practical demands of the profession.
While many job roles in Biotech are degree-driven, there are non-graduate routes into the industry -namely in areas such as animal care. In this area, employers will mainly look for GCSEs and A-levels, but previous experience in caring for animals will weigh heavily on any prospects. On-the-job training will prove to be the most important aspect in this role but staff may later be encouraged to undertake an NVQ in Animal Technology.
London is the UK hub for Biotechnology, which is reflected in the significantly higher salaries found there, compared to the rest of the country. Nationwide salaries range from £20-55K, and the average salary in Biotech is about £30K. In London, however, that average rises to around £42K.
The largest employers for this field in the UK are Unilever Research, GSK, and Pfizer, with the latter frequently finding itself at the top of the big spenders list for research projects. A significant proportion of jobs are also university-affiliated, and PhD research accounts for a major part of the industry.