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We provide Talent Solutions for the global Life Sciences sector.
Since 2008, i-Pharm’s independent, expert, and ethical approach to procuring talent has helped power the pioneering progress made by Pharmaceutical, Biotech and MedTech companies around the world.
We bring the people that allow our clients to unlock problems with the potential to change millions of lives. From executive search to high-volume recruitment, provision of specialist consultants to bespoke project teams, we deliver rapid, high-quality results, every time.
We have specialised solely in life sciences from the start. By focusing on selected functional markets, we have built a deep understanding of the needs, opportunities, challenges and cultural nuances in each of our areas of specialism.
We serve the world’s leading life sciences companies, from global pharma to growing biotechs, working consistently with many for more than a decade. We also have the privilege of working in a sector where we can support the pioneering progress and genuinely life-changing work of our clients, by helping them, source top talent.
From our offices in London, Munich, Frankfurt, Sydney, New York, Charlotte and San Diego we have specialist teams servicing the major global life sciences hubs in the UK, Europe, Asia-Pac and North America.
i-Pharm founded in London, UK.
i-Pharm began life in London in 2008 when our two founders, Stephen McAnaney and Colin Lynam spotted a gap in the market and took the plunge to build their own recruitment business focused purely on quality of service in the Life Sciences space.
i-Pharm opens in Munich, Germany.
In order to continue to offer the highest quality of service to our international client base it became clear that we would need a physical presence in Germany. Therefore, in order to deliver high-quality candidates to more clients we opened our first international office in Munich.
i-Pharm opens in Sydney, Australia.
In 2015 i-Pharm expanded into the Asia-Pac Region with an office in Sydney, Australia to better support our international client base.
i-Pharm opens in New York, USA.
With a large proportion of our clients headquartered in the USA, New York was the next logical step for international expansion.
i-Pharm opens in Charlotte, NC, USA.
As we continue to grow our footprint in the USA opening in Charlotte, North Carolina was the next logical step. As a significant centre for Pharmaceutical and Biotech Manufacturing as well as the global headquarters for the CRO Industry, it gave us the opportunity to be closer to some of our biggest clients.
i-Pharm opens in Frankfurt, Germany.
Expanding our physical presence in Germany was strategically important for i-Pharm's continued growth, therefore opening our second German office in Frankfurt was the next logical step for the business.
i-Pharm opens in San Diego, USA.
Following the success of our East Coast offices in New York and North Carolina, the next logical step was to expand our offering to better support our clients in the Bio-Pharma space on the West Coast.
Driven by our mission:
Changing lives, by placing people at the heart of life sciences.
Our values make us who we are. They are the behaviours and the characteristics that we “value” as a business and as such, they are the behaviours and the characteristics that we recognise and that are rewarded, not just words displayed on the wall in our offices.
We are ambitious for ourselves and those around us and demonstrate the drive, initiative and determination to make things happen for clients, candidates and colleagues.
We are results-driven and demonstrate the highest quality of service to clients, candidates, and colleagues. We are committed to doing every task extraordinarily well.
We are a friendly and diverse group of “team players” who collaborative closely with clients, candidates and colleagues alike, to provide insightful advice and practical support.
We always think and act in the long-term interests of our clients, candidates and colleagues, choosing courage over comfort and doing what is right, not what’s easy.
We work across the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and MedTech sectors, with a particular focus on the following specialist areas.
We are specialists at recruiting talent in the Biometrics space, supporting the leading global CROs, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies with sourcing Biostatisticians, Statistical Programmers, Clinical Data Managers and SAS Programmers.
Clinical Operations is at the heart of what we do. We support some of the world’s largest CROs and Bio-Pharma companies sourcing Clinical Research Associates for international clinical trials across Phases I to IV.
Our experienced Commercial Recruitment Teams support the leading CROs, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies with sourcing sales and marketing specialists in Account Management, Fields Sales, Medical Sales, Market Access and Business Development.
Medical & Scientific
Our specialist teams support the leading Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Contract Research Organisations with staffing in the Medical & Scientific space, in areas such as Medical Affairs, Medical Writing, Drug Safety and specialist scientists.
Quality Assurance & Tech Ops
Our specialist Quality Assurance and Technical Operations teams focus on a broad range of roles across Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), as well as Supply Chain, Logistics and a range of Engineering roles.
Our specialist Regulatory Affairs teams support the leading Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Contract Research Organisations with staffing in the Regulatory Affairs space, throughout the whole product life cycle from research to approval, through to commercialisation.
Our experienced Commercial recruitment teams recruit for Medical Device companies across a range of disciplines including Marketing, Specialist Area Sales, Market Access and Business Development.
Quality Assurance / Regulatory Affairs
Our experienced recruitment teams recruit for Medical Device companies across a range of disciplines in the Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs space including Quality Engineers, Quality Managers, Regulatory Intelligence Specialists and Heads of Regulatory Affairs Specialists.
Research and Development
Our experienced recruitment teams recruit for Medical Device companies across a range of disciplines within the Research and Development space, including Project Managers, Validation Engineers and Principal Scientists.
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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.
At i-Pharm we are passionate about ED&I and promoting a fair and just workplace culture that values and respects all individuals, regardless of their race, gender, ethnicity, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation.
We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that fosters a sense of belonging for all employees through initiatives such as:
- Region-specific ED&I Policies
- Regional ED&I Champions responsible for driving our ED&I Agenda forward
- Quarterly ED&I Events to celebrate our diversity and encourage open conversations