Staffing Services


Flexible Solutions.

Contract recruitment involves sourcing a candidate for a client for a specified project or a specific period under fixed-term contracts. 

We work with our clients to become their ‘people partners’: providing flexible solutions by helping them source, select and secure the specialist contract talent they need to succeed.


i-Pharm has an award-winning reputation as a tier-one supplier to a variety of Managed Service Providers and we are considered a top supplier by the top 5 global CROs and many international Biopharma's.

We 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. Aligning ourselves with their aims, brand and culture, we provide market insight, sound advice and practical/flexible solutions

Market Knowledge.

We work with our clients to establish the hiring solution that best meets their needs. Contract staffing is a more flexible solution compared to permanent hires, suitable for solving workforce shortages, replacing key employees for short periods or when there is a specific project to be delivered to a set deadline.

Our specialist contract recruitment teams have extensive networks and a deep understanding of the Life Sciences space. We combine local knowledge with a global network of contacts that allows us to bring together talent and opportunity when it matters most.

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  • Flexibility

The global economy is ever-changing. Hiring staff on fixed-term contracts compared to permanent ones provides a flexible solution for both businesses and candidates. Fixed-term contracts are often the preferred route for businesses working on a specific project, as once the project is complete the employer has no obligation to extend the contract. This scenario can also be beneficial for the candidate as they can be paid much more than a normal employee.

  • Cost-effective

For businesses, hiring a contractor carries less risk than hiring someone on a permanent basis as they don’t have to pay taxes, pension, holiday pay or other employee-related contributions.

For a candidate, contract work can provide higher earning potential and give them greater control over their taxes when working through their own limited company or via an umbrella company.

  • Experience

For candidates contract work offers the benefit of being able to work for a variety of different companies on a mix of projects providing the opportunity to widen their knowledge and experience.

For employers hiring someone on a fixed-term contract provides them with the skills and experience they need for a specific project with no obligation to extend that contract. 

Our Offering.

Flexible, cost-effective solutions

Contract hiring is generally fast-paced and time-sensitive. Whether you need short-term expertise to drive your business forward or have a new project that requires additional support, fast, our specialist contract recruitment teams offer a flexible, cost-effective solution.

Since 2008 our candidate network has been cultivated by our expert local teams, each specialising in specific functional markets, meaning our ability to locate and engage market-leading contract talent is second to none.

We move candidates across continents every day and use both our local and global networks to identify, engage and relocate top life sciences talent to give our clients a competitive advantage.

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With contract recruitment, sourcing top talent is only part of the process.

Ensuring they work in a way that is compliant with local laws as well as meeting the needs of the individual clients is essential.

At i-Pharm, our specialist Global Compliance and Contractor Care Team provides full compliance, onboarding, and ongoing support to both our contractors and our clients.

Compliance is about ensuring the contractor onboarding process is as seamless as possible whilst ensuing we meet all regulatory requirements and the requirements of our clients.

Our Goal.

Our goal is to provide complete peace of mind to our contractors and clients by making the recruitment process as seamless as possible.

Our contract recruitment teams are specialists in their field with a deep understanding of their market and extensive networks of in-demand talent. This allows us to support the genuinely life-changing work of our clients by delivering high-quality candidates at speed, in a fully compliant way.

Our Ambition.

Life sciences has never played a more important role for society, and with offices across the UK, Germany, USA and Australia we are committed to helping this vital sector solve challenging resource requirements and change more and more lives around the world. 

Our Specialisms.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Medical & Scientific.

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.

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Quality & Tech Ops

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.

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Regulatory Affairs

Regulatory Affairs

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.

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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.

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Quality Assurance & Tech Ops

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.

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Research & Development

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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Staffing Services.

Our employees are passionate about what they do – providing an industry-leading recruitment service to our clients and candidates within the Life Sciences sector.

Executive Search.

A confidential retained service suited to niche, senior roles. 

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Permanent Recruitment.

Our specialist permanent recruitment teams provide industry-leading recruitment solutions to our global client base.

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