Case Study - Life Science

Facilitating Rapid Biotechnology Growth

Our client needed recruitment support for permanent hires across various areas of their business.

Our client is a global research-based biotechnology company focused on molecularly targeted and immuno-oncology cancer therapeutics. They started with just a handful of scientists and developers, and now have a global team and commercial products.

The Client's Hiring Challenge

The client’s headquarters, senior management and HR teams are located in China and the USA, but they wanted to hire in Australasia, at significant volume.

Not only was the new geography unfamiliar, the large staffing increase meant that the client sought to take their candidate search to an international level, bringing with it the prospect of complex logistical challenges in relation to employees’ immigration and compliance requirements.

The client needed a company with international reach and the capacity to help them navigate cross-border employment legislation.

Our Recruitment Solution

We appointed a specialist Life Science recruiter from our Sydney office to coordinate the hiring drive.

Through years of supporting the Australian Life Science market, we have built up a vast candidate network in the region, and can also leverage our broader global office footprint, which includes a large network across wider ANZ, China and the USA (and more), complementing the client’s existing set-up.

However, our comprehensive market knowledge and broader candidate reach meant we were able to source and attract the necessary talent from the local ANZ pool with ease.

Biotechnology Recruitment

We provided key permanent roles to the business across:

  • Clinical Research
  • Quality & Compliance
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Medical
  • Market Access & L&D


Through our expertise we placed 18 key permanent hires in just 24 months.

  • Some of the roles were: Clinical Research Associate, Senior Clinical Research Associate, Clinical Operations Manager, Supply Chain Lead, Quality Manager, Start Up Specialist, Senior Medical Advisor, Compliance Lead, Medical Science Liaison
  • The candidates we profiled were so impressive that the client created 7 brand new roles for the company in the region.
  • Our industry-leading services ensure that we apply extensive qualification exercises to prospective candidates, not only matching their technical profiles to vacancies, but their soft skills as well, to ensure a sustainable match is made.
  • Our screening exercises include one to one interviews face to face (when possible) and/or through video call, and we will always follow-up with candidates and clients after the placement is made.

Get in touch for Staffing Services