A life science recruiter's blog on placing R&D professionals.

  • Pharma vs. Biotech, What’s in a Name?

    I recently read an interesting post from Dr John LaMattina ,  “What’s the Key Difference Between Biotech and Big Pharma R&D? Runways.” I agree with all his excellent points. However I have a problem with the terminology of “biotech” and “pharma”.  I think perhaps we are talking about small companies versus big instead of biotech and […]

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  • VC Life Sciences Money Goes to Europe and China

    This week I read a couple of articles about the life sciences industry, my firm’s (Clark Executive Search) bread and butter. These articles are troubling because once again they point to the shifting of life sciences investment in the US to other parts of the world. I have written before about big pharma moving to […]

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  • Reference Checking

    Reference checking is a necessary step in the long process of recruiting. However some might argue that it is a waste of time since rarely does one receive negative references. This is because a candidate for a job is asked to supply his own list of people to contact and these people are long time […]

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