Scientist with blue gloves holding medicine

We know Life Sciences is a broad category.

The Life Sciences industry is exploding, particularly in the Boston market. In 2019 alone, the BioPharma sector saw $13.9B invested across almost 400 drug developers, and that’s not even including medtech, diagnostics, and genomics spaces. The worlds of technology and traditional pharmaceuticals have been converging for years, but with COVID-19’s impact, diagnostics, digital therapeutics, and genomics have accelerated their innovation. With this convergence, in addition to regulatory changes, and the rise of patient-centric business models, the talent pool has been greatly impacted—and to find the best talent, you need to work with experts.

The competition for BioTech and BioPharma talent is fierce, so we are too.

Life Sciences organizations with a long history of success are on the lookout for candidates to drive innovation and expansion, while newcomers to the market need candidates with a startup mentality who will position them for future growth. Regardless, today’s leaders in BioPharma understand just how important it is to stay ahead of the curve.

Successful candidates must demonstrate business savvy, technical acumen, regulatory awareness, and entrepreneurialism regardless of company size. Finding great leaders in this industry is like finding Goldilocks – and that’s our favorite challenge to tackle.

We build teams – from the C-Suite to supporting leadership roles to full commercialization build-outs. The functional areas we service include:

  • C-Suite Leadership
  • Clinical/Scientific
  • Commercial/Sales
  • Finance and GA
  • Medical Affairs
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Quality Affairs
  • Marketing and Operations
  • Managed Care
  • Market Access

We also support the BioPharma and Life Sciences community.

The Bowdoin Group has been a proud member and supporter of several organizations committed to giving back and supporting the broader Innovation Economy. Our dedication to giving back to the ecosystem mirrors our commitment to advancing diversity in leadership in the life sciences to grow the industry, add value to the healthcare system, and ultimately improve people’s lives. Organizations like Life Science Cares, a collective effort of the industry to eliminate the impact of poverty on those in the Boston area, matches BioTech and BioPharma companies with nonprofits through volunteering opportunities that we here at Bowdoin take advantage of. Making an impact by supporting these organizations is core to who we are, and we encourage our team to get involved.

Director, Marketing
Foundation Medicine

“Bowdoin has done a fantastic job identifying high potential talent that matches the profile I was searching for. After months of working with a different recruiter I had nearly given up hope and Bowdoin turned around the search.”

Foundation Medicine is a pioneer in the BioPharma space, providing “best-in-class products and services that empower the work and research of physicians, researchers, and all those engaged in the fight against cancer around the globe.” The roles needed to grow their business required a close partnership, collaborating to determine the phenotype for the right candidate for the right team. The Bowdoin Group has partnered with Foundation Medicine multiple times since 2012, first building out their sales team in 2012, then working closely with their Talent Acquisition team to fill dozens of unique sales and technical roles, including Sales, R&D, Data, and Product Development.

Senior Talent Acquisition Partner
TESARO, a GSK company

“I know The Bowdoin Group has a strong network in the biotech industry, specifically in sales recruiting. I always know the candidates submitted are appropriately screened and qualified. The candidate experience is very important to our talent acquisition team and I am confident in Bowdoin as an extension of us in the talent marketplace.”

TESARO, an oncology-focused business within GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) based in Waltham, MA, partnered with The Bowdoin Group to build their first commercial team. The situation was clear: They needed to hire a 60+ person team across leadership, sales representatives, and MSLs, but had a tight deadline of five months. Bowdoin also simultaneously helped to support all TESARO talent acquisition in-house through our Recruitment Process Outsourcing solutions. The result: We hired their entire commercial team, with retention rates above 96% two years post-expansion.


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