Expert Executive Recruiting for Your Life Sciences Team

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Expand your teams and drive your Life Science business forward.

As Life Sciences recruitment experts, the team at The Bowdoin Group partners with companies of all sizes to recruit the next generation of top-tier biotech and biopharma candidates across all organizational disciplines.

Bowdoin is proudly headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts—the Life Sciences epicenter of the world. And as the Life Sciences industry continues to skyrocket and biopharma recruitment becomes increasingly competitive, The Bowdoin Group serves scientific executive recruitment needs across the world for innovative clients.

Don’t accept just any executive search team: We specialize in Life Sciences recruitment.

Our specialists in BioPharma recruiting leverage 25+ years of experience to help you find C-Suite and scientific executives, strategic leadership roles, and candidates for full commercialization build-outs. Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Full-service partnership: We are your trusted advisor and partner, managing every detail along the hiring journey.
  • Commitment to diversity: Approximately two-thirds of the people we have placed over the last 18 months are diverse in gender and/or ethnicity.
  • Customized solutions: Every search is entirely personalized based on your organization’s needs.
  • Research capabilities: With our robust, in-house research mechanism, your dedicated Life Sciences team finds the right candidates early.

Learn more about how we helped scale and build out organizations across the Life Sciences below.

Executive Search & Recruiting Solutions for Life Sciences

We provide end-to-end life science recruiting services to help you scale across all your needs.

Let’s find your next great leader.

Whether you’re hiring in the C-suite, building out your leadership team, or have a critical strategic hire, we identify the talent you need and assemble the team you need to drive your business forward.

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Don’t build it alone. Lean on us.

As you approach commercialization, you don’t have the bandwidth for major hiring. We provide the hiring and logistics support to help drive team expansions for companies that want to scale quickly.

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Moving fast to support rapid growth.

When you need to scale fast and don’t have the luxury of hiring additional team members or placing an extra burden on your HR team, our Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) services can give you the flexibility to scale up or down quickly and efficiently while keeping recruitment costs under control.

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Bowdoin's Talent Hub

Bowdoin’s Talent Hub is our exclusive client portal that offers you a real-time lens into a search’s overall progress and candidate pipeline.

Once logged in, you can see your active searches, the candidate pipeline for each search, and details about the candidates we’ve presented so far.

Review candidates’ compensation expectations benchmarked against the target compensation for a position, and access resumes and competency forms for upcoming interviews.

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Bowdoin provides more than executive recruitment, and together we see ourselves as partners to what is best for patients. They have provided advice on matters beyond people and their scope of work. Importantly they are professional, highly responsive and easy to work with. My highest recommendation.”

- Mike Seckler, SVP Operations, FerGene

Life Science Recruiting Resources

The talent you want on the timeline you need. Access resources to help you get there.

We’ve put together blog posts, webinar recordings, and white papers that give you additional insight into building the best BioTech and BioPharma teams Life Sciences teams across Market Access, Medical Affairs, Marketing, Sales, and beyond. Check out the latest content below for more information about what you can do as a CEO, Chief Commercial Officer, and HR executive leading your Life Science company to bringing your drug to market.

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Building your company with one talent acquisition partner.

Life Science 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.

Find out how we’re building out companies and teams through our three service offerings:

Bowdoin's Company Build-Outs

“Fantastic work! The team was flexible and responsive. They worked to get us the best talent and make sure that there was a cultural fit.”

- Chip Romp, EVP, Commercial, Seattle Genetics Inc.

Life Sciences Recruitment Case Studies

Don’t take our word for it. Hear from our Life Science partners.

Hear from our clients and partners about how we supported strategic growth strategies at the following organizations, ranging from building a C-Suite team at one company to recruiting entire marketing, sales, and medical affairs teams at another. Bowdoin manages the entire biotech recruiting process from building organizational charts and custom compensation analyses to interview coordination and on-site support.

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Epizyme

Partnered to build out a 45+ person Senior Sales team for new product launch in hematology/oncology space

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SeaGen

Partnered to build out a 55+ person Senior Sales team for a new bladder cancer treatment and then again to hire a 75+ person Senior Sales team for their new breast cancer treatment

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ADC Therapeutics

Built out commercial leadership team including marketing, training, operations, patient services, and helped hire oncology field sales team

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Deciphera

Partnered to build out a 35+ person Senior Sales team for GIST

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Foundation Medicine

Partnered on 25+ roles on the commercial R&D teams for their NGA platform

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PharmaEssentia

Partnered to build out 30+ person commercial team for oncology PV treatment including market access, MSLs, marketing, and several leadership positions

“Working with The Bowdoin Group has been fantastic – the team is professional, extremely savvy, and creative with solutions.”

- Sharon Levy, Head of US Human Resources, ADC Therapeutics

Meet The Bowdoin Group's Life Sciences Team

When hiring the best team, you need the right recruiting partners.

Dave Melville

Dave Melville

Bio + Life Science vertical functional experience

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Justin Endres

Justin Endres

Bio + Life Science vertical functional experience

Lindsey Potvin

Lindsey Potvin

Bio + Life Science vertical functional experience

The Bowdoin Group’s Life Sciences and biotech recruitment team is committed to finding you the best candidates on your timeline. Our leaders manage robust teams of recruiting and research experts to support your every need and to ensure you get to choose from the most qualified candidates in the Life Sciences industry. Dedicated to helping with everything from strategic growth planning, career descriptions, and initial outreach to compensation planning and offer negotiations, we are your trusted partner throughout the entire process.

At The Bowdoin Group, your dedicated Life Sciences recruitment team promotes best practices that celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our recruitment practices include universal assessments and the implementation of anti-bias training and tools.

As community partners and proud members of a breadth of entrepreneurial and non-profit organizations, Bowdoin works tirelessly to grow the Life Sciences industry, add value to the healthcare system, and ultimately improve people’s lives. We have proudly accumulated over 500 hours of community service with organizations like YearUp, Hack.Diversity, Big Brother Big Sister, Read to a Child, Life Science Cares, and many more.

The Bowdoin Group knows how to truly partner with their clients – they gain a full understanding of the client needs and work together with their clients in a true partnership fashion.”

- Barry Rubenstein, former Executive Director of HR, AMAG Pharmaceuticals