Competing for Top Talent in the world of Life Sciences is volatile. 84% of talent acquisition leaders in life sciences believe the talent pool is shrinking and the competition for talent has never been greater.

The Life Sciences are lagging behind other industries in talent management sophistication, yet excel in innovation.We see talent acquisition as a holistic venture, not just a transaction.


It’s not rocket science.

The Life Sciences industry has been asked to play a lead role in delivering innovative solutions to the world’s challenges; but like other sectors, is not insulated from disruptive societal and workplace impacts. Recruitment is arguably the most critical ingredient for addressing this bold agenda.


But it’s in our Biology.

Sure, there are tons of "Life Science" and "Scientific" recruiters out there... but Irving Knight's advantage comes from our niche focus. It's impossible to be an "expert" across such a large industry. We are a consultancy group, not just resume senders.

Specialisms A-Z

When it comes to bespoke approach, allowing us to deliver finding the high-performers of tomorrow, theres no one-size-fits-all solution. We make every search personal, diverse and provide an individual unrivalled experience.

Direct Contact

One point of contact. It creates a smooth, success-driven process.

To deliver the best executive search solution, we work closely with the hiring manager to better understand the organisation and it's culture. Having one dedicated recruiter and one point of contact ensures a smooth process from start to finish.

Explore approach


360° talent mapping. Presenting the best candidates first time round.

We thoroughly map out a market and identify all possible matches for the specific position, as well as reciting notification when a new candidate becomes avaliable. Upon request, we can provide an overview of the market and movements within it.

Find an expert


Adopting a tailored approach to executive search.

Our team at Irving Knight view global executive search from an alternative perspective. Utilising a wealth of market knowledge and vast industry connections, we deliver an unrivalled experience for both clients and candidates alike. As a team of talented recruitment professionals, we trust that our deep understanding of the intricacies that each market entails takes us one step further.

Explore approach

Delivering the best results

Over 80% of our searches are conducted under the retained model allowing us to conduct a meticulous and comprehensive service.

Explore retained search


We've filled 96% of the roles that we have engaged with on an exclusive basis.


Our CV Sent to Interview ratio across all searches engaged on in the last 12 months.


94% of our clients say they would use our services again on another assignment.