A true SME partner


We founded Scienta in 2017, with over 20 years combined experience and a shared vision of a different kind of life science recruitment: simple, specialised and effective with roots in long-standing industry relationships. Our consultants work closely with each client, getting to know their organisation and fully understanding their needs. Everything we do is guided by our core values–honesty, creativity, and vibrancy–and by a commitment to client experience that has made us a trusted recruitment partner throughout the life science industry.

Services we offer

We know every individual is different and every business’s needs are different. That’s why we make it a priority to understand those differences and give you the freedom and flexibility to choose how you want to work with us. Each solution is discussed during a free consultation outlining the benefits to your tailored search.


We offer a flexible retained service with a tailored price plan. Whether you’re seeking a shortlist of profiles or a full service, we’re here to help.


A bespoke Scienta partnership where you pay nothing until a candidate successfully starts with your business.

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Need to hire a team or multiple roles? We can accommodate your needs and draw up a creative solution bespoke to you to ensure you get the best talent.

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A role sitting vacant can be incredibly costly in both money and morale. Let us fill the gap with candidates who can hit the ground running.

We work globally

Where we work

Scienta is an international organisation, with a special focus on the European and North American markets. When you join our worldwide network of clients and candidates, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of a truly global recruitment partner.

What we do best


Clinical Research

Clinical Operations is key to the delivery of clinical trials for the drug development pipeline. Without this function, clinical research studies could not be effectively conducted. Professionals in this sector are responsible for designing, planning, and executing Phase I - III clinical trials, as well as Phase IV post-marketing surveillance.

Scientific & Preclinical

The preclinical and scientific function is where companies take their compounds from conception through to First-In-Human clinical trials. The main goal is to establish a safe starting dose and assess potential toxicity of the product in the FIH trials to then be able to progress into early stages of drug development process.

Regulatory Affairs

Regulatory affairs is a function within the life science industry that oversees how a variety of drugs and medical products are developed, manufactured, approved and distributed to ensure they meet set regulatory standards for use in humans. Given its prevalence throughout the full life-cycle, it’s a critical area within any life science company of any size and the specific skill-sets for each role differ vastly.

Quality Assurance & Validation

Quality Assurance is a major function covered by Scienta, with specialist consultants responsible for their own geographic and product-type territories. Our expertise and networks extend to all GxP areas, throughout all stages of development and commercial operations. We’ve successfully worked on QA searches with partners across the life science industries, including consultancies, clinical-stage biotechs, innovative medical devices companies and more.

Device Engineering

Our Medical Device function supports a diverse client base with broad R&D recruitment needs - including mechanical, electrical and software engineering - throughout the full development lifecycle. We have extensive networks in place and excel at finding the best talent to develop cutting edge technologies in the medical field. These can be anything from surgical robotics to digital health, for project engineers to senior leadership, so we really can offer a diverse and tailored service.

Medical Affairs and Clinical Development

Medical Affairs and Clinical Development are both critical functions for any business looking to develop drugs or medical technology for human use. Professionals within the Medical Affairs space bridge the gap between key opinion leaders, healthcare professionals, stakeholders and commercial teams utilising their own clinical and scientific expertise to educate and facilitate the flow of information to these groups. Clinical professionals are a fundamental part of bringing new treatments and medicines to patients. They ensure the best practise approach to clinical trials to determine the safety and efficacy of any program and develop the knowledge and understanding of each disease areas.

Drug Safety

This function is responsible for the continuous evaluation of medicines going through their life cycle with the aim to predict and manage the safety of drug’s profile. This includes the monitoring of safety information, and any adverse events. The person responsible for a is consistent contributing to the overall safety strategy of products.


This function covers the marketing and sales of healthcare products, software, and services. Almost any commercial role has its equivalent in healthcare, so the possible career paths are many and varied.

Technical Operations

Technical Operations spans the continuum of Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC), ensuring the transfer and safety of the final product through designing, optimising and executing manufacturing processes. At Scienta, we have specialist consultants covering all areas of the Technical Operations spectrum including and not limited to: analytical and process development, process validation, tech-transfer and scale up, project and program management, supply chain and procurement, data analytics and the overarching operational excellence and continuous improvement. Technical Operations is crucial in ensuring the development, manufacturing and commercial processes are as efficient and effective as possible.

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