PiRs Diversity Survey – senior life science community

**UPDATE: The survey is now closed and PiR will update on the website and social media once the results are published. Thank you to everyone who participated.

PiR would be delighted if you would participate in a confidential survey to establish what disparity of reward exists, if any, within the senior life science community, focused around gender.

If enough people contribute, this could prove to be an insightful piece of data to be shared, confidentially, amongst participants.

The survey is now live and closes on Friday 18th May 2018.

Please click here to visit our survey.

We do hope you are encouraged to take part in a revelatory data gathering exercise which will be talked about in Boardrooms across the sector.

Thank you!

Carolyn Douthwaite, Founder & Non-Executive Chair, PiR

PiRs Expertise in senior interim appointments: Placement of Interim CEO

Job Title: Interim CEO

Client Profile:

Our client has 15 years’ experience developing bespoke measurement systems, developing innovative, optical measurement systems for both medical and industrial applications – very much working in the ‘medtech/diagnostics’ space, offering b-to-b solutions.

Role Requirements:

  • Overall General Manager (GM) to the team
  • Patent agent, patent filing – taking any questions
  • Customer Management – varied base of
  • Oversight of supplier costs
  • Working with the Engineers, developing them and developing new ideas
  • Assessing current R&D processes and improving
  • Sales – looking at repeat business

Role Scope:

The Interim CEO will support this R&D Diagnostics company, with office-based support for 2 – 3 days per week. The successful Interim CEO will look after the Business-As-Usual (BAU) Tasks whilst also driving the projects forward. Alongside managing the (BAU) Tasks this individual will also be responsible for driving the products through the development phase into production; trying to secure repeat sales. The business are currently working on the strategy to commercialise their products. They require someone with a technical background from a manufacturing environment who will help take things from R&D into production/manufacturing to commercialisation.

Outcome:

The current CEO needed support whilst they embarked on fundraising opportunities – they needed to ensure that the business continued to run smoothly in their absence. PiR presented five options – for which the CEO telephone interviewed all five options, opting to take two candidates through to a face-to-face interview and offered the role to one candidate. The client was impressed with the speed of the recruitment and the quality of the candidates presented – they felt spoilt for choice.

Joanne Wrynn, Interims Team

About PiR

PiR is a specialist recruitment company, established for over a decade, focused exclusively on identifying senior talent who deliver strategically and operationally to international life sciences organisations.

The relevance and depth of PiR’s expertise is reflected in the team’s combined life science recruitment experience of over 40 years; across key business functions at leadership and expert level. Our exclusive focus on, and network in, the sector ensures our solutions are aligned and relevant to client companies, reflecting our inherent understanding of the life science industry.

PiR’s client services include:
• Executive Search
• Interim Management Services
• Talent Mapping

PiR’s team is aligned to provide a depth of expertise across key business segments:

• Early stage, investor backed and SME organisations, as well as mid-capped specialist companies. These include advanced and novel therapies (cell, gene, and RNAbased), orphan drugs and innovative medical technology
• Building senior teams for newly funded and growing organisations
• Director, leadership and expert level; Medical/Medical Affairs, Clinical, Regulatory, Manufacturing Operations (including Quality and Supply Chain) and Commercial (HEOR, Pricing & Reimbursement, Market Access, product management)
• Board level appointments (CEO, CBO, COO, CSO, CMO, Chair, NED)

To learn more about PiR, please contact Sally Hope, CEO at resourcing@pir-resourcing.com. Tel: + 44 (0) 1480 499580

PiR supports NEC recruitment for start-up imaging company focussed in neurological disease

Job Title: Non Executive Chair

Client Profile:

A start-up imaging company spun out of an academic institution focussed in the neurological space.

Role Requirements:

  • An “investible” track record as a Chair, CEO or senior level executive gained within the life science sector, specifically technology, medtech or imaging
  • Established relationships with early stage investors and institutions
  • Comfortable in an early stage company where infrastructure and support are minimal
  • Significant industry experience with a comprehensive network of contacts across early stage, SME and corporate medtech/imaging organisations
  • A visionary who can understand the value that disruptive technology, particularly AI and machine learning, can unlock within healthcare applications.

Role Scope:

It became apparent from initial fund-raising discussions that for the Company to secure a £2-3m Series A funding round, it would be advantageous to have secured the services of an experienced Chair. The individual being sought would support the CEO in the fund-raising process and more broadly work with the founders and wider team to develop a strategy that maximises the likelihood of the company achieving long term growth and success.

Sally Hope
CEO

About PiR

PiR is a specialist recruitment company, established for over a decade, focused exclusively on identifying senior talent who deliver strategically and operationally to international life sciences organisations.

The relevance and depth of PiR’s expertise is reflected in the team’s combined life science recruitment experience of over 40 years; across key business functions at leadership and expert level. Our exclusive focus on, and network in, the sector ensures our solutions are aligned and relevant to client companies, reflecting our inherent understanding of the life science industry.

PiR’s client services include:
• Executive Search
• Interim Management Services
• Talent Mapping

PiR’s team is aligned to provide a depth of expertise across key business segments:

• Early stage, investor backed and SME organisations, as well as mid-capped specialist companies. These include advanced and novel therapies (cell, gene, and RNAbased), orphan drugs and innovative medical technology
• Building senior teams for newly funded and growing organisations
• Director, leadership and expert level; Medical/Medical Affairs, Clinical, Regulatory, Manufacturing Operations (including Quality and Supply Chain) and Commercial (HEOR, Pricing & Reimbursement, Market Access, product management)
• Board level appointments (CEO, CBO, COO, CSO, CMO, Chair, NED)

To learn more about PiR, please contact Sally Hope, CEO at resourcing@pir-resourcing.com. Tel: + 44 (0) 1480 499580

PiRs Expertise in senior interim appointments: Interim Chief Finance Officer

Job Title: Interim Chief Finance Officer

Client Profile:

Our client’s focus is in novel therapeutics for cancer and other unmet diseases, where treatment options are currently severely limited. They are recruiting for a Life Sciences focused Interim CFO, (somebody that has pharma industry knowledge); somebody with vast experience of strategy and as well as the operational side.

Role Requirements:

  • Medical Degree combined with a high level of commercial acumen gained in an industry setting. Higher training in Pharmaceutical medicine was advantageous
  • Previous experience in medical affairs to include European or global experience was preferred
  • Broad experience in medical affairs activities such as advisory boards, symposia, publications planning, educational materials development and strategic planning.
  • Experience in the Pain management and treatment therapy area
  • Understanding of current treatment paradigms and interpret expected future changes based on competitive set/landscape and pipeline
  • Conversant with ethical codes regarding promotional activities

Role Scope:

To support ongoing commercial transactions; providing recommendations around the transactional side and to additionally, help summarise and better frame the business impacts of those deals for their board and future investors.

To support fund-raising; to help the organisation formulate the overall investment case, and advise on strategy for quanta, staging and corporate structuring, perhaps having contacts within the finance arena; networks complementing their networks.

Plan the permanent CFO appointment, growing their capabilities and options for managing their finances going forward—helping the organisation more clearly define and structure a CFO post, and to assist placing the right candidate at the right time.

Outcome:

We presented two candidates that closely met the brief. The company decided to interview both candidates in a face-to-face scenario and a successful appointment was made. The candidate started quickly, in an interim and very ad-hoc capacity to support the organisation and started adding value almost immediately.

Joanne Wrynn, Interims Team

About PiR

PiR is a specialist recruitment company, established for over a decade, focused exclusively on identifying senior talent who deliver strategically and operationally to international life sciences organisations.

The relevance and depth of PiR’s expertise is reflected in the team’s combined life science recruitment experience of over 40 years; across key business functions at leadership and expert level. Our exclusive focus on, and network in, the sector ensures our solutions are aligned and relevant to client companies, reflecting our inherent understanding of the life science industry.

PiR’s client services include:
• Executive Search
• Interim Management Services
• Talent Mapping

PiR’s team is aligned to provide a depth of expertise across key business segments:

• Early stage, investor backed and SME organisations, as well as mid-capped specialist companies. These include advanced and novel therapies (cell, gene, and RNAbased), orphan drugs and innovative medical technology
• Building senior teams for newly funded and growing organisations
• Director, leadership and expert level; Medical/Medical Affairs, Clinical, Regulatory, Manufacturing Operations (including Quality and Supply Chain) and Commercial (HEOR, Pricing & Reimbursement, Market Access, product management)
• Board level appointments (CEO, CBO, COO, CSO, CMO, Chair, NED)

To learn more about PiR, please contact Sally Hope, CEO at resourcing@pir-resourcing.com. Tel: + 44 (0) 1480 499580

PiRs Expertise in senior level recruitment: Clinical Operations Director

Job Title: Clinical Operations Director

Client Profile:

Early stage start-up focused on the development of gene therapy ophthalmology products.

Role Requirements:

Significant clinical research and/or clinical project management experience in domestic and international clinical trials. Experience with advanced therapeutic medicines and/or ophthalmology is preferred, ATMP’s or Vaccines. Excellent working knowledge of ICH GCP guidelines, FDA CFR, EMA, and HIPAA regulations.

Role Scope:

The Company is in its start-up phase and the first milestone being aimed for is to have a successful CTA in approximately one years’ time. To facilitate this timeline, it is viewed as essential to have a Clinical Operation Director in place to drive the process forward. The Clinical Operations Director will support the clinical development programs for the investigational lead drug candidates in company sponsored clinical trials..

Sally Hope, CEO

About PiR

PiR is a specialist recruitment company, established for over a decade, focused exclusively on identifying senior talent who deliver strategically and operationally to international life sciences organisations.

The relevance and depth of PiR’s expertise is reflected in the team’s combined life science recruitment experience of over 40 years; across key business functions at leadership and expert level. Our exclusive focus on, and network in, the sector ensures our solutions are aligned and relevant to client companies, reflecting our inherent understanding of the life science industry.

PiR’s client services include:
• Executive Search
• Interim Management Services
• Talent Mapping

PiR’s team is aligned to provide a depth of expertise across key business segments:

• Early stage, investor backed and SME organisations, as well as mid-capped specialist companies. These include advanced and novel therapies (cell, gene, and RNAbased), orphan drugs and innovative medical technology
• Building senior teams for newly funded and growing organisations
• Director, leadership and expert level; Medical/Medical Affairs, Clinical, Regulatory, Manufacturing Operations (including Quality and Supply Chain) and Commercial (HEOR, Pricing & Reimbursement, Market Access, product management)
• Board level appointments (CEO, CBO, COO, CSO, CMO, Chair, NED)

To learn more about PiR, please contact Sally Hope, CEO at resourcing@pir-resourcing.com. Tel: + 44 (0) 1480 499580

Successful Placement from PiR’s Interim Practice: Interim Clinical Project Manager

Job Title: Interim Clinical Project Manager

Client Profile:

Our client, a life sciences Biotech are at the forefront of a revolution in cancer treatment. The organisation are experimenting with T-cell therapies which are proving to be effective in so many different cancer forms

Role Requirements:

The team required somebody with strong clinical study experience in Oncology coupled with pharma/biotech Industry experience, with experience in oncology early phase studies. They also required a knowledge of medical terminology and clinical patient management, adept at working in a global setting and matrix environment – partnering with a diverse team and delivering results through taking ownership of key programme components.

Role Scope:

This organisation are going into many First-in-Man studies, this individual is required to play a pivotal role in their Clinical Operations team, leading clinical studies within either a single programme or multiple programmes depending on workload and phase of the programmes.

They will be required to act as an expert in their therapy area, working independently with guidance in only the most complex situations. This position will have key relationships with internal stakeholders within the clinical project team, as well as externally with KOLs, investigators and external service providers. They will effectively lead the development and design of studies to determine the scientific viability of a particular cell product and interpret the results of these studies, either as the head of a team, or by providing expert input.

Outcome:

After working closely with this client for some time, PiR have a deep understanding of their needs and nuances. We were able to select (from a very finite pool of candidates) and a suitable interim candidate with very niche skills to come and board on a 6 month interim basis. The client is ecstatic to have secured a subject matter expert – and the candidate is incredibly excited to be working with such a pioneering, fast paced organisation.

Joanne Wrynn
PiR Interims Team

About PiR

PiR is a specialist recruitment company, established for over a decade, focused exclusively on identifying senior talent who deliver strategically and operationally to international life sciences organisations.

The relevance and depth of PiR’s expertise is reflected in the team’s combined life science recruitment experience of over 40 years; across key business functions at leadership and expert level. Our exclusive focus on, and network in, the sector ensures our solutions are aligned and relevant to client companies, reflecting our inherent understanding of the life science industry.

PiR’s client services include:
• Executive Search
• Interim Management Services
• Talent Mapping

PiR’s team is aligned to provide a depth of expertise across key business segments:

• Early stage, investor backed and SME organisations, as well as mid-capped specialist companies. These include advanced and novel therapies (cell, gene, and RNAbased), orphan drugs and innovative medical technology
• Building senior teams for newly funded and growing organisations
• Director, leadership and expert level; Medical/Medical Affairs, Clinical, Regulatory, Manufacturing Operations (including Quality and Supply Chain) and Commercial (HEOR, Pricing & Reimbursement, Market Access, product management)
• Board level appointments (CEO, CBO, COO, CSO, CMO, Chair, NED)

To learn more about PiR, please contact Sally Hope, CEO at resourcing@pir-resourcing.com. Tel: + 44 (0) 1480 499580

PiR supports Programme Director recruitment for start up biopharma company focussed in T-cell immunotherapy products

Job Title: Programme Director

Client Profile:

Start-up biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialisation of engineered T-cell immunotherapy products, with extreme efficacy in the treatment of life-threatening cancers. Based in London.

Role Requirements:

Experienced in programme planning, implementation and management across all aspects; pre-clinical, clinical and CMC, so commanding a strong knowledge of drug development processes.  Proven understanding and first-hand experience of biologics development, with exposure to advanced therapies a benefit. Proven leadership expertise. Strategic and commercial acumen to drive decision making.

Role Scope:

Programme Director who can fully co-ordinate the Company’s pre-clinical, clinical, regulatory, safety and CMC functions, to allow rapid progress to successful license in Europe and the US.

Sally Hope
CEO

About PiR

PiR is a specialist recruitment company, established for over a decade, focused exclusively on identifying senior talent who deliver strategically and operationally to international life sciences organisations.

The relevance and depth of PiR’s expertise is reflected in the team’s combined life science recruitment experience of over 40 years; across key business functions at leadership and expert level. Our exclusive focus on, and network in, the sector ensures our solutions are aligned and relevant to client companies, reflecting our inherent understanding of the life science industry.

PiR’s client services include:
• Executive Search
• Interim Management Services
• Talent Mapping

PiR’s team is aligned to provide a depth of expertise across key business segments:

• Early stage, investor backed and SME organisations, as well as mid-capped specialist companies. These include advanced and novel therapies (cell, gene, and RNAbased), orphan drugs and innovative medical technology
• Building senior teams for newly funded and growing organisations
• Director, leadership and expert level; Medical/Medical Affairs, Clinical, Regulatory, Manufacturing Operations (including Quality and Supply Chain) and Commercial (HEOR, Pricing & Reimbursement, Market Access, product management)
• Board level appointments (CEO, CBO, COO, CSO, CMO, Chair, NED)

To learn more about PiR, please contact Sally Hope, CEO at resourcing@pir-resourcing.com. Tel: + 44 (0) 1480 499580

PiR Senior Executive Breakfast Briefing: Maintaining Corporate Agility in a High-Growth Environment

PiR Senior Executive Breakfast Briefing:  Maintaining Corporate Agility in a High-Growth Environment

 Wednesday 27 June 2018, Cambridge

Come and join PiR and Senior Executives from the life science industry over breakfast where our speaker, Dr Darrin Disley, Parallel Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and Enterprise Champion, will be talking about Maintaining Corporate Agility in a High-Growth Environment.

Dr Disley is a parallel entrepreneur, angel investor and enterprise champion and has raised $450 million business financing and closed $600 million in commercial deals. For 11 years he was CEO of Horizon Discovery Group plc a company he led from seed funding to a $113 million IPO and a peak market capitlisation of $550 million. In recent years he has been named UK Quoted Company Entrepreneur, UK Life Science Public Company, UK Iconic Male Entrepreneur, European Life Science Business Leader and Scrip Biotech and Pharma Executive of Year as well as 1 of the 100 game-changing disruptive UK entrepreneurs.

 

 

To register your interest, please email PiR at resourcing@pir-resourcing.com

PiR will not be charging for this event but we will expect delegates to make a £15 donation to our charity of the year Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK).

#PiRBreakfast

PiRs Expertise in senior interim appointments: Placement of Interim Medic

Job Title: Interim Medic

Client Profile:

A mid-sized biopharmaceutical company who are global leaders in pain medicine, with a significant and growing presence in other core therapeutic areas of respiratory, oncology and biosimilars.

Role Requirements:

  • Medical Degree combined with a high level of commercial acumen gained in an industry setting. Higher training in Pharmaceutical medicine was advantageous
  • Previous experience in medical affairs to include European or global experience was preferred
  • Broad experience in medical affairs activities such as advisory boards, symposia, publications planning, educational materials development and strategic planning.
  • Experience in the Pain management and treatment therapy area
  • Understanding of current treatment paradigms and interpret expected future changes based on competitive set/landscape and pipeline
  • Conversant with ethical codes regarding promotional activities

Role Scope:

To strengthen the medical affairs support to the European Pain Franchise team, helping to shape and lead medical and scientific support strategy for new opportunities in phase 2/3 through to launch. This Interim Medic provides medical and scientific support to the development plans for new assets and provides medical, clinical and scientific contribution to the assessment/due diligence of new asset opportunities within Pain.

Outcome:

We provided 4 CVs to the client, the client opted to interview 3 candidates and quickly moved to offer stage. The candidate started the following week. It was the candidate’s first interim assignment, PiR guided through them through the process, including what was required in terms of compliance: advising on Limited Company, hotels to use, Indemnities insurance. The candidate has since been extended in their contract and is making an excellent contribution to the Pain franchise and also other areas of the business.

Joanne Wrynn, Interims Team

 

About PiR

PiR is a specialist recruitment company, established for over a decade, focused exclusively on identifying senior talent who deliver strategically and operationally to international life sciences organisations.

The relevance and depth of PiR’s expertise is reflected in the team’s combined life science recruitment experience of over 40 years; across key business functions at leadership and expert level. Our exclusive focus on, and network in, the sector ensures our solutions are aligned and relevant to client companies, reflecting our inherent understanding of the life science industry.

PiR’s client services include:
• Executive Search
• Interim Management Services
• Talent Mapping

PiR’s team is aligned to provide a depth of expertise across key business segments:

• Early stage, investor backed and SME organisations, as well as mid-capped specialist companies. These include advanced and novel therapies (cell, gene, and RNAbased), orphan drugs and innovative medical technology
• Building senior teams for newly funded and growing organisations
• Director, leadership and expert level; Medical/Medical Affairs, Clinical, Regulatory, Manufacturing Operations (including Quality and Supply Chain) and Commercial (HEOR, Pricing & Reimbursement, Market Access, product management)
• Board level appointments (CEO, CBO, COO, CSO, CMO, Chair, NED)

To learn more about PiR, please contact Sally Hope, CEO at resourcing@pir-resourcing.com. Tel: + 44 (0) 1480 499580

 

PiR supports Director of Quality recruitment for start up company focussed in ocular therapeutics

Job Title: Director of Quality

Client Profile:

Start-up ocular therapeutics company developing novel gene-based therapies for retinal disorders that lead to vision loss. They have exclusive licences to intellectual property relating to several near-to-clinic gene-based therapies for conditions. Building an integrated, global gene therapy business that brings together therapeutic and platform-based technologies along with extensive clinical, manufacturing and commercial experience.

Role Requirements:

Must have an established track record in delivering robust and regulatory compliant QMS. The successful candidate must have experience in GCP, GLP and GMP. Proven track record in delivery of validating and registering manufacturing facilities with the regulatory authorities (MHRA and FDA).

Role Scope:

The role is required due to the Company embarking on the setting up of their internal Manufacturing Facility for the manufacture of Advanced Therapies (Gene Therapy viral vectors). The facility is planned to manufacture Phase I and II clinical material with the ambition to make Phase III and commercial supply for its in-house programmes. To put “best practice” in quality in place for a Gene Therapy start up business.

Sally Hope
CEO

About PiR

PiR is a specialist recruitment company, established for over a decade, focused exclusively on identifying senior talent who deliver strategically and operationally to international life sciences organisations.

The relevance and depth of PiR’s expertise is reflected in the team’s combined life science recruitment experience of over 40 years; across key business functions at leadership and expert level. Our exclusive focus on, and network in, the sector ensures our solutions are aligned and relevant to client companies, reflecting our inherent understanding of the life science industry.

PiR’s client services include:
• Executive Search
• Interim Management Services
• Talent Mapping

PiR’s team is aligned to provide a depth of expertise across key business segments:

• Early stage, investor backed and SME organisations, as well as mid-capped specialist companies. These include advanced and novel therapies (cell, gene, and RNAbased), orphan drugs and innovative medical technology
• Building senior teams for newly funded and growing organisations
• Director, leadership and expert level; Medical/Medical Affairs, Clinical, Regulatory, Manufacturing Operations (including Quality and Supply Chain) and Commercial (HEOR, Pricing & Reimbursement, Market Access, product management)
• Board level appointments (CEO, CBO, COO, CSO, CMO, Chair, NED)

To learn more about PiR, please contact Sally Hope, CEO at resourcing@pir-resourcing.com. Tel: + 44 (0) 1480 499580