Scientific Professionals is a market leading recruitment partner, focused exclusively on the UK’s Life Science Market. Our expert team of Consultants come from a variety of backgrounds within the Life Science, Academia & Recruitment Industry. We understand the challenges, aspirations & ambitions within your career and businesses with the knowledge and connections to find you that next progressive career move or the best person to transform your business. We share your interest, passion & drive for Science & Discovery and are committed to improving the lives of patients by connecting talented professionals to the life science industry.

Jim Maddison – Associate Director

Jim joined the business as an Associate Director in 2013 & brings more than twenty years experience & expertise in recruitment across the Life Sciences, Energy & Financial Services markets. He leads the Quality Assurance team and focuses exclusively on the UK’s life science industry, covering permanent, contract & freelance roles, successfully placing with pharmaceutical, biotechnology & Contract Research Organisations.

Jim & the team have the capability to recruit for all roles within this space, including GCP, GMP, stability & validation from Associate level through SVP.

+44(0)207 822 1710

Matthew Walsh – Senior Consultant

Matt has been with the Scientific team since January 2017, having been involved within Public Healthcare recruitment since 2015. He leads the SP team on permanent roles in the UK life science industry and account manages a variety of RPO, PSL & exclusive clients. His other client’s range from start-up biotech’s through to global pharmaceutical companies, being able to successfully provide a flexible & tailored approach to a project or role from junior level through to Senior Director. He is particularly experienced in working closely with small to mid-sized organisations across all R&D functions, successfully appointing senior candidates into Director positions & above.

His remit covers pre-clinical drug discovery & development, manufacturing science & technology, quality control, analytical method & technological development, validation & transfer.

+44(0)207 822 1710

Darren BeckinsaleDarren Beckinsale – Senior Consultant

Darren Beckinsale is a Senior Consultant “who has joined the team” to further develop and expand Scientific Professionals’ offering. He has 20 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, and has been specialising in Clinical Healthcare since 2003. Darren has a proven track record of recruitment, sales, business development, consultancy, account management, and building a business desk from the ground up to an established operation.
Most recently, Darren has worked with a leading executive search firm in Life Sciences, delivering executive interims across the drug discovery chain. Prior to this he was a supplier of locum Consultant doctors in Pathology and Radiology to the NHS. Earlier in his career, Darren was responsible for the placement of IT and SAP contractors across Europe.
Darren has a BA (hons) in Business Administration from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle.

+44(0)207 822 1710

Thomas Quirke – Consultant

Tom brings a wealth of hands-on experience, having spent close to seven years in the Life Science industry, forging a successful career in quality focused roles for global Pharmaceutical organisations, having graduated from the Cork Institute of Technology. Tom has continued to flourish since joining Scientific Professionals at the start of 2018, with his experience & knowledge bringing unparalleled insights to both candidates & clients alike. He has already brought success by placing both contract and permanent placements to pharmaceutical, biotechnology & Contract Research Organisations within Quality Assurance.

Tom works alongside Jim, recruiting for all levels of roles within QA across the UK Life Science Industry.

+44(0)207 822 1710

Afrin Nupur – Associate Consultant

Afrin holds an MSc in Molecular Pathology & Genomics from Queen Mary University and became an accomplished Research Scientist with the Barts Cancer Insitute before joining Scientific Professionals in 2018. Afrin brings a wealth of scientific knowledge & expertise to Scientific Professionals, with her academic & industrial experience giving her the ability to understand the complex nature of niche businesses & scientific research across the Life Science industry. She is experienced in successfully placing Scientists of all levels into organisations that reflect their specific field of research & expertise.

Afrin works alongside Matt in pre-clinical drug discovery & development, manufacturing science & technology, quality control, analytical method & technological development, validation & transfer.

+44(0)207 822 1710

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