Scientific Search specializes in Pharmaceutical Staffing and recruiting for a broad spectrum of technical and scientific positions within the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device industries.  We have a dedicated  Pharmaceutical Staffing team that focuses exclusively on this segment.  Positions include technical, management and executive levels (including Directors and Vice Presidents) and many segments such as discovery research, clinical research, regulatory affairs, medical education, quality control, engineering, operations and marketing.   Call or email us today and let us show you what our Pharmaceutical Staffing team can do!

Some typical positions that we have placed are:


Brand Management
Clinical Research
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Documentation Control
Drug Safety
Medical Director
Medical Device Manufacturing
Medical Science Liaison (MSL)
Product Development
Quality Assurance
Quality Control
Regulatory Affairs
Technology Transfer


Our internal database contains thousands of qualified pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device professionals that our Pharmaceutical Staffing team has established relationships with.  We are typically able to provide you with outstanding candidates within days of a request if not sooner.  Here are some candidates our staff has identified as exceptional in what they do, and potentially high impact hires at their new organizations:


Featured Pharmaceutical Candidates


256,259 – Vice President: Preclinical Development*Will consider consulting and temporary opportunities* Drug Development Executive with 20+ years extensive biotech and large pharmaceutical experience. Responsible for all Preclinical Development Programs including pharmacology, toxicology, and pharmacokinetics. Wrote regulatory filings (1 EMA approval and 3 NDAs filed by 505(b)(2) pathway) and interacted with regulatory agencies. Managed CROs and consultants, and collaborated with business partners. Turned around key strategic program for company in the first 6 months by successfully designing and carrying out pivotal trials for a malignant hyperthermia treatment and applying Animal Rule regulatory strategy. Developed human PK models that guided formulation development of key company programs. Facilitated establishment of $1B collaboration between employer and GSK by conducting non-human primate studies and human PK model simulations. Many publications. For additional information on this exceptional candidate please contact Tom O’Hanlon,


255,344 – Head of Operations–20 years of pharmaceutical industry operations experience leading teams in the following disciplines: supply chain management, strategic sourcing, contract manufacturing, project management, process improvement, forecasting, planning, purchasing, packaging, and manufacturing systems. Experience in management of 140 OTC, Medical Device, and Nutritional Supplement SKU’s. Managed a team responsible for all products manufactured by third party suppliers ($100M+). Managed the transfer of the solid dose vitamin business ($200M+ in sales) from a contract manufacturer to new facility. Streamlined the forecasting / demand management workflow. Managed a project (across 8 CMO’s) to transition 25 product NDA SKU’s to a new API source, new packaging, and conversion to Insight graphics after the purchase of the brand. Led the Supply Chain analysis of five prospective Licensing/Acquisition opportunities. For additional information on this exceptional candidate please contact Tom O’Hanlon,


172,841 – Director, Medical Science*Will consider consulting and temporary opportunities*
Expertise in clinical research with successful Proof-of-Mechanism (POM), Proof-of-Concept (POC) and Phases I through IV trials over the last 12+ years in Pharmaceutical industry, CRO and Healthcare/Medical Diagnostics industry. Clinical Pharmacology and Translational Medicine experience (12+ years), and Clinical Development experience (12+ years). Infection disease, Virology, Neurology/CNS. Developed and executed predictive safety and efficacy biomarkers for multiple targets across multiple therapeutic areas (CNS/Pain, CV, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Dermatology, Respiratory and Immunology). Delivered clear POM, POC and go/no-go strategies and decisions in over 125 clinical studies, which saved approximately $500-700M in redistribution of research funds allocation and stopped weak and troublesome programs. 100+ peer-reviewed publications. For additional information on this exceptional candidate please contact Kim Laipple,

252,949 – Senior Manager, Technical Packaging – Professional in the CPG and molded plastic container industry with 24 years of experience. Manage the development of quality and cost effective packaging of a growing brand. Manage an average of 150 projects at any one time. Direct a team of 22 professionals, including Managers, Product Development Engineers, Design Engineers, and Process Engineers to support Sales, Pricing, Customers, and Manufacturing with new business development. Responsibilities include component design, development and package testing/analysis, sustainable packaging initiatives, artwork review, and management of approval of technical elements. Manage Value Analysis and cost reduction activities totaling $4.6M in savings. BS – Packaging. For additional information on this exceptional candidate please contact Tom O’Hanlon,

257,120 – Master Medical Science Liaison – 18 years of clinical experience, including 13 years working in or with the pharmaceutical industry, both in-house and field-based settings working with national and international key opinion leaders. Gather and synthesize external insights from across Medical Affairs, develop content and tools to support the tactics of Medical Affairs teams. Provide comprehensive medical and scientific support for product initiatives in selected therapeutic areas by serving as an internal expert. Serve as an expert resource to support healthcare professional requests for scientific information related to products or disease areas. Interface with key customers, opinion leaders and assist in the development of key customers to successfully meet the customer’s needs. Oversee publications including the planning, development, and editorial review of clinical abstracts, posters, and manuscripts. Oversee team of doctorate-level medical information specialists. Reviewed and developed Standard Response Letters. For additional information on this exceptional candidate please contact Kim Laipple,


11,910 – Principal Scientist- Over 17 years of product development experience in US/Canada. Formulation and process development of solid generic and specialty pharmaceuticals, eg, tablets and capsules of immediate & sustained-release types. Product development experience in Phase I through Phase III of live viruses in oral tablet dosage form. Experience in IR, DR & SR solid dosage forms. Formulation screening and feasibility studies of a dosage form containing drug substance & excipients. Design and execution of experiments for the development of a safe, effective, stable and quality pharmaceutical product. Developed a capsule dosage form of a very poorly water-soluble API requiring a challenging particle size specification to be bioequivalent (first-to-file). Developed an alternative process technology of a capsule dosage form of a very poorly water-soluble API with very high pharmacokinetic variability (first-to-file). For additional information on this exceptional candidate please contact Jeff Boyle,