Michelle Lair

Vice President, Lead Search Life Sciences
(856) 395-0101

Michelle started with Scientific Search 20 years ago, in 2004. She has spent these years building and nurturing relationships with loyal clients in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device industries. As a Vice President at Scientific Search, Michelle has led teams of recruiters to outperform and exceed client and candidate expectations.

Michelle has worked diligently to establish Scientific Search as a leader in the placement industry. She has made hundreds of placements in R&D, Commercial Operations, Medical Affairs, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Drug Safety, Business Development, Market Research, and Operations. Her success is evident by winning Scientific Search’s “Top Producer of the Year” award four times and has recently been promoted to Vice President.

We are proud to announce that Scientific Search has a member of the prestigious and exclusive Pinnacle Society on our staff! This group is the “Navy Seals” of Recruiting. There are only 80 members worldwide. Michelle was recently welcomed into the Pinnacle Society as of November 2018.

Pinnacle Society logoMember of the Pinnacle Society – The Premier Consortium of 80 Industry-Leading Recruiters in North America

Michelle consistently lends her knowledge and expertise to other professionals within the office, reinforcing her role as a member of our senior leadership team at Scientific Search.

Michelle earned her B.A. at SUNY Oswego. She is married, has two children, and resides in New York.

Fun Fact:

Michelle is a “News Junkie.”


"Michelle is attentive, courteous and the epitome of professionalism. She listens to her customers and does her best to match the right skill set with the right requirements. I would gladly recommend Michelle to anyone interested in her services."
--Esat Angun; Director of Sales Operations at Octapharma USA

"Michelle is one of the finest recruiters I have had a chance to work with in my long career in Life Sciences and Health care consulting. She quickly grasps what you are looking for and brings forth great candidates to meet the need. I highly recommend anybody in LS consulting, commercial, R&D fields to consider Michelle when looking for top talent, especially in the mid Atlantic area."
--Dr. John Ho; SVP of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development, Charles River Labs