Biotech Recruiting for Startups

Last week we learned that Gilead Sciences agreed to purchase Kite Pharma in a deal that was close to $12 Billion. As a recruiting company, we are very familiar with Kite as we placed one of their first employees (employee #8) there. We started working with Kite after one of our former candidates ended up accepting a position there. Both of these people are still with the company and we’ve enjoyed following their progress as well as the company’s.

We’ve been around the block for the past 13 years and we’ve had an amazing run placing people around the country for companies of all sizes and stages. We’ve helped major companies through periods of expansion and growth while also delivering talent to startups looking to make their mark in the world of Biotech. We owe a lot of our success to some pretty basic principles: understand what our client is looking for, and understand what our candidate’s are looking for. Our goal is to put like minded people in a room together (or on a phone call) and see what happens.

We’re currently recruiting for a number of startups in Seattle, San Francisco, and San Diego that are working on some pretty exciting products. In the mid 2000’s we worked with and placed a number of people at Genentech, the original biotech startup. Learning about the challenges, both scientific and business related, facing our startup clients is what motivates us to deliver good candidates for them. We have the network and know-how to help your organization go from good to great.

If you are the CEO of early stage startup, an HR professional tasked with everything not scientific, or a recruiter recently hired at a startup, please reach out to us and see if we can help you hire the people that are critical to the success of your company. Let us teach you what we know about biotech recruiting for startups. Let us help you become the next Kite Pharma.

Paragon Search Group is a privately owned American recruiting firm specializing in permanent positions in BIOTECH (Process Development, CMC/Reg Affairs, Manufacturing, Project Management, Quality) and BANKING (Compliance, Risk, Credit, Audit, Marketing, Treasury) and MINING (Engineering, Project Management, Operations/Management: plant, underground, mine) for companies ranging in size from startup to Fortune 50 throughout North America.

If you are needing assistance recruiting for your biotech startup, please set up a time to speak with Justin Rayment, President of Paragon Search Group.

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