Our specialist sectors:

  • Translational Science

  • Quality

  • MedTech

  • Production

  • Business Support

  • IRT & Informatics

  • Regulatory Affairs

  • Clinical Operations

  • Medical

  • Leadership

Introductory video about Next Phase Recruitment in Horsham, West Sussex, UK. We are a specialist life science recruitment agency, placing people in pharmaceutical, medical device, biotech and cell and gene therapy businesses

About Next Phase

We are a specialist life science recruitment business, partnering with exciting companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech, cell & gene therapy and medical device sectors across the UK, Europe and US. As APSCo members, we work to the highest standards of recruitment “best practice”.

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  • Translational Science

    Analytical Scientist - Molecular Biologist

    Central London


  • Translational Science

    Process Development Scientist - Viral Vectors



  • Translational Science

    Senior Scientist - Analytical Sciences


    £38000 - £42000 per annum, Benefits: pension, life insurance, health insurance, 25 days holiday

Six values that guide everything we do:

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We believe that treating all our contacts with care and respect at all times will build better relationships. We are a people enhancement company; personal progression and improvement are the foundations of everything we do.


We pride ourselves in our sincerity and honesty, and above all else we are approachable. We believe our candidates, clients and colleagues will flourish on relationships that are built on assurance and trust.


We are dedicated to the life science industry, developing expert knowledge to support and advise our partners & colleagues to secure the right outcome


We strive to deliver genuine, reliable solutions with integrity. We use our experience to offer tailored, dependable advice to candidates and clients with confidence.


We believe that to be competitive we need to be entrepreneurial and resourceful. We endeavour to create inventive suggestions for our partners & colleagues to help them excel.


We believe that our partners expect to be impressed. By being determined, working enthusiastically and resourcefully we can provide them with prompt, effective solutions.

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Examples of our expertise

“Definitely Recommended”

I definitely recommend the Next Phase recruitment agency. I was contacted by ......... about the job role that I am now permanent at. She was extremely supportive and helpful throughout the interviewing stage and her friendly approach has helped to me to feel more relaxed and confident. It was a great experience working with her.

Labelling Technician, Biopharmaceutical manufacturing company - February 2021

“Felt very involved ”

​In my experience ...... efficiently managed the recruitment process. ...... not only followed up with me and kept me informed, but more importantly was keen to understand my requirements/expectations and communicate that on my behalf and i felt very involved every step of the way.

Achilles Placement , May 2021

“Best experience by far”

​...... ensured to only send me relevant positions and wasted no time I'm getting the ball rolling. The best experience by far in my career working with someone in recruitment. I recommend ...... for anybody looking for a position or looking for staff.

Informatics Business Consultant , April 2021

“Always Available to Answer Questions”

....... had reached out to me to see if I was interested in a new role! She was knowledgeable about her client and spoke very highly of the company. After introducing me, she kept in touch, making sure I had what I needed for a successful interview. ...... was always available to answer any questions and guide me throughout the process. Even after accepting a position, I have kept in touch with her.It was a please working with her. She was very thorough and supportive throughout the hiring process. She cares both about the companies she helps staff and she cares about the people she places. Would recommend working with ..... for any staffing needs!

Client Services Lead, July 2020

“Invests Time & Understands”

​There aren't many recruiters who genuinely invest time to understand your current role & future requirements, ..... is an exception. She has actively sought the appropriate opportunities and presented positions relevant to me. In such a niche market, I'd trust ..... to find the fitting vacancies that suit both the employer and employee

Senior Informatics Scientist, July 2020

“Engaged and Helpful”

​........ reached out to me for a position she viewed as a match. She was right on, as I also felt the position was as well. Throughout the recruitment ..... was engaged and helpful. With her help, I was able to secure and offer. I would work with her again!

IRT Project Manager, April 2020

“Going well so far!”

​It has been a busy week with several meetings in order to put things into prospective and get organised; my aim and my intentions are to offer the company the best of my experience and assist the team with their ambitious plans. I have been impressed with their work and I know I will enjoy my term here. I am planning to work hard and offer consultancy of the highest standard to leave good impressions and do credit to you for trusting and representing me here.

QMS Consultant, contracting through Next Phase at a cell therapy company in Cambridge - February 2021

“Brilliant Service ”

​Brilliant service from Next Phase, with special gratitude to ...... who was an invaluable contact throughout the process of my recruitment and an absolute pleasure to work with. I would recommend Next Phase to anyone.

Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult placement , May 2021

“Smooth and Straightforward”

Thanks to ....... for all of your work on this and for making the whole process really smooth and straight forward. This is a really exciting career step for me and I massively appreciate you bringing all the elements together to get us to the successful offer. I've been working with several recruiters the last few months and it's been very refreshing to work with someone who obviously takes the time to read up on the position/company and keeps things very transparent and straightforward!

Genomics Biomarker Project Manager, January 2021

“Excellent Experience”

I was approached by Next Phase, by ....... and it was an excellent experience from start to finish. During 2020, a very hard year for us all, ........ was always there, very positive, very helpful and did everything so that I can find the perfect opportunity for my career. Very pleased to have worked with Next Phase, recommend very highly. Thank you

Informatics Consultant, IRT Consultancy - December 2020

“Great team”

Great team that work together to help clients. They work together to use the best of each other's knowledge to help and excel your application and they all really want you to succeed. I'm so happy with my position I've been placed in through them at the moment, however, if i'm ever looking for another job I will definitely look at vacancies available through Next Phase

Method Development Scientist, Protein Biochemistry company - April 2021

“Highly recommended!”

I can always rely on Next Phase for honesty, professionalism and the ability to find people with the specialist skills that we need

, CEO, Gene Therapy company in Stevenage - March 2021

“Highly Professional & Responsive”

I have worked directly with ..... from Next Phase for over 7 years and have found his approach and the rest of the Next Phase team to be always highly professional and responsive to our requirements. They have a broad base of capabilities, including BD, Quality, Regulatory, IT and R&D Scientists and have very successfully filled a number of roles across all levels of the business and are one of our preferred suppliers that we would choose to go to first. One of the key aspects that we like is their honesty, if they know that a particular role or area is not a specialism for them then they will at least tell you rather than wasting your time. I would therefore be more than happy to recommend them and have done previously to a number of my colleagues in the Bio Industry sector

Head of HR, Cell & Gene Therapy Catapult - January 2021

“Experts in Their Market”

During the interview process it became clear that Next Phase are who they said they are - experts in their market who are held in high esteem with their clients.

Senior Recruitment Consultant, September 2020

“Network Access & Unique Understanding”

Next Phase were instrumental in our early fundraising efforts at Sutura. ...... was able to unlock the doors of many investors with a specific interest in early stage gene therapy biotechs that would have otherwise been cold and unknown to us. In parallel, he has attracted our industry leading “raise team”, consisting of some of the most reputable advanced therapy executives with experience within the ATMP space. Thanks to ......... network access and unique understanding of this space, we were able to significantly accelerate the development of our business to help improve the quality of life for those affected by rare diseases

Owner, Sutura Therapeutics - March 2021

“You have not let me down!”

I always feel confident coming to Next Phase for people for our team. Yet again you have not let me down !

QA Manager, Vaccine Production Company - February 2021

Work for us

We are looking for ambitious, hard-working individuals to join our growing team. We offer a great work environment where you are given full autonomy to maximize your potential, extensive home-working flexibility, investment in new technology, excellent bonus package and clear investment plan for all areas of the company.

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