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Specialist Life Science Recruitment

We are hiring in 2021! Click here to learn about a career with us

We partner with Pharma, Biotech, ATMP, Rare Disease and Medical Device businesses, recruiting the most talented people in the industry. Register for the Next Phase of your career here and call us on 01403 216216 to discuss how we can help you. 

Life is all about Change - and Change is good!​

Our careers, personal lives and businesses progress through a series of different phases. As a specialist Life Science recruitment consultancy, we will help you to ensure positive progression to your next phase, whatever it may be.
You can register with us here. Alternatively, please call us on 01403 216216 , whether you are considering the next phase of your career or are looking to hire someone with specific skills and experience. As you will see from the case studies and testimonials throughout this website, we have a great deal of expertise and can tailor our services to meet your individual needs.


ILP Technician

I definitely recommend the Next Phase recruitment agency. I was contacted by Adrienn Prezenszki 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.

Informatic Projects Manager

​Don't know where to begin, from the first time Alex contacted me I felt a genuinely nice and very optimistic person. 8 months later, the same person is there always very friendly, listens to the needs and did her best to help me find the perfect opportunity for my career. Alex is not only doing her job, she does it with a lot of care and a lot of passion. Thank you Alex for all the calls, meetings, feedbacks and all the work and effort, it was a truly wonderful experience to have worked with you and hope we can always keep in touch.

Many thanks from France.

Genomics Biomarker Project Manager

​Thanks to Aaron for all of your work on this and for making the whole process really smooth and straightforward, this is a really exciting career step for me and I massively appreciate you bringing all the elements together to get us to a 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!

ILP Technician

Great recruitment agency. I had the pleasure to speak with Adrienn, she is very professional, friendly and attentive. She supported and encouraged me during the preparation for my interview and gave several helpful suggestions. She always provided timely updates. I highly recommend her.

Informatic Projects Manager

​Alex has been outstanding in the recruitment process from her regular communications to the additional information's supplied, a great professional!

LIMS Manager

I had the pleasure of being approached by Next Phase about multiple roles. They are genuinely interested in the candidates and puts forward which really makes a massive difference as one feels valued. I got a chance to closely speak with Alex and I highly recommend her as she is very professional and is proactive with all the follow ups. She always gave me timely and accurate updates. Friendly, energetic, professional – Alex stands out from the majority of recruiters. She will go that extra mile to make sure you reach the right company and encourage you along the way. It was a great experience working with her.

Method Development Scientist

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

Senior Informatics Consultant

I was contacted by Alex Butcher for my current role. Alex was a wonderful advisor, she made me feel confident and provided a lot of support during the recruitment process. She kept following up with me even after I was hired. I will be happy to deal with Alex and Next Phase for any topic going forward.

Clinical Trial Manager

​Alex is the highest quality recruiter with broad experience in the biotech industry. She combines professionalism with personal approach. I definitely recommend Alex for collaboration.

LIMS/ELN Specialist

​I worked with Alex after she reached out to me about an exciting opportunity. She continued to be very supportive and commutative throughout the whole process. She is very quick to respond and does everything she can to ensure both clients are happy with the deal. It has been a pleasure working with her & I would recommend anyone looking to hire or for a new position to get in touch with her. Thanks again Alex!

Senior Informatics Consultant

​Alex is an amazing recruitment consultant. I was lucky enough that I was contacted by her for a challenging position. I was very impressed with her assessment and professionalism. Alex provides a lot of support and advises all the way along the recruitment process and even after getting the job she stayed in touch with me to make sure everything was alright. A big thanks to Alex for the great work she did!

IT Project Manager

Alex is a standout recruiter: she combines a genuine determination to support staff and people she represents with the human touch (fantastic humour and attention to detail). I recommend working with Alex for your hiring and staffing needs.

Client Services Lead

Alex had reached out to me to see if I was interested in a new role! She was knowledgable about her client adn spoke very highlyl of the company. After introducing me, she kept in touch, making sure I had what I needed for a successful interview. Alex was always available to answer any questions and guide me throughout the process. Even after accepting a position, I have kept in touch with Alex.


It was a pleasure working with Alex. She was very thorough and supportive throughout the hiring process. Alex cares both about the companies she helps staff and she cares about the people she places. Would recommend working with Alex for any staffing needs!

Senior Informatics Scientist - Client

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

Senior Production Technician

I will forever thank you for having given me the chance to take a step in the right direction in my professional life

IxRS & MM Manager

Alex is great! Professional, friendly, quick to respond to any questions and makes things happen for you.

IRT Project Manager

Alex 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, Alex was engaged and helpful. With her help, I was able to secure and offer. I would work with her again!

Bioanalytical Manager

I have met Alex when I was looking for a new job opportunity. She supported me straight from the beginning with high professionalism and didn't take long for her to get me an interview. She is a very friendly and kind person, I was able to call her any time of the day and supported me throughout the recruitment process. I would highly recommend for anyone who is looking for a job opportunity to get in touch with her.

IxRS & MM Manager

I've had a great experience working with Alex. She is responsive, professional and supports through every step of the way.

Junior Business Systems Analyst

I rarely come across real hiring Specialist who stand out like Matt. I had the pleasure of working closely with Matt for the past few weeks. Few people have the opportunity to work with someone 'Ridiculously efficient' like Matt. I was always in awe of Matt's ability to coach and get people on board wtih ideas - even people who were initially on completely different pages like me. That skill often takes years to develop among hiring professionals, but it seemed to come perfectly naturally to him. 'Genuine expert' is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Matt. As a team member or leader, Matt earns my highest recommendation.


Project Coordinator

I’ve worked really closely with Matt over the past few weeks. He has been extremely professional, listening to my needs & matching me with potential end clients.. Matt has been so helpful & followed through on request & an absolute super star. Thank you Matt

Medical Information Associate

Alex helped me to get the job I wanted!!! She was really patient with me as I was always sending emails to ask every question I had, she always answered quickly and with great detail. She is really friendly, positive and helps you as much as she can! I highly recommend her if there is a job out there you really want!!! Many thanks for all your help Alex :) I am so happy I reached the job of my dreams! 

Clinical Project Manager

Of all the agents I had contact with during a protracted job hunt, Alex was the only one to follow up at regular intervals. She always gave excellent advice. Very highly recommended. Thanks Alex!

Principal Human Factors Engineer

Kudos to Julie McEwan. In a world of (at best) mediocre recruitment consultants who take shortcuts and don't take the time to know their candidates and the profession they're in, you not only understand the jobs and candidates that cross your desk, you understand the nuances of matching people to careers! Thank you so much for going above and beyond!

Quality Associate

Alex did a great job making sure I felt fully prepared throughout the recruitment process. Everything from the intital application and the interviews through to my first day at work were seen to with care and diligence, making the transition to a new and better job so much easier. Thanks Alex!

Clinical Trial Director, CT Service organisation

The Life Science team at Next Phase always take the time to understand the criteria that we are looking for and how that fits into our business. They have been able to respond very quickly to new positions due to the extensive database of qualified candidates from junior level to management positions.

Pre-Production Coordinator

Alex is a great professional extremely committed and knowledgeable. She manages to turn the recruitment process in such a pleasant experience. Alex provided excellent advice and help on all levels, she has been instrumental in helping me find a new role. I knew a lot about job which I was applying for thanks to Alex so interview was much easier. She has always made herself available for a conversation and happy to offer independent advice. Highly Recommend!

Pharmaceutical Technician

It was a tough time being made redundant and speaking to you was fanatic. Your enthusiasm and helpfulness were great. It really made me feel positive about the situation. Thank you for all your help Harriet.


Head of Clinical Project Management, Big Pharma Company

Perfect, thanks Brian. Efficient, effective and transparent as always

Social Media Community Manager

Shane, thank you so so much for all your help. I believe you really made a difference in my job search and ongoing challenge of finding a job that I will enjoy! I don’t think I can thank you enough!

John Truong, Technical SEO Executive

"As a candidate Next Phase Recruitment has been an excellent recruitment agency. The contact with Shane Lees was friendly, prompt and professional at all times. He showed expertise and an understanding of my position and the role that I was applying for. The information and advice provided by him gave me a competitive edge over other candidates in the position that I applied for and was ultimately successful in. I would wholeheartedly recommended Next Phase Recruitment based upon this experience".

QA Officer

I was recently represented by Next Phase recruitment in a job application. My application was managed by Adrienn Prezenszki, who was very responsive and kept me informed on all details of the process. Adrienn was also a tremendous help when it came to interview preparation, by taking me through a mock interview during a phone call. I'd highly recommend Next Phase recruitment and would definitely contact them again should I require representation with any future applications.

IT Transformation / Digitisation Director

I had the opportunity to talk to many headhuntners during the past decade but I must say it was refreshingly different to work with Alex. Thank you very much for the great support, extensive materials, good preparation & the pleasurable conversations. I am looking forward to the time when I will be in need for somone to find me and my company the right candidates and would love to reach out to you for your services.