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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

Our Services

Permanent staff hired by Next Phase Recruitment into your growing teams as you scale up you permanent headcount within the pharmaceutical, medical device, rare disease or cell and gene therapy sectors.

Permanent Recruitment Solutions

We deliver access to the best talent in the market, focusing on building a real partnership with you, working together to achieve your strategic goals and support faster growth.

Permanent staff hired by Next Phase Recruitment into your growing teams as you scale up you permanent headcount within the pharmaceutical, medical device, rare disease or cell and gene therapy sectors.

Interim Staffing Solutions

We provide fast access to fully compliant, highly skilled interim workers to meet your project needs and immediate contractor staffing requirements.

Contractors will make a quick impact in your business, especially if they are fuelled by good coffee and if they have the right technology to be able to do their job

Exclusive & Retained Search

For critical hires that just have to be right, we have an exclusive & retained solution that utilises even more candidate searching, selection and engagement tools.

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Executive Leadership Search

We have a research-led search methodology to identify and secure the top life science executive and c-suite talent that will lead your future growth.

Six values that guide everything we do at Next Phase:

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At Next Phase 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. Being "People-First" is something we are all extremely passionate about.


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


At Next Phase we are dedicated to the life science industry, developing expert knowledge to support and advise our partners & colleagues to secure the right outcomes. We share insights, engage in industry events and take an active interest in new innovations in life sciences.


We strive to deliver genuine, reliable solutions to our clients; and we achieve this by working together as a team, sharing ideas and supporting each other in every project we undertake.


At Next Phase 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. This includes making proper use of technology to support our work.


We believe that our partners expect to be impressed. By being determined, working enthusiastically and resourcefully we can provide them with prompt, effective solutions. Every person at Next Phase is ambitious, both about their own career progression and how we want the business to grow.

Next Phase is a specialist life science recruitment agency. For over 15 years we have been working in partnership with some of the most innovative biotech, cell & gene therapy, ATMP, pharmaceutical and medtech businesses, across the UK, Europe and US. Our vision has always been to offer the highest quality of service to our clients and candidates, putting people first in everything we do. We believe that our thorough and professional approach, adhering to our values at all times, genuinely helps to enhance our clients' workplace performance.

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Our latest life science jobs

We update our list of vacancies every day, so keep checking back to see what new and exclusive roles we are advertising, across a range of pharmaceutical, cell & gene therapy, rare disease, biotech and medtech businesses in the UK, US and Europe.

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Our Consultants

Meet the team at Next Phase. We are all highly experienced recruitment and staffing specialists in the fields of gene and cell therapy, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, rare diseases and informatics for lab software and clinical trials

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