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James Hume

James joined Next Phase in 2013 and is a highly skilled recruiter, focusing on scientific roles in the Cell & Gene Therapy and Synthetic Biology sectors. James works with some of the leading innovators in the UK life science sector and has helped a number of young businesses through periods of growth. In particular, James has a track record in recruiting for companies who take a novel idea across the translational gap.

James' expertise is within the recruitment of scientists who offer niche expertise to ensure therapies reach the clinic. He is always excited to hear from people with experience in Viral Vectors (Lentiviral, AAV and Retroviral) as well as those suited to analytical & process development who have multidisciplinary skills including Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry.

With a scientific degree himself, James networks extensively with individuals in the management and delivery of R&D programmes, and who have a blend of scientific and project management expertise.

At a more strategic level, James also recruits those who seek and identify therapies with the potential to be developed to become a commercial proposition. Accordingly, he recruits for Business Development professionals whose aim is to ensure a stream of projects coming into their employers to help promote their unique technologies and fuel their growth.

James has written a series of articles, including managing a team and recruiting in the Biotech industry.  Click here to view all of James’ blogs.

For a confidential conversation with James about staffing within your team, or your own next career move, please call him on +44 (0)1403 216216.