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 below 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.
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Principal Recruitment Specialist - Cell & Gene Therapy and Synthetic Biology
Adrienn joined Next Phase in 2016 as a scientific and technical recruiter, placing people at all levels within GMP/GLP-regulated environments. Adrienn's expertise includes QA, QC (chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry), analytical method development, validation, production and continuous improvement, working with both contractors and permanent staff. She personalises her recruitment services in order to help organisations to attract the best talent in the market and to help people find environments that will nurture their careers in life sciences.During her time with Next Phase, Adrienn continues to progress up through the business and has recently completed a professional apprenticeship in Recruitment through the BIOR (British Institute of Recruiters). She has taken ownership of a number of projects, including running interview assessment days, advising clients on how to optimise their recruitment processes, and building partnerships with universities in order to place fresh graduates in their first commercial pharmaceutical roles. With a degree in music, Adrienn moved from Hungary to England in 2011 and has gained extensive experience in customer-facing positions, with an ongoing desire to continue her personal and professional development.Adrienn’s blogs include how to deal with difficult interview questions and the similarities between online dating and recruitment. Click here to view all of Adrienn’s blogs. To learn more about job opportunities within Adrienn's area, please call her on 01403 216216.
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Scientific & Technical Recruitment Specialist
Aaron is a highly skilled recruiter who joined Next Phase in January 2021 as a principal delivery consultant. With a recruitment background that includes servicing the life sciences, aerospace and energy sectors, Aaron brings significant expertise to boost the services we offer at Next Phase.Aaron has a degree in Games Technology and is very technically-minded, helping him to fill very specialist roles across engineering, production, IT, quality and other functions that require people with specific skills, ambition and the right attitude. His background has given him an in-depth understanding of sourcing for various levels of roles, from manufacturing / assembly through to data scientists and up to CEO / director level.Aaron prides himself on quickly grasping a client’s needs and providing them with the best possible recruitment experience. As a passionate and proactive individual, he always strives to bring 100% to the work he does, with his goal to build strong, long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with candidates and clients alike.Please call Aaron on +44 (0)1403 216216 for a confidential discussion about your next phase!Please call Aaron for a confidential discussion about your next phase!
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