Life Science Recruitment


Taking you through the journey of
hiring the right people.

From your HR managers and R&D specialists to your head of clinical operations.

It’s the science that matters.

Northreach Recruitment supports a variety of companies across the life sciences sector. Our mission is to help you grow your business and expand your team so that you can focus on science and life-saving innovation.

We take the time to fully understand your business, carefully listening to your requirements. We’re patient. We pay attention to details and find the ideal candidates to meet your specific criteria. But most of all, we will always make sure that you’re 100% satisfied with the results. Get in touch with us and see what Northreach can do for your business.

Be methodical

We have the formula to give you the tools you need to build a great business so that you can make science the spearhead of your operation.

Trust the science

Our expertise lies in finding you the missing pieces of your staffing equation – we understand that science starts it and business supports it.

We’re human-focused

Building a strong team always creates the best outcome, which is why we use a human-focused approach when kickstarting the candidate journey.

Join other happy clients!

We’ve got hundreds of reviews from clients and candidates that speak for us.

Adam – Operations Director

I could not recommend Sam and Northreach more highly. Professional from start to finish and very approachable. Northreach listened to my needs and delivered on each and every promise they made. Have already recommended them on to many others. Thanks guys.

Operations Director

George – Risk Manager

Working with Northreach was a real pleasure. Knowledge of the industry and second-to-none talent for partnering with businesses to support the search for the right candidates and resourcing solutions. I would definitely recommend Northreach to fulfil resourcing requirements and I look forward to working with them again.

Risk Manager

Ayesha – Complaints Manager

Northreach helped me secure my first contract role at Lloyds. Extremely helpful, knowledgeable and professional throughout, they kept in regular contact and showed genuine interest in my future job aspirations. Easy to talk to, Northreach have my highest recommendation!

Complaints Manager

Paul – Programme Manager

Northreach took the time to listen to my requirements. From this understanding their candidate selection efforts minimised interview overhead as I received candidates fully meeting my criteria. Being proactive through onboarding also ensured myself and candidates were kept up-to-date. A pleasure to work with.

Programme Manager

Didem D – HR Manager

Northreach was an exceptional experience — from initial contact until I secured my role at the bank. Always looking to maximise my chances, Ben went above-and-beyond to ensure I was prepared. Approachable and professional there was genuine interest in my progression. Strongly recommended.

-Didem D
HR Manager

Sarah – Project Manager

Northreach helped me resource a project team. Taking time to understand the required skill set accelerated the recruitment process by providing high-caliber resources. Dedicated, hard working and easy to deal with.

Project Manager

Nikki – Data Analyst

Very pleased with Northreach. They quickly convinced me they were they right people with their positive and straightforward solution-focussed approach. I’ve rarely felt in safer hands in today’s employment climate.

Data Analyst

Paul – Customer Service Manager

Great guys who really go that extra mile, understanding both candidate and client needs. Always easily contactable and keeps promises.

Customer Service Manager

Daniel – Learning & Development Manager

It’s fair and accurate to say being represented by Northreach was a pleasant surprise given previous experience with other recruiters. Honest and proactive communication at every step means I’d not hesitate to recommend. 10/10.

Learning & Development Manager

Michael – Business Analyst

“Top of the game” way of dealing with the whole recruitment process. From interview preparation and feedback to negotiating a higher rates and responsibilities… everything went very smoothly. During my last 20 years of contracting, I’ve dealt with many professional agencies. Northreach eclipse them all and are outstanding! Knowledgeable, committed, punctual and tireless.

Business Analyst

Neil – Business Support

Focussed and highly capable recruiters who take time to understand a candidate’s requirements to only provide the right roles. Utmost professionalism and integrity means I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Business Support

James – Director

We have used several different recruitment agencies in the past and never been particularly impressed. Northreach provided several fantastic candidates which lead to us employing the member of staff we were looking for. We have always used Northreach from that point and they have always delivered.


Jennifer – HR Director

I’ve been impressed by Northreach’s professionalism and the speed and flexibility they demonstrate. Extremely efficient and knowledgeable, taking care to really understand the requirements for each role they recruit for. Clearly taking pride in their work, I would not hesitate to recommend him.

HR Director

Allen – Director

Very happy with their professional approach. Everything was very easy, and the staff at Northreach were a pleasure to deal with. I will be dealing with Northreach in the future for sure.  Would definitely recommend to others for future business.


Plamen – Senior Developer

Friendly, efficient and professional… Northreach are those kind of guys that will call on Friday to let you know about an opportunity, getting you an interview for Monday and you start on Tuesday!

Senior Developer

Jim – HR Manager

Sam and the guys at Northreach really know their stuff and have a great handle on their market. For every role I have given Sam and his team I have received 3 quality CV’s within 12 hours. All candidates are extremely well vetted and qualified.

Northreach have been invaluable to me since I started working with them as if you give them a role you can be assured that it’s getting due attention, especially those tricky one day turn arounds that we all love so much.

HR Manager

Senior Risk & Compliance Manager

Northreach go deeper than background and skills. They supported me in gaining a greater insight into potential employers to make the interview easier. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a role in Compliance, AML, KYC or Financial Crime.

Senior Risk & Compliance Manager
Phil Northreach


Phil joined Northreach to build a brand-new sector and support Life Science Startups and SMEs. He has an extensive network, excellent market knowledge and is recognised as one of the top recruiters in Life Science.

  • Specialist in clinical operations
  • Golf fanatic
  • Big on family, small on ego
  • Leads by example

Ready to find your true career path?

Northreach hire for roles with a variety of skill levels, from PhD graduates to Heads of Clinical Operations. So whether you’re looking to kickstart your career in science or fancy a more challenging role in a new company, Northreach can help.

Can’t see something that takes your fancy? Get in touch. We advertise awesome jobs every week so your next big thing might just be round the corner. Why not register and be the first in the know about the latest Life Science jobs with Northreach!