Executive Recruiters for Life Sciences


Your life sciences recruitment agency

A career in Life Sciences offers opportunities to change the lives of others through discoveries, inventions, or breakthroughs in technology. The development of vaccines, the research into genetics and the computer science behind tele-health are all part of the Life Sciences field. Perhaps no other profession delivers as much potential to make a difference in human life. If you have passion and dedication, this can be a rewarding career.

As a qualified and experienced recruiting firm, Lock Search Group can assist employers and candidates in evaluating and finalizing the search for the ideal Life Sciences candidate.

Lock recruiters are specialized recruiters; our Consultants have direct experience working in leadership positions for Life Sciences companies prior to joining us. We deliver actionable insights into the fields we serve.

We work with a diverse set of life sciences companies

We fill a variety of life sciences roles

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Growth Officer
  • Director of Communications
  • General Manager
  • Head of Finance
  • Head of Human Resources
  • Head
  • Knowledge Translation
  • Vice President
  • Business Development
  • Vice President
  • IT Operations
  • VP
  • Finance & Administration

What our clients say about our life sciences recruiters

Through all of my interactions with Lock,the team has consistently been showing true grit. Goals are set and followed through to ensure that each mandate turns into a positive experience for the employers as well as for the candidates.

Sebastien Beauchamp

Dynacare, Vice President, Government Relations & Market Access

The team at Lock Search Group makes the process of hiring new candidates seamless from start to finish. They take the time to fully understand the needs of the their clients, position they are recruiting for and the individuals looking to be placed. Over the past 20 years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with the team at Lock Search Group and have been extremely pleased with the quality of candidates they represented. They are true professionals!

Trevor Tarasoff

Allergan Aesthetics, National Head of Sales, CoolSculpting

When I work with the Lock team, it is always a productive, professional and successful experience. Their ability to listen, understand and provide options and alternatives ensures a high quality conclusion to my mandate!

Dave Rylett

HLS Therapeutics, Sr Director, CV Marketing and Sales

The Lock Search Group have recruited several top candidates for over 25 years allowing key industry positions to be filled with high performers and quality individuals.

Walter Beljaars

Alcon, Director Advanced Tech.

It is always a pleasure to work with the Lock Search Group. The team is very responsive, pays attention to clearly understand our needs and always delivers! They are a great partner when it comes to finding talent.

Manon Lafontaine

Indivior Canada Ltd., General Manager

The quality of the services offered by the Lock Search Group rank at the top in our industry. They complement our internal capabilities to select the very best candidate in a fast and effective way.

Jean-Francois Lemieux

Pendopharm, a division of Pharmascience, Vice-president, General manager

They have the depth of national candidates, in many select industries with specific skillsets. Then back it all up with diligence and professionalism. They deliver results for both clients and candidates.

Grant Larsen

Aequus Pharmaceuticals, Chief Commercial Officer

Working and partnering with the Lock Search Group has always been a successful process for Valneva. The team at Lock are professional, knowledgeable about the market and provide exceptional candidates based on our requirements.

Greig Estabrooks

Valneva Canada Inc., General Manager

We have worked with other executive search groups and found that LockSearch group was able to find the best professionals for the position. Attention to detail, professionalism, understanding our team were critical parts of the selection process. We would use their services for all of our medtech executive hires. Steve Bews has a real acumen for finding the right people and is a pleasure to work with.

Dr. Karen M. Cross MD PhD FRCSC

MIMOSA Diagnostics, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, St. Michael’s Hospital CEO, co-founder MIMOSA Diagnostics

The team was a pleasure to work with during the entire process. They were relentless in their pursuit of the very best candidates in the market. They were top ambassadors for our company. I would recommend them without hesitation.

Lee Ferreira

Ferring Pharmaceuticals, President

We have had the pleasure of working with the Lock Search Group team on several mandates across the country. In every situation they have delivered excellent results and have shown the highest level of professionalism and integrity possible.

Marc Leger

Valeo Pharma Inc., Sr. VP - Chief Commercial Officer

Why choose Lock Search Group

Track record of success

Since day one, our formula for success has been simple: care deeply, and deliver. We know that your next hire could be the one who changes everything for your team, and we pride ourselves on helping you close the deal with the talent who can take you to the next level.

Our founder’s entrepreneurial grit reaches from coast to coast, and you can expect the same delivery-driven, passionately-proven partnership in any one of the Lock team’s 12 offices. With consultants who boast average tenures of a decade or more, we’re not messing around –– we’re here to make the match that measures up.

Leaders and listeners

What is your story, and what’s the story behind it? Our client-centric focus puts you and your specific goals firmly at the heart of our search process. We’re here to listen.

You’ll receive an individual action plan when you work with Lock, and we’ll be right on the same page every step of the way: what we will do, how you’ll see it happen, and when to expect results will all be clearly defined from the very beginning.

Industry-savvy insiders

We’ve been building incredible teams at Lock since 1983. In that time, we’ve crafted a strong network of business leaders, decision makers, and influencers.

But that’s only half of the story. Our recruiters make genuine connections because they’ve lived their industries, and they understand the field’s unique nuances, needs, and subtleties from the inside out. No matter your business, the cutting edge is where you’ll find us.

Career opportunities in Life Sciences

Careers in Life Sciences include the practice areas of Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, Scientific and Clinical Research, and Biotechnology. Our recruiters have developed expertise in all four of these major practice areas.

We have built a comprehensive network of candidates with backgrounds in Artificial Intelligence, digital drug discovery, personalized medicine, antibody discovery, DNA sequencing, medical robotics, and data scientists.

Over several years, we have placed dozens of candidates in established firms as well as start-ups, particularly throughout the Montreal-Toronto-Boston triangle. Lock Search Group is perhaps the best-networked search firm in the Life Sciences field today.

Talk to a life sciences recruiting expert

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Ben Lamarche

General Manager

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Courtnie Atkinson

Recruitment Consultant

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Michelle Belzile

Recruitment Consultant

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Steve Bews

Recruitment Consultant

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Céline Chabée

Recruitment Consultant

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Brent Dodge

Recruitment Consultant

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Bryan Forrest

Recruitment Consultant

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Jay Harvey

Partner, Recruitment Consultant

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Frank Joe

Recruitment Consultant

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Dana Lamanna

Recruitment Consultant

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Glenn Lesko

Partner/Advisor

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Jean-François Sauvé

Recruitment Consultant

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Jordan Taylor

Recruitment Consultant, Winnipeg/Saskatoon

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Michael Villeneuve

Partner, Recruitment Consultant

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Angela Di Felice

Recruitment Associate