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Life Sciences Recruitment Consultant

headcount AG
Highly competitive
Start date
22 May 2024
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Ever dreamt of being an Astronaut or a Pro Athlete? How about being the best at something, just for the ride?

Great - this might be of interest to you!

We're expanding our contracting team and seeking experienced Recruitment Professionals ready to elevate their game. Say goodbye to unrealistic KPIs, micromanagement and 24/7 office presence, and embrace a role where you can truly focus on creating a world class service by growing both - as a consultant and as an individual. 

This role focuses on delivering top-tier technical and scientific talent to our European client base. Partnering with leading Life Science companies, you'll be part of a highly capable team in an environment that encourages your personal growth by commitment, curiosity and authenticity.

If you're a big-game player who loves people, thrives in a team, and is fueled by the idea of delivering the best-in-class service to an industry that sustains human life, you might want to say hello.


  1. European Talent Sourcing: Search, identify, and deliver high-quality talent to the Life Science industry across Europe. 
  2. Full Life Cycle Ownership: Own the recruitment process from job intake all the way to sourcing, presentation and contract negotiations.
  3. Client Engagement: Actively participate in client interactions with our strong existing client base, understanding their unique needs and provide tailored recruitment solutions. 
  4. Client Development: Proactively identify and pursue new business opportunities, contributing to the expansion of our client base within the Pharma/Biotech & Devices sectors.
  5. Network Building: Participate in networking events to meet prospects to maintain and develop long-term relationships.
  6. Collaborative Team Player: Be on eye-level with your colleagues and our leadership, share your ideas, support your team. 


  • First experience in agency recruitment (1-3 years), preferably in Life Science or related industries.
  • Demonstrated ability to source and deliver talent across Europe.
  • Genuine drive to create an outstanding experience for other people.
  • Professional fluency in English, and one other Swiss national language (German, French, Italian).
  • EU or Swiss work permit.
  • Be a nice person.


  • Human-centric culture, experienced leadership, minimal KPIs, genuine support for your development.
  • Immerse yourself in a highly international environment.
  • Work from a beautiful office in the heart of Zurich, just 5 minutes from the lake.
  • Benefit from high flexibility in work hours, including the option for home office.
  • Constant training and a career success plan to fuel your professional growth.
  • People who sing when they are winning.


headcount AG is a Zurich-based consultancy serving clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and digital healthcare space. At headcount, we are thriving to create the best recruitment experience possible - for our candidates and clients alike. Based on our core values of authenticity, curiosity and commitment, we aim to deliver top-tier staffing solutions, so our clients and candidates can focus on doing what they do best: advancing human healthcare.

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🔬✨At headcount, we blend scientific expertise with recruitment excellence to revolutionise talent acquisition in the healthcare and life sciences industries.

We are a Swiss recruitment agency specialised in the Biotech, Medtech, Pharma, and Digital Health industries.

Our philosophy of 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐲 𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬 sets us apart, offering high-quality services grounded in our deep understanding of the industries and roles we cater to.

We're dedicated to 𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙥 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙨. Our team, driven by a shared passion for life sciences, learns continuously from our clients, aiding their efforts to deliver life-saving medicines and devices.

THE SECRET of our success lies in our relentless pursuit of building trustworthy, reliable relationships and ensuring high-quality service at every turn.

Recruitment | Expertise in both retained and contingency-based searches, talent identification, engagement, and thorough reference checks.
Contracting and Interim | Providing top-tier temporary talent for diverse needs, complete with managed payroll services.
RPO | Acting as an integral part of your team, we alleviate HR pressures by managing vacancies through all phases.



Candidates | Assisting talents from middle management to SVP-level in finding their next career milestone.
Clients | Aiding managers and departments in securing the ideal candidates that align with their company culture.
Market | Strengthening the Pharma, Medtech, and Biotech sectors by bridging connections, creating impactful content, and organising industry events.

Discover how headcount can help you improve your recruitment strategy in the life sciences industries. 




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