Life science recruitment for innovators

Global life science recruitment specialists dedicated to ensuring your business prospers.

Here to help you make an impact

Whether you’re the CEO of a start-up or a VC looking to grow a business, you’re in the life sciences sector to make a positive impact on the world. The drugs, treatments, and technologies you’re developing will go on to improve the lives of thousands.

But to reach these ambitions, you need the right people spear-heading your organisation. That’s where we can help.

Sourcing you the talent, expertise, and leadership you need to thrive is our mission, and we can’t wait to help you secure funding, grow your company, and reach your patient goals.

Your strategic partner giving you more

We’re always looking for ways of going above and beyond to advance the life science ecosystem.

The talent collective

When you work with us, you gain access to our talent collective solution: a pool of experts that act as your company’s operations backbone – free of charge.


Before we initiate a search, we’ll undertake a two-week benchmarking process, providing you with candidates suitable for interview. It’s our way of proving what we’re capable of.

VC partnerships

We can support your journey by introducing you to investment partners who can provide funding and strategic advice to drive your solutions towards success.

Partnering candidates with high-potential life sciences businesses

Whether you’re seeking your next executive role or a graduate looking  to get in on the ground level, we’ll find you your ideal position.

We have access to a vast network of exciting organisations making a difference in the world of:

Biotech / Pharmaceuticals
Medical Devices

We’re proud to provide our candidates with all the support and guidance they need from application to placement. Find your next career move with us today.

What we stand for
Your long term patient goals are the engine that drives everything we do. We deliver talent strategies that realise milestones, empower innovation, and – ultimately – improve patient outcomes.

Meet the co-founders

Our experienced team is here to deliver you talent strategies that realise milestones, empower innovation, and – ultimately – improve patient outcomes.


Nicholas Ross

Throughout his career Nick has appointed CEO’s and established leadership teams for early-stage life science companies established in the US, UK and Europe. Typically supporting the investment community in putting personal in place to establish patient and investment goals.

Nick’s typical assignments are for Chair, NED, CEO, CFO and CCO on behalf of companies at the forefront of innovation within life sciences.

With a deep understanding of effective and successful organisational structures through Nick's career he has partnered and guided C-suite leaders in building effective structures for company cultures and ambitions.


Stephanie Murtagh

An award winning leader, Stephanie has a track record in launching, growing and turning around businesses.

She is a highly experienced recruitment professional with over 20 years’ experience, and is heavily involved with the international investment community, partnering with those at the cutting edge of Life Science to achieve their goals.

In 2010 she initiated and led the start-up of publicly listed recruitment group’s Life Science Practice from concept, establishing and positioning the brand as a market leader.

Throughout her career, she has led global delivery teams to successfully build and grow organisations, placing life science professionals in 50+ countries in all continents across leading global pharma, biotech, CRO’s and medical technology businesses.

Stephanie feels privileged to be able to positively impact the ecosystem through the ongoing success of her work.

She Co-founded Cavenagh Health in 2020, a leading life science specialised search firm to introduce the inspiring leaders and visionary experts that help organisations to realise milestones, empower innovation, and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

Dive deeper into Cavenagh Health

Download our company brochure today to learn more about how we can you grow your life science business.


Find the talent you need to succeed

Build a talent strategy that’ll accelerate your growth, secure funding, and help you positively impact patient outcomes.


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