PIR International has a combined track record of over 100 years of experience partnering with the Life Science sector to deliver world-class leadership talent where it matters. We possess a range of specialist knowledge and a comprehensive network that allows us to deliver Executive and Board level searches to our clientele anywhere from historic streets of Cambridge in the UK to shores of the Bay Area, on the West Coast.

We have demonstrable success working with growth stage VC-backed and publicly listed businesses across a broad range of specialisms, including the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, diagnostics, medical technology, life science research tools, CRO and services fields.

We have particular success in supporting clients in current advanced fields such as; Gene Therapy, Cell Therapy, Immuno-Oncology, Antibody Therapeutics, Genomics, Liquid Biopsy and Microbiome.

Case Studies


Amphista Therapeutics

SVP, Chemistry Founded by Advent Life Sciences, Amphista is a spin-out of TPD expert Professor Alessio Ciulli’s laboratories at the University of Dundee. The Company has raised over $60M to date and is funded by leading life science investors including [...]



Chief Business Officer Head of LifeArc Ventures LifeArc is a leading independent medical research charity that rebranded since its formation as the MRC-T over 25 years ago. LifeArc’s expertise has helped bring a number of new innovations to market including [...]



Chief Executive Officer Chief Commercial Officer Congenica is a digital health company enabling genomic medicine with the world’s leading clinical decision support platform for accelerated genomic data interpretation. Congenica are committed to integrating clinical genomics into healthcare. Built on a [...]



Chief Scientific Officer Chief Medical Officer Zelluna Immunotherapy AS is a privately owned Norwegian biopharmaceutical company founded in 2016 focused on the development of TCR based immunotherapies targeting a broad range of solid cancers with a high unmet medical need. In [...]


NMD Pharma

Chief Medical Officer Chief Development Officer SVP Regulatory Affairs VP Clinical Operations NMD Pharma is a promising Danish biotechnology company dedicated to the development of a paradigm, innovative and life-changing treatment for patients with reduced muscle function due to compromised [...]

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