Life science and healthcare recruiting

EQ Search serves clients in the following areas:

  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Biotechnology Companies
  • Medical Device Companies
  • Strategic Consulting Firms
  • Market Research Firms
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity Firms

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Take advantage of our enviable industry connections, reliable talent network and invaluable resources.

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Deep-seated industry expertise and proven success have helped us build strong relationships with our clients and candidates.

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EQ Search has higher quality candidates. A powerful talent network.
And desirable connections with top companies.

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Best-in-class life science and healthcare recruiting custom tailored to your organization.

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Looking For Talent?

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Build your pipeline of life science and healthcare experts.

Through best-in-class recruiting strategies that are custom tailored to your organization, EQ Search is able to confidentially source highly qualified life science and healthcare executives and professionals.

We are a boutique search firm comprised of highly tenured senior-level experts with deep experience in the industry sectors we serve. EQ Search takes advantage of coveted industry connections, an established talent network and collaborative resources to tap into a broader pool of expert talent and expeditiously sourced, highly qualified candidates.

We’ll create strategies to identify and acquire top talent, help develop positions for highly desirable candidates and build a network of extraordinary candidates ready to fill positions where you have hiring needs.

Learn more about our Talent Scout Model proactive hiring strategies to address the imbalance of talent supply and demand and prepare your business for growth.

Wondering what EQ is all about? Learn more about EQ’s name and how EQ drives our distinctive approach to recruiting.

Looking for an untapped expert to help you succeed? Work with EQ Search.

- I’ve been working with EQ Search for 18 months to help us find consultants across all levels who have a specialty expertise in the pharmaceutical/life science industry and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with them.Talent Acquisition Manager of Life Science Consulting Firm
- We have a talent-centric business where our talent represents the primary asset that we have.  As we look to execute on our ambitious growth plans, our #1 area of focus is on attracting and retaining the best of the best. EQ Search knows our business, what we look for and even challenges our thinking when... Read more »Head of North America, Global Consulting Services
- We have worked with EQ Search for about two years now, and in that time, they have become an indispensable member of my team. This partnership results in higher quality results, with less time investment. EQ Search has been and will continue to be my go-to partner to help us build a leading consulting organization.Global Head of Commercial Strategy, Consulting Division
- I would not call EQ Search a typical client-search firm relationship. It is more like having your own talent acquisition team that thinks before they present someone to us.  That’s what sets them apart.President & CEO of Biopharma Consulting Firm
- We work in true partnership with EQ Search – they work hard to develop a thorough understanding of our needs, skills gaps, strategy and culture in order to source a diverse yet relevant range of candidates. They work equally well with us to manage candidates successfully through the recruitment process.Human Resources Manager of Biopharma Consulting Firm
- Chris and the team at EQ Search have been very helpful in recruiting for the company I work with.  He has been a pleasure to work with and he has been diligent in finding the right people for the specialized positions we need.  He is extremely professional, hardworking, and very competent.  I would recommend Chris... Read more »C-Level Officer of Biotechnology Company
- We have been working with EQ for a few years and we are very happy with the results.  EQ Search takes the time to get to know you and your business, and does not waste time blindly throwing a bunch of resumes over the fence.President & CEO of Life Science Consulting Firm

Looking For Work?

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You’re more than just a resume.

Your body of work is important. Industry expertise, proven record of success and a clear pattern of career progression all put you on the fast track to a rewarding life science or healthcare career. But sometimes it takes more to achieve success. That’s where EQ Search comes in.

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Help us determine the company culture where you will thrive.

  • Would you like to work in an entrepreneurial startup company?
  • Is a large, established manufacturer what you had in mind?
  • Do you prefer managers who take a team approach to projects?
  • Are you more comfortable with a hands-off management style?

We know that there are as many different personalities for job seekers as there are company cultures. We will help you find the opportunity that’s right for you.

We operate at a deeper level.

At EQ Search, we take a holistic approach to recruiting. We get to know your goals, interests and personality and connect you with opportunities where you will thrive. And we’ll even provide career and job search coaching if you need it.

Wondering what EQ is all about?

Learn more about EQ’s name and how EQ informs our unique and strategic approach to recruiting.

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- I just landed a great job with the help of EQ Search. I had never used a recruiter in a job search before and the experience was awesome. They did a great job prepping me and it was one of the first times I felt really prepared going into an interview.Senior Digital Media Associate within a Medical Device Company
- EQ Search team really took the time to get to know me to make sure that the company was a fit for me, not just to assess if I was a good candidate for the Company. They are not looking to fill a position, they are looking to be the catalyst for a long term... Read more »CFO within a Biotech Company
- I highly recommend EQ Search to any professional considering a career move. They have a deep knowledge of the life sciences space and were an excellent resource in guiding and coaching me through my search for a life sciences consulting position. Chris worked with me patiently over the course of several months to understand my... Read more »Senior Consultant within Life Science Consulting Firm
- Chris identified job openings that were right in line with what I was looking for and was a wonderful help throughout the whole interview process. Not only did he take the time to prepare me for interviews, we met to debrief after each one – and he was amenable to speak while I had a... Read more »Director within Life Science Market Research Firm

Why EQ Search?

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Experience. Results. Value.

In today’s business environment, you need more than just a high IQ! You need an EQ – emotional quotient.

EQ capitalizes on emotional intelligence – going beyond job descriptions and resumes – to take a more holistic approach to delivering exceptional talent.

EQ recruiters are better able to identify “impact players” who provide leadership, innovation, and the critical insight to drive your organization — people who possess that rare combination of intellectual and emotional intelligence. We know how to demonstrate the value proposition for the companies and roles we work on. This gets top talent engaged.

What’s EQ made of?

  • Invested in the industry. We know life science and healthcare – our industry-specific focus yields unparalleled results.
  • Discerning business acumen. We know more than recruiting – we understand all aspects of how your business works.
  • Proactive recruiting strategies. We don’t wait until a need is urgent. We continuously build our talent pipeline for our clients.
  • Exceptional candidate fill rate. We listen, we analyze, we get it right the first time – results far better than the industry standard.
  • Outstanding level of service. Best-in-class custom recruiting strategies allow us to source the most highly qualified life science or healthcare talent.
  • Asking the right questions. We go below the surface to understand each client and candidate and connect the right people with the right organizations.

EQ Search is the trusted recruiting partner of life science and healthcare companies nationwide. We strategically place people in executive, professional and technical roles in organizations where they can flourish.

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Leadership

Chris Campbell, Founder and Managing Partner

chris-campbell-smWith a background in Executive Management, Operations, and HR/Recruiting, Chris is a great partner to help you grow your business and make strategic hires. His role in human resource development and interviewing laid the foundation for his progressive evolution into the world of recruiting.

After a shift in the economy, an exciting opportunity presented itself with the Market Research Alliance.  He successfully built a Life Science and Healthcare practice where he managed a team of internal recruiters.  He also managed the full life cycle of the recruiting process and all client relationships.  He was able to build relationships with top companies within the life science and healthcare industries. He has been on both sides of the interviewing desk and conducted thousands of interviews.  He brings a unique perspective to the life science, pharmaceutical and healthcare clients and candidates he works with.  It is a true partnership approach and we help create transparency so both client and candidate can make a good decision.

Chris resides in State College, PA – home of Penn State University. He is a loyal Nittany Lions fan and an avid foodie. In his spare time, Chris enjoys skiing, golf, and spending time with his wife Karen and his two little princesses, Maggie and Harper.

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Nick Campbell, Partner

nick-campbell-smNick has an impressive track record in finding and securing top talent for our clients. His focus is largely on identifying and recruiting for mid- to senior-level executive searches. His relentless drive to find the “A” player has brought him rapport with clients and candidates alike.

Nick came to the team from a successful career in the real estate development field. He wanted a career where his business savvy, drive for success and extraordinary people skills were needed. He found his niche in 2008 when he joined the Market Research Alliance, as a recruiter within the in life science industry.

His ability to expend effort tirelessly to identify the properly qualified candidate has brought our team to an unprecedented level of success with our clients. The care he expends to insure the fit of candidate and client will continue to provide clients with better results faster.

In addition to his role here at EQ Search, Nick is also the Owner of NAC Associates, an executive recruitment firm that focuses on placing top level market research professionals in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

Nick calls Morristown, NJ home and spends his quality time with his wife and little princess, Emma. He is an avid foodie and likes to play golf and travel.

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Tammy B. Smith, Ph.D., Director of the Life Science and Market Research Practices

tammy-smith-smIn addition to her EQ Search role, Tammy is also a Learning Partner for Penn State’s Center for Workplace Learning and Performance and Principal of the Service Excellence Institute. Prior to EQ Search, Tammy served as a Director of Internships, Outreach and Engagement at The Pennsylvania State University. She brings over 20 years of talent acquisition and development experience to the EQ Search team.

A well-respected organization development consultant, Tammy’s expertise in executive recruiting is underscored by her ability to source difficult-to-reach talent and cultivate candidate-client relationships resulting in successful job placement. Throughout her career, she has provided professional consultation to numerous federal, private and non-profit entities in the areas of talent acquisition, talent development, workplace learning, and succession planning. During her tenure at Penn State, she offered career advising, administered a professional internship program, taught career preparation courses, and facilitated both internships and job placement. Tammy also has presented globally, authored numerous professional publications and recently published a textbook on professional internships and career preparation. She has advised and supervised over 2,100 student interns throughout her professional career and assisted many others with their career transition and employment needs.

Tammy resides in State College, PA with her husband and three children. An avid fan of “anything outdoors,” Tammy spends most of her leisure time near stream and woods — biking, kayaking, skiing and hiking.

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Tyler Rayno, Director of Operations

tyler-rayno-smTyler has over seven years’ experience in human resources where she specialized in talent acquisition, performance management, employee relations, compensation and employment recognition.

Most recently, Tyler served as a HR Business Partner/Talent Acquisition Manager for a fast growing media company. In this role, she managed full life cycle recruiting for various levels and industries – ranging from IT to sales/marketing to business administration. She also provided internal interview training and created a very successful internship program. In addition to managing recruitment and handling employee relations, Tyler has past experience in implementing and managing application tracking and performance management systems.

With her past experience, this set her up for a natural transition into working for an executive recruiting firm. In her current role, she manages all the day-to-day back office operations and interacts daily with our client and candidates to ensure a smooth interview/hiring process. Tyler also recruits for our life science and healthcare consulting and investing practice areas.

Tyler resides in State College, PA, also pleasantly known as Happy Valley. A loyal Philadelphia Eagles fan, she enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

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Bill Shaw, Director of Healthcare Practice

bill-shaw-smBill has made immediate impact upon joining EQ Search. He focuses mostly, on recruiting top talent for mid- to senior-level positions for our healthcare clients. His passion for building relationships, has been his key to success with finding the right “fit” for both the candidate and client.

Most of his earlier professional career was spent in the home building industry. In this role, he hired and worked with a variety of engineers, contractors, government officials, attorneys, architects and other consultants — finding himself a front row seat for learning the intimate details and requirements of many different jobs.

In this early career, he learned the power of trust and relationship building — imperative qualities for a recruiter. Bill firmly believes that there’s value not just in “knowing someone” but in the activity of putting service to others above whatever he can get out of the relationship. The result is a network of people that trust him and that he can equally trust for honesty, loyalty and a desire to help in any way they can. All of that translates to an unparalleled commitment to the search for that perfect team member.

In addition to his role here at EQ Search, Bill is also the President of Rothrock Search, an executive recruiting firm specializing in custom searches for the management consulting and engineering industries.

Bill resides in State College, PA and makes the most of his favorite outdoor pastimes — hiking, fishing, hunting and, of course, attending Penn State Nittany Lions games.

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Grace Duffy, Strategic Partner, President and Founder, Footprint Pathways

grace-duffy-smGrace is a transformational consultant, a bio-pharmaceutical consulting business leader, pharmaceutical executive, change agent, strategist, professional mentor and entrepreneur. Grace is the Founder and President of Footprint Pathways, a bio-pharmaceutical healthcare consulting firm specializing in strategic transformations of small-to-medium service companies and their executive and talent teams.

Prior to Footprint Pathways, she was the divisional executive vice president of Advance Insights, the strategy and analytics division of inVentiv Health, a $1B+ publicly held company that specializes in providing a unique range of commercialization solutions to the healthcare industry.   She directed and led the building of a new integrated commercialization unit for a publicly held $1B company that focused on U.S. and global consulting services in access and reimbursement, market analytics, product launch and global commercialization.

During the acquisition of inVentiv by a private equity firm, she designed, launched and managed a newly formed integrated business development executive team which was responsible for aggressive revenue generation goals and expanding new business for the newly integrated divisions.  Companies’ action and performance-driven BD plan resulted in significant growth of the commercialization consulting businesses and dramatic “downstream” revenue dollars within the parent company.

Prior to joining inVentiv Health, Grace was co-founder and executive partner of Strategyx, a high-margin, leading, partner-owned consultancy specializing in market and commercialization strategies, organizational reengineering, and access and reimbursement strategy.  She designed and developed new consulting capabilities – most notably, highly valued expertise in specialty injectable and infusible therapeutics. During her tenure as a partner with Strategyx, she established critical infrastructure required to attract and retain the highly skilled professionals required to support an average annual growth of 27%. This leadership position led to market interest and culminated in the sale of the company to inVentiv Health.

Prior to Strategyx, Grace directed and managed a newly merged (Skila Inc. and EMA Consulting), venture backed, pre-IPO global technology company’s consulting division specializing in knowledge and technology effectiveness solutions for the healthcare industry.  She was involved in organizational restructuring, development of new repositioned integrated offerings, execution of a three-month company-wide turnaround plan and securing aggressive revenue targets while supporting the company’s IPO business plan.

Her background also includes EMA Consulting, President of GDD Enterprises, an independent pharmaceutical consulting firm, and extensive experience in a series of staff and management positions at a leading pharmaceutical company, now SANOFI-AVENTIS.

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The EQ Mission is to enhance the recruitment process through open communication and outstanding customer service to help clients and candidates make informed hiring and career decisions.

EQ Search takes emotional intelligence seriously. Find out how our approach to recruiting will have you taking EQ seriously too.

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