Marcus & Associates - Executive Search, Interim Staffing, & Consulting

Executive Search

& Interim Staffing for

Life Sciences & Healthcare

Delivering world-class talent exclusively for the Life Sciences and Healthcare industries since 1986.

Need to Make a Critical Hire?

Executive Search & Interim Staffing Made Easy

For over 38 years the most elite world leading Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Healthcare clients have retained us as a strategic partner for their most critical recruitment needs. Being entrusted to secure top talent for vital roles is a privilege and every search is a high priority. Our consistent level of transparency, communication, and commitment to delivering a full slate of highly qualified candidates while ensuring a positive experience for person we engage has earned us a reputation as one of the most reputable firms in the industry-resulting in more than 97% repeat business and an Industry Leading 99% Close Rate.

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Benefits our Clients Enjoy

Hire World-Class Talent Who Are a Great Fit for Your Company

  • Access to Top Talent – 1000s of well-placed advisors in our network refer us to otherwise inaccessible passive candidates
  • Our Brand Strength – passive candidates recognize us; we have a 72% callback rate vs. industry average of under 25%
  • Rigorous Candidate Vetting – 3 of our expert recruiters interview each candidate prior to presentation to ensure fit
  • Candidate Relationships – superior candidate management results in 98% of offers accepted by your candidate of choice
  • Your Brand Ambassadors – we listen to your needs and tell your story to identify and attract the best fit talent

Fill Your Positions Faster

  • Guaranteed Results in 20 Days – receive a full slate of qualified candidates within 20 days (less for interim roles)
  • Recruiter Specialization – in-depth understanding of the talent pool and industry expedites candidate delivery to you
  • Streamlined Search Process – our methodical search process has been refined since we opened our doors in 1986
  • Extensive Search Preparation – rigorous research and planning for every search greatly reduces your time-to fill
  • Technology – major investments in proprietary databases, digital media, etc. enables us to quickly cover millions of contacts

Receive Superior Client Service

  • Accommodating Service – we listen and align ourselves with your preferred processes and policies
  • Exceptional Client Satisfaction – 97% repeat business demonstrates our high client satisfaction and long-term commitment
  • Easy Communication – we provide you with a responsive single point of contact; no wasting time with unneeded meetings
  • Dedicated Team of Experts – dedicated resources to each search, so you can focus your time on other important deliverables
  • Award-Winning PerformanceLife Science Review Magazine’s “TOP 10 Life Science Recruiting Services Providers”

Save up to 40% vs. Our Competitors

  • Pay-for-Performance Fee Structure – clients pay only after results are delivered
  • Flexible Agreement Terms – simple, client-friendly terms and pricing options enable win-win agreements
  • Minimize Opportunity Costs – our 99% close rate saves clients from missed opportunities due to unfilled roles
  • Avoid Rehiring Costs – 94% retention rate; our placements stay successfully employed with our clients for at least 2 years
  • Proactive Collaboration – we partner with you to reduce hiring costs (interviews, relocation, compensation, etc.)

6 Functional Area Specific Recruiting Practices

Our experience is primarily divided across 6 functional areas with multiple Practices to support the unique needs of each specialty. Our highly trained Practice Leaders and Consultants are experts in their fields with extensive network connections to talented professionals- enabling custom-tailored precision results for every search we engage.

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Research & PreClinical

Regulatory & Quality

Clinical & Medical


Product Development & CMC

HR, IT & Corporate

An Organization's Most Important Asset Is It's People

Marcus & Associates helps bridge the gap to hiring goals.

Get started with a free consultation to see how our team can help connect you with top talent. Guaranteed results!

Clients Love Us!

We’ve worked with some of the industries best Life Sciences & Healthcare companies- and the list keeps growing. 🌱

The Marcus & Associates team is very prompt, courteous, and timely with their follow up. They are proactive at all times and provide continuous communication. I would recommend them to anyone looking to utilize recruiting services.

Roxanne Schwans, Formerly, General Manager, Johnson & Johnson, Currently, SVP/COO, RITE AID

Marcus & Associates does an outstanding job of connecting the right people with the right companies.

Brian Heath, General Manager, Oncology, Amgen

Marcus & Associates are very detailed in their assessment of the fit between a candidate and the company. They go to great lengths to understand the individuals involved in the decision process.

Bernie Tobin, Formerly, President, Crescendo Biosciences, Currently, General Manager, Natera

The Marcus & Associates team is very professional, easy to work with, and provides great value to their clients.

Jesse Ma, Vice President, Aptus Health

The team at Marcus & Associates is extremely reliable and results-oriented. I would strongly recommend them to anyone looking for resourceful and knowledgeable support to make a genuine difference.

Vishal Kapur, Global and US Head, Oncology, Regeneron

I have been working with Marcus & Associates for years. They represent many amazing companies, and most importantly, represent them well.

Lon Hecht, Senior Vice President, Optum Healthcare

In my 18 years of working with recruiters, Marcus & Associates really stands out from an employer perspective. If there was one word needed to describe Marcus & Associates it would be “integrity”.

Robert Polans, Vice President, SK Life Sciences