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At Zenopa in our Life Science division, we have a professional team that are passionate about helping shape careers and sourcing the best talent. With over 30 years of experience servicing marketing, sales, technical advisory, and managerial roles within the Life Science industry, our insight and understanding of the Life Science job market will enhance your search to ensure a great job match.


Zenopa plays a pivotal role in connecting employers with potential candidates, ensuring a seamless hiring process. Zenopa have built a reputation over many years for providing innovative services for job seekers and as a result, many choose to call us first and come back to us for their next job move within the Life Science industry.

Our Featured Life Science Job Openings

The Zenopa Salary Guide is based on Zenopa industry experience, it is not specific to this particular job, but it is useful to provide you indicative information and enable you to find jobs when searching salary bands. Individual jobs salary ranges are frequently not released into the public domain, this will be released to you upon application.

What makes the Life Science sector a good career choice?


Promising career growth

The Life Science sector is known for its resilience and stability, as healthcare remains a fundamental priority regardless of economic conditions, with continuous growing demand worldwide. The industry continues to experience growth and expansion with the ever-changing demands, which comes with promising career development and growth opportunities in the landscape. 


Competitive pay packages

Careers in the Life Science industry come with competitive salaries, benefits, and opportunities for professional development and advancement. Many Life Science companies offer attractive perks such as bonus schemes, healthcare benefits, and pension plans, share options, car benefits and more.


Positive impact on public health

Working in the Life Science sector, means you are positively contribution to society, playing a crucial role in building, developing and bringing a route to market for medication that improves / saves patients lives. The industry is a leader in innovation, Research & Development, with the introduction of new cutting-edge technologies supporting the development of new treatments to further benefit patients.


Social responsibility

Working in this space, many of the Life Science companies heavily invest and engage in CSR initiatives, which focus on developing and improving healthcare access to regions that are underprivileged / deprived, and investing in community health programs, to ensure a better supply of medications to patients across the world.


Personal fulfilment

Working in the Life Science industry provides a feeling of fulfilment and achievement, knowing one’s work and effort will directly affect patients’ lives, and positively impact society. Life Science companies Invest in several career and personal development training opportunities to reinforce a positive workplace and environment, contributing to employees personal and career aspirations.

How can Zenopa help you find a suitable job in the Life Science industry?


Zenopa is Talent Driven, Culture Focused. We select jobs that suit you based on how the technical scope of the role aligns with your qualifications, but also dive into your personal culture, advising you on which companies fit with your unique set of requirements. 


Market Knowledge

Our consultants dedicate themselves to having unrivalled knowledge in Life Science market. This means they can provide you with an overview of how you benchmark against other candidates looking for Life Science jobs, using resources such as salary insights. Our consultants pride themselves on understanding how your skillsets can fit into different areas of the market, and provide guidance and support, and introductions into market leaders.


Large Industry Network

We have been building relationships with Life Science clients for over three decades, so we can place you with industry leaders and innovative start-ups across the industry. We work with a number of these on an exclusive basis, so registering with Zenopa means you don’t miss out on a job with your dream Life Science company. 


High Success Rate

We deliver on what we promise, which is why 94% candidates recommend us, and 97% clients recommend us. We have developed a portfolio of case studies / testimonials, sharing other candidates’ success stories working with Zenopa, that we provide to highlight how other job seekers have been supported by us landing themselves their dream opportunities.

What our candidates say



My interaction with Poppy Hodges at Zenopa was a testament to her exceptional support and understanding. Her in-depth knowledge of the role she was recruiting for, as well as the company's values and culture, was invaluable in my search for a new role. Throughout the interview process, she was not just a recruiter, but a supportive guide, always ready to invest time in helping me prepare for each interview stage. I wholeheartedly recommend both Poppy and Zenopa for their unwavering support and professionalism.
John Eldred

Field Service Engineer

Excellent service from start to finish. Great communication and very helpful with everything.
Alexander Grayson

Field Service Technician

Very happy with the entire process from initial chat to showing up for my first day. Always met with professionalism and a thorough understanding of my employment needs. More than happy to recommend Zenopa to all future job seekers.
Kevin George Faria. MRes

Clinical Application Specialist

Elisabeth has been of great support and assistance throughout my interactions with her. She has shown a great deal of professionalism and has gone above and beyond to fulfill her duties. I am grateful to have interacted with Elisabeth and highly recommend her services and help for anyone looking for a change new change and career.
Nahuel Manzanaro Moreno

Account Manager

I had the pleasure of working with Elisabeth during my job search, and I'm very grateful for her support. She is a professional who demonstrated a great capacity at connecting candidates with the right opportunities. Thanks to Elisabeth's expertise and dedication, I secured my current role at Diagenode. Her guidance, attentiveness, and advice were very valuable throughout the hiring process. I recommend Elisabeth to anyone seeking their next career move. She’s a recruiter who cares greatly about her candidate's success.
Mike Murphy


I've had a few run ins with 'recruiters ' over the years. Never have I had someone like James Dolan on my side. Now you may think that's not very important, but sometimes a friendly voice and someone that goes the extra mile means a whole lot more.
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What qualifications are needed for a career in the Life Science industry?

For a Life Science job, a minimum of a life science/ scientific degree is required. Once you have this, you’re good to go!
For a sales or marketing role in Life Science a PHD/Bachelor’s degree is often required. For a product manager role, you will often need both a degree and experience with a Scientific product as part of wither a sales or marketing function. Then higher level managerial roles will require previous experience in commercial function too.


What soft skills are important for success in this field?

Communication is a big one to consider, having strong interpersonal skills and networking abilities.
Doing your research on the company or portfolio in advance of the interview shows you have the self-starter mentality which is highly valued in this field.
It is also important to have the right attitude to keep learning and challenge yourself, being open minded to new challenges.


What is the Life Science market like?

A lot of funding was withdrawn from academia during Brexit and since the start of Covid investors have been focussing on Biotech, which has grown 8.8% in last 5 years. Investment in the south east is continually growing and HORIZON funding has also recently returned to the UK. As an industry it’s relatively stable, there’s always going to be a need for the products, so it comes with career stability.

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