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James Higgins

Life Science

Scientific Recruiter

James has been recruiting in the Scientific and Healthcare industry for the last 4 years, building an extensive network of Mid – Executive talent across the US & European market over this period. He has experience in recruiting a number of commercial & technical roles within the Omics & Diagnostics sector, specialising mainly in the placements within the markets of Multi Omics, Spatial Biology, Bioinformatics and Molecular/Microbiology Diagnostics . James has provided his expertise to a wide variety of customers, from SMEs through to larger Corporates, from mid-level to senior opportunities.


James' Specialism: Multi Omics Recruitment


In the era of personalised medicine, multiomics is revolutionizing our understanding of health and disease. At Zenopa, we believe that future success is only as strong as the team behind it.


Our talent driven, culture focused approach means although we search for hard skill across the omic’ s disciplines our recommendation mainly comes off team fit & feel, increasing the chance for long & beneficial appointments for our clients.


Zenopa Multiomics Expertise Covers:


Genomics (DNA Sequencing, Next Generation Sequencing, Single Cell, Genetic Testing)


Spatial Omics







Personalized Medicine


Precision Medicine


Karen Dunn

Medical Science Liaison at The Binding Site

James has been the best recruiter I have encountered. From the first contact he was professional and friendly in providing support for the perfect tailored scientific career move for myself. He went above and beyond in helping me prepare for every step in the process, including detailed interview preparation that really made me feel at ease. His energetic and friendly approach has made the whole process much more enjoyable. I am happy to say that I have landed my dream role with the help of his experience and expertise.
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Caroline Fenlon

National Sales Manager

Pleasure doing business with James. Professional, friendly, kept me up to date throughout the recruitment process. Great experience all round with James. I would highly recommend him moving forward.

Lloyd P

Sales Professional

James is hugely insightful within the Diagnostics recruitment sector, he is friendly, takes time to listen and truly understands the needs of a candidate. James works transparently and openly and provides strong advice and guidance on the suitability of roles and the hiring companies. I highly recommend James and his colleagues in Zenopa to advance your career.

Sarah Jewell

Inside Sales Specialist at Canopy Biosciences

James was a pleasure to work with. He selected a position that was a perfect fit with my skill set and experience which was a refreshing change from other companies I have worked with in the past. James was always quick to respond to questions and gave clear and concise feedback at every step of the process. It was clear that James also had a great relationship with the companies he was working with. Hopefully I won't need you again James but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to my network!

Massimo Marino


James goes above and beyond showing real care for his clients through constant feedback, guidance and advise not just at the beginning but throughout the recruit process which is commendable. He is professional, honest and has great knowledge of the sector he works in. I would highly recommend James and thank him for matching my skill set with the perfect role for me.

Carolyne H

Medical Scientific Liaison

James astutely matched my skills and experience with my latest role, a role that I had not previously considered. James is very knowledgeable about the job market and realistic about expectations. He kept in contact throughout the application process and was always available to answer any questions that I had. James is a real professional with a true talent for matching people to their ideal role. I have already recommended James to friends and family!

Samantha Javier

Solutions Specialist at Hologic

James got in contact with me regarding a job opportunity and I am glad he did! I needed a career change and James had suggested the perfect role that I had been looking for. He helped me prepare for the interviews regarding what to expect and kept in constant communication regarding updates with the job application up until the end including chasing the company for the outcome of the interview on my behalf. James had been super supportive and gave really great feedback on giving me the job offer.

Elisabeth Jones


James reached out to me on LinkedIn with a job opportunity which matched my qualifications and experience. From the offset James was informative, polite and a pleasure to speak to. James supported me throughout the interview process and was only ever a phone call away! The process ended with an accepted job offer due to his skills of matching me, as the candidate to the job role, company values and line mananger style. I highly recommend James as a Senior Consultant. Thank you so much!

Emma Davis


James was great to work with whilst finding my new role. He was attentive, supportive and professional.

Avi Ladwa


James was fantastic to work with whilst helping me secure my new role. He listened and really understood what I was after and matched me with a great company and role. He was informative and helpful throughout the whole process and was a joy to work with. Thank you.
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Richard Broadhead


I was very pleased to be able to work with James recently. He was both proactive and responsive and was clearly knowledgeable about all aspects of the process. I would be very happy to work with him again or to recommend his services.

Sanjay Patel


Eric, James und Bailey haben mir fantastisch dabei geholfen, eine neue Chance zu bekommen. Sie haben mich immer auf dem Laufenden gehalten, was gerade passiert. Ich kann Zenopa nur empfehlen.

Sanjay Patel


Eric, James and Bailey were fantastic at helping me in getting a new opportunity. Always kept me informed of what is happening. Highly recommend Zenopa.

Alicja Zimmer


Absolutely outstanding service from Toby Chapman and James Higgins. They went above and beyond to help me secure my dream role. Both very friendly and approachable, completely honest and very informative. I couldn’t recommend Zenopa enough to anyone looking for their next career move. Thank you so much!
Life Science IVD Multi-Omics