Industry Research and Development

We have developed one of the world’s largest practices offering expert, specialised global search services for research leadership appointments in industry research and development.

 

On the back of our market leading position advising on appointments of world class fundamental and basic researchers we have been able to draw alongside private sector science and research based organisations, RTOs and Innovation Catalysers.

In strengthening their own research leadership in the light of the global demand for increased levels of co-creation between academic research and industrial translation our particular appreciation for the difference yet also commonalities between the two has become important. We rely on a proprietary analytics model for identification and screening of candidates developed by our team of in-house research scientists and former academics.

Where We Can Help

Research and Technology Organisations

As one of the foremost executive search firms working with RTOs and other research-focused organisations, Perrett Laver has extensive experience of advising on appointments for those who lead and shape organisations committed to innovation in research.

The distinctive, impact-oriented mission of RTOs requires innovative and adaptable leadership, with deep knowledge and understanding of the contract research landscape and commercial environment, and the ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders.

In the light of the fact that RTOs exist in a variety of different forms, whether state run or wholly privatised commercials organisations - or a hybrid of both - identifying the next generation of leaders is critical to the continued successes and positive impacts of these organisations.

Academic Translation

Perrett Laver has extensive experience of advising on appointments for those who lead and shape the translation and commercialisation processes for universities and research organisations.

Governments and funding bodies alike are demanding significantly greater evidence of impact from their academic research partners.

Rapid translation of research outcomes into wider economic impact is critical to a nation's ability to remain competitive in the global economy. Increasing demand is placed upon academic institutions to deliver the high-quality research needed to drive innovation in this way. Identifying and attracting the best global research talent is critical to academe's ability to meet these demands.

Innovation

Perrett Laver has developed the world's largest expert senior level executive search practice offering highly specialised global search services for research leadership appointments in research and innovation-focused organisations and have unparalleled reach in the knowledge sector.

Identifying the next generation of innovative scientific leaders will be critical to future success in the pharmaceutical industry, especially as we move into the era of personalised medicine.

Industrial research and innovation is increasingly driven by collaboration with the public and knowledge sectors, and the progressively permeable boundary between private enterprise and academia presents significant opportunities for global talent acquisition, allowing organisations to look beyond their industry and identify fresh, world-leading talent.

Biopharmaceuticals

Perrett Laver has global experience working with research and development firms, health organisations and Universities to build highly-skilled leaders that can thrive in this changing environment.

Identifying the next generation of innovative scientific leaders will be critical to future success in the pharmaceutical industry, especially as we move into the era of personalised medicine.

Industrial research and innovation is increasingly driven by collaboration with the public and knowledge sectors, and the progressively permeable boundary between private enterprise and academia presents significant opportunities for global talent acquisition, allowing organisations to look beyond their industry and identify fresh, world-leading talent.

Who To Talk To

Simon Laver
Simon Laver
Co-Founder and Director
EMEA
Erik Jackson
Erik Jackson
Partner
Senior Academic Leadership Americas
Dr Graham Little
Dr Graham Little
Partner
Industry Research and Professors EMEA
Bing Han
Bing Han
Partner
Senior Academic Leadership Asia Pacific
Dr Sinead Gibney
Dr Sinead Gibney
Senior Consultant
Senior Academic Leadership EMEA
Dr Birgit Brandt
Dr Birgit Brandt
Partner
Presidential Search Asia Pacific

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