Our Story

Founded in 2017 as ‘Cpl Physicians’ we gained a nationally recognised reputation for placing Clinical Development, Pharmacovigilance and Medical Affairs specialists from manager to the some of the world’s top CMO’s. Leveraging the European success of Clinical Professionals (founded in 2006) Cpl Physician’s then became part of the wider $750m Cpl group’s rebrand, utilising the #OneCpl internal ethos. Today in 2024 we are scaling up our Boston office with a focus on ensuring we deliver a niche we’re proud of – ‘giving back’

About Cpl Life Sciences

Cpl Life Sciences is a specialist business focussed on providing pharmaceutical physicians in North America and throughout the UK and EU, we have a truly global reach. We are actively recruiting for physicians in Europe, US, Canada, South America, Asia Pacific and other emerging markets and can assist candidates and clients in any of these locations.

Since 2005 we have developed a large global network of pharmaceutical physicians the majority of which are passive candidates who would always come to Cpl Life Sciences first for their next career move.

Our expertise covers

– Executive Retained Search
– Interim / Freelance Consultancy
– Worldwide Sourcing
– Contingent Permanent

Cpl Life Sciences also runs a unique program “Physician2Pharma” supporting the transition into industry for physicians wishing to enter industry for the first time.

“Within a few days of discussing our requirements we were presented with four excellent candidates.  With only one position available, it was difficult to choose between them – a situation we hadn’t experienced with any other recruitment agency.  Knowing our headcount allocation was to be increased in the next quarter we negotiated approval for an additional position ahead of schedule and were able to take on two people.
Well done!”

“What has always impressed me most is the diversity of candidates Cpl always seem to send across. We have partnered with you in various locations and verticals where we’ll always see a mixture of backgrounds, not just in skillsets which is helpful to making our overall decision, but the cultural and gender differences introduced”

“I’ve been in contact with many recruiters prior to joining the industry and since, and I can say in all sincerity that you offer a service which is superior to any of the others, not least because you are so professional and supportive.  Concern for the candidate’s interests in addition to the company’s agenda sets you apart.”

“I have worked with Cpl for a number of years and can honestly say that they are without doubt the best recruiters I have worked with. Not only are they fantastic at matching you with the right job, but are incredibly supportive throughout the entire process. In addition to this they have been a great sounding board for potential job moves & have genuinely cared enough to build great relationships with myself and their own clients”

“A truly professional (and dare I say it nice!) company to work with.  The difference with Cpl Life Sciences is that they really do listen to your needs on both a personal and professional level whether you are coming to pharma from a medical or moving within pharma companies.  In a nutshell, I would recommend Cpl Life Sciences as ‘the’ first port of call for anyone looking for a pharma position.”

“It has been a pleasure to work with Cpl Life Sciences on this assignment.  I was helped and communicated with every step of the way and felt that the candidates similarly were being helped and supported. Any one of the final candidates could have filled the role, the only difficulty was choosing between them! I will certainly be using Cpl Life Sciences again when the next vacancy arises.”