Research consultant - Manchester or Langley

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SRG are the UK's leading Scientific Recruitment Consultancy, we are celebrating our 25th year with continued expansion. We also have Engineering and Clinical divisions and we are specialists with these fields.

We have both Contingent and Retained client bases and our Executive Search brand, SRG Premium is looking for articulate, well educated, research focused Consultants who possess excellent relationship building and communication skills to join this division.

We have offices across the UK, as well as one in Switzerland and America, SRG offer international opportunities to successful employees as well as continued career progression and development with our in-house training and development team. So whatever stage you are in, in your research career SRG can continue to offer you progression.


We are looking to grow our premium team both in our Manchester and Langley offices. As a researcher you will predominately have a candidate focus, starting from candidate ID researching after receiving a job specification and a brief from the client. The role will focus on senior recruitment requirements focusing on requirements ranging from director level and VP appointments at scientific organisations. Expectations are in place for you to go out and openly headhunt candidates via social media, job boards but more so targeting specialist organisations and candidates who may not be looking for a new opportunity and tempting them into a change. Researching in depth both the candidate and organisations are key to this role and we require someone who has this experience in a former recruitment role. Attention to detail and personal organisation skills are key to this role, you will need to provide examples of this during any interview stage.

As a Researcher, you will be working closely alongside a senior consultant, assisting in completion of client assignments, which could be from the Scientific, Clinical or Engineering sectors. You will complete extensive market mapping, researching, selecting and engaging with top talent.

You will be working in a fast paced, high pressured environment, however there will be good meritocratic rewards and recognition for Researchers that excel within their role. Progression is quick and targets are set to give you focus and control over your own career development. There will be the option to continue your career with SRG in either Research or opportunities to develop into an premium consultant or a practise head, the choice is yours.

Benefits include, quarterly bonus, 23 days holiday with the option to buy/sell 5, private healthcare as well as a multitude of shopping and discount vouchers.


Ideally you will have the following attributes:

  • Degree educated
  • Key attention to detail
  • Previous experience in recruitment is essential
  • Research experience
  • French & German speaking skill a bonus
  • Ability to head hunt
  • Think outside the box
  • Resilient and tenacious
  • Career motivated
  • Background in science either at a degree level or recruitment experience in science and pharmaceuticals

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. SRG is a trading name of Science Recruitment Group Ltd an Employment Business/Agency.