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MSI Pharma are a leading international supplier of recruitment services to the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Biopharma sectors.

MSI Pharma in numbers


We work with over 90 companies across the globe


Last year, we placed pharma professionals in 47 countries


We work with 40% of our clients on an exclusive basis


We maintain an exceptional 3-1 CV to placement ratio

Making a difference for our clients and candidates

Our mission is to empower professionals to fulfil their potential and organisations to reach their goals, helping them change the world through developments in pharma and life sciences.

Communication and service levels were outstanding

I always enjoyed working with Ed and his team as their communication and service levels were outstanding. We recognised them on a number of occasions as our top Supplier, shown by the fact that they easily filled difficult roles that our other partners could not. This was no doubt helped by their large professional network, their enthusiasm for the sector, their ability to always ask the right questions as Subject Matter Experts, and their willingness to go the extra mile. I would have absolutely no hesitation recommending Ed and MSI as a partner. ​

MSI Pharma Client

Really do produce positive results

​MSI Pharma were instrumental in hiring several members of our Clinical team. I found their professionalism and keenness to help me very refreshing. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any client who is looking for a proactive consultancy who really do produce positive results.​​

HR Director, Netherlands

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Our story

  • 2002

  • Our parent company, MSI Group was founded by our CEO,
    Nick Simpson.

  • 2004

  • MSI decides to focus purely on healthcare

  • 2010

  • MSI Pharma launched to specialise in the recruitment of pharmaceutical, life science an medical devices professionals

  • 2012

  • MSI International launched to source overseas nurses and doctors to work in the UK

  • 2013

  • The first iteration of our market leading i-Engage™ software is launched, which gives healthcare providers end-to-end control of the temporary staffing booking process

  • 2015

    • Opened our Sunderland office

    • MSI achieves fastest growth for any privately-owned medical recruitment agency

  • 2016

    • Opened our Switzerland office.

    • Relocated our head office to the Cottons
      Centre by London Bridge, more than
      doubling our m2 footprint

    • Investec’ Mid Market 100 UK Fastest
      Growing Private companies award

  • ​2017

  • Awarded Recruiter Fast 50 2nd year

  • 2018

  • Medicare launched, insourcing clinicians
    to help NHS Trusts tackle their
    outstanding wait lists and diagnostic

  • 2020

    • MSI achieves accreditation from the
      Sunday Times ‘Best Companies’ for
      the third time.

    • New MSI websites launched.

    • We are now one of the UK’s largest
      healthcare recruitment specialists,
      working with a wide variety of clients

  • 2021

    • MSI moves up to two-star Best Companies accreditation

    • MSI named one of 40 Best Recruitment Companies to work for

    • MSI Pharma opens first office in the USA

We focus on these locations

UK & Ireland
Belgium, The Netherlands & Luxembourg
Germany, Austria & Switzerland

Awards and accreditations

Best Companies
100 Best Mid-Sized Companies
London's Best Companies
Recruitment's Best Companies
Investing in Talent
Power List 500


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​MSI Group constantly strives to deliver the best possible levels of service for both our clients and candidates, setting the benchmark for healthcare recruitment. Our people are the key to achieving this goal. ​We collaboratively developed our mission and values, with input from across the company, in order to attract and inspire the very best talent in healthcare recruitme...

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MSI Pharma, the Life Science recruitment specialist, has just opened our first office in the United States of America, continuing our ongoing growth.​​Many of the global clients MSI Pharma works with have branches or are headquartered in the US. Opening this office will allow us to both better serve our existing candidates and clients, as well as developing new business in A...

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​​​MSI are thrilled to to have been upgraded to two-star accreditation from Best Companies in recognition of our outstanding levels of workplace engagement.​Our rating is based entirely on feedback from our staff, showing that they are engaged and positive about working for MSI Group. Our employees feel proud to work for us and believe they can make a valuable contribution t...

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