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Who we are

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

MSI Pharma in numbers

90

We work with over 90 companies across the globe

47

Last year, we placed pharma professionals in 47 countries

40%

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

3-1

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
    professionals.


  • 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
    running.


  • 2018

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


  • 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

We focus on these locations

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

Awards and accreditations

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

News

The latest news from MSI and the pharma sector.

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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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Awards4

​​​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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Mockups

​MSI Group are delighted to announce the launch of a new suite of websites:​MSI Group – our internal careers and group websiteMSI Recruitment – recruitment of UK healthcare professionalsMSI International – recruitment of overseas healthcare professionalsMSI Pharma – recruitment of pharma and life science professionals​​MSI have grown very rapidly since our launch in 2002 and...

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Ir35 Umbrellas

​In 2017, new rules around off-payment working (known as IR35) were introduced across the public sector. From April 2020, these rules will be extended to all private sector businesses.​Many contractors working in the pharma and life sciences industries are concerned about these rules and how they will be affected.​​What exactly is IR35?​The IR35 legislation was implemented b...

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Technology Science2

​Jobs in the pharmaceutical industry - more commonly known as ' pharma jobs ' - don't all include white coats and degrees in chemistry and pharmacology. It's a market where all sorts of people with all sorts of skills are needed.​Obviously pharmacist jobs take up a large proportion of the industry, but there are plenty of pharma jobs for people skilled in marketing who are r...

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