Innovation and excellence in science and health

4) Recruit the best talent

4) Recruit the best talent

Build your workforce from local and internationally mobile talent

As the Campus is located in the largest biotechnology cluster in Europe, the local labour pool is a rich source of experienced industry scientists and business managers in addition to the thousands of students and Post-Docs at the University of Cambridge and nearby research institutes.

Dr Andy Richards
Today Cambridge companies are run by executives and entrepreneurs many of whom are on their second or third ventures and have a wealth of experience including raising finance, commercialising new therapies and executing successful exits for their investors.

Dr Andy Richards Serial Entrepreneur

A location on the Campus will enable you to:

  • Recruit industry scientists and talented business managers from the thousands of people employed in the commercial biotechnology and medical technology cluster in the greater Cambridge area
  • Attract the brightest graduates and academic researchers from the University of Cambridge and nearby research institutes – Cambridge graduates stay in Cambridge
  • Build a workforce with multi-disciplinary skills thanks to Cambridge’s legacy in the commercialisation of both the physical and the life sciences
  • Exploit Cambridge’s reputation as a world- renowned biomedical centre of excellence by headhunting talent from around the world

Commercial drug discovery expertise

Cambridge has a 25-year track record in the commercial discovery and development of novel small molecules, biologics and vaccines. Today, Cambridge is home to 40 innovative biotechnology drug companies as well as the research laboratories of global leaders Pfizer (Neusentis), AstraZeneca (MedImmune) and GSK (Domantis), and the clinical development/regulatory offices of Amgen and Gilead.

Medical technology innovators

On the doorstep of the Campus are some of the world’s leading technology consulting groups including PA Consulting, Cambridge Consultants and Sagentia. In addition to providing contract R&D services to global medical technology companies, these groups are significant developers of in-house generated intellectual property as well as incubating spin-out companies and providing investment.

Build a workforce with multi-disciplinary skills

In recent years, disciplinary approaches that were previously viewed as separate and distinct have converged. This has given rise to a new generation of companies that are exploiting the business opportunities arising at the intersection of the life, physical and engineering sciences in areas such as genomics, bioinformatics, data-mining and imaging.

Attract talent from around the world

Thanks to Cambridge’s reputation as a world-renowned biomedical centre of excellence and its cosmopolitan lifestyle, employers are able to headhunt talent from around the world.