• Our Life Sciences division is dedicated
    to helping organizations
    find top talent.

Pharma hiring decision-makers were surveyed and they reported that they are understaffed by 14%. They claim it takes an average of 105 days to recruit and hire non-executive positions.

This dedicated division of Ascent, provides a full life cycle human capital solution within the Scientific, Clinical and related FDA-regulated industries for contract staffing, contract to hire, direct hire search and consulting services.

With over 70 years of combined experience, our team has a thorough understanding of the Scientific and Clinical Development fields, connecting top-notch talent to biotechnology, pharmaceutical, health service, medical device, contract research, food and beverage, consumer goods and government clients.

Clinical Trials, Regulatory, Production/ Manufacturing and Validation to Quality & Compliance. We have an expansive network within the industry, enabling us to target and recruit qualified candidates in a timely and efficient manner. We have a full range of candidates to service our clients.

Our Services Include

Over the last 17 years, Ascent has been nationally recognized by our client’s as having a deep reach within the Life Sciences and Healthcare industry.

Resource Planning and Allocation

Selection Vetting & Full Service On-Boarding & Off-Boarding

Continuous Quality Checks with Client & Contractor

Our Network of 2+ Million Candidates Includes:


Bio Engineering
Health and Safety
Inventory Control
Manufacturing / Production
Mechanical Engineering / Design
Medical Affairs
Molecular / Cell Biology
Product Development
Quality Assurance
Quality Control
Regulatory Affairs
Research & Development
Technical Services
Validation & Compliance
Vivarium / Animal Facility


Clinical Data Coordinators
Clinical Project Managers
Clinical Research Associates
Clinical Research Coordinators
Clinical Scientists
Clinical Trial Managers
Clinical Trial Specialists
Drug Safety Associates
Drug Safety MDs and Directors
GxP Associates
Medical Monitors
Medical Science Liaisons
Medical Writers/Directors
Pharmacovigilance Associates
Quality Assurance Associates
Regional Clinical Site Monitors
Regulatory Affairs Associates & Directors
  • I reached out to Ascent with respect to a requisition that has been open for some time (approximately 6 months).  I explained the challenges that we were having with the position, and without hesitation, they began sourcing and vetting candidates.  Within a week, we had a renewed candidate pool when other agencies had said the market was tapped out.
    Life Sciences #2
  • We rely on your expertise in the California market as we have a San Diego office that benefits from your services. The responsiveness of the team is always great!
    Life Sciences #1


Our Team