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OV E RV I E W Operating as part of the Phaidon International group, EPM Scientific specialises in the provision of freelance/ contract professionals within the Clinical Research industry. EPM Scientific is focused on providing the highest quality candidate search service available on the market. We focus on locating and attracting hard to find freelance/ contract Clinical Research Associates and Clinical Project Managers, for Pharmaceutical, Biotech, CRO and Medical Device clients. We place a heavy emphasis on quality, ensuring that our consultants are trained specialists, extremely knowledgeable in their given area of expertise. This means that our total service offering is second to none, enabling us to deliver the quality you expect of a specialist Executive Search company, but within the time of a Contingent service. It is quality that motivates and drives us, and due to the strength of our network we are able to work quickly compared to competitors EPM Scientific only works in one specialised area so that we have a deep understanding of the market. Each consultant within EPM Scientific focuses on only one geographical location. From our offices in London, Singapore, New York and Zurich, we have the ability to seach globally 24 hours a day.

ÂŁ1.8m 3:3:1

In 2013 our group invested ÂŁ1.8m in candidate attraction.

Last year, the average ratio for EPM Scientific was 3:3:1. On average for each role we were enlisted for, 3 CVs were sent, 3 interviews were subsequently arranged and 1 placement was made.


In 2013, our group placed over 2000 specialist candidates in 44 countries, helping them to take


24 hours is the average time it takes our consultants to provide 3 high quality and relevant

the next steps in their career.

candidates from the moment the request is taken.

M A R K E T C O V E R AG E As a result of understanding the market needs, combined with our rigorous candidate screening process and our embedded market knowledge, we ensure that we provide a high quality solution at competitive rates. This means we feel confident when saying we define ourselves as a niche recruitment specialist operating on a consultative basis, only committing to deliver what we know is possible. EPM Scientific offers both permanent and freelance solutions. For freelance searches, we are able to offer solutions, in the following niche areas: Clinical Research and Operations -

Clinical Research Associates (CRA, SCRA, LCRA)


Clinical Project Manager


Clinical Trial Educators


Study start-up specialists

TESTIMONIALS CLIENT “It has been a pleasure to work with EPM Scientific.They paid excellent attention to detail when reviewing our requirements for additional team members, and adhered closely to the specifications we provided. This meant we did not receive CVs for candidates who did not match our requirements, meaning that we did not have to waste time and effort sifting through unsuitable candidates. The individuals that they presented interviewed very well and have gone on to become valuable team members.” CEO - Biotech Company

“We recently used EPM Scientific to recruit contract CRA and permanent CRA in Europe. In both cases they quickly presented well qualified candidates and were able to work quickly with us as we assessed the candidates and moved through the evaluation, offer and initiation effort. I have no qualms recommending their recruiting services.” Vice President - Start-Up Medical Device Company

“EPM Scientific recently supported a large freelance resourcing project after we were awarded a new medical device study.Thanks to the quick turnaround we were able to get 12 freelance CRAs and 2 CPMs on board and running in our study across 8 locations in Europe, within 10 days. Since the initial collaboration, they have regularly monitored the progress of the freelancers and ensured both we and the contractors have been happy with the assignment. The freelancers were all background checked which has ensured a long lasting relationship with the people they provided.” Clinical Director - Top 10 CRO

CANDIDATE “My EPM Scienific consultant has many qualities and skills which make him an excellent recruiter. From the very beginning he has been listening to my needs carefully in order to find the perfect match and made sure the recruitment process would run smoothly for all involved parties. Since I have been hired thanks to EPM, they still follow up with me regularly and I know that I can rely on them to solve problems. EPM Scientific’s consultants have brilliant communication and management skills, which make them great assets for their clients and their candidates. It is a real pleasure collaborating with them.” Freelance Clinical Research Consultant - Top 5 Medical Device Company

“The EPM Scientific team recently provided an excellent service for me in setting up and finalising within days a consultant contract. They worked very quickly, reliably and were able to achieve the best possible solution. They always remain calm and friendly and care for their candidates. I can only highly recommend them.” Independent Biopharmaceutical Consultant - Top 10 Biopharm Company

“I am grateful to EPM Scientific for finding me a new contract mission, which I am now working on. I found my consultant to be extremely professional in his approach, working quickly and effectively to find me the best available contract.” Independent/ Freelance CRA - Top 20 CRO

“The EPM Scientific team is great to work with. My consultant constantly provides good and fitting offers and keeps me updated. This resulted already in a successful contract for me with a new client. All negotiations are always fast and reasonable.” Freelance Clinical Project Manager/ Consultant - Start-up Medical Device Company

OUR PHILOSOPHY The 21st century has revolutionised traditional headhunting. The combination of real-time technology, social media, Internet access and market information enables access to a significant talent pool in Medical Affairs and Clinical Research. This, in combination with the more traditional method of verbally and personally networking across a niche Pharmaceutical industry skill set, gives us a strong advantage in attracting candidates. Our major resourcing channels for sourcing candidates are as follows: -- Talent Pod Network Search -- Global Network Search -- Market Mapping -- Hybrid Skill Search -- Global Profile Search -- Advert Stream Courier COMPLIANCE Our service is fully compliant with recruitment legislation across all countries, and we hold APSCo and Techserve Alliance marks of quality assurance. The following legislations (amongst others) are fully integrated into our compliance policies: -- The 1973 Employment Agencies Act -- The Code of Employment Agencies and Employment -- Business regulations 2003 (the Conduct Regulations) -- Agency Workers Regulations

W H Y WO R K W I T H U S ? COMMITMENT We are driven by an absolute commitment to providing a truly outstanding service and securing repeat business with all our clients. We commit the necessary time, effort, and energy into ensuring relationships built are long-term, based around respect, trust, delivery, and professionalism. TRACK RECORD We have a successful track record in working with a wide reaching variety of companies, from small biotechnology companies, Medical Device firms, CRO’s of all sizes, as well as working in close partnership with large Pharmaceutical companies. This means we are able to have empathy with our clients, and better identify suitably qualified candidates regardless of location or company. VALUE ADDED CANDIDATES For you as a current or future client, this means you can feel confident in our candidate sourcing methodology. We are able to find a targeted group of people with the capability to do the job you need doing, and also those who will fit culturally within your business. SPECIALIST CONSULTANTS Our team of consultants have industry specific knowledge enabling them to identify, and attract the highest calibre candidates in this increasingly competitive market. We work together with you to ensure that if you want to hire one of our candidates, we are able to smoothly onboard them to your team. RESEARCH LED RECRUITMENT We recruit through networking, referrals and relationships that we have built to ensure the best candidates are sourced proactively. We do not rely on advertising, or even on candidates visible on social networking sites. We ask industry experts who they recommend and make it our business to bring them to your business.

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