Our Practice

We help clients in the life sciences improve performance by finding exceptional people for business-critical roles

Relentless pursuit of the best

The Higgins Group, Inc. is an executive search firm focused exclusively in the life sciences, with singular expertise in finding physicians and R&D executives with the credentials, qualities, and cultural fit to drive superior company performance. Formed in 1998, we’re one of the oldest and most successful search firms in this space.

Our client list includes pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and diagnostics firms ranging from Fortune 500 companies to specialty pharma and venture-backed start-ups, all requiring executives with dedicated leadership in the life sciences. We recruit high-performing physicians and R&D executives with expertise in the following functional areas:

  • Clinical Development
  • Medical Affairs
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Regulatory
  • Clinical Operations
  • Discovery
  • Project Management
  • Quantitative Sciences
  • Quality

For us, it’s not about simply filling open positions. We care deeply about our work, because we never forget that what we do can transform lives and business performance. We develop strong and long-term partnerships with our clients, intentionally doing more work with fewer clients. We coach clients and candidates to think deeply about their goals, so they can make the best decisions for their companies and themselves.

We are so committed to doing exceptional work that we make this guarantee to all our clients: if you are not satisfied with the quality of our search work for any reason, we’ll refund our fee in whole or in part. Period.

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