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Hot Life Science Job Titles of 2022

The job titles that rose to the top of our placement list this year! ClinLab Staffing places thousands of life science employees every year, making it one of the top Life Science, Molecular Diagnostics, Laboratory, and Medical Device placement firms in the United States. Each year we comb through our roles to highlight the top jobs of the year and identify emerging trends to benefit our partner companies and the talent we recruit. Although life science is highly competitive, there are many opportunities. That said, the ideal job varies from person to person, but the best jobs pay well and are in demand. The most in-demand verticals for jobs include molecular biologists, biochemists, geneticists, microbiologists, cell biologists, immunologists, virologists, and pathologists, but data management jobs have seen a rise this year. Our list of the best biotech jobs of 2022 will help you plan your 2023 life science hiring strategy.   Production Technician Lab Operations Specialist Laboratory Technician Manufacturing Technician Research Scientist Senior Clinical Data Manager* Supply Chain Associate QC Analyst Material Handler Accessioning Technician Clinical Documentation Specialist* Research Associate   What new in Life Science Titles? The year 2022 saw an increase in job opportunities for professionals in project management, data handling, and process management space. Continuing a trend that is rooted prior to the COVID era with the rise of Electronic medical records (EMRs), electronic health records (EHRs), Health and Clinical Research Informatics (CRI), it has become essential that organizations keep up with the changes brought about by newer technologies and management paradigms in order to remain competitive. Of note we saw two roles rise to the top of the hot hires list in 2022, Clinical Data Manager and Clinical Documentation Specialist. Clinical Data Manager It is the responsibility of a clinical data manager to collect data from a variety of research projects, such as clinical trials and pharmaceutical trials. Together, they ensure that data is collected, managed, and reported in a clear, accurate, and secure manner. Clinical Documentation Specialist Professionals working as Clinical Documentation Specialists (CDSs) or Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (CDIs) support vital clinical documentation measures operations. They provide clinical evaluation and record documentation in accordance with the organization’s clinical documentation policies and procedures.   If you are looking to hire or temporarily staff one of these positions? Contact us today!

James Lavine, Account Manager

James Lavine, Account Manager New York Phone: 201-273-9449 
Connect on LinkedIn: “I connect qualified life science people with top life science companies in the New York area.” James Lavine is a 2016 graduate of the Manning School of Business at UMass Lowell. After college, he spent time with a financial company, worked in the ticketing industry, and also held a Specialist position in Fraud and Operations position for a major bank. He joined ClinLab Staffing in 2019 as a Recruiter for the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania territories. Over time, James has developed and demonstrated a knack for sourcing candidates, balancing a book of business, and providing clients and candidates with top-notch service. He now handles all business in New York for ClinLab Staffing and is committed to expanding his agency’s reach, growing his clientele, and showing through hard work why ClinLab Staffing one of the fastest growing businesses on the east coast. Outside of ClinLab, you can find James in the mountains of New Hampshire or at the beaches on the Cape. He enjoys playing guitar, skiing in the winter, and True Detective.

When Is It Time To Hire Temporary Life Science Staff?

Contact. Us In the Life Sciences space, there is no denying the upsides of committed, long-term employees, but many companies can also benefit from short-term employees as well. Temporary life science staff can be an excellent choice in a number of situations. So exactly when is hiring a short-term employee in a company’s best interest? Here are 5 situations where temporary staff can make a lot of sense.     1. Get Extra Lab & Office Hands Get an extra set of hands when you need them: businesses often have natural ebbs and flows, and temps can be a great way to supplement your staff during peak times. For example, if you’re in a research cycle, you might need additional lab staff, but preparing for clinical trial may require different employee strengths. Short term, expert staffing can help.   2. Test New Roles Test out new positions before making them permanent: sometimes it’s hard to know if a new position is truly necessary—or if it will even work within your company culture—until it’s actually up and running. In these cases, hiring a temp allows you to “try before you buy” by giving someone else a chance to prove that the role is valuable (and worth making permanent). And if it turns out that the position isn’t quite what you were hoping for? No problem! You can simply let the temp go at the end of their assignment without any hard feelings (or having wasted time and money onboarding / training for a role that wasn’t ultimately needed).   3. Get Help & Expertise Fast If you’re in need of a quick hire, working with a staffing agency can be a great way to save time and energy. While there is an up-front cost associated with using an agency, they will handle all the screening, interviewing, and relationship management for you. This can help expedite the hiring process and free up your HR team to focus on other tasks. Additionally, temps are often eager to prove themselves in hopes of being offered a permanent role down the road. So not only can you take your time in making sure they’re the right fit for your team, but they’ll also likely go above and beyond while they’re with you.   4. Give Your Life Science Team Fresh Perspectives Clients often come to us looking for ways to access new skills and perspectives. While it may seem counterintuitive, temp employees can actually offer a lot of value to both your internal team and your clients. Temp employees can help inspire managers, long-term employees, and clients with their fresh ideas and perspective.   5. We Handle HR & Benefits You can save in the short-term by not having to offer company benefits, workers compensation, or health insurance—ClinLab takes care of all that for our temporary staff members.   If you’re considering hiring temp employees, examine the landscape of your business. Being aware of the benefits, as well as the potential growing pains is a crucial part of the process. ClinLab Staffing can work closely with your management team, permanent employees and HR department to come up with the right plan for success.

For the 5th Time, Focus Search Group (ClinLab Staffing & ClinCrowd) Appears on the Inc. 5000

  For the 5th Time, Focus Search Group (ClinLab Staffing & CLinCrowd) Appears on the Inc. 5000 Ranking No. 4,539 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 97% Percent   NEW YORK, August 16, 2022 – Today, Inc. revealed that Focus Search Group, parent company of ClinLab Staffing & ClinCrowd, is No. 4,539 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.  “We are honored to be recognized for the fifth time by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing, privately held companies in the country,” said Focus Search Group’s CEO, Andrius Montvila. “Our success is based on our ability to provide qualified personnel quickly and efficiently. We take great pride in our reputation as a reliable resource for both candidates and clients alike. The companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 have not only been successful, but have also demonstrated resilience amid supply chain woes, labor shortages, and the ongoing impact of Covid-19. Among the top 500, the average median three-year revenue growth rate soared to 2,144 percent. Together, those companies added more than 68,394 jobs over the past three years.  Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine, which will be available on August 23.  “The accomplishment of building one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., in light of recent economic roadblocks, cannot be overstated,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that have established themselves through innovation, hard work, and rising to the challenges of today.”  Focus Search Group, parent company of  ClinLab Staffing & ClinCrowd, is proud of our 20 years of growth, offering exceptional temporary, contract and permanent placement services for the life science industry working with top biotechnology, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies. Serving small startup companies making their first key hires to global, publicly traded corporations augmenting their workforce, academic and hospital labs as well as government projects, Focus Search Group is a key strategic staffing partner with the ability to lend expertise to both small and large projects.

ClinLab named a 2022 Fast 50 Company

ClinLab Staffing named a 2022 Fast 50 Company by Boston Business Journal The Boston Business Journal has named ClinLab to its exclusive 2022 Fast 50 list, which represent the 50 fastest-growing private companies in Massachusetts. The Fast 50 companies are selected and ranked based on revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. Since 2002, ClinLab’s industry-leading recruitment philosophy and superior candidates have helped keep it growing. ClinLab is an award-winning life science recruiting and staffing company serving the East Coast from offices in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Maryland, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Companies on the Fast 50 must have their headquarters in Massachusetts and must have reported revenue of at least $500,000 in 2018 and $1 million in 2021 were considered. For the complete list of 2022 Fast 50 companies:

CLINLAB IS HIRING! Entry Level Sales/Recruiting

Do you want to be part of an organization that’s growing?   We have been nationally recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in America and honored locally by the Boston Business Journal as one of the 50 fastest growing private companies in Boston. Do you want a chance to move up within a company based on your performance not your tenure? If you’re as excited as we are, maybe an opportunity with ClinLab is right for you!   Job Description Entry Level Sales/Recruiting APPLY Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industry (Hybrid Role- 2 days in our Watertown MA office/3 days remote) ClinLab Staffing is the premier Life Sciences Staffing Agency serving the East Coast. We are seeking motivated, competitive, sports minded, hardworking individuals interested in joining a growing team of professionals contributing in the success of our Biotech, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Device clients. Over the past few years, we have experienced tremendous growth! We have been honored by the Boston Business Journal by being named to their 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies and Largest Temp Placement Firms List 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021. With that successful growth we’ve recently moved to a great new office in Watertown and are continuing to promote our team members into senior level positions. We only promote team members from within and will always continue to do so. Growth within our company is performance based not given because you have been here longer than other employees. Benefits: Base Salary plus Uncapped Commissions (first year employees have been averaging about $70K, with top performers earning much more!) Year-End Performance-Based Bonuses ranging from $1K-$25K Full suite of benefits, including company-sponsored Health, Dental, and 401K President’s Club Trip (recent trips have been to Puerto Rico, Miami, Aruba, and Arizona) Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree is required with 0-2 years of experience We are interested in all backgrounds, however we are looking and excited to work with people who share similar Core Values to ours. Clinlab’s 5 Core Values Ever to Excel Choose to Win Check the Ego at the Door Solution Mentality Own It!