Company News & Updates

ClinLab Staffing on-site at ABI-LAB Natick

Finding qualified short or long term life science talent and staffing just got a lot easier for tenants of ABI-LAB Natick.  The award-winning Watertown-based life-science staffing firm, ClinLab Staffing, is now providing on-site life science talent expertise and placement services in Natick starting August 4th and every other Wednesday thereafter.  From individual placements to large projects, ClinLab services can save you time and energy so you can focus on what matters, the science. With a sole focus on the life sciences industry, ClinLab Staffing recruits specialized experts to support a wide range of academic and industrial environments.  We specialize in the life sciences industry, which means we understand the technical needs of our clients and the backgrounds of our candidates. We have built a comprehensive employee database that is continuously updated and searchable by skill, experience, academic background, location and keyword. This allows us to return resumes of qualified candidates to clients fast. We manage all candidate relationships from start to finish Prescreen and qualify all candidates prior to submitting the resume Schedule and prep candidates for interviews Provide continuous client feedback Negotiate compensation packages Background and reference checks Need payroll? ClinLab’s payroll solution can help you add staff as needed without adding to payroll. ClinLab is excited to join the Abi-Labs roster of services and we’re eager to help incubator companies grow. Have questions? Contact ClinLab today 508.907.6222.  

ClinLab Staffing named a 2021 Fast 50 company by Boston Business Journal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Boston, MA (May 19, 2021) — The Boston Business Journal has named ClinLab Staffing to its exclusive 2021 Fast 50 list, which represent the 50 fastest-growing private companies in Massachusetts. The Fast 50 companies are selected and ranked based on a formula that counts revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. The numbers were crunched and analyzed by the Business Journal’s research department. “The economic shutdown sent a lot of companies’ strategies and financials into uncharted territory in 2020, but as the Fast 50 illustrates, Greater Boston’s fastest-growth companies pivoted and prospered despite it all,” Carolyn M. Jones, market president and publisher of the Boston Business Journal. A Fast 50 special publication is scheduled to run in the May 21 weekly edition of the Business Journal and online that week as well. A private virtual honoree celebration to honor this year’s Fast 50 is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, May 19, where the rankings will be released. Companies on the Fast 50 must have their headquarters in Massachusetts and must have reported revenue of at least $500,000 in 2017 and $1 million in 2020 were considered. (Unlike in past years, due to the pandemic, companies were not disqualified from the ranking if they experienced a net loss during one of the years analyzed, provided growth from 2017 to 2020 was positive.) For the complete list of 2021 Fast 50 companies, visit the BBJ’s website here. The Boston Business Journal is the region’s premier business media organization, one of 43 markets owned by American City Business Journals. For marketing and sponsorship opportunities, contact the Business Journal today.

Congratulations to Emily McDonald, One of Our 2020 “Rising Stars”

Each year, we award the “Rising Star Award” to a top performer who has really grown and excelled in their position.  This year we saw so much talent that we had to choose more than one! The winners of this award have always been someone that management sees a lot of future potential in and many of the past winners remain top performers today.  Some of the attributes that exemplify what it means to be a “Rising Star” are a Positive Attitude, Leadership Skills, Teamwork, Hard-Work and Dedication. We are proud to present a Rising Star award to Emily McDonald, a scientific recruiter in our Massachusetts Division.  Emily joined us in 2019 as an entry level recruiter after graduating from University of New Hampshire with a degree in Biomedical Science. Shortly after she began her group shifted into a super group under new leadership and Emily’s work ethic and personality really stood out as exceptional.  As more group changes happened due to the pandemic she showed us how flexible she could be to “role with the punches” and to keep making things happen. More impressively she showed us her ability to produce at a high level while balancing both recruiting and client relations, something that often comes later in a recruiter’s career. “Emily has really boosted up the level of the group, working roles that nobody else was interested in resulting in a ton of new opportunity.” – Sean Reilly, account manager, group leader and former Rising Star recipient. Congratulations Emily on your Rising Star Achievement!

Congratulations to Zach West, One of Our 2020 “Rising Stars”

Each year, we award the “Rising Star Award” to a top performer who has really grown and excelled in their position.  This year we saw so much talent that we had to choose more than one! The winners of this award have always been someone that management sees a lot of future potential in and many of the past winners remain top performers today.  Some of the attributes that exemplify what it means to be a “Rising Star” are a Positive Attitude, Leadership Skills, Teamwork, Hard-Work and Dedication. We are proud to present a Rising Star award to Zach West, an account manger/scientific recruiter in our Mid-Atlantic Division.  Zach joined ClinLab Staffing in 2018, coming from a background as an entrepreneur in masonry looking to expand into the field of sales. It didn’t take long for him to become one of the top recruiters. At the start of the pandemic Zach was promoted to an account manager role, focusing on a brand new territory in Maryland. We were all amazed to see his fierce determination at work building new client relationships in the midst of the uncertain pandemic. His proven success in the new territory allowed him to expand his team and we are so proud to continue to watch them grow. Congratulations Zach on your Rising Star Achievement!

Is 2021 the year to quit your life sciences job?

At the end of 2019, we surveyed a group of Life Science Professionals and found that 40% of respondents said they’d be looking for a new job that year. Once COVID-19 hit, the world (and people’s willingness to take a gamble) took a sharp 180. The country went remote, nothing was guaranteed, and Biotech and Life Science companies expanded faster than ever as they raced to fill spots on their teams in order to balance their current workloads along with the testing and research needs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of 2020, we surveyed another group of Life Science Professionals and found that only 25% of respondents said they’d be looking for a new job in 2021, and there could be multiple reasons why. Firstly, instability naturally encourages people to search for, and hold onto, stability. In a time of great uncertainty, with groups of people involuntarily getting furloughed or being laid off, people in the life sciences industry were given a multitude of options in the workplace as companies were hiring as many hands as they could. Secondly, the current market compensation is healthy with most companies being on the same playing field in the hopes of reducing turnover. With the industry leveling out and companies working hard to keep their staff happy while producing quality work, there isn’t much grass that looks greener on the other side. Companies worked so hard to fill the gaps left by the quick pivot to COVID-19 vaccine research and development that they’d be remiss to not do everything in their power to prevent that from happening again. Finally, most people may simply be waiting to see how 2021 turns out. This year is young and there are no guarantees. If, however, you have decided to make the jump into a new job this year, you’ll have options and we have tips for you. Many biotech and life science companies have continued to hire throughout the start of the new year and plan on continuing to do so. COVID-19 vaccine (and the research, development, and innovation that came with it) aside, the life sciences industry continued to grow throughout the pandemic and where there’s growth, there are jobs. Now, for the tips! Tip #1 – Be sure to do your research into the policies of any potential employers before you start the interview process. With the advancement of work from home capabilities, many companies have created their own systems in regards to in-person and virtual office time. Tip #2 –  Be flexible! Ask the questions you need, but consider all of the options you’re given as your timing could be perfect when you least expect it! Tip #3 – Research your company in advance but also check the news the day before and day of your interview – things change fast! Today’s darling drug trial can be tomorrow’s hot mess – but it may be a mess you know how to solve! Good Luck! Looking for your next life science job? Check out our listings or submit your resume here.   Regions we serve: Boston/Cambridge, MA New York / New Jersey Greater Philadelphia Raleigh-Durham, NC (includes Research Triangle Park, NC) BioHealth Capital Region (Maryland / Virginia / Washington, D.C.)

2020 Award of Excellence to Top Biller Caitlin McNamara

While 2020 proved to be a tough year ClinLab Staffing continued to be recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in MA by both Inc 5000 and the Boston Business Journal. We were so proud to see our dedicated team come together to a adapt to a new way of working and exceed all expectations leading to our BIGGEST YEAR EVER! With that we would like to present to you the winner of our 2020 Top Biller award, Caitlin McNamara, who takes the honor for the 3rd consecutive year with numbers that blew everyone away! Her newest recruiter refers to her as the G.O.A.T., watch out Tom Brady! Caitlin joined us in 2016 as an entry level recruiter after graduating from University of New Hampshire with a degree in Neuroscience. She has played an instrumental part of growing the Massachusetts division by making numerous successful placements and really impressing the clients she works with. Caitlin advanced to group manager taking on new responsibilities as a team leader and mentor, helping not only her group but also other groups really soar this year. Although she takes the title she humbly thanks her recruiting team stating that she couldn’t have achieved this giant level of success without all of them. “She has a big heart. She cares about her team, she cares about everyone that she works with and that is a huge reason why her team works so hard for her and with her. She has amazing leadership abilities and I don’t think we’ve seen the best from her yet” – Jim Congratulations Caitlin, keep up the great work!