A scientific staffing agency (also known as a scientific search, recruiting or staffing firm or service) — is an organization that matches life science industry companies to specialized job candidates. 

Scientific staffing firms, specifically, are specialized to provide temporary or contingent talent with specific industry knowledge and scientific skill sets to meet flexible short and long-term requirements.

Scientific staffing firms generally serve the life sciences industry, comprised of companies operating in the research, development and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biomedical technologies, biotechnology-based food and medicines, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, food processing, and other products.