DR GRANT COREN
was born in London and completed his degree in Genetics at Leeds University, followed by his PhD in molecular biology / Medical Oncology at Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School, University of London.
Grant worked in academic and applied clinical research for 7 years prior to joining the Executive Search sector in 1992, prior to establishing his own business PharmaSearch in 2003. With initial focus on the relatively new and fast growing CRO sector, Grant worked across many European countries, prior to his business being acquired in 1996 by a large US HR consultancy Raymond Karsan Associates / Kenexa (acquired by IBM 2012). Grant was the first European on the Executive Committee and became global Life Science Practice Leader, managing operations in Europe and USA, delivering a broad range of recruitment solutions to Pharma, Biotech, Medical Device, Diagnostic and CRO companies.
In 2002, Grant joined Astralis Group Plc to establish a Life Sciences practice, growing a business providing Executive Search solutions in Europe, North America and Asia Pac across all industry sectors, prior to deciding to re-establish Pharma-Search Ltd in 2011. Grant has consistently maintained his passion and enthusiasm from a scientific perspective and therapeutic focus. He enjoys the opportunity to work closely with many different cultures, geographies and technical areas, enjoying learning about cutting edge science and innovation. His breadth of experience allows him to continue to work with blue Chip Pharma, mid-sized BioPharma, emerging Biotech, Medical Devices, Diagnostics, CRO, SMO and Life Science Management Consultancies; where he is experienced across the entire R&D life cycle, from early discovery, through to translational research, clinical research, regulatory affairs and commercialisation. He continues to deliver to clients in most European countries, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. Throughout his career Grant has taken great pleasure in continuing to learn something new every day from his interaction with his clients and candidates and takes significant pride in investing the time to truly understand his clients, their business, their needs and how best to partner with them and add value. This has allowed him to develop many long term relationships based on the highest level of service, trust and integrity.