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Meet the Team

James Cassidy
BSc(Analytical Science), HDipBus

Head of Life Science
Medical Devices


Tel: +353 (0)1 5079250
Email: james.cassidy@lifescience.ie

James is the holder of an honours degree in analytical science from DCU and a higher diploma from DBS. He has worked in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries here in Ireland and in Australia. James has also a number of years experience in the recruitment sector in Ireland. Outside of work, his interests include Gaelic Football, Soccer and Rugby.
Brian Christensen
BSc(Hons) MedChem

Assoc. Director
Life Science


Tel: +353 (0)1 6854747
Email: brian.c@lifescience.ie

Brian has a multidisciplinary academic background in science and business with a 1st class Medicinal Chemistry degree from TCD and a Higher Diploma in Business from DBS together with an ACCA Diploma in Financial Management. Brian has previously held posts in scientific recruitment in Dublin and was most recently a Resource Manager with NNE Pharmaplan. Outside of work Brian enjoys music and sport: particularly running marathons for his local club, Raheny Shamrock AC.
Paul O'Brien
BSc (Hons)

Head of Life Science Recruitment Cork

Tel: +353 (0)212 339 370
Email: paul.obrien@lifescience.ie

A Quantity Surveyor by profession bringing technical industry experience to the day to day operations for the entire recruitment process. Providing complex quotes and regional account management. Coordination of client requirements across multiple sites. Recruitment aspects of initial sourcing, pre-screen calls to gauge technical aptitude, candidate evaluation, interview preparation, reference check, security check, offer, hire to overall contract management. Also heavily involved with clients relationships across multiple industry sectors and entirely focused on continual service enhancement to provide a quality cost effective, efficient and customized service to projects of all sizes to deliver the highest standards that clients expect.
Karen Shiel
BSc(Hons) PhD

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +353 (0)1 5079256
Email: karen.shiel@lifescience.ie

Karen holds a BSc(Hons) & PhD in Molecular Biology awarded by NUI Maynooth. Having a strong scientific background gives her an in-depth understanding of her clients requirements. She has extensive experience in recruitment within the Healthcare, Medical Device, Regulatory, Diagnostics, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Clinical Research & Food sectors. Karens main focus is building strong working relationships with both her clients and job seekers. Outside of work, Karen enjoys horse riding, running & Zumba.
Sinéad Cullen
BSc(Hons) MSc

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +353 (0)1 5079252
Email: sinead.cullen@lifescience.ie

Sinéad holds a BSc(Hons) in Neuroscience from UCC and a Masters in Neuroscience from Trinity College Dublin. Sinéad also spent 2 years in academia carrying out research in the field of Bionanotechnolgy and the development of Point-of-Care devices. As Sinéad has spent a number of years in the Scientific Arena she has an excellent understanding of the needs of her clients and her candidates. Outside of work Sinéads interests include athletics with her club United Striders AC, tag rugby, cycling, adventure racing and is a self-confessed music lover.
Clodagh Nerney
BSc(Hons)

Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +353 (0)1 5079258
Email: clodagh.nerney@lifescience.ie

Clodagh holds a BSc(Hons) in Chemistry from Trinity College Dublin and is currently expanding her knowledge of the Pharmaceutical sector by undertaking further study in Biopharmaceutical Processing with IT Sligo and NIBRT.A Laois native; Clodagh works with clients across the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device sectors.Using her technical background she can provide an in-depth understanding of the roles she is working on to deliver the right candidate to our clients.
Kerri Masterson
BSc(Hons)

Senior Recruitment Consultant HR Search

Tel: +353 (0)1 5079280
Email: kerri.masterson@hrsearch.ie

A number of years ago, Kerri made the exciting career move into recruitment after working within Fashion Retail Management in both Dublin and London. Since then, Kerri has gained diverse experience across Legal, Finance and HR recruitment. Kerri adapted her customer centric approach to the recruitment process, always striving to offer a truly consultative and communicative approach.
Caoilinn Taylor
BSc(Hons)

Assoc. Director HR Search

Tel: +353 (0)1 5079262
Email: tanya.thomas@hrsearch.ie

CIPD qualified with an honours degree in HR, Caoilinn commenced her career as a HR practitioner thereby gaining a true insight into the profession. For the past number of years Caoilinn has worked as a successful Recruitment Consultant specialising in the HR space. The depth of her client and candidate relationships speak volumes for her professionalism and work ethic.
Mairead Savage
CIMA Cert BA, BA(Public Admin)

Financial Controller

Tel: +353 (0)1 5079251
Email: mairead.savage@verticalmarkets.ie

Mairead has a 1st class honours degree in Public Administration from UL. She has 5 years financial services experience with JP Morgan in Ireland, Australia and Luxembourg. Mairead has a further 5 years experience in senior banking recruitment with Hudson Global Resources. In her spare time Mairead enjoys travelling, reading and music.