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Connect Life Science is a niche talent consultancy that operates exclusively in theMedTech, Diagnostics, Pharma, Biotech and Digital Health sectors in Europe and the US.

We work with innovative startups right through to global brands, enabling innovationand solving challenges by building world class Life Science teams.



We offer an environment where each person has the supportsystem they need to excel in every aspect of their role and beas successful as possible


Personal and professional development is essential tobusiness growth. We focus on giving you access to learningopportunities, skills development and extra responsibilitiesand to accelerate the business and your career


Opportunity at CLS knows no limits. There is a clear,structured pathway to progression through the company,with a variety of growth opportunities and benefits to beunlocked along the way.


We hold ourselves and our colleagues to high standards in allthat we do, and bring a positive mindset to every situation.


Exceptional results deserve exceptional recognition. We offerindustry-leading rewards for high performance, and we’reproud to build our culture on incentives, competitions andrewards which celebrate outstanding achievements.

Our Clients

We focus on the global Life Sciences markets, including MedTech, Diagnostics, Pharma,Biotech and Digital Health.

Our clients are some of the world’s most innovative organisations, developing productsand services which are revolutionising healthcare and pushing the frontiers of medicalscience.

Our specialist areas within the Life Sciences space include:

  • R&D
  • Quality
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Validation
  • Market Access & HEOR
  • Clinical and Commercial

Our Incentives


  • Friday Late start
  • Friday Early finish
  • Free coffee
  • Free breakfast
  • Free lunch


  • Team breakfast (based on target attainment)
  • Lunch Club – qualify with £35k OR 2x placements (or closing your first deal!)
  • Directors pick (best behaviours, contribution, etc.)
  • “Do what you like day” – earn 1x DWYL day per month, based on target attainment
  • DWYL month: £75K, DWLY month
  • Extra day’s holiday – £50K in a month


  • Away Days
  • Races
  • City Breaks
  • Team bonding activities
  • Sporting events


  • Based on annual target attainment:
  • Summer Trip (Jan – May incentive): 4/5 days away
  • Winter Break (Jun – Oct incentive): Long weekend/3 nights

Our Awards

In addition to our incentives program, we operate annual and ongoing awards tocelebrate major contributions to our growth.

  • 1st starter – Champagne
  • Millionaire’s Club
    Bill £1M in any rolling 4-year period and win a £10K rolex – plus another £500 per year of service towards the Rolex
  • Salesperson of the year
  • Rookie of the year
  • Contract Top Biller
  • Perm Top Biller

Our Perks & Benefits

Our goal is to create a dynamic, flexible working environment where each teammember can deliver their best work while pursuing a challenging, rewarding careerwith exceptional work-life balance.

Flexible/hybrid working

Gym membership

Annual awards & incentives

Charity days

Up to 12 extra holiday days per year

Our Director Programme

We are extremely keen for members of our business to pursue and enter our Director Program.

The program is designed to effectively give you a seat at the table, be rewarded based on your contribution to the performance of the business and ultimately to become a shareholder. You’ll be pivotal in shaping the direction and strategy of the business andensuring we’re on track to meet our ambitious growth goals and objectives.


Equity in business


Profit Share


Open new offices


Launch new business unit / geography


Run P&L

David Clifton

Founder & Lead Consultant

Connect Life Science was founded by David Clifton, who holds a BA & MSc in Business Management. A consistent top-performing Life Sciences recruitment specialist, David has built successful teams of recruiters to deliver search and staffing solutions to innovative start-ups and some of the world’s largest and most disruptive medical and technology firms, including Cook Medical, Boston Scientific and Medtronic.

David is on a mission to work with like minded, future leaders who want to fast track their careers within the global Life Science recruitment sector.