precision biosearch

Delivering Transformative


Precision BioSearch is an executive search partner to the early-stage biotech sector

Precision BioSearch supports early-stage ventures to overcome the challenge of hiring in a fiercely competitive market.  Founded in 2020, we introduce the inspiring leaders and visionary experts in next-generation therapeutics that help companies deliver innovative medicines to patients. Through implementing agile principles, Precision BioSearch works to accelerate business-critical hiring, allowing organisations to scale with speed and confidence.

Jemma Challinor
Managing Partner, Co-founder

Malcolm Silander
Managing Partner, Co-founder

Access to industry recognised leaders across the value chain from R&D to commercialisation

C-Level | Board | Functional Heads

Biology, Chemistry, Translational Science, Clinical Research, Medical, Regulatory, Quality, Business Development, Operations, Finance

Our Values

We are self-accountable, pushing for higher standards and better results

This is inherent to our DNA. With every search we relish the challenge of delivering better results and surpassing expectations.

“Jemma became our ambassador by quickly understanding our company and culture. She was a true business partner and adviser and was able to find us top talent to add to our organization. 

I can’t thank Jemma enough for her dedication and commitment to being part of our team. I would highly recommend her if you are looking for top talent to build your team.”

Eugene Sackett

VP HR - Aeglea BioTherapeutics

“Jemma provided a pool of excellent candidates with excellent technical skills and leadership characteristics. 

The entire selection process was executed perfectly based on a robust list of candidates, organizing interviews and specific follow-up calls collecting feedback from the interviewers.”

Paolo Paoletti

CEO - GammaDelta Therapeutics

“I respect and admire Jemma’s experience within the European biotech industry for identifying and engaging top talent. I used Precision for several successful searches in 2021, including T-Cypher and Alethiomics. It was a pleasure working with her and her team. Her approach, professionalism, and dedication made the process quick and efficient. I would recommend Jemma as a partner in finding top-tier talent.”

Uciane Scarlett

Investment Principal - Oxford Science Enterprises

“The process has been run extremely well by Malcolm and Jemma. They took time to understand our business and set out (as we wanted) a rapid timeline which they met (and more). They met every goal. More than that, as a start up company they are value add- giving business opportunity suggestions and introductions along the way. All in all, a very positive experience”

Francesca Crawford

CEO - SomaServe

“Jemma is a fully committed recruiter who strives to deliver high quality candidates in a timely manner.

She delivered for Inflazome not only an outstanding hire, but equally importantly someone who could fit with and enhance our teams’ culture and productivity.”

Matt Cooper

CEO - Inflazome

“I’ve known Malcolm for a number of years since my first in-house recruitment role. He has always been available and happy to provide advice (without charge) and share his years of knowledge and network. When engaged to deliver he has worked tirelessly to ensure the right result for organisation and candidates.”

Jonathan Pheasant

Senior Manager, HR – Orchard Therapeutics


Precision BioSearch are immersed within the drug development industry and are pleased to contribute to the wider goal of meetingthe challenge of delivering better results and…


Every interaction with clients and candidates is a partnership, a two way relationship. To experience our integration of Agile methodology into recruitment…

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