Biotech founders are a special breed.
It requires a particular type of gumption, coupled with an extraordinary level of technical expertise, to take a scientific concept and set out on the long and arduous journey to bring that idea to life.
In my conversations with life science innovators, I have found them to be passionate about their mission - to do some good in the world. This is very much an industry to which we feel aligned.
My colleagues and I come from a different background - a unique mix of clinical medicine and human resources, with a focus on talent acquisition.
We have noticed that life science startups often face a critical inflexion point when they start to hire new team members. As every entrepreneur knows, you usually have to develop skills and systems on a short timescale, just as the need is arising.
HR and hiring skills are no different, and providing advice on this is the sweet spot that LUKA BIO intends to occupy. We aim to help biotech founders develop their HR and recruitment systems to a level that is appropriate for their stage of development.
We can find the right people - recruitment is our core skill.
However, our broader mission is to make sure that our clients learn how to hire and select the right people, successfully onboard them and then set up their new team members for success.
We want to be a partner on your journey to develop and grow as a business, as we grow ours. Let's enjoy the adventure together.
Dr. John Bethell has 28 years experience in health and life sciences recruitment. He is co-founder of two successful recruitment firms employing over 100 staff and delivers training on setting up recruitment systems for start-ups.