Recent Recruiting Placements

We have a successful track record of placing qualified professionals with the world’s top companies. Our 100% guarantee of successful placement is one of the main reasons why some of the top companies and industry professionals in the world look to Laguna Source as their primary resource for recruiting top talent.

Japan Sales Manager CRO Services

Overseeing protein analytical testing and HPLC testing Center of Excellence. Project leadership for CMC and BLA filings.

Director eCommerce

Overseeing Direct to Consumer eCommerce initiatives for all-natural foods. Managing Magento platforms, social media and digital marketing.

Global Quality Systems Compliance Manager

QA auditing, HACCP Compliance, Food Safety training, dairy microbiology testing.

Principal R&D Engineer

Designing & optimizing class III medical devices including cardiovascular and neurovascular stents and catheters.

General Manager Low Acid Aseptic Manufacturing Ops

Overseeing Site ops, plant manufacturing, capital projects, line expansions and technical operations for low acid aseptic beverages.

Associate Director QA Biologics Manufacturing

Manufacturing QA for site commissioning and validation supporting process development, equipment and analytical method validation.

Director CRO Biosafety Services

Overseeing a new CRO team providing Process Development for Gene Therapies, Cell Therapies and Biologics.

Associate Director Gene Therapy Manufacturing

Leading All Downstream Manufacturing For Gene Therapy Manufacturing Derived From Adherent Cell Culture Processes.

Fermentation Scientist Flavor R&D

Leading R&D efforts for new flavor and taste modulation tools utilizing advanced microbial fermentation and microbial screening technologies

Principal Scientist Downstream Purification

Leading early and late stage downstream purification process development, scale-up, process characterization and tech transfer activities

Director Analytical Sciences

Leading bioanalytical testing, product control strategies, stability testing and QC testing within a CMC operations team developing mAb Oncology therapeutics.

Principal Food Scientist

Leading Research, Product Development & Stage-Gate Innovation efforts for novel all-natural milked nut and plant-based dairy food alternatives.

Sr. Scientist, Analytical Chemistry

Leading HPLC characterization of proteins and authoring regulatory submissions (CTD module 3) for Gene Therapies.

Japan Sales Manager CRO Services

Leading CRO Sales efforts within the Japan and Asia Pacific BioPharma and Pharma markets.

Director Clinical Research & Scientific Communications

Overseeing R&D as a scientific SME for functional foods, dietary supplements and nutritional products.

Principal Scientist Downstream Purification PD

Leading clinical mAb downstream purification process development, scale-up, process characterization and CMO tech transfers.

Sr. Manager, QC Biochemistry

Overseeing and managing the QC Biochemistry group plus production, stability, and method transfer activities for GMP COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing.

Sr Scientist Upstream Process Development

Senior Scientist leading upstream mammalian cell culture process development efforts for large scale biologics and vaccine manufacturing

Sr Program Manager, Vaccine Development

Leading COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Manufacturing efforts in coordination with organizations including BARDA, DOD, CEPI and the Gates Foundation.

Global Quality Systems Compliance Manager

QA auditing, HACCP Compliance, Food Safe-ty training, dairy micro-biology testing, plant sanitation and 3rd party supplier audits.

Testimonials

Kathy helped us to find candidates with extremely hard to find niche skill sets in the R&D/Product Marketing space. She was able to identify quality candidates who not only had the experience we were looking for but candidates who truly fit with our company culture and brand values. I could count on her to provide timely updates, keep candidates engaged throughout the hiring process, and provide exceptional service.

—Chantell Cooper, Director Talent Acquisition at Arbonne

I couldn’t have asked for a better recruiter. Kathy from Laguna Source was phenomenal! As stressful as job searches and interviews can be, Kathy really ensured the process was smooth and guided me through every step. Because of her support, I am starting a new opportunity as Senior Program Manager for a Biotech company next week and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I would recommend Kathy and Laguna Source to anyone who is looking to take their career to the next level.

—Sena Dzakuma, Sr Program Manager at Novavax

Working with Kathy proved to be a truly enjoyable experience. What set her apart from other recruiters I engaged with was her dedication, her personal interest in the candidate and her responsiveness. I felt like she is really working on my behalf and tried hard to understand what I am looking for in the new position. Results speak louder than words – I am starting my new role in July and I’m very excited.

—Gilad Sivan, at Novavax