James Mawby

Science Recruiter


+44 1494 818 017

After qualifying from the University of Nottingham with a BSc in Biology, James spent several years working in Pharmaceutical and Diagnostics sales. In 2007 James decided to move out of the corporate world and has spent the last 15 years working in the recruitment sector. The majority of which has been spent placing Commercial, Marketing , Medical and Operational roles.

The last 8 years have been spent working on Strategic and Leadership assignments.

James moved to Zenopa in 2021 to help develop build out our Executive Search offering across both current and new companies in the Scientific and Life Science markets.

What people say about James

Working with James Mawby at Zenopa has enabled me to rapidly accelerate my candidate pipeline and successfully hire great people for several global marketing roles within the space of a few months and in a very competitive recruitment market. I’d been experiencing real challenges finding the necessary mix of market, commercial, application and scientific experience. James did not flood me with candidates but instead carefully selected a few quality people that fitted my needs. He quickly dialled in to the right profile based on my early feedback and continued to keep the candidates engaged as we progressed the selection process. Nick Brain
I have worked with Zenopa over several years for many commercial roles. The interface with HR and the hiring manager is well managed. In each recruitment project there is a rigorous factfinding process to understand the role and the candidate type I am looking for. The understanding of the company and individuals who will fit into our organisation is high. There are regular updates on progress such as number of candidates in the process etc. Where there are challenges in finding suitable applicants, Zenopa have been able to suggest alternative pools of candidates in adjacent spaces or new geographies. The understanding of the business and role ultimately delivers high quality shortlists of candidates and most times, results in a hire. I have recruited several candidates using Zenopa and have hired high performing individuals on almost every occasion. Binding Site

Working with

  • Werfen
  • The Binding Site Limited
  • BioMerieux UK Ltd
  • Sartorius
  • Roche Diagnostics Ltd

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