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 recently been placed with James Mawby at Zenopa and the service I received was excellent. The verbal communication was very good, and this was always confirmed and followed up with an email detailing all the information required for the meetings with potential employers. Regular contact was made before and after interviews to check in and ensure there were no further questions or queries. This continued after the offer was made to ensure everything had run smoothly with the contract and final details. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Zenopa again and would recommend to other colleagues in the industry. It has been a very positive experience from start to finish. L Smith

Working with

  • Sartorius
  • IKA
  • BioMerieux  Ltd
  • Werfen
  • The Binding Site Limited

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