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Meet the Team

Francis Mulcahy
BA (Economics)


Tel: +353 (0)1 6854949
Email: francis.mulcahy@lifescience.ie

Francis has been involved in the recruitment Industry for over 15 years, 10 of these at senior manager / director level. He has led international recruitment campaigns for both indigenous and multinational organisations across both public and private sector clients in both Ireland, the UK and the wider EMEA region. Previously Francis was Group Director of Technical Services at one of the largest indigenous Irish recruitment firms, Technical Manager at Hudson Global resources in Dublin and IT Team Lead at Sigmar Recruitment Ltd. Having spent the first 15 years of his life in the Middle East, Francis has a keen interest in travelling, sport and in particular tennis. Francis specialises in executive level recruitment in the finance and compliance sector and has a vast level of experience successfully completing search campaigns for some of the most notable companies throughout the EMEA region, including London, Singapore, Benelux and the Middle East.
Brian Christensen
BSc(Hons) MedChem

Assoc. Director
Life Science

Tel: +353 (0)1 6854747
Email: brian.c@lifescience.ie

Brian has a multidisciplinary academic background in science and business with a 1st class Medicinal Chemistry degree from TCD and a Higher Diploma in Business from DBS together with an ACCA Diploma in Financial Management. Brian has previously held posts in scientific recruitment in Dublin and was most recently a Resource Manager with NNE Pharmaplan. Outside of work Brian enjoys music and sport: particularly running marathons for his local club, Raheny Shamrock AC.
James Cassidy
BSc(Analytical Science), HDipBus

Principal Consultant
Medical Devices

Tel: +353 (0)1 5079250
Email: james.cassidy@lifescience.ie

James is the holder of an honours degree in analytical science from DCU and a higher diploma from DBS. He has worked in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries here in Ireland and in Australia. James has also a number of years experience in the recruitment sector in Ireland. Outside of work, his interests include Gaelic Football, Soccer and Rugby.
Mairead Savage
CIMA Cert BA, BA(Public Admin)

Financial Controller

Tel: +353 (0)1 5079251
Email: mairead.savage@verticalmarkets.ie

Mairead has a 1st class honours degree in Public Administration from UL. She has 5 years financial services experience with JP Morgan in Ireland, Australia and Luxembourg. Mairead has a further 5 years experience in senior banking recruitment with Hudson Global Resources. In her spare time Mairead enjoys travelling, reading and music.
Karen Shiel
BSc(Hons) PhD

Managing Consultant
Science, Technology & Supply Chain

Tel: +353 (0)1 5079256
Email: karen.shiel@lifescience.ie

Karen holds a BSc(Hons) & PhD in Molecular Biology awarded by NUI Maynooth. Having a strong scientific background gives her an in-depth understanding of her clients requirements. She has extensive experience in recruitment within the Healthcare, Medical Device, Regulatory, Diagnostics, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Clinical Research & Food sectors. Karens main focus is building strong working relationships with both her clients and job seekers. Outside of work, Karen enjoys horse riding, running & Zumba.
Sinéad Cullen
BSc(Hons) MSc

Recruitment Consultant Science

Tel: +353 (0)1 5079252
Email: sinead.cullen@lifescience.ie

Sinéad holds a BSc(Hons) in Neuroscience from UCC and a Masters in Neuroscience from Trinity College Dublin. Sinéad also spent 2 years in academia carrying out research in the field of Bionanotechnolgy and the development of Point-of-Care devices. As Sinéad has spent a number of years in the Scientific Arena she has an excellent understanding of the needs of her clients and her candidates. Outside of work Sinéads interests include athletics with her club United Striders AC, tag rugby, cycling, adventure racing and is a self-confessed music lover.
Conor Cronin
BA(Hons) MSc

Recruitment Consultant Medical Devices

Tel: +353 (0)1 5079258
Email: conor.cronin@lifescience.ie

Conor holds a MSc in Management from Smurfit Business School and a BA (hons) in Geography & History from UCC. He previously worked as a recruitment resourcer on the engineering team for a large indigenous Irish recruitment firm before taking up his current consultancy role with Life Science. Conor works with job seekers and clients all over Ireland in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry. Outside of work his interests include sport-particularly soccer and hurling, and music.
Tanya Thomas

Director HR Search

Tel: +353 (0)1 5079260
Email: tanya.thomas@hrsearch.ie

Tanya has a number of years HR recruitment management experience from both Ireland and Australia. More specifically, she has a wealth of search and selection experience in placing HR Executives into Life Science, Pharma, Medical Device and Food Manufacturing sectors. She has in depth experience in managing a National HR Recruitment business and her strengths lie in People, Project, Account and Relationship Management. She enjoys providing hands-on support to blue chip Multinationals and large domestic businesses, many of which are well known house hold brands.
Caoilinn Taylor

Assoc. Director HR Search

Tel: +353 (0)1 5079262
Email: tanya.thomas@hrsearch.ie

CIPD qualified with an honours degree in HR, Caoilinn commenced her career as a HR practitioner thereby gaining a true insight into the profession. For the past number of years Caoilinn has worked as a successful Recruitment Consultant specialising in the HR space. The depth of her client and candidate relationships speak volumes for her professionalism and work ethic.